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MTN adds sun power for charging

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MTN South Africa has launched a new promotional package featuring World Panel’s SunStream, which allows users to stream electricity from the sun directly into their mobile devices.
The new bundle was announced at an event in Mthatha with executives from MTN and World Panel present.  The event was held outside the MTN store at Mthatha Plaza with product demonstrations and branded promotions.
The MTN/SunStream bundle carries an MSRP of R219 and includes a SunStream and R20 airtime on the MTN network. This promotional package is available at MTN stores in Mthatha and the SunStream is expected to roll out across South Africa.
“The SunStream was developed with exactly this customer in mind: someone who views their mobile device as a lifeline, but lacks the power to keep it charged,” says Hennie Botha, World Panel’s MD for South Africa. “The reliable, affordable power offered by the SunStream can be a game-changer, and we are therefore pleased to launch this bundle with MTN.”
World Panel’s SunStream product line was introduced in late 2015 after years in development. Built to international standards, the new technology bypasses the need for chipsets or PC boards, which are notorious for breakage on typical solar charging devices.  The durable SunStream products can charge most feature phones at or near the same speed as a wall plug and can perform even while submerged in water.