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Airtel introduces exclusive WhatsApp Data Bundle Service

By News Express on 08/04/2013

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Leading telecoms services provider Airtel Nigeria has introduced “WhatsApp” data application packages in line with its commitment to offering best telecoms experience to Nigerians.

A statement issued on behalf of Airtel by its PR agency Blueflower said the new offering follows a cross-promotion agreement with WhatsApp Inc. that secured for Airtel Nigeria the exclusive right to launch “WhatsApp” packages in Nigeria.

To access the Airtel “WhatsApp” bundle, customers are to dial *948# at N100/month to enjoy the service exclusively on Airtel platform.

Speaking on the new offer, Olu Akanmu, the Chief Marketing Officer of Airtel Nigeria, described the “WhatsApp” data bundle service asthe first of its kind in the country. He said that it would provide great a channel to connect Nigerian youths to their friendswith unlimited access.

According to him, the new package, which is available to all prepaid subscribers, attracts no deductions from the user’s data bundle or airtime balance.

“Coming at a time when we are about to start Mobile Number Portability in Nigeria, and with our robust 3.75g broadband strength spread over 180 cities across the country, our customers have just been handed another winner in our collection of bespoke data services through WhatsApp. We shall continue to push harder to realise our vision of becoming the most loved brand in the daily lives of Nigerians,” Akanmu stated.

Customers who activate data bundles of 200MB or more can also enjoy unlimited access to “WhatsApp” withouthaving to pay for the value-added service.

News Express reports that the “WhatsApp” application allows instant chat features, file & location sharing and more via smart phones through the Internet.

Photo: Airtel Nigeria’s Chief Marketing Officer, Olu Akanmu.

Source News Express

Posted 08/04/2013 11:14:26 AM


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