Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Airtel slashes int’l call @ N8:33k

Airtel Nigeria has slashed international call rates to N8:33 kobo per minute. 

Chief Operating Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Deepak Srivastava said the latest introduction was in line with the mobile operator’s commitment to provide Nigerians with innovative, exciting, relevant and affordable telecommunications services.

Public relations manager, Mr. Emmanuel Otokhine in a press statement made available to ITRealms Online said that the offer has been designed to help its pre-paid customers across the country to increase their talk time with family, friends and business partners who are in important and popular destinations such as the US, Canada, UK (fixed lines), China and India at appealingly reduced and affordable rates.

With the offer, he said, Airtel customers could now call for as low as N8.33 per minute to any of the listed destinations.

Equally, he said, the International call bundle offer was structured into three categories; N500, N200 and N100.

“It is applicable only to pre-paid customers on the Airtel network,” Mr. Srivastava was quoted in the press statement.

He maintained that the company’s decision to lower call rates to the selected locations to N8.33 per minute has no doubt removed any barrier that is capable of hindering any of its customers from making important calls to the designated destinations.

“Our unwavering commitment to give Nigerians, affordable and innovative products and services has kept us firmly on toes since the Airtel brand was introduced into Nigeria. We are constantly injecting fresh thinking into our operation to enable us innovate and deliver more value and satisfaction to our customers even as we embark on the journey to become the most loved brand in Nigeria” Srivastava said.

Pre-paid customers who purchase the N500 bundle will have a whooping 60 minutes talk-time at N8:33/minute.

The N200 bundle will guarantee N10/minutes or 20 minutes call time, while the N100 bundle will provide Airtel customers, N10 per minute for 10 minutes.

To enjoy the service, new and existing customers are required to dial *789*60# to subscribe for the N500 bundle; *789*20# for the N200 bundle and *789*10# for the N100 bundle, even as each bundle has a 15 day validity period from the date of purchase.

Remmy Nweke

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