MTN South Africa brings back free calls for customers

Starting tomorrow, MTN will be bringing back Mahala Calls, as part of the MTN Zone offering. Mahala Calls is a promotion available to all MTN Zone prepaid and TopUp customers which offers free minutes on a daily recharge of R10 or more.

Customers can receive up to one hour of free MTN-to-MTN calls which can be used at a certain time of day.

“Customers can use the free minutes during the Mahala call hour in their current location,” MTN said.

MTN Zone offers customers up to 100% discounts on calls and SMS and is a per-second billing plan available to MTN prepaid customers.

“Our uptake of MTN Zone, since it launched in December 2007, has been phenomenal and we’ve seen up to 14 million customers enjoying this value-adding product,” said MTN corporate affairs executive Jacqui O’Sullivan.

“We’ve listened to our customers, we know they love Mahala Calls and we are proud to bring them back this summer,” she added.

Mahala Calls is a new recharge & get promotion for all MTN Zone customers both Prepaid and TopUp on the network. To get this offer, MTN Zone customers need to opt-in by dialling *175*0# and make a daily recharge of R10 or more to receive free minutes, up to 1 hour to make MTN to MTN calls. Customers can use the free minutes during the Mahala call hour in their current location.

MTN Zone is a prepaid per-second billing price plan that offers of up to 100% discounts on calls and SMSs. Discounts are driven by dynamic demand, which is determined by the caller’s location and the time of day. Through this offer, MTN will be providing its MTN Zone subscribers with the added value of more voice minutes to use to call their loved ones.

How it works

If you are not an MTN Zone subscriber, you will first need to migrate to MTN Zone by dialling *136*4*2#
Opt-in to Mahala Calls by dialling *175*0#
Recharge with R10 or more
An SMS confirming your new balance and Mahala Calls minutes balance will be sent to you
You will also be notified at the beginning of the Mahala hour to make your free MTN-MTN calls
Below is the breakdown of Mahala Calls offering

Offer: Mahala calls
Daily recharge qualifying criteria
R10 – R14,99 – 20 minutes
R15 – R34,99 – 30 minutes
R35 – R59,99 – 45 minutes
R60 – 60 minutes

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