It is a well known fact that MTN Nigeria has the largest subscriber base in the telco industry in the country. It’s also an open secret that they are not the fastest to jump on the customer satisfaction ship. That is why it’s always news to see them come up with ‘new’ offerings.
The latest covering the media airwaves is the MTN Pulse. So here is what it is and what its not:
1. First it’s a tariff plan. And to the best of my understanding it will work alongside with the Xtra cool / Funlink flavour they have always offered the young at heart (and pocket).
2. It has Chat offering. The nature of this aspect of the service is not quite clear to me if they are going forward to going backwards. 5 Naira per SMS? How many chats can you send with that kind of billing?
Below is a table grabbed from their website that explains every thing that would be taking up cost when you subscribe to this tariff plan.
|Calls from MTN – MTN|
|1st minute of the day (On-net/Off-net)||58 kobo per second|
|2nd minute and above (Pulse – Pulse)||10 kobo per second|
|2nd minute and above (Pulse – Other MTN)||30 kobo per second|
|Happy Hour calls (12.30am – 4.30am)||FREE|
|Calls from MTN –Other Networks|
|2nd minute and above||35 kobo per second|
|MTN – MTN Group Network:||58 kobo per second|
|Calls to International Zone 1:||67 kobo per second|
|Calls to International Zone 2:||1.25 Naira per second|
|Calls to International Zone 3:||11.67 Naira per second|
|SMS MTN – MTN:||5 Naira per SMS sent|
|SMS MTN – Other Networks in Nigeria:||10 Naira per SMS sent|
|SMS WECA:||10 Naira per SMS sent|
|SMS International:||15 Naira per SMS sent|
|MMS:||60 Naira per MMS sent|
|DATA:||5 Kobo per Kilobyte|
|PLUS CHAT:||5 Naira per SMS|
|First change in 30 days:||FREE|
|Next change within 30 days:||NGN100.00|
To subscribe to the Pulse Chat, do the following:
- A unique username or ID
- Your location