Friday, November 25, 2011

MTN NIGERIA INTRODUCES BLACKBERRY COMPLETE PLAN

MTN NIGERIA introduces new Blackberry package tagged BlackBerry Complete bundle as part of its bouquet of innovative Value Added Services specially designed to enrich the lives of its customers.
These new BlackBerry package as said by the company is targeted at customers who desire flexibility in their BlackBerry usage.

BIS Complete Features:

1 email account ( e.g. Google, yahoo), 1 Blackberry email account, BBM, Internet access, Social Networking, BlackBerry App world.

To subscribe:

WEEKLY: Send "BBCWEEK" to 21600 Costs N1500 Data Cap: 200MB
MONTHLY: Send "BBC" to 21600 Costs N500

Saturday, November 19, 2011

ETISALAT NIGERIA INTRODUCES BLACKBERRY COMPLETE & NEW BLACKBERRY SOCIAL PLAN

The new etisalat BlackBerry® Complete Plan offers you the following:

Internet Browsing
1 web-based email account (yahoo, gmail, MSN, etc).
Social Networking (facebook, twitter)
Instant Messaging on yahoo messenger, MSN messenger, google talk.
BlackBerry Messenger (BBM)
BlackBerry email (user@etisalatng.blackberry.com)
BlackBerry App World.

Opting in:
S/N PLAN ACTIVATING CODES PRICES
1 BlackBerry Complete Daily *499*3*2# N100

2 BlackBerry Complete weekly *499*3*1# N500

3 BlackBerry Complete monthly *499*3# N1,500


Blackberry® Social features:
Blackberry Messenger (BBM), Internet browsing, Blackberry email, Social Networking & Blackberry App world. Just dial *499*2# at the rate of N1,300/month

More details at http://www.etisalat.com.ng/blackberry/bb_complete_plan.php

ETISALAT NIGERIA UNVEILS NEW COST OF DATA PLANS

Telecommunication Company, Etisalat Nigeria has unveil new cost of data plans for its subscribers as they marked 3years of commercial operations in Nigeria.

DATA CAP | PRICE | USSD CODE
200MB N1,000 Dial *229*2*6#
500MB N2,000 Dial *229*2*2#
1.5GB N4,000 Dial *229*2*4#
Night & Weekend N4,000 Dial *229*3*3#

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

GLOBACOM TO LAUNCH ITS OPERATION IN GHANA ON 17 NOVEMBER 2011 OFFICIALLY

Globacom, a Nigeria-based telecom company with operations in Gambia, Senegal, Nigeria, Benin and Cote d’Ivoire, has announced it will officially launch its operation in Ghana on 17 November 2011, three years after first receiving a license to offer services.

The company’s chief operating officer George Andah has reportedly released a statement saying the Glo Mobile unit will be supported by GLO 1, the high capacity submarine cable network commissioned in Ghana in 2009.

‘The cable will guarantee access to ultra-fast and reliable internet connectivity and will be the driving force for the business community not only in Ghana, but also in West Africa,’ the statement read. It is understood Glo Mobile is looking to develop an extensive network, with Andah claiming the launch will act as a platform to boost Ghana’s economy.

‘It will also provide the platform for robust application and customized conferencing, tel-medicine, distance learning and customized services such as data centres and wireless virtual network,’ he said. The new network will hopefully support extensive 3G coverage as well as providing a range of high quality and reliable voice and data services at very competitive rates.

Globacom’s entry to the Ghanaian market has been beset with delays. Indeed, in August this year the government issued a warning to the would-be start-up to launch commercial services in the country by 15 September, or face sanctions. The ultimatum was delivered by the Minister of Communications, Haruna Iddrisu, who was quoted as saying of the newcomer’s heel-dragging: ‘it is about time we take the company on because they have the Ghanaian market space waiting for too long.’

For its part, the Nigerian-owned operation has long argued that it has faced obstacles to its entry into the market. In May 2010 Globacom threatened to exit Ghana altogether in the face of what it termed ‘interests’ seemingly hell-bent on sabotaging its nationwide launch plans.

At the time an unnamed source claimed that since Glo Mobile was awarded its GSM frequencies by the National Communications Authority (NCA), it has faced obstacles in terms of seeking approval for the swift deployment of its base stations, an encroachment on the frequencies it was awarded by the NCA and the repeated vandalism of its advertising billboards.

In August the government moved to reassure Globacom that it was ‘free to do business in Ghana’, but the statement appears to have done little to resolve the stalemate.