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Which MTC Prepaid Package is Right For You?

MTC is the undisputed market leader and its share of subscribers towers over its competitor Telecom Namibia. MTC has a fine collection of postpaid or contract packages to choose from. Despite the advantages of postpaid subscription or contract phones, many prefer to go the prepaid way. The freedom of not being compelled to pay a rental or a minimum amount every month regardless of usage is certainly desirable.

MTC brings to you an assortment of prepaid packages, each of which not only works but offers great value for money. Let us quickly review the MTC prepaid plans or packages that subscribers can choose from.

  • Aweh O-Yeah is a plan that lets the subscribers choose a particular bundle for voice minutes, data, text messages or SMS and separate data usage for social media. By segregating each usage, subscribers get the freedom to cap different types of services being used. Some people use more data while some need more voice minutes. There are many who would still prefer texting so there’s the SMS package by quantity. Social media data usage is bundled separately which helps the social networking enthusiasts.
  • Aweh Super gives you free calls to any national numbers for only N$50.00. There are 700 free minutes, 1500 free SMSs, 350 MB of data for browsing and downloads along with 700 MB of social media data usage.
  • Aweh Prime gives you free calls to any national numbers for only N$30.00. There are 350 free minutes and 700 free SMSs, 200 MB free data and an additional 200 MB for social media data usage.
  • Aweh Gig gets you free calls to any national numbers for only N$30.00. There are 100 free minutes, 700 SMS, 1 GB free data usage and 500 MB for social media data usage.
  • Aweh Go gets you free calls to any national numbers for only N$12.00. There are 50 free minutes, 150 free SMSs, 50 MB free data and an additional 50 MB for social media data usage.
  • T49 allows you to call to any local network for just 38 cents per minute from the first minute during validity period.
  • Tango per Second allows you to pay just for the time you talk to, till the last second. There are no pulse rates or capped times and tariff. You pay 2.5c per second.
  • MTC Traveller gives you the luxury to bring your mobile phone connection from wherever you are travelling and you can use your mobile rates when you are in Namibia.

The free calls to national numbers in the Aweh plans are applicable once for subscribers who migrate.

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Jiva & Super Aweh Aweh: A Head To Head Comparison

The telecommunications industry in Namibia is dominated by two players, MTC and Telecom Namibia. MTC is presently the market leader with more than two million active subscribers. Telecom Namibia along with its acquired brand of TN Mobile presently has a little less than half a million active subscribers. Both the brands have been aggressive over the last few years, especially with its launch of 3G and 4G connectivity as well as phone and data plans. The two brands have similar plans across various categories, two of which are Super Aweh Aweh and Jiva. Here is a head to head comparison of Jiva from Telecom Namibia and Super Aweh Aweh from MTC.

The Offers

Here’s what Telecom Namibia’s Jiva has to offer:

1GB free data, 100 free minutes of talk time and 700 free SMS

Here’s what MTC’s Super Aweh Aweh has to offer:

2GB free data, 700 free minutes of talk time and 1500 free SMS

The Cost

Jiva charges N$30 and Super Aweh Aweh charges N$50.


Both, Telecom Namibia’s Jiva and MTC’s Super Aweh Aweh are valid for 7 days.

The Head To Head Comparison

Jiva and Super Aweh Aweh are different plans with the same validity. They are charged differently and naturally the benefits are also different. However, for a head to head comparison, let us compare the value for the dollar. We shall do this by considering what you may get from Jiva if you spend equivalent of Super Aweh Aweh or from Super Aweh Aweh if you consider the charge of Jiva.

At N$30, Jiva is offering 1 GB free data. For you to get 2 GB of free data, you would end up paying N$ 60 with Jiva plan, if there was such a provision. With Super Aweh Aweh, you are getting 2 GB free data at N$ 50. Clearly, Super Aweh Aweh is a better plan for those who need 2 GB data but those who are happy with 1 GB will find the Jiva to be more economic.

At N$ 30, Jiva is offering 100 minutes of talk time and 700 SMS whereas at N$ 50, Super Aweh Aweh is offering 700 free minutes and 1500 SMS. Super Aweh Aweh is way better than Jiva in terms of the minutes of talk time but the increase in the SMS count is almost proportional to the increase in price.


Super Aweh Aweh offers much more value for the dollar than Jiva. However, those who need very little data and make very few calls and SMS would be better off with Jiva.

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Data Offering, Reason To Buy Telecom Namibia’s 4G Products

As we continue looking into Namibia’s broadband offering’s, we ran into a new discovery that will assist you in making a decision in terms of which broadband service provider gives you the best option for your dollar.

We analysed 4G broadband products between Telecom Namibia and MTC, and in summary its clear that Telecom Namibia offers the best 4G products head to head. Looking at the entry postpaid 4G offerings, MTC’s Netman 4G Extreme is priced at N$399 per month for 5GB free data & 5GB double-up data, whilst Telecom Namibia’s LTE 10GB is priced at N$398 per month for 10GB free data & 5GB double-up data.

At the end of the entry postpaid 4G contract, you would have spend in total, for MTC’s Netman 4G Extreme N$9794 for 120GB free data & 120GB double-up data, whilst for Telecom Namibia’s LTE 10GB N$9727 for 240GB free data & 120GB double-up data. In perspective, for Netman 4G Extreme it will cost you approximately N$40.81 per GB, whilst for LTE 10GB N$27.02 that’s a 66% more data for your money with Telecom Namibia.

The trend continues in most of the packages, were it looks as if you’ll spend the same amount of money in total but holistically with MTC you get less data. MTC is sneaky in maximizing profit. Below is a summary of the packages, with additional info:

Product Subscription Download Speed Free Data Out-of Bundle Rate Double-Up Data Connection Fee
Netman 4G Extreme N$399 50Mbps 5GB N$0.90 5GB N$218
Netman 4G Unlimited N$999 100Mbps Unlimited NA FUP – 50GB N$218
Netman Home 4G N$599 100Mbps 10GB N$0.50 10 GB N$218
Netman Home 4G Unlimited N$999 100Mbps Unlimited NA FUP – 50GB N$218


Telecom Namibia

Product Subscription Download Speed Free Data Out-of Bundle Rate Double-Up Data Connection Fee
LTE 10GB N$398 100Mbps 10GB N$0.80 5GB N$175
LTE   Unlimited N$998 100Mbps Unlimited NA FUP – 90GB N$175
Hotspot N$998 100Mbps Unlimited NA FUP – 90GB N$175
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MTC and Telecom Namibia Broadband: Which is a Better Choice?

Namibia is now proving itself in the world of technology with its competitiveness in adapting to the fast-approaching innovations in communications. Although it has been among the last countries in Africa to join the competition in the sector of mobile communications, Namibia has again proven itself of its adaptability through the deployment of MTC and Telecom Namibia broadband services in their communication system.

With the telecommunication system in Namibia being developed, the introduction of broadband services is very much welcome and now undergoing developments as well.

There are different telecommunication companies in Namibia which are competing to give the people the fast and convenient communication system they need. And two of the largest companies are MTC and Telecom Namibia which both offers broadband services to give more improvement to the people’s communication system.

Telecom Namibia Limited Overview

Telecom Namibia Limited is a telecommunication company in Namibia which is operated by the government of Namibia itself since 1992. This is actually a branch of a much bigger government company, the Namibia Post and Telecom Holdings Limited. Telecom offers commercial communication services which functions as a support to the original company.

MTC Overview

MTC is another large company that offers telecommunication services especially for mobiles in Namibia. Although the majority of the company is owned by the government of Namibia, its 34% portion is also owned by another company, Portugal Telecom. And since its establishment in 1994, MTC has known to be holding the monopoly of providing telecommunication services for mobiles and the 3G access in the internet.

MTC and Telecom Namibia: A Tough Battle

Telecom Namibia and MTC have been providing the people with the best of broadband services. Telecom Namibia is gaining success through its offers of broadband services through networks of MPLS, undersea and terrestrial fibre networks, utilizing the optimal advantage of WiMax and ADSL. Telecom has also taken the opportunity to fully use the potentials of WACS and Speedlink to give people an unlimited use of the internet with low rates. The company is also offering 3G features for mobile broadband services with special use of the EV-DO technology. An agreement with ZTE has also ensured Telecom to create a network whose goal is to provide a preset and integrated mobile services which include LTE as well.

At the same time, MTC planned to install a 3G network featuring an HPSDA to support GSM connections together with GPRS and EDGE. The agreement between MTC and NMS Communications ensures also a new feature offered by the company, the AccessGate RAN. This is actually a solution for backhaul optimisation for the company to be able to support the growing population of subscribers. This will be deployed through the satellite based broadband access. AccessGate will be a great optimisation technique for GSM transportation and controlling the traffic on UMTS voice and its data. MTC has also launched its LTE network.

The Verdict

However, as it is seen today, Telecom Namibia holds the edge over MTC for it is a better choice for more efficient broadband services. Their commercial LTE data services and 4G features are available at mostly in Windhoek but still able to reach some areas on the country’s northern border and on the coasts. Also, Telecom could actually cut its tariffs up to 30% which other telecommunication companies cannot offer which ensures the start of 4G tariffs decline.