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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Glo’s mobile internet rebounds

Mobile arm of the Second National Operator (SNO), Glo mobile, has announced the relaunch of its mobile internet facility.

This follows the re-engineering of the Globacom’s mobile internet facility, according to the head, Value Added Service (VAS), Mr. Samson Isa.

He said that the Glo’s Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) is now the fastest, most effective and efficient communication tool by any Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) operator in the country.

The repackaged interactive electronic companion, he said, has fresh usage stimulants that were not in the previous equipment that had limited functionalities in terms of options and accesses to the platform.

Mr. Isa noted that the new WAP characteristic is the expansion of the portal to make it more user-friendly by giving customers web links to free content sites and other utilities.

Apart from the ability to browse the internet on the mobile phone, the customer could also download free popular content.

“This is another exclusive component that distinguishes this network from others,” he asserted, expressing the hope that the new WAP portal would create lot of excitement among subscribers.

He equally said that the improved WAP service releases the power to browse the internet at a cheaper rate, supersonic speed and access to free telephonic assets.
He pointed out that Glo subscribers now have another mechanism for a continuation of the rule your world philosophy, especially for the youth and upwardly mobile individuals.

As said by him, Glo aims to be the reference point on issues pertaining to internet deployment, with a commitment to providing subscribers rich online, real-time experience.

“As the fastest-growing telecommunications network in Africa, Globacom remains committed to offering its growing clientele optimal services that are unparalleled on the continent,” Mr. Isa stated.

Meanwhile, Glo Mobile has slashed call charges on the network by 95 per cent, according to the Marketing Director, Mr. Jagatjit Singh.

He said that subscribers are now to enjoy up to 95 per cent reduction on any call tariffs based on the time of the day when such a call is made.

A new promotion tagged ‘Glo Time Band Savings’ he said, entitles subscribers on the network to discounts of between 10 per cent and 95 per cent for calls made on the Glo network, depending on the time of the day.

“Discount is from the peak rate of the tariff plan,” he said, explaining that calls made between 12 midnight and 5 a.m. will attract 95 per cent discount, between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m. will have 40 per cent discount, while calls between 8 a.m. and 12 noon will be at 10 per cent discount.

And between 12 noon and 2 p.m., Singh said, Glo is offering callers 20 per cent discount, while 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. will attract 10 per cent discount.

“Subscribers who call between 10 p.m. and 12 midnight will enjoy a 30 per cent discount,” he said.

Mr. Singh, equally disclosed that the discounts are applicable nationwide, unlike similar products in the market, that limit subscribers to specific zones.

“Glo Time Band Savings is the first such offer in the market. Our subscribers will benefit from it irrespective of wherever they are in Nigeria. You do not have to enjoy the benefit only when you are at a particular place or zone,” Singh explained.

The Glo Time Band Savings which is part of Glo Mobile’s Festive Seasons promotion to usher in the new year will end on January 31, 2009.

The discount offer is open to all existing and new subscribers on prepaid platforms except for the Commercial Telephone Operators (CTO) packages.

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