MPT Commemorates Independence Day with Special Top Up Bonuses

MPT customers can enjoy a maximum of up to 50% in bonus credits by topping up from 1 to 4 January 2017

(Yangon, 31 December 2016) – To celebrate Myanmar’s Independence Day and show appreciation for its more than 21 million subscribers, MPT announced that it is offering a special top up bonus promotion, providing up to 50% in bonus credits for customers who recharge from 1 January to 4 January 2017.
To enjoy the bonus credits, MPT prepaid GSM/WCDMA/CDMA customers simply need to recharge their credit amount during the promotion period through the available MPT top up channels (promotion bonuses not applicable for balance transfers).
Users will be able use these extra bonus credits for on-net voice calls (MPT to MPT), SMS (MPT to MPT SMS) and pay-as-you-go internet.
Summary of the Independence Day Promotion Top Up bonus credits is as follows:

Per Top Up Value (Kyats)Bonus Credits [%]Bonus Credits [Kyats]
30,000 50% 15,000
20,000 50%10,000
10,000 50%5,000
5,00040%2,000
 3,00030%900
1,00020%200
500 20% 100

*Above prices are subject to 5% commercial tax*
The validity of all the bonus credits received through the MPT Independence Day Top Up Bonus promotion, both new and existing, are valid for 5 calendar days from the last credit recharge date within the promotion period.
Mr. Koichi Kawase, Chief Commercial Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operation said: “In conjunction with the country’s historic Independence Day, we want to provide our customers with more bonus credits to stay connected even longer with friends and family during this festive period. It is just one of the ways we would like to express our thanks to our more than 21 million subscribers on the nation’s widest mobile network for their continued support, as we also welcome the New Year together.”
For more information about the promotion or other MPT announcements, please visit www.mpt.com.mm or www.facebook.com/mptofficialpage.

MPT To Kick Off Next Round Of Nationwide Mobile Seminars in 2017

MPT To Kick Off Next Round Of Nationwide Mobile Seminars in 2017

Company pressing on with initiative to educate country’s users on SIM registration, proper smartphone usage and online safety following success of previous seminars

 

(Yangon, 30 December 2016) – Coming off a successful series of mobile seminars on safe and proper mobile and internet usage earlier this year, MPT is announcing that it will carry out another round of seminars at the start of 2017 in additional locations nationwide. Aiming to target a further 20,000 participants the seminars’ informative curriculum will be presented in 70 townships between January and end of March 2017.

Apart from information on the guidelines on SIM registration requirements, with the country’s deadline on the process fast-approaching on 31 March 2017, the seminars by the MPT team will cover essential areas such as proper mobile usage and etiquette, internet safety and how to protect yourself in an online environment from dangers such as cyberbullying or harassment, as well as safeguarding your personal data in a connected world.

Held as part of MPT’s commitment to improving the lives of Myanmar’s communities, the free-to-attend seminars will be held throughout Myanmar to make sure everyone can participate these events.

Mr. Koichi Kawase, Chief Commercial Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operation, said “We can clearly see that smartphones and connected devices are increasingly becoming ubiquitous in Myanmar, which has seen a surge of internet users in recent years. MPT’s mobile seminars have been well-received thus far having reached about 30,000 participants, and we would like to press on with our initiative as a responsible telecommunications company to further help increase the awareness of the important topics of SIM registration, proper mobile usage and online safety amongst the general public. We will also impart useful tips for customers on how to make the most of their experience on the country’s largest mobile network as part of our program.”

Many customers benefited from MPT’s seminars held between February and July in 2016, where MPT conducted 123 seminars in several townships throughout the country in the respective regions’ schools, universities and industrial zones.

This second round of 71 seminars will be held in 2017 at the respective 70 townships under following states and regions: Ayeyarwaddy, Yangon, Tanintharyi, Bago, Nay Pyi Taw, Mandalay, Sagaing, Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, Chin, Mon, Rakhine and Shan states.

For more information about the Mobile Seminars or other MPT announcements, please visit www.mpt.com.mm or www.facebook.com/mptofficialpage.

Countdown To 2017 At The Public Festival Sponsored by MPT

Two-day New Year’s Eve event set to delight revelers with star-studded entertainment and fun activities at the People’s Park, Yangon

(Yangon, 28 December 2016) – MPT invites you to usher in the New Year with dazzling live performances, street art exhibitions, fashion fairs, food and other fun-filled activities at The Public Festival (New Year’s Eve People’s Festival) organized by Nine Planets, that will be held on 30 and 31 December, 2016 at the People’s Park, Yangon.

Revelers are in for a memorable experience at the outdoor event with the electrifying repertoire of contemporary hits, dance, pop and even classic rock on show. Day one of the countdown celebrations sponsored by MPT will feature a stellar mix of Myanmar’s top acts including DJ Thaw Thaw, Big Bag, Reason, Idiots, Antibiotic, Jenny, Issni, Sarah, Drive, Deficiency, Dusty Way, Room 502, ILLegal, Runaway Brides and Violenz, that will surely delight the crowd with adrenalin-pumping, energetic beats.

Setting the stage alight on the second day will be A Letter from Caesar, Nightmare, Fever 109, No U Turn, Last Day of Beethoven, The Voice and Extant, with the countdown performance by none other than Iron Cross, to sign off the year on a high note.

To liven up the festivities, MPT plans to organize a host of engaging activities such as games and special promotions for customers and partygoers alike at its sales booth, photo booth, mobile power bank booth, with attractive prizes on offer including special MPT branded merchandise and gifts.

Mr. Koichi Kawase, Chief Commercial Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operations said: “We are excited to be participating as the presenting sponsor of The Public Festival, the biggest year-end bash in Myanmar featuring a star-studded line up of performers and lively activities for all to enjoy. It promises to be an unforgettable occasion as we bid farewell to 2016 and together with our more than 21 million subscribers on the nation’s widest mobile network, join us as we move forward to a grand 2017.”

Event Details:

Title    : The Public Festival (New Year’s Eve People’s Festival) Sponsored by MPT

Times : 2:00pm – 11:00pm (30 December) & 1:00pm – 12:00am+ (31 December)

Venue : People’s Park, Yangon

Join in the fun at MPT’s booth and stage located just inside The Public Festival’s main entrance (Pyay Road entrance). For more information about the event or other MPT announcements, please visit www.mpt.com.mm or www.facebook.com/mptofficialpage.

MPT Clean and Sustainable Water Program

MPT Clean and Sustainable Water Program

What is this program?

Many areas of Myanmar lack sufficient access to water – especially during the dry season. Sources of water may be available, but adequate storage facilitates, or the means to tap groundwater reservoirs, can be too expensive or difficult to build without expertise. With the help of MPT and the collaboration of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), The MPT Clean and Sustainable Water Program will provide solutions to problems that communities face by drilling tube wells and creating reservoir ponds.

What is being proposed?

Our 210 million Kyats investment, in close collaboration with NGOs who are working with Department of Rural Development, will support vulnerable communities to tap the supplies available to them.  Together we will be identifying sites around the country that could benefit from tube wells and reservoir ponds.

Who are the partners?

These projects will be delivered by our NGO partners namely: the Network Activities Group (NAG) and Bridge Asia Japan (BAJ).

 

Network Activities Group (NAG) is a non-governmental organization founded in 2008 dedicated to improving the lives of Myanmar’s poor and vulnerable. By creating inclusive networks and collaborative partnerships, NAG helps empower communities and develop sustainable livelihoods. NAG is the proud recipient of the 2015 ASEAN Leadership Award on Rural Development and Poverty Eradication.

 

BAJ is a Japanese organization that provides assistance for people facing difficulties such as poverty and discrimination in Myanmar, and has been constructing hundreds of tube wells to international standards for many years. It has more than two decades of experience in this country and has built a trustworthy relationship with Department for Rural Development (DRD).

 

We also are considering other NGOs should they be more appropriate or more knowledgeable about a particular area over the course of the program.

Where is the NAG Project located?

NAG’s Projects located in two villages of Kyauk Htauk Kone in Kyauk Se Township, Manadalay Region and Nat Chaung of Kalay Township, Sagaing Region.

How much is being spent in each region?

The 210 million Kyats will be used for the whole program based on the depth and locations and for the current projects we work with NAG will be 29.9 Million and with BAJ is 23.8 Million.

Why water?

MPT has a wide range of CSR activities ranging from education, communications to earthquake relief. We have identified that access to water is an ongoing problem in many parts of the country especially during the dry season. Sources of water may be available, but adequate storage facilitates, or the means to tap groundwater reservoirs, can be too expensive or difficult to build without expertise. Therefore MPT is keen to assist in this area for the coming dry and hot seasons especially, but also for building lasting and viable water supplies for the foreseeable future in these communities.

Do you have any future plan for other states & Regions?

For the time being, we have budgeted for 210 million kyats and we will make our best effort to ensure the locations with the most urgent needs are prioritized in consultation with our partners. These also include the recommended locations proposed by the Department of Rural Development.

 

How much is MPT investing in this program?

The Clean and Sustainable Water Program and initiative is funded by MPT to the amount of 210 million Myanmar Kyats, it will go towards alleviating issues in water stressed regions.

What are the locations?

To begin with we are focusing on locations in Mandalay region, Sagaing & Magway – discussions with local people, the Department of Rural Development and the partner NGOs about the best places to site the tube wells have already begun.  Over the lifetime of the program we will be looking at other sites around the country, including in Ayeyarwaddy, Mon & Kayin states.

Which projects will be delivered by NAG and which by BAJ?

We are working with both organizations in multiple locations where possible, depending on their local knowledge and the value for money that they provide. Now we have located 3 locations first to start with and those are Mandalay, Sagaing and Magway Regions.

Where is the BAJ Project located?

BAJ’s Project location in Ywar Haung Kan Village, Magway Township, Magway Region.

Who is accountable?

We are working with the relevant authorities, as well as the NGO partners to make sure that the money is being spent in the best way possible. MPT wants to make a big difference to the communities where these projects will take place, and MPT is committed to long term and sustainable solutions.

Why do you choose only those States & Regions and why not the others?

We are closely working with NGOs and have based our selection according to the respective areas’ urgent needs together with the Department of Rural Development, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation in line with the budget available.

MPT Funds Wells and Ponds for Water In Dry Communities By introducing “Clean and Sustainable Water Program”

(Yangon, 27 December 2016) – MPT has announced a nationwide program of viable water projects to help communities that are in need of a safe, hygienic water supply. The Clean and Sustainable Water Program and initiative is funded by MPT to the amount of 210 million Myanmar Kyats, it will go towards alleviating issues in water stressed regions.

Many areas of Myanmar lack sufficient access to water – especially during the dry season. Sources of water may be available, but adequate storage facilitates, or the means to tap groundwater reservoirs, can be too expensive or difficult to build without expertise. With the help of MPT and the collaboration of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), The MPT Clean and Sustainable Water Program will provide solutions to problems that communities face by drilling tube wells and creating reservoir ponds.

The program is being delivered in partnership with Network Activities Group (NAG) and Bridge Asia Japan (BAJ).

Network Activities Group (NAG) is a non-governmental organization founded in 2008 dedicated to improving the lives of Myanmar’s poor and vulnerable. By creating inclusive networks and collaborative partnerships, NAG helps empower communities and develop sustainable livelihoods. NAG is the proud recipient of the 2015 ASEAN Leadership Award on Rural Development and Poverty Eradication.

U Bobby, CEO of NAG said: “Water is crucial for daily life. We know how hard and distressing it can be under shortages of water, especially women and children who are responsible for fetching it. We are glad to be partnering with MPT and serving those communities who are in need. I am sure, it will be a meaningful and long lasting investment.”

BAJ is a Japanese organization that provides assistance for people facing difficulties such as poverty and discrimination in Myanmar, and has been constructing hundreds of tube wells to international standards for many years. It has more than two decades of experience in this country and has built a trustworthy relationship with Department for Rural Development (DRD).

“All over the world people are making efforts to achieve the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030,” explained Ms. Akiko Mori Country Representative for Bridge Asia Japan (BAJ).This collaboration project is going to address goal number 6: Clean Water and Sanitation, to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. Our activity in this project is to address the water shortages by providing a tube well, storage tank and engine house at Ywar Haung Kan village, Magway Township where over 1,600 people are living. The central dry zone in Myanmar has a proverb that says: “Water has more value than Gold”.”

At the launch of the initiative in Yangon on 27th December it was announced that the first locations to benefit will be the Mandalay, Sagaing and Magway regions – discussions with local people, the Department of Rural Development and the partner NGOs about the best places to site the tube wells have already begun.

Mr Yoshiaki Benino, Chief Operating Officer MPT-KSGM Joint Operations gave his thoughts on this program. “Water is life, and too many people in Myanmar still have poor access to this most important resource” he said. “MPT has designed the Clean and Sustainable Water Program to provide projects in several locations around the country where people are in need of assistance. Our 210 million Kyats, in collaboration with NGOs, will support vulnerable communities to tap the supplies available to them, contributing towards development that will help Myanmar move forward”.

In the coming months MPT’s Clean and Sustainable Water Program will identify further sites around the country, including in Ayeyarwaddy, Mon, Kayin and Bago Regions, for tube wells and ponds, in close collaboration with locals and the required authorities.

Updates on the project will be provided by MPT throughout the process available on social media on via the MPT website.

MPT SIM Registration Services Now Available at Post Offices Nationwide

Customers may now conveniently register SIM cards at nearby post office locations

(Yangon, 23 December 2016) – Telecommunications operator MPT announced that its customers may now conveniently register their SIM cards at 782 post office locations nationwide.

The availability of additional SIM registration venues through Myanmar Post, national postal services provider comes as part of MPT’s drive to ensure that its more than 21 million users are signed-up in accordance to the national ruling that all SIM cards are required to register by March 2017.

Mr. Koichi Kawase, Chief Commercial Officer of MPT-KSGM said: “We are pleased to have SIM registration available via the post offices, which are extensively located in communities and townships throughout the country. As many frequent these places to conduct their daily business or errands and seek out services at their nearby neighborhood postal spot, they now have the added convenience of being able to easily register their MPT SIM cards.”

All MPT users have to do is bring along their SIM card and a form of identification (not copies), including: NRC card, student ID card or a driving license – for foreigners, passports are accepted.

Daw Ngu Thida, Deputy General Manager of Myanmar Post Office said: “We at Myanmar Post Office are thankful to have a chance to contribute, where we can, to the SIM registration process by MPT which is a sister organization to us. Through the post offices around the country, we will collaborate with MPT to ensure the success of the SIM registration efforts, as we originally are service providers. Since Myanma Post Office is also in its transitional period and we need to earn people’s trust, we will all fully provide services to the people.”

Alongside the 782 Myanmar Post offices, there currently are 35,000 MPT points of sale already available in addition to over 300 exchange offices all over Myanmar as part of its network of locations at which people can register. This is in addition to collaborations with CB Bank, KBZ Bank and Bestone Mobile branches to avail registration services.

To find out more about the other places where you can register, including online and in MPT branded stores, and registration drives, such as pop-up registration events and the mobile caravan service for rural areas, please visit http://mpt.com.mm/en/sim-registration/.

MPT Expands SIM Registration Network

Many more channels added for the convenience of customers

(Yangon, 21 December 2016) – Mobile operator Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) is expanding the number of SIM registration spots in a huge boost to help customers sign up as conveniently as possible.

Nearly 13 million MPT customers have already registered their cards. To bring this up to the total of over 21 million users, the company is setting up registration points in thousands of locations across the country, encouraging its customers to comply with the Government’s ruling that all SIM cards must be registered by March 2017.

There are 35,000 MPT points of sale already available now and this is in addition to collaborations with CB Bank, KBZ Bank and Bestone Mobile branches, and MPT is hoping to announce further collaborations with partners in the near future, offering even more choice of locations at which people can register.

There are ongoing events at key employment centres. 50 university sites are taking part in promotions for students, there will also be opportunities for government employees and industrial zone workers in Yangon and Mandalay to complete registration too.

For those not in the major cities, pop-up registration events will be arriving in many locations around Myanmar.  Following the success of the first MPT Road Show events in September, the concept is being organized for a second time, with more fun and games to be had at state shows in various regions.

In October MPT took a mobile caravan service to rural areas, and because of the positive response to that programme, the caravan will now roll into at least 55 locations all the way from Ayeyarwaddy, Bago & Tanintharyi, to Mandalay, Sagaing & Magway.

All MPT users have to do is bring along their SIM card and a form of identification (not copies), including: NRC card, student ID card or a driving license – for foreigners, passports are accepted.

Look out for the Road Shows and the caravan as it passes through your region, and visit http://mpt.com.mm/en/sim-registration/ to find out more about the other places where you can register, including online and in MPT branded stores.

Sim Registration Locations

Caravan service in rural areas

Over 100 locations in rural areas

Huawei GR52017 MPT Version

Huawei GR52017 MPT Version

What is the GR5 2017 MPT Special edition handset?

User will be able to get special benefit on MPT SIM card.

What is this Huawei GR5 2017(MPT Special Edition) promotion about?

When you buy an Huawei GR5 2017(MPT Special Edition) , you will be given a free MPT sim card
> This MPT sim card will be given free 4GB, if you top up at least 5,000 Ks per month (including first month)
> Free Bonus can only be given once per month, up to 6 months from activation.

What is the price of GR5 2017 MPT Special Edition?

Currently Huawei GR5 2017(MPT Special Edition) price is 289,000 MMKs.

How long will the free 4GB data be given?

> Up to 6 months, from the month of sim activation
> E.g. if sub activate the sim card in April 2016, free data can be given only up to September, even if sub did not top up in May till July

What will happen if I switch to base plan?

> Free bonus data can only be used if sub is on Swe Thahar plan
> If sub switches to base and then switches back to Swe Thahar plan, sub will get remaining bonus data back

What is the expiry date of free data?

> Free 4GB would be monthly basis. Every end of month the bonus will be expired.

How can I get benefit?

Please activate SIM card first and top-up to get special benefit.

Which type of data will be used first, free or paid data?

Free data will always be used first

Can other operator SIM be used on GR5 2017 MPT Special Edition?

Yes, other operator SIM can be used on GR5 2017 MPT Special Edition at SIM slot2 only.

Can MPT existing SIM use to get benefit?

No, only new SIM together with handsets will get benefit.

Where can I get the handset?

Huawei GR5 2017(MPT Special Edition) is widely available in Huawei outlet shops and some MPT branded shops.

When will Huawei GR5 2017(MPT Special Edition) be available?

Huawei GR5 2017(MPT Special Edition) with MPT SIM will be available in the market by 10th January 2017. But the pre order will be accepted by 21st Dec 2016 to 9th Jan 2017.

What is the other benefit?

MPT4U, Lotaya, Facebook, Viber and Line are pre-installed in MPT Special Edition for the user to save time.

MPT offers Deals and Giveaways on New Huawei GR5

(Yangon, 19 December 2016) –The impressive Huawei GR5 2017 will be available to preorder from MPT and goes on sale to the general public January 10th 2017.

Customers wanting to get their hands on the highly anticipated stylish new phone, can get a glimpse of it at sales events in MPT branded stores on the 21st and 24th December. The events will be taking place in Mandalay, Yangon, Monywa, Pyin Oo Lwin, Mawlamyine, Bago, Pathein, Hpa An and Taunggyi.

Anyone that preorders the GR5 to beat the rush will receive some exclusive MPT gifts. Included with the phone will be a free power bank, branded backpack and a 32GB SD card. Perfect for storing hundreds of quality photos, videos and other media.

MPT has designed a special data package to accompany the Huawei GR5 2017 on the network. It comes with preloaded with an SIM card plus a huge 4GB of data when customers top up 5000ks per month, for 6 months. Moreover other MPT features such as MPT4U, Lotaya, Facebook, Viber and Line will be pre-installed in MPT Special Edition for the users to save time and use it conveniently. The GR5 is 4G ready, meaning that customers will be able to take advantage of this generous data quota and therefore unleash the potential of high speed mobile internet on the full MPT 4G network in 2017.

Designed for trend-setting shoppers on a budget, Huawei has managed to package premium specifications into an attractive metallic body. The addition of world-class dual rear cameras means that taking beautiful images with amazing depth of field is even faster and easier than with the previous iteration of this already popular smartphone.

What’s more is that the 8MP front facing camera with its wide-angle lens captures memories through amazing selfies. It is combined with face recognition and retouch software that can help people look their best. Added to that, customers will find a long lasting battery, fingerprint sensor, fast processor and a glorious 5.5inch high definition display all at an affordable price.
Chief Commercial Officer MPT-KSGM Mr Koichi Kawase said that “This powerful yet affordable smartphone is a fantastic addition to MPT’s range. Users will love the new dual camera on the GR5 and the trendy metallic body makes this an all-round quality product. Together with MPT’s large data quota promotion, I expect the Huawei GR5 to be a very popular phone with our customers. Preorder today to avoid disappointment, and you’ll receive gifts for free”

To find out more visit the MPT website for details of the launch and the sales events.

Shop NameState / DivisionAddressPromotion Date
Mobile Mall MPT Branded StoreMandalay84 St; between 33st and 34 st, Chanayetarzan Township24th Dec
Mobile Mother MPT Shop 60th stMandalayCorner of 60 Street, Manawhari Street, Mandalay (Mpt Franchise)21st Dec
Myanmar Padauk MPT shop KyaukkarMonywaNo.202, Kyaukkar St /Yankin ward.24th Dec
Ecity ( Sule )YangonMPT Shop (Sule )21st Dec
MEDC MPT branded shop,South OkkalapaYangonNo(005), Build (A),14/1 Ward,South Okkalapa township24th Dec
Unitel (MPT brand,Yankin)YangonNo(103/5),Yankin Road,(1) Ward,Yankin township21st Dec
FPT Mobiltel MPT Branded StoreYangonHledan Centre24th Dec
Citicom MPT Banana Myanmar PlazaYangonK101,1floor Myanmar Plaza ,192 kabaraye Pagoda st ,  Bahan, Yangon24th Dec
Pyin Oo Lwin MPT Branded StorePyin Oo LwinCorner of telegraph street & MDY-LSO street, infront of Myanmar Economic Bank,No(5) quarter21st Dec
Mawlamyine MPT Branded StoreMawlamyineState Manager Office, MPT, Thitkalkone quarter, Mawlamyaine21st Dec
Bago MPT Branded StoreBagoYgn-Mdy Street, near NaryiSin , MPT DIVISION MANAGER OFFICE21st Dec
Pathein MPT Branded StorePatheinDivision Manager office,MPT, Maharbandula street, Ayarwaday Division, Pathein ,042-25000021st Dec
Hpa-an MPT Branded StoreHpa-anHpaan Post office compound, PadonMar Street , No(1) quarter21st Dec
Thingangyun MPT branded StoreThingangyunCorner of ThuMinGalar Street and ThuMaNa Street, ThinGanGyun TRA21st Dec
Pansodan MPT Branded StoreYangonCorner of Majhabandula Rd and Pansodan, Kyauktada21st Dec
Taunggyi MPT Branded StoreTaunggyiInside of state manager office MPT, Bogyoke Street, Tittaw quarter21st Dec

NLD x MPT Education Network Graduation Ceremony

Graduation ceremony for the first batch of “Digital Skills to Go Forward” program in collaboration with MPT and NLD Education Network was organized at Royal Rose Restaurant on 18th  December, 2016.

There are 278 students successfully achieved by this two months program which is the first batch of the computer literacy course opened at (10) locations of NLD Education Network Schools as part of the “Digital Skills to Go Forward” CSR initiative. We would like to share the photos of the event. By this initiative, MPT donated 200 Laptop computers and routers for the NLD Education Network schools located in Yangon and Mon State including the honorarium fees for the trainers to run the program.