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Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Onyinye wins Nokia’s dual SIM cars


•Unveils 2 phones

The two months duration of Nokia dual SIM promo ended in Lagos with an Abuja-based Customer Service Executive at Airtel Nigeria, Miss Onyinye Achigbi, emerging winner of the two Hyundia Accent cars’ prize.

The promo which ended with 113 Nigerians going home with several cash prizes comprising N50,000, N100,000 and N500,000.

Responding after receiving the keys to her prizes, as the overall grand winner, Miss Achigbi expressed gratitude to God and to Nokia for making her own two cars, although she did not believe the news initially for fear of being defrauded.

“I did not believe it when I was called. I thought it was a fraud,” she declared, adding that she intend giving one of the cars to her parents and using one.

Nokia’s  Operator  Account  Manager, Miss Beatrice Olumhense said “the idea behind  giving out two cars is to signify the dual nature of Nokia Dual SIM phones,  which  allows  users to use two SIM cards at ease.”

She noted that the idea is to enable the winner share her prize with a close relative, friend or family. Head of Communications, Nokia West Africa, Mr. Osagie Ogunbor said the draw was specially designed to reward Nokia’s loyal customers for their patronage and dedication to the brand over the years.

The promo, he said, was borne out of the need to appreciate Nokia’s customers who waited patiently for the dual SIM product.

He pointed out that the Nokia Dual SIM phones allow users to choose which SIM card to use for calls, messages and other functions, and switch between them easily from call to call.

“It allows users to also receive notification on calls and messages on each SIM card simultaneously. The phones also allow users to swap SIM cards easily without having to switch off their phones and can restore 5 SIM memory,” he said.

The  Nokia Dual SIM range, Nokia X1-01, C1-00, C2-00, C2-03, X2-02 and Asha 200  are  available nationwide in mobile stores and are sold at affordable prizes.

In a related development, Nokia has introduced new range of Dual SIM phones into the nation’s mobile market, namely the Nokia X2-02 and Asha 200.

According to the Service Manager, Nokia West Africa, Mr. Olumide Balogun, said the new phones were produced to extend its dual SIM offerings to a wider segment of mobile phone users.

He said Nokia has identified changing customer needs and the need to continually surpass expectations, thus, the introduction of the new devices was to satisfy customer needs.

“Nokia  has  a  tradition  of  always making phones that give users a great experience  and in Nokia X2-02 and  Asha 200, we are giving users devices that are trendy and yet packed full with lots of exciting applications,” he said.

Also speaking, the Operator  Account  Manager,  Nokia  West Africa, Ms Beatrice Olumhense, said that  Asha  200  comes  with  a  Qwerty  keyboard and applications that are accessible  to  users  and make the phone an impending game-changer in the youth segment.

The Asha 200, she said, is totally social and has dual SIM convenience and music on the go with numerous applications as well as games to stay informed and entertained.

These, Balogun explained would  enable  users to connect straight to Facebook, twitter and other social network  sites  with a colourful easy to use Qwerty pad that allows fast messaging.

“The device would also enable users swap easily without having to turn off the device,” he said, stressing that Nokia X2-02, supports microSD with up to 3 GB of memory, so the user could take  all  his  favourite  music with him.

Nokia X2-02, he further said, has a browser which makes mobile web browsing fast, easy and affordable, even as users could also play music via radio to pump the songs on the phone through the radio on music system or car stereo.

Remmy Nweke
ITREALMS Online ... delivering news for ICT4D

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