Tuesday, May 31, 2011

ETISALAT NIGERIA READY TO DROP DOT-ME SERVICE

ETISALAT NIGERIA Today, will be launching a brand new exciting and innovative service - called the "Etisalat DotMe Service".
• DotMe opens up the concept of instant publishing to all mobile phone subscribers – it is internet and smart phone independent
• It acts like an SMS bulletin board that enables their subscribers to instantly publish information from their mobile phone and enables contacts to pull information posted on demand.

More can be seen on their website at http://www.etisalat.com.ng

Sunday, May 22, 2011

GLO NIGERIA REWARDS ITS FACEBOOK FANS WITH RECHARGE CARDS

National Telecommunications Operator, Globacom, has started rewarding its Glo World Facebook fans with free recharge cards.
This was tweeted on their Official Twitter page some days ago, as they started dropping recharge card pins on their Facebook wall post,with a game called "Fastest Fingers".
The game named "Fastest Fingers" means; the fastest person to load the recharge card pin number dropped,wins it....
According to the comments from Glo World Fans, it has been said that the recharge cards denomination are N100 each....
All Globacom Nigeria Subscribers on Facebook can visit Glo World Official Facebook Page by clicking Here and who knows, you might just be lucky....

Saturday, May 14, 2011

GLO NIGERIA REWARDS 3G and BLACKBERRY DEALERs WITH CARs & OTHER PRIZEs

AGAIN, National Telecommunications Operator, Globacom, has rewarded another segment of its trade partners whose role are strategic to the business success of the company.

In the last few months, Globacom had hosted various segments of its trade partners. These events were held to recognize the roles of the business partners in positioning Globacom as a telecommunications company of choice in the Nigerian environment.

Outstanding trade partners of Glo 3G High Speed Internet modem and prepaid Blackberry services were recently rewarded with prizes ranging from power generating sets to brand new cars by the leading telecoms company.

From among the crop of these business partners nationwide, a total of twelve, comprising six for each of the two product categories, received the prizes at a Loyalty Reward Night held at Best Western Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

For the Glo 3G Modem Business Associates Category, Osuneye Olasunkami of Suky Marketing Communication, who was the best performer, received the top prize of a brand new BMW 5 series car. Pathfinder Touch, another Glo Business Associate, won the second prize of 10 KVA generator.

Other winners in the Glo 3G Modem category included Genie Infotech Limited which received a 5KVA generator, MCTEE Investments which got a 42-inch plasma television set, Samikuri Detail Ltd won a motorcycle and the sixth prize winner, BMG Communications went home with a set of computer, printer and scanner.

In the other category, prepaid Blackberry partners also smiled home. The six winners in this category were Olusegun Jekami of MCTEE Investment Limited, who won the first prize of a brand new Kia Picanto, Suky Marketing Communication who received a 6.5 KVA generator and GoldBiz Resources who won a 42-inch plasma TV set.

The rest are Stratford Communication, with a motorcycle, the fifth prize winner, Amistad Phones, who received a set of computer, printer and scanner and the sixth prize winner of a 1.5 KVA generator, Badox Ventures.

Globacom’s Head of 3G and Blackberry Team, Wunmi Jewesimi, said the loyalty reward scheme was instituted to appreciate the business associates for their contribution in making the two flagship products huge successes in the market.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

AIRTEL NIGERIA LAUNCHES BIG FAMILY PACKAGE FOR SUBSCRIBERS,A TARRIF PLAN WHICH OFFERS 15K PER SECOND

Airtel Nigeria has introduced a new tariff plan, which allows customers to make on-net calls at 15k per second and off-net calls at 30k a second.

The company said in a statement on Friday that it found it imperative to bring the new tariff package into the market, five months after it inaugurated its 2Good plan.

According to the statement, the new tariff plan offers very affordable call rates and sets a new benchmark for value offering in the industry.

The Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Rajan Swaroop, said the new tariff offer, named the Airtel Big Family package, allowed existing and new customers to make on-net calls at 15k per second and off-net calls at 30k per second, after the first minute call of the day at 60k per second, upon migration to the plan.

He said the new tariff had additional benefits, including 20 bonus Short Message Service monthly after the first recharge of the month of more than N100.

The free SMS applied to numbers within the Airtel network, he added.

Another added value of the new tariff offer, according to him, is attractive SMS rates.

He said “The wallet-friendly SMS tariff plan includes N5 for Airtel to Airtel SMS, N10 for SMS to other networks and N15 for SMS to international locations.

“With the Airtel Big Family package, we have given our customers the benefits of communicating freely with all their families, relations and friends, who are on Airtel, at affordable rates.”

Customers on the plan, according to the Airtel boss, will enjoy the benefit of calling international destinations such as the United Kingdom (landlines), United States of America, Canada, China and India at 20k a second.

The 20k a second call rate applied after paying 60k a second for the first minute of the day for calls to the international destinations, he explained.

Calls to all other international destinations are billed at the applicable tariff rate.

Since the launch of the Airtel brand five months ago, the company has introduced into the Nigerian market tariff packages such as 2Good and 2Good Xtra.

Each of these plans has enabled Airtel’s customers to enjoy the freedom to talk and express themselves freely.

These have been complemented by the introduction of Airtel’s N50 Wazobia recharge, a lower denomination recharge voucher, which has in no small way, facilitated the inclusion of all members of the society in telecoms offering in the country.

Swaroop added that there was no restriction to the number of Airtel lines that a customer on the plan could call at the prevailing rate of 15k a second.

Also, customers could call any Airtel line as many as times as possible at the stated rates any day, he noted.

The offer is also valid for customers who have dormant Airtel lines and want to reactivate their lines and return to the network.

Friday, May 6, 2011

MTN NIGERIA DROPs MTN MISSED CALL ALERT SERVICE

With MTN Who Called and Notify Me, MTN keeps you up to speed with calls you missed while your phone was switched off or unreachable while also sending you an SMS message when a number you could not reach becomes available.
The SMS message with information about calls you missed or numbers you could not reach will be sent to your mobile phone as soon as your mobile number becomes available or as soon as the number you attempted to call becomes available.


What are the benefits?

You can keep track of your missed calls.
You are always informed when a number you could not reach becomes available on the network.
It works even while you’re abroad.

Please note that:

  • You will not receive missed call alerts from callers who have withheld their caller identity.
  • You are not required to activate Voice Mail to use MTN Who Called and Notify Me services.

What is MTN Who Called?
This is a FREE missed call alert service that provides you with details of calls you missed while your number was switched off or out of network coverage. You will receive free SMS message containing the caller’s phone number, the number of missed calls from that number and date and time of the last call.
Y’ello! You have 1 missed call from +2348031234567 received at: 03:05:2011 12:21:13.


What is MTN Notify Me?

With MTN Notify Me, you will get to know through SMS message when a phone number you could not reach becomes available on the network. You can then call the number being sure that it is now available.

Y’ello! +2348031234567 is now available. You may now dial the number.


How do I get the service?

There are two options available to you when subscribing for these services. These are:

  • MTN Who Called.
  • MTN Who Called with Notify Me.

You can activate the Who Called Service free of charge by simply sending the key word of your desired option by SMS to 100. For Example:

  • To activate MTN Who Called, text SET 01 to 100.Once this is done, you will receive the message: Y’ello! 803xxxxxxx request to activate Who Called Service was successful. Thank you.
  • To activate MTN Who Called with Notify Me, text SET 02 to 100. Once done you will receive the message: Y’ello! 803xxxxxxx request to activate Who Called with Notify Me service was successful. Thank you.

How do I check if I already have the service on my phone?

  • To check your status, text the word STATUS to 100. You will receive the following message: Y’ello! 803xxxxxxx has an active Who Called service. Thank you.

How do I cancel the service?

  • To cancel the service, text the word DELETE to 100. You will receive the following message: Y’ello! 803xxxxxxx request to deactivate Who Called service was successful. Thank you.


SMS Commands

Cost

To activate Who Called

Send an SMS with SET 01 to 100

FREE

To activate Who Called and Notify Me

Send an SMS with SET 02 to 100

FREE

To check the status of your account

Send an SMS with STATUS to 100

FREE

To delete your call alert services

Send an SMS with DELETE to 100

FREE

How much does it cost to use MTN Who Called and Notify Me?

The service is FREE to all MTN customers.


Under what condition will I receive MTN Call alert?
If you have activated MTN Who Called service on your mobile number, you will receive an SMS message in the following conditions:

  • When your phone is switched off or out of coverage area.
  • When there are network issues leading to your number being unreachable.
  • When a number you attempted to call becomes available on the MTN network.

Monday, May 2, 2011

MTN tasks NCC, NITDA over broadband penetration

Leading digital mobile operator, MTN Nigeria Communications Limited, has urged industry regulatory and development agencies to take steps that will lead to greater penetration of broadband services, especially in the rural parts of the country.

The Corporate Services Executive at MTN, Mr. Akinwale Goodluck, who spoke at a capacity building workshop in Abuja on Thursday, said the Nigerian Communications Commission and the National Information Technology Development Agency needed to do more to promote broadband penetration.

According to him, NCC and NITDA need to subsidise the roll-out of broadband services in the rural areas from the funds operators contributed for the development of underserved parts of the country domiciled in the government agencies.

He listed other areas, which needed government’s intervention for the penetration of broadband services to include liberal policy on spectrum management as well as a clear road map for serving underserved communities.

The MTN topnotch said the two government agencies as well as the National Broadcasting Commission needed to collaborate more in solving the problems of the industry rather than work in isolation.

Goodluck said, “It is critical to develop a National Broadband Policy, which articulates a road map and strategy for broadband penetration and service delivery. Lack of broadband policy means there is no clear road map for spectrum planning, particularly with the harvesting of the digital dividend spectrums.

“Broadband penetration is meaningless without appropriate regulatory environment which enables the delivery of converged services. It is time to pursue institutional and regulatory convergence. Government also needs to articulate policies and strategies for driving broadband usage through eGovernance, eCommerce and eEconomy services.”

He added, “Well-known challenge with power and security means that operators also have to build and manage power, diesel distribution and security networks, in addition to core telecoms networks. This dissipates energy and resources.

“There is urgent need to address imposition of unstructured fees and charges by the various labels of government and service interruptions arising from collection attempts.”

Goodluck listed the benefits of broadband penetration in rural areas as offering a remote interaction with specialists, an instant and cheaper access to efficient health information as well as a platform for delivering primary healthcare.

Farmers could use broadband Internet access for market information, purchase of equipment, seedlings and other inputs and also to gain access to weather forecasts and other important information, he added.

He said achieving the potential required a comprehensive policy framework, effective private public participation for infrastructure development and service delivery as well as a concerted effort to address service dependencies militating against the achievement of broadband objectives.