Glo extends reserved number activation period indefinitely
Glo Mobile Ghana has extended the period for which people could activate their specially-reserved numbers indefinitely.This was to allow the claimed 1.5 million Ghanaians who reserved special Glo numbers to activate their lines at their own convenience.
Glo originally gave Ghanaians up to seven days to activate their reserved lines, but Chief Operating Officer for Glo Ghana, George Andah told Adom News the crowds at their Glo World Shops had compelled them to extend the period indefinitely.
“We want our teaming customers to relax and activate their numbers at their own convenience so we have removed the deadline completely,” he said.
George Andah noted that several people visiting Glo World Shops went there to either activate reserved numbers and or buy additional or new SIMs and that was encouraging so the company had decided to reciprocate the gesture.
“We have also received a few porting requests and we are working on them,” he said.
But George Andah stopped short of saying how many people have activated their reserved lines, bought new SIMs or made porting requests to Glo.
It took Glo three years to launch after getting license as Ghana's sixth mobile operator in 2008, and the Glo Ghana COO said for everyday Ghanaians waited, Glo prepared special packages worth the while of Ghanaians.
At their launch on Sunday, April 29, 2012 Glo announced some juicy offers such as 20Gp free everyday for 100 days, 100% bonus on every recharge, 2Gp per minute call to one special number, one minute bonus for every three minutes of call received on Glo, five hours free night calls, as well as news, sports, entertainment and weather updates on Glo’s 128Kb SIM.
George Andah said the company wanted to give everyone the opportunity to enjoy the offers on their specially-reserved numbers at their own convenience and that was why they lifted the seven-day deadline.
Glo started commercial operations in Ghana at 85% coverage, supported by $750 million worth of world class infrastructure, including the popular Glo One submarine fibre optic cable, and some 1,400 BTS across country, to provide service to 974 cities and 10,000 villages.
Ahead of commercial launch, the company supported Ghana soccer at the top level, branding the Premier League to the tune of $3.5million and also being headline sponsor of the national senior soccer team, The Black Stars, in the amount of another $1.5 million.