Sunday, August 28, 2011

GLO NIGERIA UNVEILS NEW TARIFF PLAN (Glo Flexi)

Telecommunication service provider, Globacom has launched a new dynamic tariff plan that offers unprecedented discounts to subscribers anytime, anywhere across the country.
Glo Flexi , the new tariff plan offers up to 99 per cent discount on calls made, depending on the time of day and geographical location of the subscriber.
Speaking at a media briefing to unveil the new package in Lagos, recently, Globacom’s group chief operating officer, Mohamed Jameel said the new Glo Flexi plan was a fantastic package that offered the biggest discounts ever offered by any telecommunication network in the country as subscribers could talk for as low as 1kobo /sec.
  "The new Glo Flexi is available to all prepaid subscribers across Nigeria and it offers the biggest discount ever offered by any telecom operator in the country.
With up to 99 per cent discounts offered to subscribers on calls, there is no doubt that Glo Flexi is the next big thing since we pioneered the Per Second Billing ( PSB platform so many years ago,"he said.
 He said that the introduction of Glo Flexi was in line with Globacom’s value driven approach to introducing new products and services which enables the company to give back to its subscribers. Such initiatives, Jameel said, included the introduction of special tariffs such as the Glo 1derful , Glo Infinito and Glo Talk More tariffs which still remained popular amongst subscribers.
  Also speaking at the occasion, Globacom’s general manager, Prepaid Marketing, Ashutosh Tiwary stated that Glo Flexi was a dynamic package that was dependent on the density of traffic on the network at any point in time.
"The system looks at the network usage behaviour and gives generous discounts making it possible for subscribers to enjoy discounts ranging from 0 per cent to 99 per cent depending on the time of day and their geographical location. In other words, subscribers are guaranteed the best network quality in Nigeria on the Glo network as the massive discount offers ensure proper utilisation of network resources," Tiwary said.

To Activate this new Tariff, Dial *135*1# from your GLO Line, and also Switch ON your Cell Broadcast Function on your Mobile Phone...
Check http://www.gloworld.com for more details...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

CDMA EXCLUSIVE- MULTILINKs TELKOM NIGERIA DROPs 24/7 FREE CALL FOR ITS SUBSCRIBERs IN AUGUST

We at Nigeria Telecom News do give out informations mainly on GSM networks in Nigeria and hope to give out on CDMA networks soon, but today we will be touching the CDMA world a little, and that's why we call this "CDMA EXCLUSIVE"

Straight to the information;
MULTI-LINKS TELKOM Nigeria, has announced a promo that allows its subscribers to make unlimited free On-Net calls till August 31, 2011.
According to their facebook update yesterday, Multilinks Telkom stated and we quote;
" Enjoy unlimited FREE calls to ALL Multi-Links numbers from NOW till 31 st August. Hurry! pick up your phone and keep talking."

More details at http://www.facebook.com/MultilinksTelkom

Monday, August 8, 2011

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN FACEBOOK SPEECH ABOUT MARKING 10YRs OF MOBILE SERVICEs IN NIGERIA

As GSM mobile services hits 10 years of existence in Nigeria this week, President Goodluck Jonathan speaks on Facebook and we quote:
" As we mark ten years of GSM mobile services this week, it is heartening ​ that Nigeria has grown from less than a million lines to over 90 million lines with 70% of Nigerians having access to phones.
It cost 150,000 Naira to get connected before 2001. Today it takes 100 Naira.
This result came about from the liberalization of the communication sector which is what this administration plans to replicate in the power sector with the Roadmap to Power Sector Reforms. GEJ"

For details visit http://www.facebook.com/jonathangoodluck

MTN NIGERIA UNVEILs 3 NEW TARIFF PLANs- NAMELY MTN FAMILY & FRIENDs XPANDED / MTN SUPER SAVE / MTN FUNLINK RELOADED

As part of MTN NIGERIA at 10 Celebration, MTN NIGERIA unveils three (3) new tariff plans :
1. MTN FAMILY AND FRIENDs XPANDED
2. MTN SUPER SAVER
3. MTN FUNLINK RELOADED

(1.) MTN Family & Friends Xpanded:
MTN Family & Friends Xpanded allows you to register: Eight (8) MTN numbers,
One (1) other GSM network number,
One (1) US or Canadian number
MTN Family and Friends Xpanded is a NEW prepaid plan that allows you register up to 10 Family and Friends numbers and enjoy rates as low as 17 kobo per second on calls to your MTN registered numbers and 20 kobo per second on calls to other networks that you register as your Family and Friends.   How do I register my MTN Family & Friends(FAF) numbers?
You can register any of your MTN Family & Friends number by dialing *560 *1*Family and Friends number#
international number (US and Canada ONLY) or other GSM network number.
For example:
*560 *1* 08031234567 #
*560 *1* 08028901234#
*560 *1* 00917045678901#
To check your FAF list, dial *560#
To migrate to this new plan, dial *407# or Send a the keyword "407" to 131

More details at http://www.mtnonline.com

(2.) MTN SUPER SAVER

MTN Super Saver plan is a new tariff plan that offers:
MTN2MTN calls will be charged at 58 kobo per second for the first 1 minute.
Calls extending beyond 1 minute to 4 minutes will be charged at 20 kobo per second,
while calls from 5 minutes and above will be charged at 17 kobo per second.
On the other hand, your MTN2Other calls will be charged at 58 kobo per second for the first 1 minute.
Calls extending beyond 1 minute to 4 minutes will be charged at 30 kobo per second,
while calls from 5 minutes and above will be charged at 25 kobo per second.
To migrate dial *408# or send the keyword "408" to 131
 
More Information at http://www.mtnonline.com/products-services/mtn-packages/super-saver/tariff-plan


(3.) MTN FUNLINK RELOADED

MTN FunLink Reloaded is a NEW prepaid plan that allows you make calls to MTN numbers for as low as 17 kobo per second while you enjoy freebies such as free SMS to MTN numbers and 3 MB of data every day.
To join the MTN FunLink Reloaded plan, simply send a text with 406 to 131 or dial *406 # from your phone.
A daily access fee charge of N25 is charged on this plan.
Your daily access fee will be deducted from your account balance at midnight of each new day or whenever you recharge your account during the day.
For new customers to the MTN FunLink Reloaded plan, access fee for that day will be charged immediately they join this plan.

More details at http://www.mtnonline.com/products-services/mtn-packages/funlink-reloaded

For more services dial *123# from your MTN phone.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

MTN DROPs APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT COMPETITION

MTN is challenging the developer community from around the world to create innovative apps inspired by Africa and the Middle-East.
Saying "Our vision for the soon-to-be-launched MTN app store is to have content that is relevant to the lives of our subscribers, and informed by the conditions in our communities."
Your creations can deal with any facet of life in Africa and the Middle-East – from solving some of the regions' pressing challenges, to lifestyle and entertainment, or even social networking.
However, all apps must be built for the Android operating system, and be in English.
The competition runs for six months – from July to December 2011 – and will have six monthly winners and an overall winner.
The first prize for monthly winners is a Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the second prize a Samsung Galaxy S2.
The prize for the overall winner is a trip to the Mobile World Congress 2012 !
For more information, Visit http://www.mtnplay.com/appcomp/DeveloperMain.aspx

MTN MOVED EVER CLOSER TO THE LAUNCH OF ITS ANTICIPATED "MTN APP STORE"

Earlier this year (February); In a bid to enter the mobile content and applications space, MTN Group announces plans to launch an app store later this year that would offer digital music downloads and other value- added services.

Whereby a question arises on how other Telecom Companies would react to the new MTN's Mobile Shift.
Not quite long, this question was answered when ETISALAT Launches its App Store in July http://bit.ly/p2S4Ds

And Today MTN has moved ever closer to the launch of its much anticipated 'MTN App Store' through the launch of an apps competition this week.
The group said it was challenging the developer community from around the world to come forward with innovative apps which were inspired by the realities of Africa and the Middle East.

By launching the apps competition, MTN said it was opening its innovative scope to the wider developer community in a bid to speed up the adoption of data-enabled technologies - especially those that featured digital content developed with the African and Middle Eastern user in mind.

The more user-friendly and relevant the app, the more differentiated it will be, thus increasing the likelihood of its adoption on a wide scale in two vast markets that are hungry for local solutions - not least of which is digital content with an African and Middle Eastern flair, said Christian de Faria, MTN Group chief commercial officer.

MTN said its App Store was currently in the works. The group said that the launch date would be " much sooner" than the next six months, with an initial focus on South Africa, Nigeria and other markets where the group already had a strong presence.
MTN said it wanted to take advantage of an expected explosion in the applications market by opening an applications store "in the near future", offering a "wide range of apps in multiple territories".

"Our vision for the MTN App Store is to have an apps platform whose vast majority of applications is, by and large, created by the developer community.
This way, we hope to offer MTN App Store subscribers unmatched user experience, with exciting and varied content that cuts across all facets of life," said De Faria.
He explained that there is a huge apps developer community out there, but many of their inventions did not get wide adoption.
The MTN apps competition will therefore serve to strengthen the apps ecosystem as well as provide a much-needed distribution channel to 150 million MTN subscribers for the regions' developer community, De Faria said.

The apps competition would run for five months, and would focus initially on the Android OS. All apps should be built in English and should be relevant for the African and Middle East markets, MTN said.

MTN NIGERIA PARTNERs WITH OANDO TO BOOST CUSTOMER SERVICEs

Leading telecommunication company in Nigeria, MTN Nigeria last week unveiled its point service centres at Danso filling station, secretariat road, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos. As part of its ongoing effort to bring services closer to subscribers.
The service centre, based on a partnership between MTN and Oando Marketing PLC tagged "MTN Connect Point" is the first of 200 service outlets that the two partners is aiming to jointly use in improving customers experience through the provision of "Walk In Service Everywhere" (W.I.S.E) kiosks at selected Oando service stations nationwide.
At the W.I.S.E kiosks, Oando customers who are MTN subscribers can now enjoy a complete customer care service like sim swaps, bill payments, sim registration, query resolutions, sale of airtime and other bouquet services.
In the first phase of the project, MTN will deploy 100 W.I.S.E kiosks to select service stations in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt while further pan Nigeria spread will be covered in phase 2.
The MTN Connect Point concept is a service outlet which forms a strategic part of MTN comprehensive customer outreach programme, known as 'Walk-In Service Everywhere" W.I.S.E, with the primary aim of improving its customer experience by bringing service literally to their door.
Unveiling the package, Customer Relations Executive, MTN, Mr Akin Braithwaite, said that the service centre is a new concept in customer support and satisfaction in the telecommunication industry and another demonstration of MTN's commitment to bring services closer to its numerous customers.
The Connect Point consists of a branded kiosk operated by a Connect Partner, while the cost of the kiosk is borne by MTN. Each Connect Point is fully equipped with modern technology and is manned by two personnel who will carry out a bouquet of services, including SIM swaps, bill payment, query resolution, SIM registration, assistance to customers with product or service activation or set up, and customer enlightenment, among other services.
On the choice of Oando as partner, MTN Customer Relation Executive; Mr. Akin Braithwaite said that the national spread and the quality of its premises informed its choice by MTN. In addition to the utilization of OANDO premises, the MTN CRE disclosed that the Connect points will also spring up in many other open spaces including university communities nationwide.
"In the next few months, we will roll out MTN Connect Points in 200 strategic locations across the country. Under an agreement with OANDO, we will deploy 100 of these service outlets on the premises of OANDO filling stations spread across the country. Ten of these are already up and running, and the Connect Point we are unveiling today is one of them," he stated.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

NCC WARNs AGAINST PRE-REGISTERED SIMCARDs

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), yesterday in Abuja, issued stern warning to all telecom operators, SIM card vendors, retailers and the general public over the sale or use of pre-registered new SIM cards in the network.
In a statement in Abuja, NCC's head, Media and Public Relations, Reuben Muoka, said the act of selling pre-registered new SIM cards to the members of the public, by vendors or retailers, and use of such cards by anybody whatsoever, contravenes the regulation on registration of phone subscribers.
He said such person or persons shall be liable on conviction to a fine, or imprisonment, or both, in line with the Nigerian Communications Act 2003 .
He said the commission will also hold network service providers liable when such cards are found to be in use as they are expected to ensure that new SIM cards are not pre-registered before they are sold to members of the public through their various channels.
Mr Muoka said the commission's prescription in the process of the current on-going SIM card registration exercise in the country, presupposes that all newly purchased SIM cards can only receive calls while the buyers are expected to go to their particular network provider of that SIM to register his or her own SIM Card before such numbers can be used to make calls.
He said those found to be involved in this illegality will face arrest, detention, investigation, prosecution and sanction in line with the provisions of the Communications Act.
He also warned the public to desist from buying pre-registered SIM cards as they will also be liable if such line is in any way connected to any crime or misuse.
"Members of the public are advised to go to their operators to register their new SIM cards. Do not be tempted to buy pre-registered new SIM cards when the registration is free", he said.

Monday, August 1, 2011

MTN NIGERIA TO INTRODUCE MOBILE MONEY

In July, MTN Nigeria announced it will launch a mobile money services throughout the country in August 2011 , with the aim of bringing its more than 40 million users to the new platform.
According to MTN, mobile money will harness and document the identities, resources and financial transactions of hoarders and unbanked Nigerians and bring them into the formal economy.
The goal of mobile money is to help create a cashless society and reduce the cost and dangers associated with traditional transactions in the country.
Most Nigerian telecom analysts are positive about the latest mobile money developments in the country. Currently less than one in five Nigerians have bank accounts and the country’s 24 commercial banks have a network of less than 4000 branches nationwide.
Currently 90 million of Nigeria’s 140 million citizens have active mobile phones. “Mobile money is a facility that enables people to use their cell phones and other hand-held devices as electronic purses from which to effect financial transactions, including receiving and making payments,” MTN Nigeria stated.
Currently, Kenya has the most effective mobile money service in Africa.