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MTN Offers Discounts on Smartphones This Festive Season

MTN Uganda's CMO Somdev Sen explains the Mplo-Mpola payment offer. [Photo Credit: MTN Uganda]

MTN Uganda, this festive season is giving back to its customers with crazy discounts on the sleekest smartphones on the market. Through its device selling platform – MTN Depo, created in collaboration with a number of device partners including Tecno, MKopa, and Shop-in-shop; MTN is offering the best phone deals on the market.

The telecom is also offering customers an easy, flexible, and favorable mode of payment through its device financing scheme – ‘Mpola – Mpola’ which allows payments for smartphones in installments daily, weekly or monthly.

Somdev Sen, the MTN Uganda Chief Marketing Officer says MTN is enabling its customers to relish the festive season which is characterized by merrymaking and gift exchange.

“At MTN, we strive to please our customers through providing them with affordable and quality products and services. We are aware that the festive season is about merrymaking and gifting your loved ones, so we are making that process easy by providing the best smartphone deals, allowing payment in either daily, weekly or monthly installments,” he said.

Somdev also explained that the initiative by MTN aims to extend access to smartphones to every Ugandan across the country because: “We believe that everyone deserves to enjoy the benefits of modern connected life. A smartphone is a step in the right direction to achieve this goal.”

The Mpola – Mpola scheme was introduced by MTN last year with the Kabode smartphone as the pioneer product. MTN Kabode is user-friendly, with long battery life, a 5.5-inch screen, 2MP front camera, and 5MP back camera, and provides access to various online services including MTN’s Tidal, instant messaging app Ayoba, Pulse, Facebook among others.

How the scheme works
The Mpola – Mpola scheme allows MTN customers to purchase devices with a low initial payment and the balance paid in multiple installments either daily, weekly, or monthly thereafter.

When you take a device on installment offer, you automatically enter an agreement with MTN Uganda for the provision of this service and also accept the terms & conditions that you can find available at

Customers will be required to pay installments and finish the balance within 6 months. Only MTN customers are eligible for this service. Eligibility is guided by how long the customer has been an MTN subscriber as well as their usage of MTN services. Eligibility is determined by dialing *165*5*2#.

After checking for eligibility, customers will be required to visit any MTN Service Centre, with the required initial deposit plus their national ID, to get the Smartphone.

Customers can only make payments using MTN Mobile Money by dialing *165*5*2# selecting MTN Depo or through the MyMTN App. To find out the monthly installment, also dial *165*5*2#.

Customers can also make payments on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis provided they pay the required amount for the month by the end of the 30 days from the last installment or deposit payment.

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