Nigeria: Airtel Introduces 'WhatsApp' - Plan
Lagos — Airtel Nigeria has introduced "WhatsApp" data application packages to its subscribers.
This 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, Chief Marketing Officer of Airtel Nigeria, described the "WhatsApp" data bundle service as the first of its kind in the country. He said that it would provide great a channel to connect Nigerian youths to their friends with 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 realize our vision of becoming the most loved brand in the daily lives of Nigerians".
Customers who activate data bundles of 200MB or more can also enjoy unlimited access to "WhatsApp" without having to pay for the value-added service.
"WhatsApp" is considered one of the most popular mobile applications worldwide, owned by "WhatsApp Inc." The application allows instant chat features, file & location sharing and more via smart phones through the Internet."