KAMPALA — There are many internet service providers in Uganda, but none with outstanding resilience, quality, and consistency in providing high-speed internet like Smile Communications, which is among the big tech and telecom companies in Uganda.
Nevertheless, Smile continues to stride confidently in bringing smiles to Ugandans through the provision of high-speed internet services.
As the world grapples with Covid 19 and tries to steer the threat off, with the third wave of COVID-19 in the country, Smile has again come up with an innovative and affordable solution to offer SuperFast internet to all during this prevailing lockdown.
“For us, this is about keeping families, friends, and companies connected during and after this lockdown. We believe that part of the solution is to ensure that people stay connected virtually to harness the power of family bonds, friendships, partnerships and enable our school-going children to study online unhindered. We are committed to doing whatever it takes to help in these times and equally help post-Covid 19”, said Felix Owilo, who spoke with us on the phone this morning. Felix is the Head of Communications and Marketing at Smile Communications Uganda.
The company has recently invested heavily in the “Jaribu Smile internet campaign” that offers easy access to Smile internet and data services. Jaribu Smile seeks to facilitate expansion while at the same time not compromising on quality. This promotion is currently running under the tagline “Taste” Smile internet before buying and offers a drastic drop in prices of the services offered by the company. For instance a 15GB+MiFi+SIM card goes for only UGX123,000, while 30GB + ROUTER +SIM card is only UGX225,000. Consumers can also get 300MB + SIM card for their mobile phone, for only UGX6,000.
Purchases of these low-cost offers can be made online, with free home delivery through this link: http://bit.ly/jaribuSmile Mr. Felix Owilo added that the homes, businesses, and schools could benefit from increased internet usage in these times as lockdown descends to our doorsteps.
“We are committed to making a positive contribution to our industry and Uganda society as a whole by cutting our prices, especially in these hard times that Covid 19 has brought. We believe the internet is central to life. Our commitment to quality calls on us to continuously improve on our systems while at the same time giving our clients unparalleled internet experience,” he added. “We are not in any way going to compromise on the quality and speed of our internet services because our core business is providing quality internet services,” he concluded.
This move comes in the throes of a is highly competitive telecom landscape in Uganda, with the big players dominating the market while the smaller players like Smile Communications are continuing to shape and shift the competition in their favour. However, the impact of these strategies is bearing fruit for Smile as it has reiterated its commitment to offering consumers quality internet at all times.