We all like to win and boy, don’t these mobile operators know it! MTN now has a sweepstake competition which requires you to do very little to stand a chance to win a Huawei MediaPad. All you have to do is go to to the link provided here and enter your first and last names and your email address and press enter and a notification will immediately be sent to your email confirming that you have been entered into the competition. My concern about the notification I got after entering the competition was that it told me I had just been added to the MTN Zambia mailing list so basically every time they sent bulk mail I’ll be on it. Such a bummer. All that possible spam. However there is an option to unsubscribe so I’m not worried much.
Then there’s the fact that the competition does not limit itself to only MTN subscribers as the email addresses can belong to an Airtel or Zamtel subscriber for all I know. No other information like contact details is required. So how will they filter who’s strictly on the network? Or was this a move to get customers from other networks by keeping them informed via emails of MTN’s products and services and win them over to their platform?
Every competition has terms and conditions so here they are according to the link provided on MTN’s Facebook page: “No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Odds of winning depend upon number of entries. One entry per person. The promotion ends on and the winner will be notified by email after the end date. Participants may request a list of winner(s) from the sponsor following the end date. Only persons residing in Zambia who are at least 18 years of age can enter. Not valid with any other offer. All qualified persons who complete entry form will be entered in a random drawing. Participants affiliated with the sponsor are not eligible for participation. You are providing your information to MTN Zambia and not to Facebook or Constant Contact. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Constant Contact. By participating you hereby release and hold harmless Facebook and Constant Contact from any and all liability associated with this promotion.”
Let’s see the gadget itself, from a brief review we did in a previous article, the Huawei MediaPad has a a 7inch HD screen, 4G LTE connectivity, a SIM card slot and 1.6 GHz processor. It also has 5MP rear and 1MP front cameras.