MTN launches Internet Me2U, a P2P data sharing solution in partnership with U2opia Mobile

Kigali – MTN Rwanda, the leading telecommunications provider has launched a first-of-its-kind service in Rwanda with “MTN Internet Me2U”, a peer-to-peer (P2P) data sharing solution in partnership with U2opia Mobile with an aim to raise internet penetration and make internet easily accessible for its subscriber base. MTN Internet Me2U is powered by Fonepass, U2opia mobile’s sponsored data platform, and it allows all prepaid users to share data MBs between friends and family on the network.

MTN Internet Me2U allows data to be shared between two users, by triggering the USSD short code *825*10#. This innovative data sharing service allows MTN subscribers to ask a friend or family member for data when her/she is low on mobile data or zero data balance. To check the available balance of MB’s that have been gifted, the recipient can dial *825*11#.

Commenting about the new service, MTN’s Senior Manager of Marketing Operations, Gaspard Bayigane said, “With Internet access and smartphones now becoming more accessible in the market, consumers are increasingly staying connected on mobile data. MTN is proud to introduce yet another first with MTN Internet Me2U that puts internet access within the reach of all our data subscribers. We are sure our partnership with U2oipia mobile and a solution like Me2u will help users with uninterrupted data access while they enjoy the benefits of mobile data.”

Commenting about the launch, Sumesh Menon, Co-founder, U2opia Mobile said “U2opia Mobile is at the center of mobile data revolution and we aim to launch technology that drives connectivity for every mobile user. With Internet and smartphones now becoming more accessible across the globe, data is now a necessity and people are growing used to staying connected. We, at U2opia Mobile, are excited to partner with MTN to launch MTN Internet Me2U, the P2P data sharing solution for their subscribers, as the solution brings flexibility to manage data plans and also makes data easier to reach and use.”

Bayigane added that the major objective of MTN Internet Me2U is to make the data sharing process seamless & quick.

“The increasing uptake of data-enabled devices guarantees that more people will need to keep purchasing internet packs and MTN Internet Me2U will help eliminate barriers to accessing data.”

The amount of MBs that a user can send to someone is from as low as 5MB up to 20GB. Customers can now enjoy and share their favourite and affordable data bundles from MTN.

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About MTN Rwanda

MTN Rwanda (MTN RWANDACELL Ltd) has been in operation since 1998 with over 4 million subscribers and still growing. In its vision of leading the delivery of a bold, new, digital world to customers, the company offers new and innovative packages and services and keeps up with the latest trends in communications to satisfy its customers.

 

About U2opia Mobile

U2opia Mobile is a mobile technology company that enables technology that drives connectivity, fuels transformation and helps companies grow and innovate. Since its pioneering launch in May 2011, its flagship product, Fonetwish, that enables ubiquitous and customized access to the social internet on USSD, U2opia Mobile now offers data driven solutions. The solutions engage a variety of customers, across generations of handsets.

U2opia Mobile works with the largest and most innovative mobile operators in Asia, Africa & Latin America and is managed by an experienced team with deep understanding of consumer, internet and mobile ecosystems. The company addresses a global user base of 1 Billion users in emerging markets with its innovative mobile data solutions. Over the span of 5 years, U2opia Mobile has inked strategic relationships with over 75 MNO’s globally. The company is backed by marquee investors Matrix Partners and Omidyar Network, who provide strategic market reach as well as strong financial support. U2opia Mobile runs operations from Singapore, Delhi, Dubai and San Francisco.   

 

For further details contact:

 

U2opia Mobile

Nikita Nadwani

Nikita.nadwani@u2opiamobile.com

 

MTN PR Desk
Teta Mpyisi

pr@mtn.co.rw

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