Tigo customers to enjoy free data with YokoYowe launch

Published by IGIHE
On 7 September 2016 saa 01:58
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Tigo Rwanda launched yesterday ’Yoko Yowe’ promotion where its customers will enjoy free data every morning from 6 am to 8 am following the launch of ‘YokoYowe’.

With YokoYowe, Tigo customers can now be the first to like a post on Facebook, chat on WhatsApp, send a Tweet, post a picture on Instagram, download a favorite app or game and read the news online in the morning.

Commenting on YokoYokwe, Tigo Chief Commercial Officer, Yaw Ankoma Agyapong, said : “Rwanda is becoming an increasingly digitized country with people who are always looking to connect to their friends, music, videos, news and events that they care about. And these connections usually start as soon as people wake up in the morning," he said.

"At Tigo, we want our esteemed customers’ do all the things they love to do with their data without worrying about costs. To our customers we say, wake up and be the first to say hello, catch up on news, discover a new song or learn something new. YokoYokwe is for you,”he added.

How does YokoYowe work?

From 6:00 am to 8:00 am, Tigo customers will enjoy free data. After 8:00 am, customers will use data from their paid resources in a data pack or on-demand. If customers do not have an active pack, they can choose one of Tigo’s interesting data packs by dialing *255# and selecting option 2 for “Internet Packs” and purchasing one of the available packs.

To enjoy YokoYowe, all Tigo subscribers need to ensure that their Tigo SIM cards are in their phones and their phones are configured to use data on 3G or 2G depending on the type of phone. If a customer wants to enjoy YokoYowe and is not a Tigo Internet user, they can either call the Tigo Call Center at 456 or visit one of the Tigo Service Centers to get activated.

Currently, Tigo Rwanda has over three million customers and has invested over US $310 million from 2009 to date. Tigo Rwanda provides 4G LTE on mobile for both prepaid and post-paid customers. Tigo Rwanda was awarded as the ‘Most Innovative Service’ at Africa Com 2014, for international mobile money transfers with integrated currency conversion between Tigo Rwanda and Tigo. This year Tigo Rwanda became the first telecom operator in Africa to sign the Connected Women Commitment Initiative.