Daily Trust (Abuja)

28 January 2013

Nigeria: Globacom Partners Samsung On Youth Empowernment Smartphone Initiative

Lagos — Globacom has announced a partnership with Samsung on youth empowernment scheme which will provide its young subscribers opportunity to enjoy low call rates and internet experiences on Samsung smartphones, Galaxy S3 and Note II.

Globacom's Marketing Coordinator, Mr. Niyi Olukoya, said the two smartphones have been bundled with free six-month data plan for Glo subscribers.

He said the benefits for subscribers who opt for the package include 500MB free data on activation, 100MB free data every month for 6 months and discounted tariffs for voice calls at 9k/sec to nine Friends and Family and 18k/sec for other calls to all networks.

The subscriber according to him will enjoy all the benefits once he recharges with N1000 airtime monthly.

He said, "The bundle offer is one of Glo's strategies to satisfy the huge demand for smartphone devices bundled with mobile internet connectivity. We simply wish to provide the consumers with their choice devices and seamless internet connectivity in an all-in-one package. This partnership will put in the hands of the subscribers affordable hi-tech devices bundled with fast internet services and free airtime deals that will give them easy access to social media, mails, data downloads, Android apps and voice calls."

Olukoya said the mobile internet service on the bundled handsets rides on Globacom's robust fibre optic infrastructure which runs from Lagos across the West African coast to the United Kingdom and the USA.

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