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CAPE TOWN - MTN has launched new “Social” data bundles on its network meant to be used for social media platforms, reports my broadband. 

The data bundles are available for WhatsApp, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

Additionally, the bundles come in different price ranges, sizes and validity periods.

How it works:

The deals can be accessed via MTN’s USSD menu,*136*2# and selecting option 5.

“MTN confirmed to MyBroadband it will officially launch great-value social media bundles this week and has good news to share with its customers, but did not provide further details,” it said.

This is very similar to what its competitor Cell C offers, Cell C launched a range of new products in 2017, called “social bundles”, which offer data, “free” social media access and a large volume of any-network voice minutes.

According to MTN, Here are the prices for the bundles: 

MTN Social Bundles
Validity and Size Price
WhatsApp
20MB / 1 day R1.00
100MB / 7 days R5.00
1GB / 30 days R10.00
Facebook
100MB / 1 day R5.00
500MB / 7 days R20.00
1GB / 30 days R50.00
YouTube
100MB / 1 day R5.00
500MB / 7 days R20.00
1GB / 30 days R50.00
Twitter
20MB / 1 day R1.00
100MB / 7 days R5.00
1GB / 30 days R10.00

In other MTN news, MTN has announced that they will be creating 1000 jobs to support the YES (Youth Employment Service) initiative.

The YES initiative which was launched by President Cyril Ramaphosa last month aims to empower 1 million young South Africans by offering them paid job opportunities over the next few years.


- BUSINESS REPORT ONLINE