MPT launches Social Packs by offering 1Ks per MB rate for Facebook, LINE, Viber, COC & Clash Royale

Customers can now enjoy even more on their favorite social media apps on MPT’s nationwide network (Yangon, 27 July, 2016) – To continue the celebration of reaching 20 million customers and show its appreciation to its valued customers, Myanmar’s first and leading telecommunications operator, MPT, today announced the launch of three new Social Data Packs to enjoy the most popular social apps with 1Ks per MB starting from 28th July, 2016. Available for all MPT Swe Thahar GSM/WCDMA users, customers can choose from 24 Hr, 7 Days, and 30 Days packs that provide fixed data quota for Social apps: Facebook, LINE, and Viber as well as fan-favorite games Clash of Clans and Clash Royale on their mobile and enjoy amazing social media surfing rates at 1Ks/MB. > Data quota for Social Data Packs

Social Data Packs

Price (Ks)

Data Quota (MB)

To Subscribe

24 Hour Pack

199

200 MB

Dial *3001# or SMS SP1 to 1332
7 Days Pack

999

1,000 MB

Dial *3002# or SMS SP2 to 1332
30 Days Pack

3,999

4,000 MB

Dial *3003# or SMS SP3 to 1332

*After data quota has been reached, subsequent data usage will be charged as per normally applicable Pay As You Go or data pack rates.* * Above prices are subject to 5% commercial tax VoIP services (Voice over Internet Protocol) are not included in the data quota, along with links to external applications or sites. They will be charged as per normally applicable (Pay As You Go or data pack) rates. Mr. Koichi Kawase, Chief Commercial Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operation said that the apps were selected based on a deep study of customers’ interests and the company wants to extend its appreciation by providing customers with free data quota to enjoy these popular apps, “Thankful for our customers’ loyalty and continued support, we are always thinking of innovative plans and offers that suit our customers interests. These new social data packs will enable social media fans to do more, stay connected with their friends and family, and experience more with their favorite apps on MPT’s nationwide data network.”

MPT Honors Monastic Education Schools and Customers For Successful Nationwide Solar Donation CSR Initiative

Ceremony held in appreciation of those who contributed to successful campaign to donate over 2,000 solar lanterns to 632 underequipped monastic education schools

(Yangon, 27 July, 2016) – MPT, Myanmar’s first and leading telecommunications operator, today held an appreciation ceremony in honor of the country’s Monastic School Education organizations, including the Phaung Daw Oo Monastic School, and its generous customers who together, ensured the success of its “Lighting the Way Forward” solar donation initiative at the Parkroyal Hotel, Yangon. Through this innovative corporate social responsibility (CSR) education campaign by MPT, more than 2,000 solar lanterns were donated over 600 under-equipped monastic schools across Myanmar, providing much needed solar-powered light and electricity to assist students in their education.

In attendance at the ceremony were the Venerable Sayardaw Bhaddanta Nayaka, the Head Monk representing Phaung Daw Oo Monastery and Monastic Education organizations as well as Mr. Yoshiaki Benino, Chief Operation Officer of MPT–KSGM Joint Operation and other company representatives.

The Venerable Sayardaw Bhaddanta Nayaka, who is also the Secretary for the country’s Monastic Education Organizations, was appreciative of the efforts and contributions from MPT and its customers. “The kind support from MPT and its customers is being keenly felt by our students who are now able to better concentrate on their studies. Many of them who previously had to rely on candlelight to even read in darker classroom conditions, can now focus on their studies with reliable access to sources of lighting and electricity provided by the solar lanterns. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks for the charitable contributions to help improve our students’ learning experience.

Starting in February 2016, MPT brought 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 initiative 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.

At the ceremony, Mr. Yoshiaki Benino underlined MPT’s commitment to supporting Myanmar’s communities through its innovative CSR activities that make a meaningful difference to the lives of the people here. “As a responsible corporate citizen of Myanmar, we understand the importance of giving back to the people here. MPT is aims to improve the lives of the communities it touches through innovative initiatives such as this, which brought light and electricity nationwide to those who would otherwise not have access. The success of Lighting The Way Forward is a culmination of the goodwill of our customers who generously contributed to this charitable outreach and the inspirational work by Monastic Education organizations here, in tirelessly educating these fine young students. We would like to thank everyone who contributed to making this solar donation initiative a reality.”

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 Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) “Lighting The Way Forward” Fact sheet, please click here to view.

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.

Receive More Friday Bonuses When You Recharge Via e-Top Up With MPT

MPT’s e-Top Up allows customers to receive up to 30% bonus for MPT to MPT voice calls, SMS and pay-as-you-go data

(Yangon, 14 July, 2016) – To continue the celebration of reaching 20 million customers and extend its appreciation to its valued customers, MPT the first and leading telecommunications operator in Myanmar, today announced that they will upgrade its special data top up bonuses for recharges on Friday which was started on 17 June, 2016, and offer up to 30% of additional bonus credits to customers who recharge via e-Top Up on Fridays starting from 15 July.

To enjoy the additional bonus credits , MPT prepaid GSM/WCDM customers just need to recharge on Fridays via e-Top Up – with the bonus credits valid for 7 calendar days from the recharge date. These extra bonus credits can only be used for voice calls (MPT to MPT calls), SMS (MPT to MPT SMS) and pay-as-you-go Data. Users will be able use these extra bonus credits for voice calls (MPT to MPT), SMS (MPT to MPT SMS) and pay-as-you-go data.

Also, Happy Friday Data Bonus is still ongoing, so, MPT prepaid GSM/WCDMA customers will receive at least Data Bonus when they recharge on Fridays. But Happy Friday Data Bonus Plus additional bonus credits will be offered when they recharge via e-Top Up on Fridays.

A minimum recharge amount of Ks.1,000 is required to receive the bonus credits and the offer is not available for CDMA mobile device users.

Summary of the upgraded plan for top up bonuses on Friday is as follows: 

Per top up value (Kyats)Top up with physical cardsTop up with e-Top Up
1,00020MB20MB + 100ks Bonus
3,00080MB 80MB + 500ks Bonus
5,000150MB 150MB + 1,250ks Bonus
10,000400MB 400MB + 3,000ks Bonus
20,000800MB 800MB + 6,000ks Bonus
30,0001,200MB 1,200MB + 9,000ks Bonus

* Free internet megabyte bonus will be valid until the end of Sunday.

Mr. Koichi Kawase, Chief Commercial Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operation said that in appreciation to its loyal customers, the company is providing even more value to them when they top up via MPT. “Our customers can now enjoy amazing bonus credits and data from simply recharging via e-Top Up on Fridays. This will enable them to do more, be it staying connected with family and friends over longer calls or experiencing more online content through our nationwide data network, starting from a low minimum top up amount of just Ks.1000.”

Enjoy a new song each day with MPT’s new Caller Ring Back Tone daily subscription service

Music fans can now use music as their ring back tone from a wide range of Myanmar’s top hits at a low fee of 45 Ks/day

(Yangon, 13 July, 2016) – To continue the celebration of reaching 20 million customers and express its appreciation to its loyal customers, MPT, the first and leading telecommunications operator in Myanmar, today announced that MPT customers can now sign up for its new Caller Ring Back Tone (CRBT) daily subscription service at an attractive low rate of just Ks. 45 per day.

The service offers music aficionados a selection of ring back tones – the ringing sounds callers hear while awaiting receivers to pick up – from a large catalogue popular songs from Myanmar’s top artists.

MPT GSM and WCDMA customers who want to subscribe to the daily plan and start listening to their favorite tunes for their calls, simply need to SMS to 7979. CRBT daily subscriptions expire by the end of the subscribed day at midnight.

Mr. Koichi Kawase, Chief Commercial Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operations said: “To thank our valued customers for their ongoing support, we now offer them more flexibility with the new daily subscription option on top of our current monthly plan. We understand that users have their own unique preferences and by providing a large song catalogue at attractive monthly and daily rates, we give them a better overall experience through our CRBT service to suit their distinct usage needs”.

This service also comes alongside MPT’s existing monthly plan available at an affordable Ks. 1,000/month. To subscribe, users just need to SMS to 7979. Customers will be charged for the monthly subscription amount plus any downloaded songs which will be retained for the month, about Ks. 300 /month each, every 1st calendar day.

With thousands of tracks to choose from with even more being added on each week, users can preview ring back tone songs from the country’s top artists available for download such as Myo Gyi, Iren 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 on MPT’ “Lo Ta Ya” web portal CRBT page at http://lotayamm.com/service/crbt/MPTRingTune.

The rates for the subscriptions and downloaded songs are subject to 5% commercial tax.

MPT offers additional free data; launches two new data packs

MPT is offering double data bonus on its existing data packs at no extra cost as well as two additional data packs to address increasing data consumption by its customers.

(Yangon, 12 July, 2016) – To continue the celebration of reaching 20 million customers and show appreciation for its most valued and loyal customers, MPT, the first and leading telecommunications operator in Myanmar, announced today the launch of a new double data promotion, which will start from July 13, and two additional data packages for MPT Prepaid and Postpaid GSM/WCDMA Swe Thahar customers.

The double data promotion will provide users with extra data quota for current monthly data packs at the same prices.

The two new packs will be a Daily pack, for the casual Internet user and another affordable Monthly pack for data hungry users. Users can enjoy data for as low as 2.5Ks/MB.

Mr. Koichi Kawase, Chief Commercial Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operation said that the company deeply values its loyal customers and would like to extend its appreciation through these attractive bonuses. “We recognize the growing demand for internet use amongst our 20 million strong MPT users and believe this is due to the increasing data speeds and stability of our network. To reward our customers, we have developed new promotions and attractive data packs to allow our customers to surf more every day.”

> Double Data bonus for current monthly packs

Existing data quota + BonusTotal data quotaPrice (Ks)To Subscribe
400MB + 400MB800MB2,800Dial* 2002# OR SMS to 1332
1GB + 1GB2GB6,500Dial* 2003# OR SMS to 1332
5GB + 5GB10GB25,000Dial* 2005# OR SMS to 1332

MPT will not be raising the price of any of its existing packs, yet it will be increasing the amount of free data users can enjoy. The 400 MB pack bonus will increase from an extra 150 MB to an extra 400 MB; the 1 GB pack bonus will increase from an extra 350 MB to an extra 1 GB; and finally the 5 GB pack bonus will increase from 1.5 GB to 5 GB.

> 2 New Data Packs

Data PackData quotaPrice (Ks)To Subscribe
24-Hour Pack120 MB400Dial* 2001# OR SMS to 1332
New Monthly Pack2 + 2 GB12,000Dial* 2004# OR SMS to 1332

The 24-Hour pack is valid for 24 hours from the time of purchase and is convenient for users who simply want to browse for the day. The New Monthly pack will remain valid for 30 days from the day of purchase.

A Thousand Sales Representative Job Opportunities Available At Upcoming MPT Job Fairs around Myanmar

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Interested candidates may sign up at job fair events – first one to be held  at the MPT JO Telecom Business Training Centre, Pazundaung Township, in Yangon on 23 & 24 July

(Yangon, 11 July, 2016) – To meet the country’s fast-growing customer demand for telecommunications services, MPT, the first and leading telecom operator in Myanmar, today announced that it will be organizing job fairs at locations around the country, looking to reinforce its sales force with a thousand job opportunities available for locals from locations such as Yangon and other major cities.

Earlier this year, MPT held hugely successful “MPT Job Fair 2016” events in Yangon and Mandalay in January and June respectively, where scores of eager candidates applied for various positions at the company. Now, MPT is looking to boost its sales forces to serve its loyal customers with care, aiming to hire up to 1,000 sales representatives at the job fair. Qualified candidates who are interested – high school graduates and above – may attend the job fairs in Yangon and other places which will be frequently held from July to September.

The first job fair event in Yangon will be held at the MPT JO Telecom Business Training Centre, No.44/114 Lower Pazundaung Road, Pazundaung Township from July 23 and 24 (9:00 am – 4:00 pm). More job fair events are planned and their locations will be announced soon.

Requirements for the Sale Representative positions (Yangon Job Fair) are as follows:
Age : 18 – 40
Working Place : Yangon and areas around the city
Contract : Individual service agreement basis
Others : High school graduates and above; need to have Smart Phones

The previous two job fairs organized by MPT saw strong responses with several qualified people expressing their interest to work in the fast-paced and exciting telecommunications industry. In the next few months, Myanmar’s first and leading operator is looking forward to meeting many candidates from Yangon to work together and offer better services to its valued customers.[:]

MPT is The Most Loved Brand in Myanmar

[:en]Myanmar’s leading telecom operator was ranked as “the Most Loved Brand in Myanmar” according to a recent brand research study

(Yangon, 6 July 2016) – MPT, the first and leading telecommunications operator in Myanmar, came in first place on the list of “Most Loved” brands in the country according to the recently released results of the BrandZ™ Spotlight on Myanmar study conducted by the world’s largest advertising group WPP and market research firm Millward Brown.

The study involved interviews with 1,660 people across Myanmar, and is based on spending habits of consumers in 42 international and local brands from four categories including coffees, soft drinks, mobile phone handsets and mobile network operators.

Mr. Takashi Nagashima, Chief Executive Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operation took the opportunity to express the company’s gratitude for the acknowledgement. “We are humbled to receive this recognition and on behalf of MPT, I would like to thank our customers and the community for their strong support in us. A lot of hard work has been put into improving our mobile network, making it more accessible to more people and ensuring we develop innovative offerings that will better serve users in Myanmar. We will continue with our efforts to deliver services that truly bring value to customers and make a positive impact for the country and the communities here.”

For the most-loved brand category, MPT clinched the top spot receiving 129 votes. According to the report, “Love” measures the emotional affinity of a brand, and it is usually linked to performance and innovation. The most loved brands in Myanmar – coming from a range of categories in both products and services – scored the highest in the areas measuring the emotional affinity they received from the surveyed group.

The results of the research were grouped under five categories – the most loved brand, the most differentiated brand, the most innovative brand, the brand with the strongest proposition, and how global brands perform in Myanmar vs the world.

 

To view the full Spotlight On Myanmar study results, please download it at:

http://wppbaz.com/admin/uploads/files/WPP_%20Myanmar_2016_Download.pdf[:my]ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ၏ ဦးေဆာင္ဆက္သြယ္ေရး ေအာ္ပေရတာသည္ ကုန္အမွတ္တံဆိပ္မ်ား သုေတသန ေလ့လာခ်က္အရ “the Most Loved Brand in Myanmar” ကုန္အမွတ္တံဆိပ္အျဖစ္ရရွိခဲ့

(ရန္ကုန္၊ ၆ ဇူလိုင္ ၂၀၁၆) – ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ၏ ဦးေဆာင္ဆက္သြယ္ေရး ေအာ္ပေရတာျဖစ္ေသာ ျမန္မာ့ ဆက္သြယ္ေရးလုပ္ငန္း MPT သည္ ကမာၻအၾကီးဆံုး ေၾကာ္ျငာလုပ္ငန္း အဖြဲ႕အစည္းတစ္ခုျဖစ္သည့္ WPP ႏွင့္ ေစ်းကြက္ဆိုင္ရာ သုေတသနအဖြဲ႕ျဖစ္ေသာ Millward Brown တို႔ေဆာင္ရြက္သည့္ BrandZ မွ “Sportlight on Myanmar ေခါင္းစဥ္ျဖင့္ ေကာက္ယူထားေသာ စစ္တမ္းအရ ႏိုင္ငံအတြင္း၌ လူႀကိဳက္ အမ်ားဆံုး ကုန္အမွတ္တံဆိပ္ စာရင္း၏ထိပ္ဆံုး၌ ရပ္တည္ႏိုင္ခဲ့ပါသည္။

အဆိုပါ သုေတသနေလ့လာခ်က္သည္ ျပည္တြင္းႏွင့္ျပည္ပ ကုန္အမွတ္တံဆိပ္ ၄၂ ခုမွ ေကာ္ဖီ၊ အခ်ိဳရည္၊ မိုဘိုင္းလ္ဖုန္း ႏွင့္ မိုဘိုင္းလ္ဆက္သြယ္ေရး ေအာ္ပေရတာ အစရွိေသာ အမ်ိဳးအစား ၄ မ်ိဳး အနက္ စားသုံးသူမ်ား အသံုးျပဳေလ့ရွိေသာ ကုန္အမွတ္တံဆိပ္ကို အေျခခံကာ ႏုိင္ငံႏွင့္အ၀ွမ္းမွ လူေပါင္း ၁၆၆၀ ဦးကို ေမးျမန္းထားျခင္းျဖစ္ပါသည္။

“ဒီလိုအသိအမွတ္ျပဳမႈကို လက္ခံရရွိတဲ့အတြက္တကယ့္ကို ဝမ္းေျမာက္မိပါတယ္။  ကၽြန္ေတာ္တို႔ရဲ႕ ေဖာက္သည္ေတြ၊ ကၽြန္ေတာ္တို႔ရဲ့ ဝန္ေဆာင္မႈကိုအသံုးျပဳသူေတြနဲ႔၊ ျပည္သူလုထုကေန အခုလိုမ်ိဳး ေထာက္ပံ့ေပးခဲ့တဲ့အတြက္ MPT ရဲ့ကိုယ္စား ေက်းဇူးတင္စကားေျပာလိုပါတယ္။ ကၽြန္ေတာ္တို႔ရဲ႕ မိုဘိုင္းလ္ဆက္သြယ္ေရး ကြန္ရက္ေတြ တိုးတက္ေကာင္းမြန္ေရး၊ ျမန္မာျပည္သူေတြ ပိုမိုလြယ္ကူစြာ လက္လွမ္းမီ အသံုးျပဳႏိုင္ေစေရး တို႔အတြက္ တီထြင္ဆန္းသစ္တဲ့ ဝန္ေဆာင္မႈေတြကို ေပးႏုိင္ဖုိ႔ ႀကိဳးပမ္းခဲ့ရပါတယ္။ ဆက္လက္ၿပီး ကၽြန္ေတာ္တို႔ရဲ႕ သံုးစြဲသူ ျပည္သူေတြအတြက္ ေကာင္းမြန္တဲ့ ဝန္ေဆာင္မႈေတြနဲ႔ ႏိုင္ငံအတြက္ ပုိမိုေကာင္းမြန္တဲ့ ရလဒ္ေတြေပးစြမ္းႏိုင္ဖို႔အတြက္ ေဆာင္ရြက္သြားမွာပါ” ဟု MPT-KSGM Joint Operation မွ အမႈေဆာင္အရာရွိခ်ဳပ္ Mr. Takashi Nagashima က အသိအမွတ္ျပဳမႈရရွိခဲ့ျခင္းအေပၚ ေက်းဇူးတင္ စကားေျပာၾကားခဲ့ပါသည္။

လူႀကိဳက္မ်ားဆံုး ကုန္အမွတ္တံဆိပ္အျဖစ္ေရြးခ်ယ္မႈတြင္ MPT အေနျဖင့္ စုစုေပါင္း ၁၂၉ မဲျဖင့္ထိပ္ဆံုး ေနရာတြင္ရပ္တည္ခဲ့ျခင္းျဖစ္သည္။ အဆိုပါ စစ္တမ္းအရ သုံးစြဲသူမ်ား၏ ႀကိဳက္ႏွစ္သက္မႈႏွင့္ ခ်စ္ခင္မႈကုိ တိုင္းတာရာတြင္ MPT ၏ စြမ္းေဆာင္ရည္ႏွင့္ ဆန္းသစ္တီထြင္ႏိုုင္မႈတို႔မွာ အျမဲတမ္းဆက္စပ္ေနၿပီး သုံးစြဲသူမ်ား၏ ကုန္အမွတ္တံဆိပ္အေပၚ စြဲလမ္းမႈတို႔ျဖင့္ တိုင္းတာထားပါသည္။ စစ္တမ္းေကာက္ယူေရးအဖြဲ႔ ရရွိသည့္ အခ်က္ အလက္အမ်ားအရ MPT သည္ ျမန္မာ့လူႀကိဳက္မ်ားဆံုး ကုန္အမွတ္တံဆိပ္အတြက္ ထုတ္ကုန္မ်ားႏွင့္ ဝန္ေဆာင္မႈနယ္ပယ္တြင္ လူအမ်ား၏ခ်စ္ခင္ႏွစ္သက္မႈ အမ်ားဆံုးရရွိခဲ့ေၾကာင္းသိရပါသည္။

အဆိုပါသုေတသနစစ္တမ္းသည္ The Most Loved brand, The Most Differentiated brand, The Most Innovative brand, the brand with Strongest Proposition ႏွင့္ how global perform in Myanmar VS the world အစရွိ ေခါင္းစဥ္ ၅ ခု ေအာက္တြင္စစ္တမ္းေကာက္ယူထားျခင္းျဖစ္ပါသည္။

ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံႏွင့္ပတ္သက္သည့္ ေလ့လာမႈရလဒ္မ်ားကို ၾကည့္ရႈ႕လိုပါက ေအာက္ေဖာ္ျပပါလင့္တြင္ ေဒါင္းလုပ္ ရယူႏိုင္မည္ျဖစ္ပါသည္။

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MPT’s Lighting The Way Forward Solar Donation Campaign Concludes Successfully

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Donates 741 solar lanterns to help underprivileged monastic education students in Ayeyarwaddy, Rakhine and Tanintharyi, bringing nationwide donation total to over 2000 units

(Tal Chaung Village, Ayeyarwaddy Region, 5th July, 2016) – MPT, Myanmar’s first and leading telecommunications operator, marked the successful conclusion of its “Lighting the Way Forward” solar donation initiative following a donation ceremony held at the Tal Chaung Monastic School in Tal Chaung Village, which received solar lanterns as part of the 741 units distributed to the Ayeyarwaddy, Rakhine and Tanintharyi regions. This innovative corporate social responsibility (CSR) education campaign by MPT was carried out with the aim to provide solar-powered light and electricity to over 600 underequipped monastic schools across Myanmar.

The Venerable Sayardaw Ashin Yaywatar Linkarya, the secretary monk representing monastic education for Ayeryawaddy Region who spoke at the ceremony in Tal Chaung, welcomed the benefits these solar donations will provide for so many underprivileged students. “Previously, many of our students in this region had to rely on candlelight or brave darker classroom conditions. Especially during the rainy season which can affect their learning experience in bad weather. The reliable access to sources of lighting and electricity from the solar lanterns will certainly aid our efforts to educate them for a brighter future. We are thankful for these donations and the help they provide to both our students and teachers.

Mr. Yoshiaki Benino, Chief Operation Officer of MPT–KSGM Joint Operation, who was also in attendance at the donation ceremony, expressed his enthusiasm for company’s innovative education initiative which ended its national rollout in Ayeyarwaddy Region. “Since commencing our campaign to bring light to monastic schools nationwide earlier this year, we have equipped hundreds of classrooms with these solar lanterns, assisting many students around Myanmar to study better along the way. This underlines MPT’s commitment to positively engaging communities here and making a meaningful difference in their lives in areas such as education. We hope that the better-lit and more conducive learning environment will spur on the students in their pursuit for knowledge.”

This donation event at Tal Chaung, a small village over five hours drive from the region capital Pathein, memorably capped off MPT’s “Lighting the Way Forward” CSR initiative, which saw more than 2,000 solar lanterns distributed to help about 58,000 underprivileged students in 632 schools nationwide study in brighter classrooms this year. For its final phase, about 217 monastic in Ayeyarwaddy, Rakhine and Tanintharyi regions schools that do not have electricity were equipped with 741 solar units this month. MPT’s 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 Nano SIM and Service Guide Book now available at MPT Branded Stores

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Myanmar’s leading telecom operator offers more services for its customers

(Yangon, 4 July 2016) – Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT), the first and leading telecommunications operator in Myanmar, announced today the introduction of its new MPT Nano SIM card and an informative service guide book, which is now available for customers in all MPT Branded Stores.

MPT leads the way in having secured over 20 million subscribers however, in this new era, the first and longest running telecoms company in the country, promises to provide more innovations, rewards, and promotions for their loyal customers.

Compatible for all types of handsets, the MPT Nano SIM complements the existing micro and regular SIM sizes that are already available to MPT users. Over 240 contacts and 40 SMS texts can be stored in it. MPT customers can easily apply to replace a lost or damaged SIM card with the new Nano SIM.

Nano SIM Card

Nano

Also available to pick up in MPT branded stores is the newly published MPT Service Guide Book.  Free to MPT customers, the helpful guide book provides information on: Prices, Internet Packages, Internet Settings, Value Added Services, International Services, Tourist SIM Cards, Trouble-shooting for a Lost/ Damage SIM, the Call Center as well as a full list of all MPT branded stores around the country.

To provide a full service and to meet their customer’s needs, MPT has also extended the operational hours at the following Yangon MPT branded stores: Sule, 40th Street, Pansodan and Ahlone from 9:30am to 5:30pm (from Monday to Friday). MPT intends to extend the operational hours of other branded stores in the near future, so that they can maintain their commitment and  providing the very best service to its most valued customers.[:]