Airtel Launches Switch On

Airtel Uganda has launched a new internet service called Switch On, which offers users a chance to load data using a scratch card, to borrow, share and load data, a first in the market.

According to Arindam Chakrabarty, managing director Airtel Uganda, the launch signifies the company’s new internet coverage and brings to users a new world of convenience.

“Uganda is proudly placed as one of the top ten fastest-growing countries on the continent in terms of internet usage and thus needs a quality strain-free service,” he said.

One of the products that Switch On comes with is Multi Surf, a service where a customer subscribes to a bundle on one mobile line and is able to add four other mobile numbers to surf from the same data bundle regardless of where the others are located.

While consumers can share data in a confined distance of roughly 10 to 15 metres apart, with Switch On the data can be shared over longer distances. Chakrabarty explained that Switch On is not a promotion but a permanent addition to Airtel’s range of services.

Source : The Observer

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