COVID-19: 40m MTN subscribers sent 2bn SMS; 100,000 MoMO Agent users’ transfers hit N1.7million
- Other MTN network contributions to support during COVID-19
MTN Nigeria has today provided an update on the utilisation so far of its network initiatives to provide its customers and partners with connectivity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
MTN had launched (direct) contributions to support the fight against COVID-19, including support to the private sector Coalition Against COVID-19 CACOVID (N1 billion), Federal and State Governments (communications support) and the NCDC (Devices, airtime, SMS channel and data).
In addition, MTN has provided the customers with a range of free services to help make communication easier.
MTN confirmed that as at May 15th 2020, the network has provided:
- More than 2 Billion free SMS sent by over 40 million subscribers;
- About 3,000 Terrabytes of free data utilised to access zero-rated health websites, and access to Ayoba, our partner messaging app;
- Over 1.7 Million free money transfers by about 100,000 people using the MoMo Agent Network (offer ended May 1st).
Commenting on the update, CEO MTN Nigeria, Ferdi Moolman said: “Since we began providing 300 free SMS’s per month to our subscribers more than 2 billion SMS’s have been sent by more than 44 million subscribers demonstrating the universal appeal and accessibility of SMS as a communications service.
Moolman said that they are proud to have been able to reach so many people and “are committed to continuing to provide this service. As we continue to navigate this pandemic, we are focusing our efforts on trying to ensure no one is left behind.”