MPT INCREASES THE BENEFITS ON ITS ‘LOTAYA’ SERVICE

[:en](Yangon, 30 May 2016) Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT), the first and leading telecommunications operator in Myanmar, announced today that they will be introducing a range of benefits and winning opportunities to its already popular web portal, LoTaYa. By adding a Coupon and Lucky Draw Program, LoTaYa users will now be able to access discounts, free gifts and even the opportunity to win top-up credits starting from June 01.

Launched back in March 2016, LoTaYa is the first all in one web portal in Myanmar that has been designed with what users want all in one location!  Offering customers, a gateway from where they can access the latest news and information for Myanmar and from around the world, the service has been providing users information on the weather, foreign currency exchange rates and other MPT-related Value Added Services (VAS). Now with the addition of the LoTaYa coupon and lucky draw program, customers can save money by redeeming their favorite coupon, at selected shops and restaurants and have the chance to win top-up credits.

A list of coupon providers from restaurants and stores such as YKKO, KFC, Fresh Thai, Potato Break, Hot Pot City, Manhattan, Pezzo, Gong Cha, Golden Park, First Thai Spa, KMD will be held on the LoTaYa page where users can choose their favorite coupon.

After selecting ‘issue’ which will save the coupon for it to be used later, customers will need to complete the ‘customer info’ before the coupon is saved into ‘My coupon list.’ Arriving at the shop, users can simply open the “My Coupon” and select which of their saved coupons to use.  However, it is important not to click on the “USE” button, this will be done by the retailer. On completion, LoTaYa customers will receive their discount or free gift, with each coupon available to be used only once per promotion.

As for the Lucky Draw, it is based on a slot machine game. All MPT customers (except for CDMA customers) have possibilities to win the prize. If the medals in the slots are matched, users will receive a bonus top-up. MPT will randomly choose 30 customers every day and the first week (from 1-7th June), MPT will give 1,000Ks to 10 times more customers, so 300 customers will be chosen! To be in with a chance, users just need to press ‘Start’ when playing the LoTaYa Lucky Draw program.  If unlucky the first time, users shouldn’t give up as they can try again after 30minutes.  However, if a lucky strike is achieved, the reward will be delivered to their bonus balance within 14 days. If winners want to try their luck again, please just wait for the next day.

MPT also have improvement on Lo Ta Ya web portal search box in addition to Coupon and Lucky Draw Program. Previously, when the user search for a word in search box, it has been shown a Google search result. In Lo Ta Ya Phase 2, the user can see the search result of Infotainment which is about Valued Added Services (VAS) and CRBT Service.

Mr. Koichi Kawase, Chief Commercial Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operations said: “Introducing a 2nd Phase to the LoTaYa portal service was always MPT’s intention.  Besides it already providing 24hrs of information, the additional money saving benefits expands on our commitment in providing an all-round service for our customers.”

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WITH A NEW PRICE, IT’S MUSIC TO YOUR EARS WHEN YOU USE MPT’S CALLER RING BACK TONE SERVICE

[:en](Yangon, 27 May 2016) Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT), the first and leading telecommunications operator in Myanmar, now with over 20 million users. For this achievement, MPT is offering their customers the opportunity to personalize their phone’s ring back tone at a special new rate when they subscribe to MPT’s ‘Caller Ring Back Tone’ (CRBT) service.

CRBT is that ringing sound the callers will hear  while the caller is waiting for the receiver to pick up the call. Now with thousands of songs available to choose from with even more being added on each week, the CRBT service offers a more personalized multimedia experience for mobile users.

From June 1st, MPT GSM and WCDMA users can now select a monthly price plan of Ks.1,000 /month. The monthly fee is a big improvement against MPT’s previous rate of Ks 2,000 per month, with each downloaded song costing about Ks.300/song/month (These rates are applicable for 5% commercial tax); making it usage-based rather than charging a flat-rate. Those wanting to avail of the CRBT service can also search for their preferred songs and hear a preview by going to the website (http://lotayamm.com), which MPT launched in March this year. Users can subscribe to this CRBT Service by sending SMS “REG” to 7979 from 1st June onwards.

Users can choose a range of songs from top local artists such as Iren Myo Gyi, Zin Mar Myint, Ni Ni Khin Zaw, Wine Su Khaing Thein, Wunna, Shwe Htoo, Nine One and Gae Gae as well as international cover songs. However, those who are already subscribed to the 1772, 1773 service that want to avail of the new rate will need to unsubscribe first. MPT’s CRBT users should keep their eyes open as MPT will roll out promotions in the near future.

Mr. Koichi Kawase, Chief Commercial Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operations said: “There is an increasing demand for CRBT services not only in the youth segment, but also in other segments.  By providing a larger range of songs at a new attractive price, we believe it will meet the needs of our customer and more customers will be using our CRBT service”.[:]

MPT CELEBRATES ITS 20M SUBSCRIBER MILESTONE BY THANKING THEIR CUSTOMERS WITH A FREE GIFT

[:en](Yangon, May 20, 2016) Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT), the first and leading telecommunications operator in Myanmar, celebrates its achievement in surpassing 20 million subscribers by thanking each and every one of them. To show their appreciation, MPT is organizing a free lucky draw available to all MPT customers, where prizes of up to 2 million Kyats worth of bonuses can be won by those who opt-in between 20th May and 2nd June.

It’s an inclusive 20 million ‘family’ celebration where all MPT users will get the chance to win a prize. Open to all MPT prepaid / postpaid GSM/WCDMA/CDMA customers (including one-way and two-way block SIMs, after top-up), Customers simply send a free SMS, “20” to 2222 to participate in the lucky draw and win a prize of free credits.

Validity of free top-up credits

PrizesValidityNumber of Winners
Ks. 2,000,000 (Ks. 1,000,000 for on-net voice and Ks. 1,000,000 for data)5 Years20
Ks. 200,000 (Ks. 100,000 for on-net voice and Ks. 100,000 for data)360 Days200
Ks.20,000 (Ks. 10,000 for on-net voice and Ks. 10,000 for data)60 Days2,000
Ks.2,000 (Ks. 1,000 for on-net voice and Ks. 1,000 for data)10 Days200,000
Ks.200 (For on-net voice and data)5 DaysAll other participants

Mr. Koichi Kawase, Chief Commercial Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operations said: “First of all, MPT would like to thank all our loyal and truthful subscribers. MPT is the first and longest running telecoms company in Myanmar and as the industry enters this exciting stage of advancements and innovations, we would like to express our gratitude, for sticking by us and supporting us in ‘Moving Myanmar Forward,’ by rewarding all 20 million customers and we look forward to welcoming many more to the MPT family.”[:]

MPT celebrates Kason Full Moon Day with donations to the Shitthaung Pagoda in Rakhine

[:en](Yangon, Myanmar 16 May 2016) – MPT, Myanmar’s first and leading telecoms company will celebrate Kason Full Moon day by donating shawls to pilgrims who visit the Shitthaung Pagoda up in northern Rakhine, from 9am on Saturday 21st May.

The Full Moon Day of Kason is a day of three-fold significance as it is the Day the Buddha was born, the day He attained enlightenment and the day of His demise. This highly auspicious day, men and women of all ages across Myanmar, will go to pagodas in procession to pour water at the root of the sacred ‘Bo-Tree’ or ‘Bodhi’ tree under which Buddha attained Enlightenment.

Up in the Myauk-U of northern Rakhine state, it is the Shitthaung Pagoda where MPT will celebrate Kason Full Moon Day by participating in the Shitthaung Pagoda Festival.  Starting from the 21st until the 25th May, the country’s leading telecoms company will not only be there to donate shawls to the pilgrims, but they will also provide fun and entertainment for its most valued customers with a range of promotions, games, magic shows, dancers and gifts.  The activities will start from 4:00pm until 11:00pm each day.

Called by the people, Minbargyi, the Shitthaung or “temple of the 80,000 Buddhas” is an ancient temple located about half a mile to the north of the palace site and was built by one of the most powerful kings of the Myauk-U Dynasty. The Shitthaung Pagoda Festival is held at the pagoda’s precincts in Myauk-U, Rakhine State every year around the full moon day of Kason.

Mr. Koichi Kawase, Chief Commercial Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operation, said: “As the leading national telecom service provider, we are privileged to have the opportunity to reach out to all corners of Myanmar and partake in the country’s cultural events. Providing the people of Myanmar with shawls and fun activities for the Full Moon Day of Kason, allows MPT to get closer to the Myanmar people and focus not only on our service and promotions but also on the happiness of our customers.”

This is not the first time that MPT have supported those living in the Rakhine state. Back in July 2015, MPT provided relief when Cyclone Komen brought heavy rain, floods and landslides to the area. They have also assisted with the Flood Disasters Relief and Support Victims, as well donating to the Sittwe Clock Tower renovation.[:]

MPT Light’s Up Monastic Education Schools In Kayin, Mon and Bago

[:en]Innovative Solar Lantern Donation Initiative Reaches Out To More Underprivileged Students

(Kyiek Tho, Mon State & Hpa-An, Kayin State, 10th May, 2016 – MPT, Myanmar’s first and leading telecommunications operator, held donation ceremonies at Pan Dor Monastic School in Kyiek Hto, Mon State and Taung Dan Tharthanarpyu Monastic School in Hpa-An, Kayin State as part of its innovative “Lighting The Way Forward” corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative to provide solar-powered lanterns to monastic schools in Myanmar. The ceremonies marked the latest phase of donations with a total of 174 solar lantern units being distributed to monastic schools throughout Kayin State, Mon State and Bago Region this month to bring light to classrooms and help improve the learning experience of underprivileged students in these areas.

At the Kyiek Hto ceremony, Sayardaw Ashin U Zawtikka, Head Monk of Seit Phu Taung Monastic School in Mon State expressed his sincere appreciation for the donation of the solar lanterns. “Without electricity and lighting, monastic education schools here struggle to provide a conducive environment during lessons – especially in the evenings or bad weather when it gets dark. MPT’s contribution will go a long way to help students study well as they pursue their education. We are thankful for their efforts,” said Sayardaw.

Representing monastic education in mountainous Kayin State, Head Monk Sayardaw Ashin U Dhamma also thanked MPT for making a positive difference in the students’ lives. “The monastic schools help serve many underprivileged children and youths as they sometimes have nowhere else to turn to for a formal education. Central to their educational experience are the classrooms where they spend a lot of their formative years and these solar lanterns will foster a better setting for them,” shared Sayardaw.

Through its “Lighting The Way Forward” initiative, over 1,200 solar lanterns have been distributed across Myanmar to-date, including donations earlier this year to monastic schools in Mandalay, Sagaing, Magway,Yangon, Shan, Kayah, Kachin and Chin. 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.  The 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. Made of solar panels, storage batteries, and light-emitting diodes (LED), they store energy generated during the day, which can then be used to power the LED lights for 6 to 8 hours during the night or in low-light conditions when it is cloudy or raining. Each unit can function up to 24 hours on a single five-hour charge and has a unit lifetime of up to five years. Batteries for the units are replaceable, hence reducing operations cost as well as the need for maintenance. The solar storage units 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.[:]

MPT launches “5 minutes in 1 hour” voice package for customers to make continuous calling for long time at affordable price

[:en](Yangon, Myanmar, 09 May 2016) – Following the success of its “5 minutes in 1 hour” promotion in March and April, MPT is launching a “5 minutes in 1 hour” voice package. This voice package is responding to the demand of MPT customers who love the “5 minutes in 1 hour” concept and want to continue making many long calls at very affordable prices.

By subscribing to the “5 minutes in 1 hour” voice package, MPT customers will be able to enjoy for 30 days the “5 minutes in 1 hour” benefits: pay the first 5 minutes of your MPT to MPT calls at normal rate (Fixed or Mobile destinations) and get up to the next 55 minutes for Free. As an example, a MPT customer who calls a Friend on his MPT line (Mobile or Fixed) for 45 min would pay the first 5 min of the call (cost of 115 Ks, commercial tax excluded) and will get the next 40 min for free (920 Ks of bonus value, commercial tax excluded).

This time, the “5 minutes in 1 hour” concept will apply to all MPT to MPT calls, including those made during the peak hours (in previous “5 minute in 1 hour” promotion, minutes during the 6 to 10 pm peak time were charged at the normal rates).

Mr. Koichi Kawase, Chief Commercial Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operation said: “The initial “5 minutes in 1 hour” promotion was a major success. In response to strong demand, we want to give our customers making long calls the opportunity to continue calling their loved ones for hours at very affordable prices and this time whenever they want in the day. Our customers will need to subscribe to continue enjoying this promotion at a cost.”

The package will be available for subscription from May 9th to July 7th 2016. All MPT Swe Thahar GSM/WCDMA customers will be able to opt-in by dialing *555#. When subscribing to the package, customers will be charged a fee of 1,500 Ks.

The package expires 30 days after subscription and customers will then be able to renew it by re-paying the package fee. Base Tariff customers who are interested in the package need to first migrate to Swe Thahar by sending SMS “SWE” to 1332 (free of charge) and then to opt-in.

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MPT to host nationwide Mobile Seminar that will inform users how to use their smartphone safely and efficiently

[:en]Yangon, Myanmar, May 2 2016– Based on the success of its first Mobile Seminar back in February 2016, Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT), the first and leading telecommunications operator in Myanmar, announced today that they will now go nationwide with their mobile seminar with the aim of targeting 23,000 mobile phone users. Spread across 67 townships between 16 May and 19 July 2016, the seminars will address topics such as smartphone usage and internet safety.

The free to attend seminars will be held throughout Myanmar wherever MPT branded stores are located. However, MPT will conduct additional SPOT mobile seminars if customers from high schools, universities or factories officially request them. Customers will just need to visit www.mpt.com.mm website and download the registration form and send the application request by email to [email protected]. MPT’s customer care department will then send the confirmation to the requested customer where MPT will make the final arrangements and schedule a date for the seminar.

During the seminar, the MPT team will explain how to make the most of their smartphones whilst ensuring that it is used safely and economically so that they are being utilized to their maximum potential.

As part of MPT’s commitment to improving the lives of the Myanmar people, MPT will explain the usefulness of smartphones, the possible problems caused by inappropriate usage of smartphones and the best use of MPT services. MPT will also share tips on how to control data usage and avoid unintentional surge.

Mr.Koichi Kawase, Chief Commercial Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operation, said “As the sale of smartphones continues to rise and the demand for mobile internet usage increases, MPT wants to ensure the safety of all telecommunications customers by providing greater awareness on internet security. Therefore, MPT are restarting the program upon the demand coming directly from our customers. By taking these seminars nationwide, MPT will be able to reach a larger audience and explain how to use smart phones responsibly, share tips on internet safety, whilst making sure that our customers know how to use and access all of our available service.

Earlier this year, over 7000 MPT customers benefited from MPT’s previously held seminars. In February and March, MPT performed 56 seminars in 28 townships throughout the Ayeyarwaddy and Mandalay Region, each one enabling the MPT team to share tips and give advice in the region’s schools, universities and industrial zones.

MPT plan to rollout the mobile seminars that will be held in 67 townships in the following 13 states and regional divisions: Bago, Chin, Kachin, Kayin, Magwe, Nay Pyi Taw, Mon, Rakhine, Sagaing, Northern Shan, Southern Shan, Eastern Shan, Tanintharyi and Yangon.

MPT Mobile Seminar Requirements

To schedule a seminar with MPT at your location, the following requirements must be met.

When you are ready to host a MPT Mobile Seminar, please submit the Seminar Request Form. 

Seminar Duration:                       1.5 hours

Seminar Fees:                               Free of Charge

Participants:                                  Minimum 100 persons

Seminar Facilities:                      A suitable location & seats for the seminar must be prepared by the host.

Age Requirements:                    Participants must be 15 years old and above.

# If you would like to inquire more about scheduling a seminar, please contact to [email protected].

Click here to download the registration form.[:]