MTN Rwanda, in collaboration with the Bank of Kigali, today announced the launch of;Macye Macye’, which is a Device Financing program that will be funded by the Bank of Kigali and will allow MTN Rwanda customers to purchase smartphones and tablets on credit from any MTN Service center, franchisee shop, or other retail distribution points.
Customers can now own a smartphone of their choice for as low as Rwf 200 per day by dialing *182*12# and going through a simple onboarding process. Each device purchased under the device financing program will be bundled with free data, talk time, and SMS from MTN. Customers can choose to pay for their devices in daily, weekly, or monthly payments. All payments will be made via Mobile Money.
MTN customers will be prequalified using a credit score that will be based on customers’ purchases of various telecommunications services such as Voice, Data, SMS, and Mobile Money over the last twelve months.
The service is in line with MTN Rwanda’s commitment to offer its customers unmatched personalized services that meet their needs as enshrined in MTN’s overall mission to lead the delivery of digital solutions for Rwanda’s progress.
Mapula Bodibe the leader of MTN Rwanda delivering a speech
“Smartphone affordability has been a barrier to our customers being able to access the mobile internet. Our partnership with the Bank of Kigali sets to increase affordability and lighten the burden to avail smartphones to all, which underpins MTN Rwanda’s belief that everyone deserves the benefits of a modern connected life. Additionally, with ‘Macye Macye’, we are committed to creating a more connected world to enable more people to access the power of the Internet and bridge the digital divide in the country, where approximately 75% of the population does not own a smartphone. This is yet another milestone that will allow MTN to enrich the lives of our customers as well as to accelerate Rwanda into an innovative digital economy with Accessible and Affordable Internet services.”, said Mapula Bodibe, MTN Rwanda Chief Executive Officer.
As the financing partner, Bank of Kigali Plc will offer lending services to eligible customers in the smartphone financing scheme whose credit scoring will be in line with BK’s credit qualification criteria.
Minister Ingabire Paula thanked MTN Rwanda and Bank of Kigali for facilitating Rwandans with smart phones
Chief Executive Officer for Bank of Kigali said Dr. Diane Karusisi said “We are very delighted to partner with MTN Rwanda for the device financing program which we believe will further accelerate smartphone penetration and empower communities. At Bank of Kigali, we are constantly innovating to create digital products and campaigns that will allow us to serve
Diana Mpyisi was the one to lead the panel discussion