A MORE CONVENIENT USSD MENU AVAILABLE FOR MPT CUSTOMERS

[:en](Yangon, 8 April 2016) – MPT, the first and leading telecommunications operator in Myanmar is simplifying its USSD Menu, making it a more convenient and efficient service for its customers. Users will no longer need to remember subscription codes for various offers, because the USSD Menu will now allow users to choose with ease their favorite mobile internet bundle, anytime, anywhere.

Suitable for all MPT GSM/WCDMA/CDMA prepaid and postpaid customers, users will just need to remember the one subscription number: *106# [send] in order to check their balance, top-up their balance, buy internet packages and Valued Added Services or contact MPTs Customer Services.

With its user-friendly layout and interface, customers will be presented with the following numbers to choose the following services:

1. My Account

2. Internet Packages

3. Value-Added Services

8. Contact MPT

9. Language

A simple typing of the number ‘1’ and then ‘send’ will bring users to ‘My Account’ where a choice of three services are available; ‘Check Account,’ ‘Low balance help’ and ‘Top up.’  From here, customers can go onto check their balance, the mobile number they are using or even to subscribe to a prepaid service

Typing option ‘2’ will allow customers to look and choose their data packages.  Whilst typing option 3 will bring users to MPTs Value Added Service, where a range of services such as Caller Ring Back Tone (CRBT), Call Services, Infotainment or Back to My MPT is given.

To ‘Contact MPT’, users simply type in the number ‘8.’  From here, customers can receive updates and news through MPTs Call Centre, Website and Facebook page.  Available in both English and Myanmar, typing the number ‘9’ users can choose their preferred language, free of charge.

Mr.Koichi Kawase, Chief Commercial Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operations said: “In 2016 it is a top priority to improve MPT services for all our customers.  By simplifying the USSD Menu, this service will make it easier for our customers to manage their MPT account, whilst also introducing them to a range of services available and accessible through their mobile phone.”

For each choice and for each service, users are guided through their choices and receive responses, if expected, through an SMS message.  With simplicity being a key factor, there is even the option of returning to the main menu to start again. MPT will upgrade USSD Menu in future to provide better service to their customers.[:]

MPT “Lighting The Way Forward” Reaches Monastic Education Schools In Northern Shan State

Solar Lantern Donation Initiative to Help Underprivileged Students Also Expands to Eastern Shan, Southern Shan, Kayah, Kachin And Chin States

(Huy Lork Village, Northern Shan State, 5th April, 2016) – MPT, Myanmar’s first and leading telecommunications operator, held a donation ceremony for the distribution of solar units to Huy Lork Village’s monastic school near Lashio, recently in conjunction with its contribution of 79 solar lanterns designed to provide light and electricity to underequipped monastic schools in Northern Shan State. As part of the latest distribution phase of the national “Lighting The Way Forward” rollout of solar donations, the total of 239 solar units are also scheduled to be set up in schools in Eastern Shan, Southern Shan, Kayah, Kachin and Chin States to help improve students’ learning experience.

Speaking from scenic Huy Lork Village, vulnerable Sayardaw a shin “Sasana” send his appreciation for the donation and the positive difference it will make in students’ lives. “Many schools in the area and surrounding regions lack basic amenities such as electricity and of course lights which makes it difficult when it gets dark in the evenings or during poor weather. With the solar lanterns, we are now able to provide a brighter and more conducive educational environment to help the underprivileged students here thrive in their studies,” said Sayardaw.

This donation follows MPT’s distribution of more than 800 solar lanterns to monastic schools that do not have electricity in Mandalay, Sagaing, Magway and Yangon regions on February and earlier of March. Through “Lighting The Way Forward”, MPT is committed to 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 this year.  MPT’s ongoing rollout 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.

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.

Buy KENBO HERO ONE and enjoy 400 MB, 60 Mins and 100 SMS for 6 months

[:en]When customers buy any new KENBO HERO ONE during the promotion period, they will be given a free MPT sim card with free 400 MB, 60 Mins (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 bonuses will only be given once per month, up to 6 months from activation.

Promotion will be valid till further notice.[:]

MPT celebrates Thingyan with their over 19 m subscriber base with a special Thingyan Top Up Bonus

[:en](Yangon, Myanmar, 01 April 2016) – Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT), the first and leading telecommunications operator in Myanmar is celebrating Thingyan by rewarding customers with a special Thingyan Top Up Bonus promotion lasting five days from 2nd April 2016.

With up to 100% bonuses available to all MPT prepaid GSM/WCDMA/CDMA customers. Those who top up during the promotion period can keep in touch with loved ones across the country during Thingyan, as MPT covers 95% of population coverage; making it the largest 3G network in the country.

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However, benefits of the Thingyan Top Up Bonus depend on your top up denomination, the more you top up the more bonus credits you receive. Users just need to top up anytime within the promotional period from 2nd of April to 6th of April to enjoy bonus credits that will last throughout the Thingyan holidays when shops are often closed.

The bonus credits will be valid for use up to the end of 18th April, regardless of the top-up date within the promotion. Credits can be used towards On-net voice calls, On-net SMS and Data. Subscribers will be able to top up through all the normal channels such as top up card, e top up, bank top up, Myanmar MM and through SMS *123* transfer.

“To mark this special occasion of Thingyan in 2016, MPT will introduce the Thingyan TopUp Bonus to our more than 19 million subscribers. MPT knows how important it is to keep in touch with friends and family over Thingyan. MPT have been continuously expanding Myanmar’s largest 3G network and as we approach the Myanmar New Year, MPT will continue to ‘Move Myanmar Forward’ with even more innovative services, promotions, money saving incentives. We wish everyone a Happy New Year”, said Mr. Takashi Nagashima, CEO of MPT-KSGM (KDDI Summit Global Myanmar Co. Ltd.) Joint Operations.[:]

MPT FACEBOOK WINNERS TO JOIN MPT’s YANGON & MANDALAY THINGYAN FESTIVAL

[:en]400 guests to receive special day passes courtesy of MPT to see top music acts perform to crowds in Yangon & Mandalay

(Yangon, 1 April 2016) – MPT, the first and leading telecommunications operator in Myanmar announced that 200 MPT Facebook winners and their guests will be able to share the fun and excitement alongside Myanmar’s top music acts, with special MPT back stage passes during Thingyan 2016.

From the 13th to 16th April, winners of the MPT Facebook competition will get the opportunity to get even closer to Myanmar’s favorite rock band Iron Cross, as they dance and rock with the band in Mandalay. Whilst in Yangon, the lucky guests will enjoy the range of pop, rock and reggae beats together with modern and traditional Thingyan dance.

100 winners for each city (Yangon or Mandalay) were chosen at random after liking, sharing and changing their public profile on Facebook to an MPT themed picture. With winners having been announced on 30th and 31st March, each of the winners are now able to bring one friend and will receive a one-day free pass for the MPT Panel on a selected date between 13th April and 16th April.

Mr.Koichi Kawase, Chief Commercial Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operations remarked: “Thingyan is the biggest and most special time in the Myanmar calendar. As MPT has already secured the best entertainment for Thingyan 2016, we wanted to show how much we really appreciate our value customers by ensuring lucky contest winner to enjoy with us a New Year celebration they will never forget.”

Rocking the crowd from the MPT Panel in front of Yadanarpon Zoo in the Northern Part of Moat, Mandalay, Iron Cross, will feature their regular lineup of vocalists; Lay Phyu, Ah Nge, Myo Gyi, Wyne Wyne, and new singers Hlaing Lay and Easta, with Chit San Maung on lead guitar, Khin Maung Thant on bass, Banyar Naing on keyboards and Kha Yam on drums. Their music speaks to all ages and nationalities in Myanmar.

Whereas singers Chit Kaung, May Kha Lar, Wine Su Khine Thein, Aung Htet, Graham, G Latt and Ma Nu Nu Sein Lucky Hand will join local Yangon band ‘Lucky Hand’ and female dance group ‘Here & Now’, AMay Myar Dance Grop and Ma Ma Myar Dance Group on the centrally located MPT stage at No.647/A, 2nd Quarter, along Pyay Road in the Kamayut Township of Yangon.

Starting the festivities at 3:00pm on Tuesday 12th April from the Panel Opening Ceremony, all acts will continue to perform throughout the festival from 9am until 6pm each from Wednesday 13th through to Saturday 16th April.

MPT wants to wish everyone a happy and safe Thingyan and encourages patrons to stay hydrated and to get there early to guarantee a good place to watch their favorite band.[:]