Airtel Uganda today unveiled its revamped double data bundles which according to Mr. Henry Njoroge, the Airtel Uganda Marketing Director, the offer will amplify the telco’s promise to improve lives and drive digital inclusion in Uganda.
“We are pleased to extend this offer to both our new and the existing customers. This offer amplifies Airtel Uganda’s promise to improve lives and drive digital inclusion in Uganda,” Njoroge said.
Airtel subscribers users will enjoy 100% bonus data offer for the weekly and monthly data packages they wish to subscribe to. Each mobile number will only get the offer once in 3 months. The bonus validity is the same as bundle validity, in that if a customer buys a weekly 150MB bundle they will, get 150MB free data also valid for a week. The same applies to the monthly bundle.
According to the Uganda Communications Commission’s Q1 2021 Market Performance Report, over 200,000 Smartphones were added within the quarter, growing from 7.9 Million smartphones in December 2020 to 8.1 million in March 2021.
“At Airtel, it is key that we develop products that not only align with our business strategy, but the market needs as well. The double data launch to the market is timely as smartphone penetration and internet access continue to be a necessity for day-to-day social and economic activities,” Njoroge explained.
To activate the offer, Airtel subscribers dials *175*94# and to enjoy the double data bonus on the bundle products, subscribers are required to dial *175# or *100#, select their preferred data bundles either weekly or monthly to have their data doubled. The offer is only for smartphones users and cannot be used on Mi-Fis, Routers, Laptops, or Home broadband devices.