Telecommunications giant MTN Uganda has announced a package of internet bundles that have no time limit for expiration a few weeks after a Ugandan sued telecom companies over expiry of data.
The offering allows internet users to get 6MB [megabytes] for Shs 100, 80MB for Shs 1,000 and 1GB [gigabyte] for Shs 10,000.
These will have no time limit when they expire. The data expiration will depend on what the user does with the internet.
Visiting heavy websites, videos, and documents downloads could mean that your data will be spent faster.
The MTN path is part of a growing trend across Africa where telecommunications companies are opening up their internet bundle offerings.
Kenya, Ghana, and South Africa all have internet providers offering no expiry bundles.
Also, it is because of pressure from legal suits by several individuals, saying by letting data bundles that one buys expire before being used up was cheating customers.
Last month, East African Legislative Assembly Uganda representative, Dennis Namara, petitioned High court in Kampala over the expiry of data bundles by telecom companies.
MTN didn’t wait for the case to be seen through. This month, Airtel Kenya rolled out data bundles that don’t expire. Airtel Uganda is yet to follow suit.