MTN launches Cloud service

MTN has launched a cloud service that provides customers with unlimited storage capacity across a range of devices for a monthly fee of R99. This service, which is available to both prepaid and post-paid customers, is payable with airtime, a first in the industry.

Currently, end user customers who subscribe to a cloud service have a limited storage capacity and any storage beyond the prescribed threshold is payable, often run by an international OTT usually paid using a credit card.

Larry Annetts, Chief Marketing Officer: MTN South Africa, says information stored on MTN Cloud is encrypted to ensure security that its security integrity is not compromised and data stored is not screened to enhance privacy MTN Cloud software allows users to sync all their devices, be it smartphones, tablets or laptops, and access stored data from any preferred devices anywhere, anytime. With MTN Cloud, subscribers can seamlessly access and share all their files such as photos, videos and documents remotely on any device using a mobile cloud app from anywhere in the world.

The app is available on the Andriod and iOS operating systems; however, compatibility with other operating systems is being finalised.”

Any file format can be stored including documents, pictures, videos and audio files.

“In this digital age, the amount of information we collect and store is astounding. It is critically important that consumers have the peace of mind knowing that the integrity of that information, be it business or personal, is not compromised. MTN Cloud ensures that this important data is not only stored for posterity, but is easily and safely accessible as well,” says Annetts.

To subscribe to this service, MTN customers need to visit: from their browser and enter their e-mail address. They will then receive an e-mail with a link to complete the registration.

Once a customer cancels their subscription to MTN Cloud, they have a 30-day window period to log on and retrieve their documents. Customers may not be able to add any new documents during this period.

“We continuously strive to develop tailored solutions that are relevant, game-changing and affordable,” concludes Annetts.