Buzz GSM rebranded tiGO

On 24th February 2006, I speculated: Ghana’s Buzz GSM to go GPRS?

Well, the cat is out of the bag. Not only is Mobitel Ghana unleashing mobile Internet, they have rebranded thier cellular service to “tiGO”.

I am not very sure if tiGO applies to both post-paid and pre-paid packages from Mobitel Ghana as they had hitherto branded their services Mobi GSM and Buzz GSM, respectively.

The TV ad I saw a few minutes ago lists their value-added-services, as been the new cellular experience viz:

– International roaming
– National coverage
– IDD at local rates
– Best tariff
– Per Second billing
– Games
– Share Your Credit
– CRBT – Caller Ringback Tone
– Picture, Video & Sound Messaging

Now, note that the highlighted ones are new. Internet & MultiMedia Messaging (MMS) could only have been possible on at least, a GPRS network. This gives more credence to my speculation:

I am thinking this “new cellular experience” is GPRS (or EDGE / UMTS :) at best).

What could be better? Nothing.

I wish tiGO all the best.

I’m a subscriber by the way. So a tip for this free promo wouldn’t hurt. 😛

Update (March 2nd, 2006):
A text message came in this morning from Mobitel Ghana

“Dear Valued Customer, Mobitel and Buzz GSM brands have evolved and become tiGO. tiGO will deliver ‘The New Cellular Experience’. 027 is tiGO…”

Previous articleAreeba Ghana’s Free GPRS – an end in sight
Next articleNokia and Aina Group collaborate in developing a new MVNO concept
Oluniyi D. Ajao
Oluniyi D. Ajao is an Internet Entrepreneur and Tech Enthusiast based in South Africa. Follow him on twitter @niyyie for more tech updates.


  1. please i need some one to help me connect my GPRS on my nokia cell phone type tigo number is 00233 275098197.please sms or txt.thanx

  2. please can someone tell how the GPRS work with phones and also how to link it to my personal laptop. i use a tigo with number 0233-276256551

    tell the tigo network to stay in touch with when we call he customer sevice line.

  3. I tiGO should have a new way of upgrading.coz one has 2 come a long way 2 their office b4 a servece say this b’coz other NWs offer their custs short msgs 4 settings especially th configuration setup

  4. its time 4 tigo to upgrade their internet runing speed to 3.5g instead of the edge system which is too slow in browsing.we’re looking for any phone that uses the internet,but not labtops that you uses the 3.5g modem.competition shd be made.longtime the edge system(change)

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.