Tuesday, November 20, 2012

MTN NIGERIA UNVEILS MAGIC VOICE SERVICE

MTN Nigeria have just unveiled a service called MTN Magic Voice.
 A service that allows you change your voice to sound like the voice of a popular or funny character while making a mobile call to your friends on your MTN line. You can change your voice during calls to sound like a male, a female, a child, or even a bug bunny.
To subscribe to this service simply dial 757 from your MTN line and follow the voice prompt.

See the table below for the full list of subscription type and cost.
Type of Subscription Channel Opt in command Opt out command Cost
Magic Voice Daily
SMS
MV1
STOP
10 Naira
USSD
*757*1#
*757*1*1#
Magic Voice Weekly
SMS
MV7
STOP7
50 Naira
USSD
*757*2#
*757*2*1#
Magic Voice Monthly
SMS
MV30
STOP30
150 Naira
USSD
*757*3#
*757*3*1#
  •      Upon subscribing for MTN Magic voice, you will receive a confirmation SMS.
  •      To make a Magic Voice call after subscribing, you will dial 757 and then the number of the party you want to speak with (e.g. 7570803200xxxx); selects magic voice and starts speaking in the voice you want to use.

What are the benefits of using MTN Magic Voice?
  •  Surprise and delight your callers; spark up their day with that joke or prank using MTN Voice chat.
  • Entertain your callers by taking on the voice of different characters.
  • Laughter is the tonic of the heart. Make that special person laugh hard with MTN Magic Voice.
  • MTN Magic Voice is the service you need to relief any tense moment.

Monday, November 12, 2012

NCC BANS ALL PROMOS FROM TELECOMS COMPANIES IN NIGERIA

A statement by the NCC Public Affair state thus; "The Commission has, in recent times been inundated with several complaints from consumers, Industry Stakeholders against the various promotions offered by Telecommunications Operators. Consistent with its processes, the Commission has carefully evaluated the complaints received especially against the backdrop of sustaining the integrity of the networks, the general interest of the consumers, the socio-economic impact of these promotions on Operators and other relevant stakeholders. The Commission is also mindful of its statutory responsibilities such as; to protect and promote the interest of consumers against unfair practices, promote fair competition in the industry by protecting Operators from misuse of market power and anti-competitive/unfair practices by other Operators. i. In due regard to the afore-mentioned responsibilities therefore and having observed that these promotions have increased the number of minutes available to subscribers for use within a limited period of time thereby creating congestion in the networks as subscribers try to use up the available minutes within the stipulated time. ii. That on-net calls were now being offered by Operators at tariffs well below the prevailing inter-connect rates thereby introducing anti-competitive practices and behaviour. iii. That termination of calls were becoming increasingly difficult from one network to another and overall consumer experience on the networks has become very poor thereby making it extremely difficult for subscribers to make calls successfully. Consequent upon the above-mentioned, the Commission therefore has banned all promotions by Telecommunications Network Operators as well as lotteries being carried out on such networks. This ban covers all proposed and approved promotions and lotteries on which the Commission has given approval further to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) entered into with the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC). This ban is with immediate effect and shall continue to remain in force until such a time as may be determined by the Commission. The Telecom Operators affected by this include the following: • GLOBACOM LTD • MTN • INTERCELLULAR NIG PLC • VISAFONE COMMS LTD • ETISALAT • AIRTEL NETWORKS LTD • MULTILINKS TELECOMS LTD The Commission wishes to assure all Telecommunications consumers of its resolve to ensure that the Quality of Service offered across all networks is such that delivers value to the consumers." Tony Ojobo Director, Public Affairs