By Nathan Atiluk
Exactly one week after a 19-year-old Fort Portal resident drove back home in a brand new Airtel Mega Masappe car, the Smartphone Network has, once again, excited its subscribers across Uganda by handing over another brand new car and other exciting prizes including motor cycles and cash sums in the fourth Airtel Mega Masappe draw.
This week, Senyonga George, a resident of Masindi, drove home in the brand new Toyota Premio while Musinguzi Edson, Mulondo Rodney Ronald and Tumwine Edson rode off on brand new motor bikes. Nawajji Lydia, Nakatte Sylvia and Mariam Namukuve took home one million shillings each.
Speaking at the prize handover ceremony, the Airtel Uganda Customer Services Director, Lynda Nabayinda Were thanked the winners and all Airtel Uganda subscribers for taking part in the promotion. She encouraged those who had not won yet to keep hitting their targets.
“I congratulate George as well as all the other winners here today. We introduced this promotion to change the lives of our subscribers by rewarding their loyalty to the Smartphone network,” she said, adding that ‘Mega Masappe’ is a nationwide campaign in which everyone should participate as there are daily and weekly prizes to be won, in addition to the bonus calls, SMS and data bundles that come when one reaches their target.”
Launched early this month, Mega Masappe is a 90-day recharge promotion that requires subscribers to opt into it by dialing *162# and selecting option 1 as a one-time opt in, option 2 to check target and option 3 to redeem their data bonus – which will be broken down into Voice, SMS and Data at 50%, 10% and 40% respectively. This bonus however does not apply to social packs, quarterly, annual and free bundles.
As part of the promotion, subscriber bonus is given instantly on the achievement of the daily target. For example, if a subscriber’s bonus target is Ushs. 1,000 and they recharge with that Ushs. 1,000, they will receive 100% bonus of the same value under the Voice, SMS & Data split. However, if they recharge with another Ushs. 1,000 on the same day, they will not get a 2nd bonus.
Daily and weekly prizes are being given away every Friday for the 90-days’ duration of the promotion.