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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Visa Entree Xpress debuts, dangles 5GB on EV-DO


Leading Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) operator in the country, Visafone has unveiled a new product known as Visa entrée xpress, just as it dangles 5 GigaBytes on Evolution Data Optimised (EV-DO).

Head Corporate Communication, Visafone, Mr. Joseph Ushigiale, made these disclosures in a press statement made available to ITRealms Online, at the weekend, saying that CDMA operator is determined to enhance the value and customer experience of communication on its network, hence, it introduced the new prepaid package tagged Visa Entrée Xpress.

According to him, the new package enables customers to call other network at 50k/sec for the first minute of the day and thereafter 30k/sec with the sole aim of giving customers who talk more to enjoy tariffs as low as 15k/sec.

Mr. Ushigiale described this new innovative package as “another platform Visafone is applying to enrich customers’ experiences, make communication affordable and accessible to majority of customers.”

He also said that Visafone does not only offer the lowest tariffs but it also gives clear voice and data quality with a wider reach.

Further, he quoted the managing director, Visafone, Mr. Sailesh Iyer as saying that apart from the low tariff customers would enjoy on Visa Entrée Xpress package, customers would enjoy Short Messaging Service (SMS) rate at N5/SMS for Visafone to Visafone, N10/SMS to any other network in Nigeria and N15 to international networks.

He explained that subscribers would receive 60 free on-net SMS valid for 60 days with 1 free on-net minute every time they make an off-net call with a duration of 60 seconds or more.

Iyer said, the company is reputed for its customer friendly and rewarding programmes, apart from giving them value for money through attractive tariffs and excellent voice and data quality.

He pointed out that Visafone has displayed considerable leadership in the mobile sub-sector of the Nigerian telecoms landscape, therefore, the operator is constantly seeking to revolutionize the customer service delivery thereby lowering churn and continuing the exponential growth trajectory in customer experience.

In a related development, he said that recently Visafone was certified by the CDG as the first Open Market Handsets (OMH) compliant network in Africa.

In its quest for addressing the ever growing needs and demands of its customer, he said, Visafone has introduced one more customer friendly data plan of 5GB,  this is to upgrade the current data users whose monthly usage exceeds 3GB but is less than 10GB,enabling the customer to optimize their data usage as per his usage pattern.

Mr. Iyer expressed confidence that the new data plan would continue to give subscribers consistently high speed experience to the internet at a competitive rate of N7, 499 and with a validity period of 30 days.

“This new package will no doubt be useful to those who have been yearning for a data plan that exceeds the current 3GB threshold and need around 5GB,” he said.

Visafone recently slashed the prices of its hardware as well as data bundles besides revamping its existing data plans, thus providing a whole new world of internet access and experience for both existing and new subscribers with high speed broadband internet services via CDMA 1x and 3G EVDO on the Visafone-pioneered EVDO Rev A network.

Iyer pointed out that “given the superb experience in terms of access, surfing and fast download speeds that Visafone data subscribers enjoy, this creates irresistible value for data devotees across the spectrum of corporate users, travelling businessmen, students, dedicated downloaders or casual browsers and email enthusiasts.”

Remmy Nweke

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