Malawi’s pioneer mobile network TNM (Telekom Networks Malawi) has launched the InstaVoice, Celeb and Sports services, in collaboration with Kirusa.
Following the introduction of these services, TNM subscribers can manage their missed calls, voicemail and voice messages over the InstaVoice app. The app, with its intuitive and unique chat-like interface, allows the user to respond to missed calls and voicemails, through text as well as rich media. InstaVoice has features such as unlimited voicemails, content delivery over email, option to link multiple numbers and message withdrawal.
Speaking on the launch, TNM Chief Officer – Consumer Services, Daniel Makata, said: “The new addition will offer flexible communication features to TNM subscribers. As the company continues providing innovative products and services to its clients, this is another first from TNM which will enable customers to send and receive InstaVoice messages seamlessly in Malawi and across the world.”
InstaVoice Celeb is a unique service that brings celebrities and their fans together. Using the voice blogging feature, celebrities express their emotions and share their joyous and challenging moments on a regular basis; the voice messages are delivered instantly to the fans, creating a “Voice Twitter” like experience.
Some of the famous celebrities on TNM’s InstaVoice Celeb are – Dan Lu, whose music career spans over 11 yrs, with a fan base estimated at 3.8m in Malawi alone; Aplha Sky aka Alpha Dude, a young internet personality and talented spoken word artist; and Big Brother Amplified’s finalist, Lomwe, who started his entertainment career in 2005 at Malawi’s biggest radio station FM 101 Power as a DJ, and became one of the most recognized DJs in the country.
Makata added: “TNM is nurturing Malawians’ urge to remain continually updated in the fields of sports and entertainment, through smart content partnerships. Kirusa platforms have helped us connect with local celebrities and further enabled celebs to keep in touch with their Malawian fan base.”
Surinder S. Anand, VP of Product Management, Kirusa said: “This partnership is the result of Kirusa’s pursuit of excellence, and consistency to ensure quality in products, services, and support. Kirusa and TNM will be marketing a cobranded InstaVoice app to users in Malawi.”
Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) was established in 1995 as a joint venture between Telekom Malaysia, and the then government owned Malawi Telecommunications Limited (MTL). In April 2007, Telekom Malaysia sold its 60% majority stake in TNM. TNM is now wholly Malawian owned.