Airtel launches ‘Dabo Data’ and ‘Smatika’ bundles with double volumes

21Feb 2019
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Airtel launches ‘Dabo Data’ and ‘Smatika’ bundles with double volumes

AS the voice and data price wars gathers steam among mobile phones service companies, Airtel Tanzania, the smartphone network is doubling the amount of volumes given through its new ‘Dabo data’ and ‘Smatika’ bundles which cost 2,000/- and last three days.

Airtel Tanzania Director of Marketing Isack Nchunda speaks in Dar es Salaam after launching new ‘Dabo data’ and ‘Smatika’ bundles. He is accompanied by Airtel Tanzania Public Relations Manager Jackson Mmbando. Photo: courtesy of Airtel.

Speaking in Dar es Salaam while announcing the launch of the new offer, Airtel Tanzania Marketing Director Isaac Nchunda said with ‘Dabo data’ and ‘Smatika’ bundles, subscribers will get two gigabytes for only 2,000/- instead of 1GB previously.

“This bundle will also be valid for three days," Nchunda said while urging the customers to use Airtel Money wallets to buy the bundles.

Recently Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority mobile money statistics indicated that the number of customers using mobile money has increased from 21 million in December 2017 to 23 million in December 2018.

“This development has forced Airtel to look at different ways of being most innovative in its service offered to customers in the market. Airtel Tanzania remains committed in investing and bringing reliable, innovative, relevant and affordable services and products to our customers,” Nchunda added.

On his part, Airtel Public Relations Manager, Jackson Mmbando said the latest launch is another milestone in Airtel Money’s quest to continue transforming lives of its subscribers. “We are seeing more and more customers using our Airtel Money services. From today any Airtel customer can purchase Airtel Money ‘Dabo data’ and ‘Smatika’ bundles using their mobile money wallets,” Mmbando said.

“These options offer both convenience and more value for money. We are now typically offering our customers an extra bundle of the same kind for free. The new offer will see Airtel customers continue to enjoy the convenience offered by Airtel Money services,” Mmbando added.

Since last year, the mobile phone services company has opened over 500 Airtel Money branches across the country as part of its commitment to support financial inclusion by taking mobile money services and products closer to customers.

"Our plan is to continue building a strong, reliable agent network with an array of services that can be accessed through our Airtel Money branches," noted the Public Relations Manager.

Airtel Tanzania is part of Airtel Africa Limited which is a pan-African telecommunications company with operations in 14 countries across the continent. Airtel Africa is driven by the vision of providing affordable and innovative mobile services to all and is supported in pursuing this vision by its largest shareholder, Bharti Airtel of India.



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