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MTN offers 0.4 Ghana pesewas per 1MB of data

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MTN Ghana says it has a bundle that offers down to 0.4 Ghana pesewas per megabyte of data, which is the lowest on the market.

MTN had earlier promoted a bundle that offered 1.2Gp per megabyte as the lowest on the market, but Innovation Manager, Marketing at MTN Ghana, Nana Osei Afrifa said “I was wrong because our lowest is 0.8Gp and we give 50% off every bundle at night and that comes to 0.4Gp on that bundle.”

He said that offer is the 100 GB bundle that sells for GH¢800, while the 1.2Gp is on the 10GB for GH¢120 bundle.

Meanwhile, the lowest rate per megabyte on Tigo is 1.15Gp, on Airtel it’s 1.2Gp, on Vodafone it’s 1.24Gp and on Expresso it’s 0.92Gp.

MTN also offers pay-as-you-go data rate at 6Gp per megabyte, which is marginally higher than Expresso’s 5Gp per megabyte, but three times lower than Vodafone and Airtel’s 20Gp per megabyte.

Tigo’s pay-as-you-go offer consumes credit once the customer connects the modem without even browsing.

Mr. Afrifa also maintained that MTN’s default internet speed of 7.2 megabits per second is the fastest on the market.

He explained that even though on paper one operator had speeds of up to 14.4 megabits per second, that operator gives only 124 kilobits per second speed to the home, while MTN gives 7.2 megabits per second to the home at no extra cost to the customer.

Tigo’s internet speed is up to 3.6 megabits per second, Vodafone has speeds of up to 14.4 megabits per second, Airtel has up to 7.2 megabits per second and Expresso has up to 3.1 megabits per second, but each of them has lower default speeds.

But a telecoms expert told Adom News that internet speeds on paper was far from the reality customers experience, because it is affected by several factors outside the control of the service providers and the customers.

The expert said internet speed could be affected by congestion on cell site, congestion between the cell site and other equipment of the service provider, congestion on the path that connects the service provider and the website operators either here or abroad and other such technical factors.

It could also be affected by whether the customer is stable or in motion, the type of file one is downloading and even what automatic software updates go on without the customer’s knowledge.

by Samuel Nii Narku Dowuona

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One comment

  1. Augustine kofi Appiah

    All is well but what i want to know is as a ley man like me i want how much i pay month,if i browse 24/7