Why did MTN lose 470, 000 subscribers in South Africa in the first quarter of 2013? That is a question that many would love to have answers to. I am very curious about this and certainly would love to know too.
In an IT News Africa report, the South African-based mobile phone provider MTN was said as having “recorded 470, 000 net disconnections” in the just ended quarter. The report does include that In Nigeria, MTN recorded “net additions of 3.9 million”. The Y’hello boys are certainly doing fine here in God’s own country. Many observers are however of the opinion that MTN Nigeria is set to become the greatest loser in the mobile number portability war. Of course, we shall have to wait to see how things pan out. If popular sentiments are proven right, then we shall be reading of net disconnections from MTN here too in Nigeria.
In the meantime, can anyone help with information as to why MTN lost almost half a million subscribers in South Africa in the last three months?
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 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.