Telecom giant MTN has announced an increase in the price of data bundles for its Fibre broadband and TurboNet users effective from Tuesday, January 4, 2022.
The new rates by MTN have been met with negative reactions by Ghanaians, especially on social media.
With the new development, customers are to pay the following for example;
Before January 4, 2022
GHC 300 = 393.58GB (Mtn Fibre broadband)
GHC 300 = 332.57GB (MTN TurboNet)
The same amount will now get you
GHC 300 = 231.08GB (MTN Fibre Broadband)
GHC 300 = 190.23GB (TurboNet)
In the summary, majority of Ghanaians who use MTN’s service think the about 75% increment is ridiculous and absurd.
Below are some of the negative reactions to MTN’s TurboNet and Fibre Broadband data bundle price increase.
A customer service rep @MTNGhana just told me the turbonet and FBB data increases were done to close the gap in the FBB market. Does this mean @NCAGhana directed MTN to increase data prices when the other alternative was possible?
— Edem Benson (@enk_benson) January 4, 2022
I'm open to suggestions please. I wanna get off this Turbonet.
The package I used to buy was 300 cedis which gave 332G. Now, for the same amount you get 190G.
Worst of all, I understand it's not unlimited again. 90 day limit.😬😬😬😬😬😬
Please is there any great substitute?
— Opt!ons© (@Nana_abeiku) January 4, 2022
Bought 1Tb data for my turbonet on October 27 for 750gh. After hearing they’ve increased their prices, i just checked and it’s now 1300gh! 550gh difference for the same data 😳 pic.twitter.com/lSLJVdFHyr
— Effendi 👳🏽♂️🦅 (@jobikk_) January 4, 2022
@MTNGhana Your current price increase for turbonet and fibre broadband is ridiculous. Please amend it. 75% increase is absurd, insane and doesnt take the consumer's interest into consideration.
— S.K. (@blacknap) January 4, 2022
25 years of Brightening Ghanaians lives
They are really Darkening our lives 😂😂😂 eiii The Turbonet charges di33 GYE NYAME ooo hmmm.. pic.twitter.com/A0zIVB2z1Z
— 𝐀𝐁𝐒𝐎𝐋𝐔𝐓𝐄 𝐖𝖍𝖎𝐳 𝐊𝐈𝐃🇬🇭🇬🇧 (@Nana__Ayirebi) January 4, 2022
— n8 (@the_nYne) January 3, 2022
You guys are wicked.
This is ridiculous!
Customers protection is not guaranteed here.
From Mashup To Turbonet; 50% increment paaa!
Day robbing paaa nie!
— Emmank (@Emmank58240876) January 4, 2022