The 30-day offer is aimed at minimizing the exchange of physical currency that have been considered another way of transmitting the virus.
“MTN customers can send any amount of money every day to #MTNMoMo customers free of charge.This offer is designed to reduce risk of #CoronaVirus transmission by avoiding physical exchange of currency notes. Dial *165*1# #FightCoronaTogether,” the company said in a statement.
Previously, the telecommunication firm had only issued the charge on transactions below Shs 30,000.
According to the company’s CEO, Wim Vanhelleputte, this is because almost 85% of its subscribers send mobile money below Shs 30,000.