MTN Ghana introduces data packages to prepaid customers


It appears MTN failed to sufficiently communicate the new packages to its mobile broadband subscribers, early enough. Users have lost their airtime because they simply loaded airtime and continued browsing as usual, without actually subscribing to any data packages. Thus they were billed at the very high tariffs that MTN now charges outside the packages.

A review of MTN Ghana Mobile Broadband service

MTN 3G pack. Photo by Oluniyi David Ajao.

With over 7.4 million subscribers as of September 2009, MTN is easily Ghana’s leading telecommunications network, offering mobile telephony services, Internet connectivity and more. I recently picked up an MTN “Exclusive 3G Pack” for 100 Ghana Cedis (about $69) and have used it extensively for about 14 days mainly in Accra. The information below is […]

My expectations of Glo Mobile Ghana

Glo Mobile is set to launch in Ghana soon

Glo Mobile is very likely to be launched in Ghana before the end of this year 2009. Having shifted their launch date severally, a launch in December 2009 seems imminent. Glo Mobile’s entry into Ghana comes at a time when Ghana’s mobile communications industry appears to be saturated already. For a population of about 22 […]

Ghana: Mobile Internet as a credible backup

A mobile phone connected to a laptop computer. Image courtesy

In Ghana today, most Internet users rely on traditional Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Internet cafes, and few bother about Internet on mobiles. Long before mobile phones became popular in Ghana, fixed lines offered by the national operator Vodafone Ghana (then known as Ghana Telecom) and to a limited extent WESTEL, were widespread among businesses, […]

MTN South Africa

MTN South Africa

Operator Name: MTN – Mobile Telephone Networks (Pty) Ltd Network Name: MTN Technology: GSM 900/1800/2100, HSPA, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS (3G), HSDPA, HSUPA Network Status: Live June 1994 Subscribers: 17,428m (March 2009) Ownership: MTN Corporate Headquarters: MTN Innovation Centre, 14th Avenue Fairland, Gauteng 2195, South Africa Telephone: +27-11-912-3000 Email: Web Site:

Virgin Mobile South Africa

Operator Name: VirginMobile SouthAfrica (Pty) Ltd Network Name: Virgin Mobile Technology: GSM, GPRS, EDGE, 3G Network Status: Live June 2006 Subscribers: 495,000 (June 2008) Ownership: Virgin Group and Cell C Corporate Headquarters: 2nd Floor CitiGroup Building, 145 West Street Sandown, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa Telephone: +27 (0) 11 676 5000 Email: Web Site:

MTN Nigeria and RIM Launch BlackBerry Solution; BlackBerry Pearl and BlackBerry 8700g now available in Nigeria

MTN Nigeria and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) recently announced the launch of the BlackBerry® Enterprise Solution, offering customers the BlackBerry® Pearl™ and BlackBerry® 8700g smartphones for the first time in Nigeria.