Buy Huawei GR3 and Huawei Y6 Pro and enjoy 777MB for 6 months

[:en]When customers buy any new Huawei GR3 and Huawei Y6 Pro during the promotion period, they will be given a free MPT sim card with free 777MB per month, if they top up at least Ks.1,000 per month (including first month). This free 777MB of data will only be given once per month, up to 6 months from activation.

Promotion will be valid till further notice.[:]

MPT Announces Loan Balance Service

[:en](Yangon, March 28, 2016) Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT), the first and leading telecommunications operator in Myanmar, announced the launch of a new Yu Htar, or ‘Loan Balance’ service, on March 28, in a bid to help their users with low credit to access telecommunications facilities. This new service will help users with a low credit balance to obtain a loan balance of up to Ks.800 from MPT.

The service is really easy to use, if your credit falls to Ks.200 or below, just use the USSD code: *800#[send]. The loan is credited for 30 days, and the borrowed amount can be used for all services apart from Balance Transfer to other users. Users will be charged Ks. 50 for a service fee, which will be deducted from the next top-up or balance transfer received of 850ks or more.

Mr. Koichi Kawase, Chief Commercial Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operation, said, “Top priority for 2016 is improving all services for all of our customers, so we have launched balance transfer allowing customers to share credit with friends and family, and now loan balance, which means users can borrow directly from MPT. This service is specifically designed to be used in emergencies, for convenience if there is nowhere to easily top-up, or if it is a bit of time until pay day. We hope this service helps our low-income customers.”

Terms and Conditions of MPT’s Loan Transfer Service

  • Service is offered to valid MPT prepaid GSM/WCDMA customers only
  • User must have topped up at least once in the past six months with MPT
  • User must not have an outstanding Yu Htar loan that has not been repaid

On top of Loan Balance Service, MPT has introduced “Balance Transfer Service” and “Call Me Back Service” in order to meet the needs of our customers to use our services without worrying about the balance. A Balance Transfer Service will allow MPT’s prepaid customers to transfer balances from minimum 300Ks to maximum 10,000 Ks per transaction to other MPT users. Call Me Back Service also allows all MPT prepaid customers to send a free text message to any MPT prepaid and postpaid customers, requesting them to call back, when their balance is running low. MPT customers can enjoy our communication service at any time with our valued added services: “Loan Balance”, “Balance Transfer” and “Call Me Back”.[:]

Announcement for Commercial Tax

[:en]Dear Mobile Phone Users,

With effect from April 1, 2016, according to the Union Tax Law 2016, all consumers have to pay 5% commercial tax. This commercial tax 5% will be collected by Telecom Operators on behalf of Union Government and will pay to Union Government on behalf of consumers.[:]

MPT launches the first ‘All in One’ web portal for smartphone users

[:en](Yangon, Myanmar, 17 March 2016) – Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT), the first and leading telecommunications operator in Myanmar, announced today that they are launching the “Lo Ta Ya” web portal for their customers; which will provide a new user experience. “Lo Ta Ya” can be accessed at http://lotayamm.com

The first all in one web portal in Myanmar is designed with what users want all in one location!  It is informative, balanced, and intellectual and will always be with you by magically providing 24hrs of information at the tap of a finger.

“Lo Ta Ya” will provide users a gateway from which they can access the latest news and information for Myanmar and from around the world. Users can also get information on the weather, foreign currency exchange rates and other MPT-related Value Added Services (VAS).

Available in Myanmar language, accessing the home page will not incur any contents fee or data charges *. The following functions are available on “Lo Ta Ya”:

  • Google Search box
  • Weather Information (Set the area by GPS)
    • Users can check nation-wide weather information up to one week ahead
    • The weather forecast is updated every three hours
  • Exchange Rate & Currency Converter (Myanmar Kyat vs 38 other currencies)
  • News (8 Categories – Politics, International, Economy, Entertainment, Regional, Sports, Life and Others)
  • MPT Service Menu
    • MPT customers can access all MPT services such as Caller Ring Back Tone (CRBT), Partner’s VAS contents, Internet Package and other MPT Basic Services
    • Additional Service Subscription Fees may apply

* Only Swe Thahar users, available at the top page and MPT service menu data free.

Mr. Takashi Nagashima, Chief Executive Officer of the MPT-KSGM Joint Operation said: “mobile users are increasing each day; people are using their mobiles for everything. By continually expanding our services and increasing our offering for our customers, MPT is able to provide an accessible service that is always with you. It simplifies accessing the news, the weather and even information relating to MPT services.”

“MPT is a leading mobile carrier in Myanmar and we, Yangon Media Group is very proud of being a partner with MPT.  MPT portal will be a unique place that MPT’s subscribers must visit and enjoy the taste of value added services. We are very exciting to being a part of MPT portal. Yangon Media Group is also one of the oldest and leading news organizations in Myanmar and we are expanding our platforms to provide latest news and information to our people, by means of all possible ways.  MPT portal is our newest platform to serve our people by bringing professional journalism. It is not a money matter; it is a matter of a self-responsibility to inform people what is happening through sincere, friendly and long lasting partnership with MPT.” said U Ko Ko, Chairman of Yangon Media Group.

U Thaung Su Nyein, CEO/Managing Director of Information Matrix Co., Ltd said, “Welcoming Myanmar’s largest Telecom network, MPT, to the media industry creates an exciting prospect to this partnership. Coinciding with the upbeat developments in telecom infrastructure, this partnership has immense potential to propel 7Day News secure more readership by digitally delivering the latest news and content from around the country and the world. In this age of the mobile phone, even people from the rural areas can access the latest happenings and news through this LoTaYa portal.”

Together with “Lo Ta Ya”, MPT is also releasing the MPT service application (available on Lo Ta Ya and Google Play Store). Through this application, customers can access the following MPT services: Check My Balance, “LO TA YA” web portal, Balance Transfer, Top Up, Internet Package, Caller Ring Back Tone, Infotainment, Swe Thahar, Call Me Back, Call Services, MPT Call Center, MPT website and MPT Facebook.

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Logo of “Lo Ta Ya” Web Portal

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Lo Ta Ya” Web Portal Homepage

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Buy Samsung Galaxy J Series (J3) and enjoy 400 MB Data Usages, 60 Mins Calls and 100 SMS for 6 months

[:en]When customers buy any new Samsung Galaxy J Series (J3) during the promotion period, they can enjoy a free MPT Sim Card with free 400 MB Data Usage, 60 Mins (On-net: MPT to MPT ) Call and 100 SMS (On-net: MPT to MPT), if they top up at least Ks.1,000 per month (including the first month). This free bonus 400 MB, 60 Mins and 100 SMS will only be given once per month, up to 6 months from activation.

Promotion will be valid till further notice.[:]

MPT launches 2 exciting promotions

[:en](Yangon, Myanmar, 9 March 2016) – Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT), the first and leading telecommunications operator in Myanmar, is launching at 7:00am on 11 March 2016 2 new promotions, providing exciting bonus to its over 19 million user base.

For their existing user base, MPT will turn back the clock once again with the re-launch of the “5 Minutes in 1 Hour” promotion which was one of MPT’s most popular campaigns in 2015. –

For 60 minutes of a continuous call: the first 5 minutes are charged at the usual rate of 23 Ks/min, after which up to the remaining 55 minutes will be free of charge. Phone calls that last beyond 60 minutes will see the usage after 60 min charged back to the normal voice tariff (23Ks/min). The free talk time will only start after the 5th minute of the call, and a maximum of 55 minutes of free talk time will be given for each call.

“Once again, MPT are delighted to announce the return of this very popular promotion to our customers. Having witnessed how people engaged with this offer last year, MPT wants to offer the same benefits again to its customer base, by allowing them to pay just 115 Ks for an up to one-hour long phone conversation” said Mr. Takashi Nagashima, CEO of MPT-KSGM (KDDI Summit Global Myanmar Co. Ltd.) Joint Operations.

MPT’s Swe Thahar users will automatically be eligible for this promotion, without any additional action required. Base Tariff users who will want to participate will simplify need to subscribe to Swe Thahar (free of charge) by sending “SWE” by SMS to 1332 (“POSTSWE for postpaid subscribers). Promotion will expire on 16 April 2016.

The promotion is valid for calls to MPT numbers only (including fixed lines). It is available for both pre-paid and post-paid customers. However, this promotion is not applicable in the evenings from 6pm-10pm. Any call minutes falling between this time will be billed at the normal tariff of 23 Ks/min. There is no limit to the number of calls a user can make in each day to enjoy the free talk time.

Currently MPT has over 19 million active users most of them on the Swe Thahar plan. This package provides the best service to users with its affordable voice tariff of 23 Ks/min and high speed 3Gmobile Internet.

In addition to saving money on calls for existing users, MPT wants to welcome new customers on the MPT network, by rewarding new subscribers with a ‘Welcome Offer”.

The Welcome offer consists of an Activation Bonus, First Recharge Bonus and Staggered recharge bonuses.

The Activation Bonus will provide Ks.500 worth of credit instantly upon the activation of a new SIM card, which will be added directly to the main balance, to be used with no usage restrictions.

The Bonus on First Recharges will provide new customers with bonuses for four consecutive months when they top-up, allowing them to use more with a smaller budget!.

Only customers activating a MPT SIM from 11 March onwards will be eligible for this promotion.. To benefit from the Welcome offer, users must make a first top-up of at least 1,000 Ks within 30 days of activation in order to receive the first bonus. The higher the first recharge the higher the bonus obtained for the next 4 months.

To obtain all four bonuses, customers will need to top-up at least 1,000 Ks every 30 days after their First Recharge (up until 120 days after First Recharge). Please note that the Staggered Bonuses will be dependent on the First Recharge denomination and that each bonus can only be obtained once. The bonuses can then be used for On-Net calls, On-Net SMS and for PayAsYouGo data usage, where each bonus will have a validity of 30 days.

During this time, customers may check their staggered bonuses balance by sending “BAL” by SMS to “1331”.

All top-ups have to either be physical or by e-top up only and there will be only one “Welcome bonus set” per SIM Card. The promotion will run from 11 March 2016 until further notice from MPT.

Details on the staggered benefits on the first recharges are as follows.

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Samsung Galaxy J Series (J1 Mini) Promotion

[:en]Buy Samsung Galaxy J Series (J1 Mini) and enjoy 400 MB, 60 Mins Call and 100 SMS for 6 months.

When customers buy any new Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini during the promotion period, they will be given a free MPT sim card with free 400 MB Data usage, 60 Mins Call (On-net: MPT to MPT) and 100 SMS (On-net: MPT to MPT), if they top up at least Ks.1,000 per month (including first month). These free bonuses will only be given once per month, up to 6 months from activation.

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MPT ANNOUNCES TOP POP AND ROCK ACTS FOR THINGYAN ACROSS YANGON & MANDALAY

[:en](Yangon, March 8, 2016) – MPT, the country’s most prominent telecoms operator in Myanmar, is leading the way when it comes to its entertainment programme for Thingyan 2016. For today they announce that the country’s leading rock band Iron Cross will headline the MPT stage in Mandalay, with local band Lucky Hand performing in Yangon.

Guaranteed to quench the crowd’s thirst for rock, pop, dance and performance, all the bands will be eager to stir the crowds into a Thingyan frenzy as the music washes over the crowds for a full day of entertainment.

Mr.Koichi Kawase, Chief Commercial Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operations remarked: Thingyan is the biggest festival in the Myanmar calendar and as the largest telecom operator in the country with over 19 million subscribers to the MPT network, it is only fitting that we have the best bands in Myanmar to entertain the people of Yangon and Mandalay.

Rocking the crowd from the MPT Panel at the north side of Mandalay’s Royal Palace. Iron Cross, the most popular and famous rock band in Myanmar, will feature their regular lineup of vocalists; Lay Phyu, Ah Nge, Myo Gyi and Y Wine, with Chit San Maung on lead guitar, Khin Maung Thant on bass, Banyar Naing on keyboards and Kha Yam on drums.

Whereas Lucky Hand will present together with pop and rock vocalists who are Wine Su Khine Thein, Chit Kaung, May Kha Lar, Aung Htet, Graham and Nu Nu Sein on the centrally located MPT stage along Pyay Road in the Kamayut Township of Yangon.

Starting the festivities on Tuesday 12th April from the Panel Opening Ceremony in the afternoon, all acts will continue to perform throughout the festival from 9am until 6pm each evening from Wednesday 13th through to Sunday 16th April.

MPT believes that patrons will enjoy watching their favourtite brand in free of charge and encourages them to stay hydrated to resist the heat.[:]

MPT “Lighting The Way Forward” For Underprivileged Students

[:en]Launches CSR Initiative To Provide Monastic Schools Around Myanmar Solar Lanterns to Help Improve Students’ Learning Experience

(Yangon, Myanmar, 7 March, 2016) – MPT, Myanmar’s first and leading telecommunications operator, launched “Lighting the Way Forward” – its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative to distribute solar lanterns to Monastic Education Schools across the country – at a ceremony held at the Sule Shangri-La Hotel here today. The donation of more than 2,000 solar lanterns to provide light and electricity to classrooms nationwide to aid monastic school student education was made possible by the generous contributions of MPT customers who successfully made their bids at the recent MPT Vanity Numbers Auction in December 2015 which raised Ks 292.7 Million in funds for the cause.

In attendance at the ceremony were Mr. Takashi Nagashima, Chief Executive Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operation, the Venerable Sayardaw Bhaddanta Nayaka, the Head Monk representing Phaung Daw Oo Monastery and the Mandalay Region Executive for Monastic Education and the Venerable Sayardaw Bhaddanta Kuthala, the Yangon Region Secretary for Monastic Education.

At the ceremony, Mr. Nagashima was enthused for MPT’s national initiative and expressed the company’s hopes to make a positive impact for the underprivileged monastic students. “We remain committed to improve the lives of the Myanmar people and this innovative initiative will bring light and electricity to those who would otherwise not have access. Encouraged by the goodwill of our customers who generously contributed to this charitable outreach and the positive difference it will make in students’ lives, we are pleased to announce that we are collaborating with monastic education groups here to expand this engagement to encompass monastic schools throughout Myanmar,” said Mr. Nagashima.

MPT last month commenced the distribution of 837 solar lanterns to monastic schools that do not have electricity in the Mandalay, Sagaing and Magway before moving forward to its national rollout of the project. The Venerable Sayardaw Bhaddanta Nayaka who was on-hand to witness the donation of solar lanterns that were channeled to these regions through the Phaung Daw Oo Monastic Education School in Mandalay thanked MPT for championing this cause. “The kind support from MPT and its customers has already been felt by the students in these regions who are now able to better concentrate on their studies. It is encouraging to see that MPT is pressing on to provide solar lanterns to more monastic schools in the country. We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for the charitable donation to help improve our students’ learning experience,” said Sayardaw.

Through “Lighting The Way Forward”, MPT has now further committed to provide solar lanterns to schools throughout the other regions of Myanmar this year. The expanded initiative will bring a total of more than 2,000 solar lanterns to help about 58,000 underprivileged students in 632 schools nationwide study in brighter classrooms.

The Venerable Sayardaw Bhaddanta Kuthala who accepted the donation of solar lanterns on behalf of monastic schools in the Yangon region at the ceremony today was appreciative of MPT’s efforts. “Many monastic schools in Myanmar that provide free education for economically and socially disadvantaged students lack amenities or resources such as electricity and this hampers the schools’ efforts to provide a conducive educational environment. With the solar lanterns, these schools now have reliable sources of lighting which will allow our students to study better, especially in low-light conditions when it is cloudy, raining or when it gets dark in the evening. This means a lot for the students and we are thankful for the contributions,” said Sayardaw.

The solar lanterns are products of Panasonic known as “Eneloop Solar Storage” units. Each of these easy-to-use units come equipped with a solar panel and storage battery which are able to collect and store solar energy during the day. The stored energy can then be used to power two light-emitting diodes (LED) lights at night or during low-light conditions such as poor weather. Each unit can function up to 24 hours depending on use on a single six-hour charge. These solar lanterns have lifetime of up to five years and the batteries for the units are replaceable, hence reducing operation costs as well as the need for maintenance. They also have the added capability to charge small mobile devices such as mobile phones via a USB port, allowing these isolated local communities to stay connected.

For more information on MPT’s CSR initiatives to improve the lives of communities around Myanmar, please visit https://www.mpt.com.mm/en/whats-new/csr-activities/ to learn more.[:]