MTN Uganda have partnered with SIMFY AFRICA to launch a SuperApp called ‘ayoba’ that will enable Ugandans to access more affordable communication.
ayoba is an instant messaging app available for now for Android devices and soon for iOS and works with any network. What makes it different from other messaging apps is that you can still chat (app to SMS and SMS to app) with anyone regardless of where they have the ayoba app or not.
MTN customers can reply to these messages on SMS even when they don’t have the app. ayoba allows users to securely send and receive text messages, voice messages, videos, images, audio and other files with any of the contacts, using your mobile internet connection.
MTN customers will however not need any data (MBs) to use the service. They can use it free of charge up to 1GB of data, every month. MTN describes ayoba as “MadeInAfricaForTheWorld”.