Tigo Tanzania announced today a partnership with a global phone manufacturing company, Huawei which enables customers of the Tanzanian mobile company to access high quality smart phones at an affordable price.
The deal gives customers an opportunity to access Huawei Y330 for entry level users at a highly discounted price of Tsh 130,000/- per handset and Huawei 530 for experienced level user wishing to upgrade at a cost of Tsh 195,000.
Launching the new offer in Dar es Salaam, Tigo Head of Data and Devices David Zacharia, said buyers of either phone will be offered 600 minutes airtime, 8,000 free SMS and 1.5GB all valued at Tsh 30,000 during the first month of purchase. In the next six months a customer buying any monthly pack worth Tsh 15,000 will get another Tsh 15,000 monthly on net pack for free, he added.
“What this package means to our customers is that after six months, a customer would have received full refund of the money spent on buying the phone through this range of free benefits,” Zacharia said
Zacharia said the move aims at enabling more Tanzanians to own smart phones and in the process, enjoy a broad range of services only accessible through the gadget including free access to Facebook that the Tigo introduced recently.
“We are also certain that this offer will lead to increased smartphone penetration in the country especially among the youth who are keen to enjoy the digital lifestyle that our company promotes, the general manager said.
The new deal comes two months since Tigo announced a ground breaking partnership with Facebook which gives customers of the mobile company free access to Facebook services.
Speaking at the event, Huawei’s South-East Africa Regional Brand Manager, Azalea Du, said Huawei Y330 and 530 are youth targeted smartphones of which his company is pleased to introduce to Tigo customers.
“We are certain, based on our experience elsewhere, that the youth of this country and other Tigo customers will find these two products quite satisfying in providing them with the digital lifestyle solutions that they want, Du said.