MTN Rwanda has launched another 3G feature smartphone dubbed “Ikorosa” the phone is available on the market for Rwf19,800 (N8,000). They claimed to boost internet penetration in Rwanda.
The phone will be available in MTN Service Centres later in different phone shops across the country.
MTN believe that high cost of smartphone has been a barrier to internet penetration in Rwanda hence the new feature smartphone costing Rwf19, 800 to enable a large section of the population to embrace internet use.
Whoever anyone that buys the phone will also get a free 1GB internet bundle per month for three months.
Talking about the smartphone; The Ikorosa smartphone operates on a high internet speed access on 3G, Wi-Fi and applications such as Whatsapp, Facebook, YouTube,Twitter, Google Apps as well as My MTN App will soon be introduced.
It also have Bluetooth connectivity and GPS for navigation, mobile hotspot, two cameras as well as music and video streaming services, accompanied by 2000mAh battery life.
According to speaker;
A section of the population could not afford a smart phone of between Rwf30,000 (N12,000) and Rwf40,000(N16,000) leading them to introduce a new product at half the cost.
In addition, The phones will be available at all MTN service centres and franchisee shops nationwide. At least 200,000 smart feature phones will be on the market this year,” he said.
Adding that it was part of an investment of $20 million that started last year with upgrading connectivity and expanding internet to 3G internet from 2G that is now over 70 per cent population coverage.