Press Release

Telenor Myanmar launches “Talk 5, Get 5 free to call Thailand” for users to stay connected with family and friends longer than ever

28 August, 2019 - Yangon

  • Telenor users can enjoy extra 5 minutes bonus to call any operators in Thailand
  • No opt-in, no subscriptions required to enjoy this benefit which valid for prepaid subscribers of both IDD pack taker and PAYGO users

Telenor Myanmar has launched “Talk 5, Get 5 free to call Thailand” for its more than 19 million users to stay connected and talk longer with their family and friends based in Thailand. Starting from August, all Telenor prepaid users can enjoy extra bonus 5 minutes within the same calendar day to any mobile or fixed numbers (exclusive of satellite and premium numbers) in Thailand after making a call for total 5 minutes for that day.  Once the daily target has been hit, customers will receive a confirmation SMS for bonus 5 minutes extra. No opt-in action or subscription is required to enjoy Talk 5, Get 5 for prepaid subscribers of both IDD pack taker and PAYGO users. Telenor users can start availing of “Talk 5, Get 5 free to call Thailand” from August 22nd until further notice.

“Thailand is one of the closest neighboring countries where hundreds of Myanmar people including many migrant workers, students and tourists travel every month.. At Telenor, we understand what matters to our customers; and we are committed to enable them to stay closely in touch with their loved ones and enjoy the full benefits of the best telecom service in region,” said Amaresh Kumar, Chief Marketing Officer of Telenor Myanmar.

Based on the data from the latest Myanmar Population Census of 2014, more than two million Myanmar citizens migrated to abroad. Among them, 70.2% of all migrants are in Thailand as stated in ILO (International Labour Organization) website. Talk 5, Get 5 is expected to be hugely popular among Telenor users that have family and friends in Thailand. International Direct Dialing (IDD) rates for Thailand are 45 MMK per minute for IDD pack users and 250 MMK per minute for PAYGO users.  Additionally, Telenor offers a special affordable programme for its Prepaid and Star Post Paid subscriber which they can make international calls to any mobile numbers in Thailand, Malaysia, China, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Brunei, United States of America, Canada, Mexico, India, Bangladesh, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Germany, Israel, Denmark, and Ireland. Telenor subscribers can call up to more than 1000 destinations around the world.

About Telenor Myanmar

Telenor Myanmar has been providing accessible and affordable mobile communications to people across Myanmar since September 2014. With more than 8,600 sites nationwide, Telenor Myanmar serves more than 19 million customers in all States, Regions and territories through its 2G, 3G and 4G network. Telenor Myanmar is part of Telenor Group, one of the world's major mobile operators with 178 million subscriptions across Scandinavia and Asia and committed to responsible business conduct and driven by the ambition of empowering societies.

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Khin Nu Yin Myint
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Telenor Myanmar

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Corporate Communications
Telenor Myanmar

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