Thursday, July 6, 2017

Tigo Rwanda extends SIM card validity for all prepaid customers

Tigo Rwanda is excited to announce that it has extended SIM card validity for all prepaid customers from six months to two years. Previously Tigo customers had to reload any amount within six months to keep their SIM cards active. Now a reload of any amount extends the validity of a SIM card by two years.

 Announcing the SIM validity extension and the Welcome Back offer, Yaw Ankoma Agyapong, Tigo Rwanda Chief Commercial Officer said:

This new service is perfect for our customers who travel out of the country for long periods of time or students who go away to school for many months. Now, their Tigo number remains theirs for good.  Furthermore, business people, tourists, and others visiting Rwanda can now keep their Tigo number when they leave and use the same number whenever they visit the country again.
In addition to the SIM card validity extension, Tigo is also introducing a ‘Welcome Back’ offer for customers who have not used their Tigo SIMs for, at least, the last 2 months. These customers can reload their old SIMs with any amount and receive an instant reward consisting of a 100% bonus of whatever amount is reloaded, 20 free minutes and 20 free SMS to call/message Tigo lines and 20 MB of data.

About Tigo Rwanda

Currently, Tigo Rwanda has over three million customers and has invested over US $310 million from 2009 to date.   Tigo Rwanda provides 4G LTE on mobile for both prepaid and post-paid customers.  Tigo Rwanda was awarded as the ‘Most Innovative Service’ at Africa Com 2014, for international mobile money transfers with integrated currency conversion between Tigo Rwanda and Tigo Tanzania. In 2016 Tigo Rwanda became the first telecom operator in Africa to sign the Connected Women Commitment Initiative.

Tigo Rwanda is owned by Millicom, a leading telecommunications and media company uniquely dedicated to emerging markets in Latin America and Africa. It provides mobile, mobile financial, cable and satellite services to more than 60 million customers in thirteen countries, primarily under the Tigo brand. Tigo has been operating in Africa since 1993, in Rwanda since 2009, and serves more than 26 million customers in Africa.