Overview of Key Features
MTN SuperSaver Plus is a special tariff plan that now allows you enjoy a FLAT rate of 10 kobo per second for calls across all local Networks after the first minute of MTN-to-MTN calls and MTN-to-Other networks call at 42 kobo per second respectively. The new MTN SuperSaver Plus tariff plan does not feature a daily or monthly subscription fee.
- The followings are the key features of this tariff:
- 10kobo per second to all networks in Nigeria
- Rate applies after first call of the day at 42k/sec
- 10MB on N100 recharge or more. Valid for 7 days
- 5 Free minutes for Info search service
- 1 month Free subscription to Business Day and CNN news
- I am personally of the opinion that this tariff plan is quite considerate and competitive in the industry. This is because it offers a flat rate of 10kobo per second for calls across all networks.
- In addition to the above, it offers a free 10MB for recharge of N100 and above, valid for 7 days. If you are not a heavy mobile data user, this should suffice for all basic internet use such as mails, chat services, online news etc.
- The plan’s one month free subscription to Business Day and CNN news is catchy for the corporate people and all those who love to be up-speed with news and events.
- Again, even though the 10kbo per second to all networks is commendable, the 42kobo charge for the first 60 seconds is on the high side. That alone, takes the shine off the plan. A 150% charge above the basic rate of 10k per second for 60 seconds every day casts a shade of aspersion on Nigerians
- The mandatory N100 minimum balance for a zero-charge Happy Hour calls is superfluous. Happy Hour Calls should be free, irrespective of account balance. This is because these calls are made in the midnight, when traffic is at most minimal level.
- More so, the charge of10kobo per second for Happy hour calls to numbers outside MTN network is not necessary. This makes it completely unattractive, considering the fact that Happy Hour calls in itself, is a denial of nature’s call for sleep and rest. If my Happy Hour calls to non-MTN lines will be charged at the same rate as in the daytime, I can as well wait till day break. Thus, Happy Hour call rates to non-MTN numbers should be reviewed downward, to a rate reasonably lower than 10kobo per second.
- The start of call notification to inform you the rate at which your call will be charged is only necessary when making the first call of the day (which would be charged at 42kobo per second). Other subsequent calls do not require this notification since subscribers are already aware of the plan’s rate. In this case, only the end of call notification (to inform you of your call duration, total call cost and airtime balance) will be useful. This should not involve putting off SOCN and EOCN.