A new low cost cross-network airtime top up service in Uganda

We celebrate one of our ventures, Global ICT Solutions East Africa (GLICTS EA), which has launched UGANDA TOP UP. This is a cross network airtime low cost transfer service in Uganda that allows customers to send airtime to any mobile number locally including, Africell, Airtel, MTN, UTL.

Founded by Lawrence Zikusoka, a technology social entrepreneur and Ademola Adebolu, GLICTS East Africa is focused on the challenges and growth opportunities for impact in promising emerging markets that connect to people involved in; studying abroad, tourism, business travel, migration, trade and remittance corridors. The company’s flagship product is International Airtime Top Up™ which is East Africa’s largest international top up service offering for traders, tourists, student studying abroad, migrant workers and refugees. Read the full feature of the venture here.

Their recent service, UGANDA TOP UP received good reception in the Ugandan community and one of their customers had this to say, “UTL airtime is not found upcountry so my parents have been finding it difficult to buy UTL airtime. With this service I will be buying them UTL airtime using my Airtel or MTN mobile money.”

According to this article, whereas mobile operators in Kenya are only just exploring cross net mobile money transfers locally, Uganda’s GLICTS EA is offering customers both cross net airtime/border airtime transfers locally and globally to over 100 countries!

To send airtime to all networks in Uganda, the customer will dial *210*10# on Uganda mobile phone and select ‘Uganda Top Up’ option. Then enter recipient’s mobile number and select top up amount. Standard mobile money and ussd charges apply.