Nigeria: Starcomms introduces Huawei Ideos smart phone, S-Credit service


Starcomms Plc, last week introduced Huawei IDEOS C8150 Android phones into the Nigerian market. It also launched another value added service called S-Credit.

Huawei C8150 is a smart mobile phone that allows a customer to apply voice and data services on its network such as calls, web access, application download, e-books and information search on the web for exciting places at the touch of the button. The phone features Google Android 2.2 and is supported on EVDO Rev A network with pre-loaded Google applications.

Unveiling the product, the Chief Executive Officer, Starcomms Plc, Logan Pather, said: “Android has continued to maintain its position as the’ most innovative smart phone operating system in the telecoms world. Starcomms has a culture of applying cutting edge technology for the benefit of our customers. That is why we will continue to give them value for their I money.

The C8150 Android phone is a mobile phone with full touch screen and Android 2.2 OS that supports push mail on its platform. It is targeted at mobile entrepreneurs and business executives who need to stay connected with clients, business partners and also have access to vital information on the go.

According to Logan, the novel product has unique portable Wi-Fi feature which allows customers to connect with other suitable portable devices and access available wireless internet connection.

“It is a true mobile device that is comfortable to carry around and use on the move or at leisure while enjoying the G-sensor feature that I allows the phone to be rotated for a landscape view for a better view of the screen contents,” said the Starcomms CEO.

He said that the company will continue to listen to its customers and· put their satisfaction on the front burner of its innovations and service delivery. Meanwhile, the company , has launched another value added service called S-Credit. The service is designed to ease subscribers of the problems associated with recharge card purchase and distribution, especially where there is need for emergency calls and where access to recharge cards is difficult or impossible.

The 5­Credit service, otherwise known as bridging credit, allows pre-paid subscribers a post-paid lifestyle where airtime can be accessed at critical times and will be paid back the next time a customer recharges.