Thursday, October 20, 2011

OVER 5 MILLION AIRTEL NIGERIA SUBSCRIBERS CUT OFF THE NETWORK

Following a dispute between Airtel staff and the company, over five million Airtel Nigeria subscribers were without mobile phone coverage last week, reports Vanguard.

According to the newspaper,

“Airtel said some people claiming to be NLC members shut down 15 showrooms this week (last week) and attacked its switchboard in the capital, Abuja, cutting off 5 million customers from its network across the north of Africa’s most populous nation.”

You may recall that last week, Airtel Nigeria was accused of laying off thousands of its employees, which the company denied, saying the workers were employed by other companies it contracted.

In a statement issued by the company last Thursday, it said:

“Airtel did not sack any employee. The employees being referred to, work for Tech Mahindra and Spanco, who provide us Call Centre services. The employees in question were contracted through two employment agencies, namely HR Indexx and CCSNL, whose contracts with Tech Mahindra and Spanco expired on September 30, 2011.”

The company further noted that Spanco and Tech Mahindra were working on plans to recruit new employees, which would include some of the contracts that have recently expired.

ETISALAT NIGERIA INTRODUCES NEW NUMBER RANGE-0817

Etisalat Nigeria has introduced a new number range (0817) as more subscribers keep unveiling...


. Buy and register any Etisalat number [0809, 0818 or 0817]
. Recharge as much as you can for the next 30 days
. Get rewarded with 30% of your recharges [up to N100,000] to call any network
. Get an extra 10% instantly when you recharge electronically with N200 or more with e-top up
. Registration is free

Open to new & existing customers who are yet to register their SIMs

register at any Etisalat experience centre, dealer's shop and select Oceanic Bank branches, or call 200 for more details.

For more details, visit http://www.etisalat.com.ng

ETISALAT NIGERIA EXTENDS ALL ACTIVE BIS SUBSCRIPTIONS WITH 3 DAYS

Due to the service disruptions experienced with Blackberry Internet Service (BIS) last week...
Etisalat Nigeria on their Social network interface namely Facebook/Twitter posted that:

"We regret the service disruptions experienced with Blackberry Internet Service (BIS) last week. All subscriptions that were active during this period have been extended by 3days as compensation. Thank you for choosing Etisalat!"

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

MTN NIGERIA EXTENDS ALL ACTIVE BIS SUBSCRIPTIONS WITH 4 DAYS

Following last week’s global BlackBerry service disruption, telecommunications giant, MTN Nigeria will compensate all customers on the service with a four-day extension on their current subscription.

The compensation package is coming in spite of the fact that the outage was caused by a server failure from Research in Motion (RIM), the global provider of BlackBerry services.

According to Akinwale Goodluck, MTN’s Corporate Services Executive, the compensation package is for the inconveniences MTN customers experienced during the downtime.

“MTN is a customer focused organization and we are aware of the inconvenience our customers suffered during the down time. That is why, in spite of the fact that the three-day BlackBerry disruption was caused by an incident outside our control, we will extend by 4 days, the subscription of affected pre-paid and post-paid BlackBerry subscribers” he said.’

During the outage, messaging and web browsing on BlackBerry were halted across many parts of the world.

Friday, October 14, 2011

AIRTEL NIGERIA UNVEILS NEW TARIFF PLAN- Airtel CLUB 10

What is Airtel Club 10?

Build your own club of 10 and get fantastic discounts and freebies on calls, SMS and data within your club!
Get discounted rates on calls and SMS; also get free mid-night calls to your members! Simply make 1 minute of a local call between 8am and midnight to enjoy the free midnight call benefit.
Get free data valid for 1 week after a recharge of N200 or more within one week.

What’s in it for me?

· Add 9 Airtel lines to yourself to form a club of 10
· Make calls to your members at 10k/ sec*.
· SMS your club members at N1/SMS
· Make free midnight calls 12.30am and 4.30am daily to club members
· Call other Airtel numbers at 20k/sec*.
· SMS other Airtel numbers at N3/SMS
· Calls to other networks are only 30k/ sec*.
· SMS other Networks at N5/SMS
· Calls to US, Canada, UK*, India and China at 20k/sec after your 1st minute at 60k/sec
· Free 10MB data valid for 1 week after a recharge of N200 or more within one week.
*After first minute of the day at 60k/sec.

How to enjoy these benefits?

Simply dial the USSD below for the various requests;
· To opt-in-------------------------USSD: *101#
· For help--------------------------USSD: *101*1# OR SMS ‘1010’ to 1010
· For addition ---------------------USSD: *101*2*MSISDN#
· To remove club number ------USSD: *101*3*MSISDN#
· To view club number ---------USSD: *101*5#

Thursday, October 6, 2011

ETISALAT NIGERIA UNVEILS BLACKBERRY VOICE PLAN (20k/sec to all Network)

ETISALAT Nigeria today, launches a new BlackBerry plan named BlackBerry Voice Plan and this plan offers BIS and also 20kobo/secs calls to all network in Nigeria.

Plan Type Fee(N) Opt In Code

BIS Monthly 3000 *499*1#

Weekly 1000 *499*6#

Daily 250 *499*5#


Blackberry Social

Monthly 1800 *499*2#

Weekly 500 *499*2*1#

Daily 100 *499*2*2#

Business Rules

When you migrate from a current Blackberry plan to the Voice Plan in the middle of your cycle, you forfeit the remaining days on your current plan.
When you migrate or activate the voice plan, you lose all existing freebies on your line (Bonus on Incoming Calls, You & Me, Free Data, free Midnight Calls, Unlimited SMS,etc).
If you fail to renew your subscription on your anniversary date, your voice calls get charged at 50k/sec until you renew. Upon renewing, you immediately have your voice calls charged at 20k/sec.
In order to get the maximum benefit from this plan, you must carry a Blackberry device.

For More Details visit http://www.etisalat.com.ng/blackberry/bb_voice_plan.php