MTN Uganda has added something a little extra to the Mobile Money service making it more useful than ever before. You can send and receive money with the help of your mobile phone and now you can buy airtime with it.
Originally you were only able to buy airtime of up to Ugx 5,000/- but now that is not the case anymore as you can buy airtime from as little as Ugx 50/-. Some people could be wondering how you do this and this is exactly how it is done.
You must have upgraded your sim card to be able to send money to your loved ones, friends with the help of mobile money. You do not need to upgrade your simcard to receive money because it comes in a form of an SMS and any one with a mobile phone irrespective of the network will be able to receive that kind of message.
You then proceed to an authorized mobile money agent where you present that sms together with your secret code which could have been communicated to you earlier by the sender and then money will be given. In the same vein, if you want to put money on your phone, you deposit it with the authorized agent and before you leave his point of sale, you should have received a message reading that you have received money from someone.
The money you have put on your phone can now be used to send to other people, buy airtime for as low as Ugx 50 and so on and so forth.
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