Tigo Launches Data Free Access to Whatsapp in Tanzania

5 February 2016
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Tigo Launches Data Free Access to Whatsapp in Tanzania Image Credit: WhatsApp

Tanzania’s leading mobile operator, Tigo has announced that it will be the first to provide free acces to WhatsApp service for its 10 million users, allowing all its weekly and monthly internet plan users enjoy data free WhatsApp service. 

In 2014, Tigo partnered with Facebook to become the first telecom in Tanzania to give its customers free Facebook access in Kiswahili, the country’s national language. The operator also claims to be the first to launch a mobile money App for Android and iOs users and the first in East Africa to introduce cross-border money transfers with currency conversion.

According to Tigo, in the past three years the company has launched over 500 network sites bringing to over 2,000 the total number of its network sites countrywide. It plans to double this investment by 2017 in terms of coverage and additional capacity for deeper penetration in rural areas.

General Manager, Diego Gutierrez
We want to encourage our non-smartphone user customers to acquire highly discounted smartphones sold in Tigo shops to be able to enjoy this new offer.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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