07 Aug 2015
From August 10 onward, customers who newly activate their MPT GSM/WCDMA SIM cards will automatically be subscribed to Swe Thahar plan
Yangon, Myanmar, August 7, 2015 – Soon, all customers who start using Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) SIMs can immediately enjoy the benefits of the Swe Thahar plan without subscription. From Monday, August 10 onwards, all newly activated GSM/WCDMA SIMs will include an automatic enrollment in the Swe Thahar plan.
Currently, customers need to subscribe to the plan by sending a free SMS, but this upgrade will remove that step for all new users. This will allow new customers to take immediate advantage of all of MPT’s special offerings upon SIM activation, as the Swe Thahar plan continues to grow in popularity with MPT users. The Swe Thahar plan offers voice calls for 23Ks/min, SMS at 15Ks/message, as well as higher internet speed at 7.5Ks/MB. Existing customers who are on the Base Tariff plan will still need to manually subscribe to Swe Thahar by sending SMS “SWE” or “POSTSWE” to 1332.
“MPT strives to bring the best services for our customers and respond to their requests for improvements. The resounding demand has been that people want to enjoy the new voice tariff of 23Ks/minute without any registration/subscription, so we are changing the system so that they can enjoy Swe Thahar as the default plan upon usage for the first time,” said Mr. Takashi Nagashima, CEO of KSGM/Joint Operations between MPT and KSGM (KDDI Summit Global Myanmar Co., Ltd.).
Other updates from MPT include a free internet subscription on Base Tariff beginning August 10. In the past, Base Tariff users had to subscribe to internet by paying 10,000Ks. Base Tariff users can now launch their internet service by sending SMS “Orderdata service” to 1331 at no charge.
- If customers desire to opt out of Swe Thahar and use the Base Tariff plan instead, they can unsubscribe from Swe Thahar by sending “UNSUB SWE” or “POSTUNSUB SWE” to 1332.
- Customers who unsubscribe from Swe Thahar will not lose internet access even though they have not subscribed to internet option previously on the Base Tariff plan.