Global Top Up for MTN Zambia becomes available across ezetop distribution
Lusaka, 20th October 2011– MTN Zambia announces the launch of a Global Top Up service, that enables the Zambian community living abroad to recharge MTN prepaid mobiles of family and friends back home in Zambia. This marks a first for Zambia.
“MTN Zambia is committed to ensuring that our customers continue to have a world class experience and we believe the launch of this product is proof of this,” said MTN Zambia Chief Marketing Officer Ernst Fonternel. “At MTN Zambia, we continuously strive to provide products and services that enrich the lives of our customers. Through the provision of this unique service, MTN customers now have the opportunity to have their phones recharged by family and friends who are abroad. This revolutionary Global Top Up service demonstrates our ever growing commitment to provide customers with service excellence.” says Fonternel.
This innovative service is offered in partnership with ezetop.
“Our partnership with MTN Zambia means that for the first time, Zambian people living abroad can now send airtime to MTN mobile phones at home, from over 350,000 retail stores worldwide, through www.ezetop.com, our mobile site and also iPhone & Android Apps” says ezetop Chief Commercial Officer, David Shackleton. “The recharge is instant and can be used immediately” says Shackleton.
MTN Zambia is a subsidiary of MTN Group, which is the largest mobile operator in Africa. The nature of MTN Zambia’s business operations is the provision of mobile voice and data services to corporate and prepaid customers targeting both individual and corporate customers in Zambia. MTN Zambia currently has over 2.3 million customers and has network coverage in all 73 districts of Zambia.
Launched in 1994, the MTN Group is a multinational telecommunications group, operating in 21 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The MTN Group is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South Africa under the share code: “MTN.” As of 30 June 2011, MTN recorded 152.3 million subscribers across its operations in Afghanistan, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Cyprus, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Republic, Iran, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville), Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia. Visit us at www.mtn.com and www.mtnfootball.com
ezetop is the largest, fastest growing international group focused on worldwide and online mobile phone recharge today. ezetop leads this space and has been at the forefront since it’s commencement. ezetop’s group headquarters is in Dublin, Ireland with regional headquarters in USA (Miami), Spain (Barcelona) and UAE (Dubai).
ezetop’s service generates additional revenue for mobile operators outside their domestic markets. Today ezetop offers direct connections to more than 187 mobile operators across Asia Pacific, Africa, the Caribbean, Central/Latin America and Europe. Existing operators include MTN, Claro, C&W, Dialog Telecom, Digicel, Etisalat, Globe Telecom, LIME, Airtel, Orange, Orascom, Reliance, Roshan, Singtel, SMART, Telcel, Telefonica, Telenor, Tigo, Ufone, Vodafone, Warid, Zong and others.