... Customers to call all networks, international destinations at 11k/sec
In keeping with its commitment to continually empower its subscribers with affordable and innovative telecommunications products and services, Globacom has launched a new product, Glo Borrow Me Data and reloaded three other existing products.
Globacom announced this at a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday and said all the four products offer benefits unmatched in the telecom industry. The three products which have been repackaged following their success and appeal in the market are Double Free Tomorrow, 11k/s for All, and IDD Packs.
The new product, Glo Borrow Me Data, allows subscribers to borrow Data credit of up to 2GB whenever their data bundles are exhausted and they have no airtime balance to recharge their data plan or in cases of unsuccessful subscription bundle activation due to low balance.
Globacom’s Head, Usage and Retention, Mr. Sola Arowogbadamu, said eligibility criterion for the offer includes how long a customer has been on the network and the average monthly data usage.
Customers can subscribe to Borrow Me Data by dialling *321# and following the menu options. The service will then push real time Data credit to all eligible subscribers in line with the stated eligibility criterion. The customer will repay the Data credit whenever airtime recharge is made.
The next offer, Double Free Tomorrow, gives back to the subscriber 200% of whatever is spent on calls, SMS or data today to use for free the next day. In the re-loaded offer, Globacom calculates all the value of airtime a subscriber used in a day for internet services, phone calls and SMS, and credits the subscriber’s phone with double this value at the start of the next day. The offer will now be available as default for all new customers activating a Glo line.
Effectively, this means that subscribers will now receive back, the following day, double the airtime used in a day for calls, internet browsing and SMS.
Mr. Arowogbadamu said the bonus can be used for practically anything including browsing or calls and SMS to Glo and non-Glo lines. The bonus can also be used for International calls to popular countries such as US, UK (fixed), Canada, China and India.
The offer is open to all existing and new prepaid customers on the Glo network and other subscribers who crave good value for money.
“With Glo Double Free Tomorrow, customers get back double benefits free the next day. In other words, when they spend more today, they get much more tomorrow. For instance, if a subscriber on the Glo network uses N500 credit in a day on calls, SMS and data, Glo will give back N1,000 credit to the subscriber the very next day to call all networks, SMS and browse free,” he stated. To enjoy the service, subscribers are to dial *600#.
He also said that the third offer, 11k/s for All, is the best prepaid plan in the Nigerian telecoms market. It described it as a simple flat tariff plan which allows customers enjoy heavily reduced call rate on local and international calls.
Under the plan, calls are charged at 11k/s to all local networks and for international calls to 30 top destinations. The destinations include United Kingdom, United States, Canada, South Africa, India, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Israel and Australia. Others are Bangladesh, Brunei, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, French Guiana, Guam, Luxembourg, Malta, Mongolia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Puerto Rico, Reunion Island, Romania and Singapore.
The company said that new and existing customers can enjoy the unbelievable call rate which comes at a daily access fee of N5 by dialling *211# to migrate to the plan.
More benefits await customers who port from other networks into its network as they will enjoy a welcome bonus of N500 Glo-to-Glo talk time and N500MB data upon first single denomination recharge of N500 or higher. They will also get 500MB complimentary data for the next six months after joining Glo, provided they use a minimum of N1,500 monthly.
The company also announced the introduction of New IDD Packs which is the best deal in the country and covers calls made from Nigeria to the same 30 major international destinations for as low as N6.60 per minute. The bundles are designed to match the recharge denominations and include IDD 100, IDD 200, IDD 500 and IDD 1,000. The IDD 100 gives the subscriber 12 minutes of call valid for 3 days, while IDD 200 gives 24 call minutes for 7 days.
The IDD 500 bundle gives 60 minutes of call for 14 days, while the fourth bundle, IDD 1000, will avail the user 150 call minutes valid for 30 days.
According to Globacom, the 30 destinations covered by the new IDD packs include United States, United Kingdom, Canada, South Africa, India, China and Japan.