Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Classic N2009, Time Band promos get 2-month extension

The Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) arm of the Second National Operator (SNO), Glo Mobile, last weekend, announced an extension of its Classic Plus N2009 and Glo Time Band promotions by two months.

This, the operator said, means that the two promos will now come to an end by March 31, 2009.

ITRealms Online recalls that Classic Plus N2009 and Glo Time Band were part of the three promotions launched by Globacom on December 1, 2008, to mark the Christmas and the New Year, festive seasons.

The third offer was the on-going Win ‘n’ Rule promotion which was made bigger with 1000 generators, 1000 motorcycles and 1000 bicycles.

Disclosing this latest development, Marketing Director at Globacom, Mr. Jagat Jit Singh said, the two-month extension was in response to the clamour by subscribers for the promotions, underscoring the fact that it would enable many more people to benefit from the offers.

He noted that in the Classic Plus N2009 offer, every new prepaid Glo Classic subscriber who activates his N200 line within the period of the promotion will be given N2009 worth of benefits by the network.

These include free airtime worth N39 for calls within the network and twenty two free Glo to Glo Short Messaging Service (SMS) worth N110.

“The customer will also be credited with N200 free airtime per month for 6 months if his or her usage is up to N300 every month, making N1,200 free airtime for Glo to Glo calls within the period,” he said.

Mr. Singh emphasised that the subscriber on activation would also have N110 worth of Glo to Glo SMS every month for 6 months, totalling N660.

“The total benefit amounts to N2009,” he said.

On the Glo Time Band offer, he said, subscribers would have up to 95 per cent reduction in charges for calls made on the Glo Mobile network.  

In the promotion, customers are entitled to discounts of between 10 per cent and 95 per cent, depending on the time of day the call is made.

Calls made between 12 midnight and 5 a.m. will attract 95 per cent discount, calls made 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 a 10 per cent discount. Between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m., Glo is offering callers 20 per cent discount, while calls from 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.

Singh explained the discounts were applicable across Nigeria and did not, like similar products in the market, limit subscribers to specific zones.

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

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

Singh had at the launch of the promotion in December stated that it was meant to show  appreciation to customers for their patronage and support throughout the year.

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