It has been fun watching the bets stack high as a result of my earlier tip of an impending drop in mobile internet tariffs by a GSM operator.
Well, it is official now. The wait is over. The bets are won and lost. And the network is…. MTN!
Yup, the Y’hello guys have surprised so many of you and gone ahead to drop mobile internet tariffs to as low as 5k per kb outside of bundle plans. That’s one-third the prevailing tariffs.
You heard that right. But that is all I am permitted to publish now. In the next few hours, MTN will go public with the information and I can give you more details.
In the meantime, we will announce the winner and ask him/her to name a network of choice so we can send the airtime that we promised.
Also, you can expect other networks to start adjusting too. Smile everyone.
Update (8.35 a.m., September 16, 2010)
I have it on good authority from a reliable source that the management of MTN has put off the announcement temporarilly. I am assured that the announcement will be made though. Well, at least now you all know which network it is.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with HDML/WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.