Auto Telephone numbers will be changed to update exchanges Lashio and Taunggyi in Shan State

Yangon, Myanmar, 01 June, 2016 – Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT), announced today that they need to change the auto telephone numbers to update exchanges in order to give better and upgraded services to customers as follows. Continue reading “Auto Telephone numbers will be changed to update exchanges Lashio and Taunggyi in Shan State”

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

Prizes Validity Number of Winners
Ks. 2,000,000 (Ks. 1,000,000 for on-net voice and Ks. 1,000,000 for data) 5 Years 20
Ks. 200,000 (Ks. 100,000 for on-net voice and Ks. 100,000 for data) 360 Days 200
Ks.20,000 (Ks. 10,000 for on-net voice and Ks. 10,000 for data) 60 Days 2,000
Ks.2,000 (Ks. 1,000 for on-net voice and Ks. 1,000 for data) 10 Days 200,000
Ks.200 (For on-net voice and data) 5 Days All 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 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.[:]

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.[:]

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 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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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.[:]

FLOOD WARNING

FLASH FLOOD WARNING: TAKE ACTION (NYAUNG TONE TAR)

Water-level is 2 feet above critical point. Possible to reach 2.5 feets above critical point within 3 days. (PYAY)

Water-level is 1.5 feet above critical point. Possible to reach 0.5 feets below critical point within 2 days. (Pha-An)

Water-level is 4 feet above critical point. Possible to reach below critical point within 3 days. (Mon Ywa)

Water-level is 3.5 feet above critical point. Possible to reach 4 feet above critical point within 3 days. (Hinthada)

The water level at Ayawaddy is 15 cm until it reaches the overflow limit.
This measurement was recorded at 09:30 A.M. on 04/08/2015.

Flooding is possible to occur within 24 hours in the low-lying plains of Chauk Township,
especially on riverbanks, and low-lying plains.

Please be prepared, and be safe.
‪#‎SaveMyanmar‬

Source: Ministry of Information