April 19, 2007

New mobile Payphone Launched in Uganda

justine.jpg MTN Uganda has today introduced a new mobile payphone, reports Cellular News.

"The new payPhone is a new easy to use kit that includes a Motorola C113, an MTN and (my favorite part) a user manual in three languages and a branded apron and hat for the attendant.

In addition to accessing basic voice services, customers can send airtime via the Me2U service through the Payphone attendants. Customers can also have their SMS messages sent using the PayPhone.

... Justine Zikusoka (picture left) operates a small retail shop in the village of Kigando in Kiboga district. Since starting her village phone business in June, she has sold an average of over 30 minutes per day on her phone. Justine's success with her Village Phone business has come from actively marketing her services in churches, schools, and through other FINCA clients. She has used her loans to pay school fees for her children, feed her family and increase the working capital in her business.

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