Airtel still beats MTN in voice bundles

Last week, mobile telecom MTN Uganda launched a new voice bundle doubling the minutes offered on its 1,000 voice bundles by introducing one of the most competitive daily voice bundles in the market so far.

Dubbed MTN PakaPaka, the bundle gives customers 30 minutes for MTN to MTN calls at only 1,000/-, valid till midnight.


MTN customers will now talk even longer with double the minutes offered on the MTN PakaPaka Voice bundles for 1000 /- voice Bundle.

The MTN PakaPaka daily bundle allows customers to activate a daily bundle, with an increase from 15 to 30 minutes, at the same rate of 1,000/=

A look at Airtel’s Kyabise

At the close of last year, Airtel Uganda introduced a new data bundle that could allow clients to browse, text or even call their buddies on the most affordable combo dubbed: “Kyino Kyabise”

Kyabise combo 10 gives a client 10 minutes of talk time, 10 messages [sms], 10mb of internet data at Shs750 only.


Kyabise combo 40 gives a customer 40 minutes of talk time, 40 sms, 40mb of internet data at Shs1500.

Kyabise combo 75 gives a customer 75 minutes of talk time, 75 sms, 75mb of internet data at Shs 2500.

Gauging alternatives

Where MTN gives 30 minutes of talk time for Shs1,000, Airtel gives in one package 10 minutes for Shs750 and 40 minutes for Shs1500 in another package.

MTN’s calls are valid up to until midnight while the Airtel calls are valid up to 24 hours.

Earlier in May 2016, MTN Uganda introduced the MTN Day Zone bundle which guarantees MTN customers 9 minutes during the day and the MTN Night Zone bundle which gives MTN customers 300 sure minutes at night.

MTN Uganda’s Chief Marketing Officer, Mapula Bodibe, says the offer represents one of the best calling options for MTN customers to date and offers customers great value, allowing them to connect with friends and family affordably.

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Airtel on the other hand, gives a bonus of data bundles on its packages as well as free messages on top of the minutes of talk time.

For example, where MTN would give 60 minutes at Shs2000, Airtel gives 75 minutes at Shs2500 with an addition of 75mbs of internet and 75 messages to friends and family.

General overview

Airtel joined hands with Warid telecom to create a network with a total subscriber base of 7.5 million to rival MTN’s 10.4 subscribers at the time.

The two telecoms are battling for excellence when it comes to Apps, services, SMS, Mobile Banking, Data, Voice and a shift from 3G+ to 4G LTE speeds, according to, a tech website.

Airtel, as seen above, leads in voice and sms with its Pakalast and Kyabise forcing MTN to move from Mega Bonus to the new PakaPaka.

The two telecoms data tarrif plans are also self-explanatory.

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