Our History

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Lonestar Cell MTN: A historical timeline

2001Lonestar Cell MTN’s journey in Liberia began – a journey to heal a nation devastated by war through connectivity. 

2002-2003Lonestar Cell MTN opens up its network to offer free calls for the people of Liberia as civil crisis breaks out in the capital, Monrovia. 

2004-2005-2006: Becomes a subsidiary of the MTN Group after a 60 percent acquisition by South African GSM company.

2007: Lonestar Cell MTN’s Foundation launches 21 Days of Y’ello Care with extensive support to Phebe Hospital in Bong County

2008, 2009, 2010: Hit one million active subscribers on our network

2011-2012-2013-2014: Lonestar Cell MTN offers support to the Ministry of Health’s Ebola response, with a toll-free short code for emergency response.  

2015-2016-2017-2018:  

  • Achieved a trifecta of women empowerment with three women at the helm: first female Chief Executive Officer, first female Deputy Chief Executive Officer, and first female board chair.
  • Launched Liberian Dollar recharge vouchers, double data promotion for new subscribers.
  • Launched the MTN Music Awards in Liberia to support the exposure of Liberian music to the world.

2019:

  • Launched Liberia’s first ever inclusive youth focused telecommunications product, MTN Plug
  • Launched MTN Prestige,