MTN COVID-19 Free SMS Hits 3.7BN  -Moolman

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MTN COVID-19 Free SMS Hits 3.7BN  -Moolman

PELUMI OLALEYE

Chief Executive Officer, MTN Nigeria, Ferdi Moolman disclosed in Lagos that the free SMS  provided to all customers to access loved ones, support systems and information has hits 3.7 billion.

According to him, the free SMS service introduced in April 2020 was implemented to ensure seamless communication  during the initial phases of the COVID-19 outbreak.

“As of June 19, 2020, the network has provided 3.71 billion free SMS to more than 51 million subscribers across the nation which means 75 per cent of all MTN subscribers have now utilised the service during the pandemic

 Having entered the third and final month of this, I am hugely encouraged that so many people nation-wide have made use of the service. The three billion-plus text messages sent so far reflects the importance of communication during times like this, especially for the most vulnerable amongst us. I am grateful to our government and regulators, partners and employees for the roles they have played in making the delivery of this service possible, and encourage our subscribers to continue to make use of it until the end of June.”