17 March 2008

Nigeria: Multilinks/Telkom Expands Network Footprint to More Cities

Lagos — Less than one year after Telkom South Africa became part of MultiLinks family, the fixed wireless network operator has continued to broaden its network footprint just as it has more coverage in many cities, thus allowing more customers to enjoy their services.

Apart from major six cities where it had its coverage including Lagos and Abuja, the telecom operator, according Andre Av Zyl, Executive Marketing Communication, has also shown its strong presence in many other cities including Ile-Ife, Gbongan, Oshogbo, Ogbomosho, Akure, Ilesha, Ikire, Lokoja, Okene, Abaji among others.

By this week, he assured that Kaduna has been added, adding that shortly, Kano, Katsina and Zaria would also be added.

Every effort, he said, is being made to ensure that the network operator has a premium service designed to spread right across the country.

In another development, since the inception of a campaign geared towards rewarding its loyal customers, fixed wireless network operator, MultiLinks/ Telkom has said that more than 3,400 lucky subscribers have been awarded free air time amounting to the total value of more than N3.6 million.

Just last week, no fewer than 15 Multilinks/Telkom loyal subscribers went home in jubilation with different prizes ranging from N100,000, N500,000 and N1 million respectively in a campaign tagged 'Win a Million'.

This is part of the promise of the pioneer fixed wireless telecom operator's effort to reward its loyal subscribers which was based upon the type of recharge card denomination loaded on their accounts for the month ended January this year.

In the prize giving event that heralded a new process in the life of multilinks/Telkom, 10 winners were announced for loading N200 recharge card while for loading N500 recharge card, three winners were announced for the grand prize of N1 million respectively.

Similarly, two winners were also announced for loading N1000 or higher recharge card in the network that is now expanding to remote villages across the federation.

Speaking during the event that attracted capacity audience, the Director, Sales of the pioneer fixed wireless operator, Pierre Marais, told the gathering that Multilinks/Telkom Nigerian telecom race has just begun, adding that the company has what it takes to build a world class telecommunications infrastructure to take care of its growing customers across the federation.

"Earlier this week, we at Multilinks/Telkom together with independent auditors drew the lucky winners who are all represented here today. It gives me great joy today to hand over these prizes in thanking each one of you for your support at being a loyal customer of Multilinks/Telkom", he said.

For this month promotions, Andre Av Zyl, Executive Marketing Communication, announced that the company is running two new and exciting promotions in which their subscribers stand a chance of winning free credit on their accounts as a reward for recharging and even a car for talking to their friends and loved ones.

"If you load N200, you stand the chance to win N500. If you win load N500, you stand a chance to win N1000 and loading N1000 recharge card could result in you wining N5000. Since we launched this campaign, more than 3,400 lucky subscribers have been awarded free air time of the day and to any destination. This amounts to a total value of more than N3, 6 million.

According to him, during the last two weeks of march, starting today, subscribers who are able to talk to xxxx hours on their network to any destination at any time of the day will stand a chance to win new brand Kia car.

"This is the first time MultiLinks/Telkom has embarked on such amazing prize for a competition and we are very excited to announce the winner and hand over this prize" he added.

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