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MTN-Irancell Launches Multi-Device Service

MTN-Irancell Launches Multi-Device Service
MTN-Irancell Launches Multi-Device Service

MTN-Irancell, the partly South African owned second largest local mobile network operator, has announced a new service which enables users to have multiple SIM cards all paid from the same account. 

The new service, enables a number of Irancell SIM card holders to all use a shared 3G/4G data package, according to a press release from the company. 

The multi-user package follows similar offers from the parent African company in several other markets over the past two years. 

In the other markets 20 SIM card holders can share the same monthly Internet package. The press release does not state how many users can share one package. 

Packages available are a 5 GB and 20 GB packages costing 200,000 and 500,000 rials respectively.

The move by the company is unique in the local market as it enables the firm to grow its user base further. 

Hamra-e-Avval (Mobile Communications of Iran) and Rightel, the other two major Iranian providers have not yet announced similar packages.

The company announced on Sunday that it also has signed 4G roaming agreements with ten countries. These include Germany, Oman, Russia, Sweden, UAE and South Korea. A reciprocal deal has been signed with the wider MTN group to offer services to operators from those countries. 

Launched in 1994 in South Africa, MTN Group is now a multinational telecom group, operating in 22 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. 

It is listed on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange in South Africa. As of September 2014, MTN recorded 219.0 million globally and 47 million SIM card holders in Iran. 

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