Free Gaming Thursdays on Game+ for Pulsers

MTN Uganda has today introduced free gaming every Thursday for the youthful MTN Pulse customers. There are thousands of games available on that customers can pick from. This is part of the broader proposition for MTN Pulse customers that are enthusiastic about gaming.

“A month ago, MTN Uganda launched MTN Pulse, a community of youthful Ugandans where they can unleash their full potential and live life with #NoFear. As part of MTN Pulse, customers are now free to expand their skill set and explore further their gaming potential. Our MTN Pulse customers will now be able to subscribe and play free games every Thursday,” said Hellen Kirungi, the MTN Uganda Youth Segment Manager.

MTN Game+ is accessible on all android enabled smartphones. It allows customers to subscribe, download and play games of their choice. Usually, customers have to part with a fee to play games for daily or weekly or monthly subscriptions. However, for customers on MTN Pulse, the games can be played free of charge every Thursday. Customers will be able to access the 1000’s of games ranging from racing, sports, music, action, chess, cards, strategy, role playing, casual, puzzle and casino.

“The games will provide an exciting digital experience for MTN Pulse customers that have always wanted to play games. We believe that this is an exciting opportunity for MTN Pulsers to play the games they have always wanted to play. We are creating the FOMO for free gaming every Thursday,” Kirungi adds.

The free gaming also provides an opportunity for game developers to build more games that can be played by Ugandans. MTN Game+ will remain available for subscription throughout but free for MTN Pulse customers every Thursday. To join MTN Pulse and enjoying free gaming on Thursdays, hit *157# or

To access MTN Game+, smartphone owners can visit, download Game+ and choose from any game of their choice.

How to play games on MTN Game+

  • Visit
  • Click “Download App”to download the MTN Game+ App onto your phone
  • Click “Subscribe”and select a subscription of your choice (Not necessary on Free Gaming Thursdays for MTN Pulse subscribers)
  • Click Download to download and play a game.

MTN Uganda will continue to unveil new offers for MTN Pulse subscribers. As part of the promise to the MTN Pulse community, there will be lots of great products, openings to make money by creating content, exciting offers, free gaming, partnerships, events (plot) and networking opportunities. Already available are the Pulse Weekend Bundles and a selection of daily, weekly and monthly Pulse bundles. Keep hooked to for updates.

Journalism chose me – Canary Mugume

Canary Mugume, 23 is turning out to be an influential reporter and news anchor on NBS Television. His transformation to the television screens is he has taken on, despite being a student of computer engineering. Why would he make such a career decision? In an interview with MTN Pulse, Mugume reveals that it was because of his passion for storytelling that led him to the journalism.

“Journalism chose me. I didn’t choose it. I am sure everyone is familiar with passion and profession. I am naturally passionate about story telling. How do I shape the world from how we understand it? That’s a question that rebounded through my mind as I grew up,” he says.

Adding, “Without news, maybe we would be ignorant and biased in our own bubble worlds, oblivious to world events. Without the news I would find life a little less meaningless, and quite frankly dull. I wanted to be a reporter to ignite fire into the minds of people when their stories are told.”

It is his energy, passion and drive that has led him to rise through the ranks pretty fast at one of Uganda’s top television stations. He did overcome worries that he was too young to join a media house and become influential.

“My biggest fear before I joined media, was age. I had stereotypes about the kind of people permitted to be on television. I was sure I would be rejected because I was young. I also feared they would question my experience in the profession. I had none.

I was shocked that NBS TV took me on, trained me and in less than a year, I had been posted to report from parliament, permitted to do live reporting, which is always the last task to take on and more so, anchor news,” Mugume narrates.