Yaounde, Cameroon—Cameroon’s leading mobile telephone service provider MTN has been ‘spoiling’ its customers and visitors at an imposing stand it erected at the heart of the ongoing international exhibition fair for enterprises, SMEs and partnerships dubbed PROMOTE 2014.
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Present at PROMOTE for the 6th consecutive year, MTN officials say in showcasing their know-how, they are at their customers’ beck and call with a golden digital world to brighten their lives on offer.
The mobile telephone service giant’s connected home service is the most sought-after by customers.
“It’s interesting to know that with your mobile phone you can control appliances in your home from your office.”
“Let’s say you go to your office and forget to turn off your TV, you can turn it off with your mobile phone and wimax technology. If you have your video surveillance camera you can rotate the camera and monitor what is happening in your house,” Massey N. Bongang, MTN Cameroon’s Corporate Communications Manager said.
Young people have repeatedly troupe around MTN’s stand and experiment with top notch services like M-health and M-education (M=mobile).
Massey Bongang explains that with mobile health, the user is able to control his/her health using the mobile phone. Meanwhile, mobile education offers users the chance to learn from just about everywhere with their mobile phones.
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The MTN pay way kiosk, which at first view could be mistaken for an ATM, is a crowd puller as this reporter’s tour of the MTN stand with the company’s Corporate Communications Manager carries on.
“It is a mobile money pay way kiosk where customers recharge their MTN mobile money accounts without any assistance,” Massey explained.
With lots of everything on exhibition, MTN gives visitors and customers the opportunity to test certain devices and smart phones even before deciding whether or not they want to buy them. And what’s more, digital experts are on hand to advise them on the different types of phones and devices.
Perhaps the novelty this year is the MTN treasure home through which several visitors have already backed home different types of gifts.
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“MTN is offering all visitors to PROMOTE an exciting treasure home where interested customers participate where visitors who are able to gather the clues to a treasure, win great prizes that are given to them after a raffle draw at the MTN stand at 4:00 pm every fair day,” Massey said.
Though only four of the 80 that are permitted to take part in the draw go home with great prizes, all participants are compensated by MTN.
“Even if you don’t win one of the big prizes because you are not one of the four people who were drawn, as long as you participated right up to the end and got the right answer, you will go home with something from MTN”, the Corporate Communications Manager explained.
By Ndi Eugene Ndi in Yaounde