MTN Uganda unveils ‘0760’ code series for new customers

MTN Uganda customers at a service point stall (FILE PHOTO)

CORPORATE AFFAIRS: MTN Uganda Ltd has unveiled the 0760 code as the latest prefix code for new customers joining the telecom giants.

MTN said in a statement released via its social that the move done by Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) was made inevitable after the exhaustion of the existing 077 and 078 codes which have been in use for over 20 years of the telecom giants’ existence.

“MTN Uganda has been granted a new number range by Uganda Telecommunications Commission. We are now issuing new customers on the MTN Network mobile with prefix range number 0760 000000 and 0760 999999,” reads part of the statement released by MTN Uganda.

According to MTN, new and existing customers will now be able to select their preferred numbers from their customer service centres and various outlets in the new code.

MTN is still leading in terms of subscriber base in Uganda after their subscribers increased by 12.3% from 12.6 million by December,31, 2019 to 14.2 million by the end of the year 2020.

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The number of active data users for the company also increased by 34.8% to 4.6 million.

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