This MTN Android app will ease your airtime loading, mobile money transactions and more

MTN UG Assistant app

Last month, MTN Uganda was slapped with a UGX 5 billion fine from the regulator UCC over abuse of shortcodes for loading airtime and checking airtime balance. MTN complied to the regulator’s directive, but it seems some of it’s subscribers having a hard time to adjust. So if you are having a hard time cramming all the new USSD codes like *133# or *131#, that will no longer be an issue as the MTN UG Assistant Android app has been crafted for just this purpose. To help you access MTN Uganda’s USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) services. With this 863k app, you will no longer need to memorize those complicated USSD codes anymore.

According to the app change log, you will be able to access the following services:

  1. Borrowing Airtime
  2. Activating Data Bundles
  3. Activating Call Bundles
  4. Changing Tariff Plans
  5. Check Account Status
  6. Use Mobile Money Services

The app makers, Xibra Digital have also requested the users to recommend any changes and give them some feedback on your experience. Such apps are not new in new in the telecom space, as recently Airtel Uganda released its Airtel Money app for Android users and Orange/ Africell customers have always had the My Orange App that does what this MTN app exactly does.

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  • Kasulani

    The response is via USSD, not in-the-app. The only thing i see is that
    you don’t have to memorise the USSD codes and because it uses USSD, you
    don’t require internet to use it, unlike the Airtel App that uses TCP/IP. All in all the OFFICIAL Airtel app has a better user experience in-the-app than the UNOFFICIAL MTN assistant app! AM VERY SURE MTN is going to release their own OFFICIAL MTN app that they will promote aggressively than this third party app! This is MTN we are talking about, let developers not celebrate yet, it’s bureaucratic to do business with MTN! If Uganda’s telecoms where supporting local developers, they would have a startup fund like Orange in Francophone Africa, to invest(early or angel).

  • ahmed

    ny stuff Xibra digital, a similar app for wndows and apple would go a long way too