Tuesday, May 10, 2011


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.

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