Solar provider and telco team up to offer affordable smartphone in Rwanda

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Mobisol, a German provider of smart high quality solar solutions, and MTN, Rwanda’s leading mobile telecommunications company, have joined hands to offer customers a high performance Tecno smart phone to be purchased on an attractive and affordable instalment payment scheme.

The smart phone model Tecno W2 is offered along with the Mobisol solar home system and affordable payment scheme. The high-performance smart phone is equipped with an Android operating system, a convenient dual SIM for usage of a second SIM card, large touch screen display, 8GB built-in storage space, a high-resolution camera with flash, Wifi and bluetooth connectivity and long battery life. MTN is offering a special data bundle for customers with this offer, including special free data bundles whilst customers are paying off the phone. The promotion is made affordable by a convenient payment plan through MTN Mobile Money for as little as RWF 66 per day. This exciting offer will initially be found in the MTN Musanze Service Centre but will be rolled out to all Service Centres in the course of the year. It will however be available in all Mobisol Shops throughout Rwanda and is available to Mobisol customers.

In a joint statement between MTN Rwanda and Mobisol Rwanda in Kigali, Mr Ben Okello, Mobisol Rwanda Sales and Marketing Manager said; “Today we are proud to mark yet another milestone in the solar and telecommunications industry. In recent years, Mobisol and MTN have greatly contributed to Rwanda’s development goals by complementing the Government’s efforts in electrifying Rwanda through our solar home systems. By launching the smart phone on a rent-to-own basis, Mobisol Rwanda, MTN Rwanda and Tecno are now making connectivity and mobile communication accessible to all Rwandans.”

Source: Biztechafrica (link opens in a new window)

renewable energy, solar, telecommunications