Mr.VG Somasekhar - Airtel Uganda MD
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Telecommunication service providers are beginning to bow to the demands of their customers, with Airtel Uganda the first company toreduce prices for its internet bundles.

According to Airtel Uganda, it is introducing the cheapest data bundles dubbed Data Blasta, a new two-month promotion that is part of an overall effort that has seen Airtel Uganda launch 4G LTE services, revise existing data bundles and establish new network sites across the country.

As part of the promotion, the the Shs2,000 daily bundle of 150MB has been doubled to 300MB while the Shs5,000 bundle has been increased from 450MB to 1GB, both valid for three days.

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“Reliable and affordable telecommunications services are no longer a luxury in an emerging economy like Uganda. Through this promotion, we want to ensure that all Ugandans, across all segments – whether youth, young corporates or any other segment – have full access to affordable internet services,” said V.G. Somasekhar, the Airtel Uganda Managing Director.

Below are the new data packs

For Shs2,000, one can will get twice the data bundle that was initially offered. Shs2000 one will receive 300MB up from 150MB.

Shs5,000 one will receive 1GB up from 450MB.

This new promotion comes a few weeks after Airtel Uganda revised data bundles, especially the weekly and monthly subscriptions, in a bid to increase the value offered to customers.

As part of the data bundles revision, daily bundles were cut to as low as Shs250, weekly bundles of 100 MB to Shs2,000 and monthly bundles to as low as Shs1,500.

Somasekhar added that Airtel Uganda data bundles will remain affordable even after this two-month promotion.

“Affordability is key at Airtel Uganda; I therefore want to assure our subscribers that our data bundles will remain affordable even after this two-month promotion,” he added.

To access the new data bundles, simply dial *175*2#.