Facebook’s Internet.org Coming to Nigeria: Free Internet?
*Gives N1,200 worth of benefits for N200 data recharge
Nigeria’s Next Generation Network, Globacom, has unveiled a unique offer for data subscribers whereby when they load data directly using a recharge card, they get free airtime to make calls.
Announcing the new offer called Twin Bash in Lagos on Wednesday, Globacom’s Executive Director, Legal Services, Mrs Gladys Talabi said that any subscriber who recharges N200 airtime for data by dialling *223*PIN#, will get 200 MB of data worth N800; another N200 airtime to call or send SMS to any network, and N200 airtime to call 10 family and friends. The subscriber will therefore get N1,200 value for a data recharge of N200 and the recharge is valid for 4 days.
She said similarly, subscribers who recharge with a N500 recharge card will get 500 MB of data, N500 airtime to call or send SMS to any network and N500 airtime to call 10 friends and family members. The benefits are valid for 7 days.
Those who recharge using a N1000 recharge card will receive N1000 free airtime to call or send SMS to any network and N1000 free airtime to call 10 friends and family members. This will be valid for 15 days.
Mrs Talabi disclosed that all the subscriber needs to do is to buy recharge card and load the PIN by dialling *223*PIN # to enjoy Twin Bash benefits. With the Twin Bash promo, Globacom is making it convenient for data subscribers to recharge for data while also getting free airtime to call.
She said the company has invested enormously on network upgrade to build in more capacity and coverage in the last one year, adding that this has led to significant improvement in the quality of voice and data service.
This offer follows closely on the heels of the launch, a few weeks ago, of the Free Tomorrow plan, wherein subscribers get double the amount of whatever airtime or data they use in one day the following day to browse, sms or call all networks.