Posts Tagged ‘mtn ghana’
My 3 top annoyances with using a BlackBerry
Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Note: the information I am sharing below is based on my personal experience only. Other BlackBerry users in better circumstances might not experience all or any of the annoyances elucidated in this blog post. The BlackBerry is a great smartphone, no doubt. Along with the device comes a bouquet of services that keep a user connected, in today's world of electronic communication. However, after 4 months of steady use, there are some annoying ...  [Read more]

A review of MTN Ghana Mobile Broadband service
Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

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 based on some of my experience using the mobile broadband service. The 3G pack contained: an ...  [Read more]

A review of MTN Ghana Mobile Broadband service
Thursday, December 24th, 2009

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 based on some of my experience using the mobile broadband service. The 3G pack contained: an ...  [Read more]

MTN Ghana, stop the spamming!
Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

MTN Ghana is annoying a lot of their subscribers with the persistent text messages from 2010, yours truly included. All a subscriber has to do is text "Go" to the number 2010 and he/she is then burdened with the misfortune of being bombarded with text messages morning, afternoon and evening entreating him/her to keep texting to improve chances of winning. Note that each text to the premium phone number costs 50 Ghana Pesewas (about 33 US ...  [Read more]

MTN Ghana launches MTN Mobile Money
Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Ghana's leading telecommunications provider, MTN, has successfully launched MTN Mobile Money in partnership with 9 banks ahead of its competitors to allow Ghanaians to perform a range of basic financial transactions using their handsets. Subscribers can reap the benefits of this service without the need to open or have a bank account. The service, which was launched at the International Conference Centre in Accra, will allow subscribers to ...  [Read more]

Vodafone, Zain, MTN, Tigo, Glo Mobile and their competition in Ghana
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

With the entry of international telecoms giant Vodafone into the Ghanaian telecoms industry, things would never be the same again. Matter-of-fact, the telecoms industry is very exciting at this time because Ghana is the meeting point of some African and international telecoms giants: MTN, Tigo, Vodafone, Zain, and soon-to-launch Glo Mobile. The main thrust of my writing at this time is to highlight their recent efforts to sign-on new customers ...  [Read more]

MTN Ghana Launches Mobile TV
Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Accra 28th May 2009 -    DStv Mobile from MTN now makes it possible for MTN  customers to tune in to their favourite DStv channels on their mobile handsets. This innovation is a result of a collaboration between MTN, DMTV and Nokia. With DStv Mobile from MTN innovation, 11 channel bouquet are available including Africa Magic, SuperSport, Cartoon Network, BBC & CNN which are currently only accessible through television sets can now be ...  [Read more]

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Apparently in a bid to rival MTN Ghana's mtnloaded.com.gh, Zain Ghana is launching its own content portal for its subscribers. The competition on the mobile front in Ghana has been between MTN and Zain in recent times. There is a problem however. The web address Zain is advertising doesn't belong to them and doesn't contain any Zain content. The domain zainportal.com is just a parked domain littered with ads. I first noticed the domain when I ...  [Read more]

Ghana: Mobile Internet as a credible backup
Monday, June 15th, 2009

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, government offices, organizations and private homes of the elite. When Vodafone ...  [Read more]

How to obtain MTN Ghana GPRS settings
Friday, May 8th, 2009

Requirement: Your mobile phone should be GPRS/EDGE capable for you to be able to access the Internet via your mobile. Confirm by checking your phone's manuals. Action: Send a blank text message (SMS) to 686 from your MTN. Save the settings you received, to your phone. Select MTN DATA as default access ...  [Read more]