Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Airtel, Nokia boost internet adoption with new offering


In line with its commitment to connect the next billion users, Airtel Nigeria and Finnish mobile phone maker, Nokia, have partnered to provide new data offerings for customers to access their favourite social media networks on their Nokia Asha devices.

The new offering enables Airtel customers across the country to get free access to WhatsApp and Facebook Unlimited bundles on the new Nokia Asha 210, Asha 501 as well as all existing Asha devices for the first six months.
The offer is open to all new and existing Airtel customers using the new Nokia Asha 210, Asha 501 as well as all existing Asha devices for the first six months.
To activate the WhatsApp bundle, customers are to text the keyword ‘WA’ to 948 while those who wants to enjoy free Facebook service are to text ‘FB’ to 688.
Stated Inusa Bello, the Chief Sales Officer of Airtel:
“We are proud to partner with Nokia in delivering value to Nigerians. The WhatsApp and
Facebook offer on these two Nokia Smartphones provides another opportunity for Nigerians to enjoy Airtel’s robust internet services that covers the 36 states of the federation and Abuja, ”General Manager, Nokia West Africa, Chris Brown explains that this is part of Nokia’s plan to extend its Asha range of smartphones to more customers in Nigeria, especially those looking at owning their first data enabled smartphone.
“Through this partnership we are creating an opportunity for our customers to enjoy seamless social networking with friends, family and colleagues through Facebook, as well as being able to chat through WhatsApp,” he said.
The Airtel WhatsApp and Facebook bundles are unlimited.
Source: Businessday

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