Prepaid customers on the network of digital telecommunications solutions provider, Globacom, have been assured of FREE airtime and data in commemoration of the 18th anniversary of the company.
The company which rolled out services on the 29th of August, 2003, has over 50 million subscribers on its network.
Globacom, in a statement on Saturday, said that prepaid customers on the Glo network will be credited with a gift of N200 airtime which gives them 6 minutes of talk time and 200MB data for browsing.
The company said customers who have recharged from N200 and above in the last 30days will receive the special celebrity offer, which will be communicated to them through SMS notification. SMS message will also be sent to notify them of its expiry after a 24 hour validity period.
The statement said, “Since we rolled out services in 2003, we have pursued a bold vision to build Africa’s biggest and best telecommunications network. It has been our delight to fulfil this vision and consistently deliver innovative and quality telecoms solutions to enable our subscribers to achieve their aspirations”.
“As we mark the 18th year of operation, we wish to appreciate the support of all our customers and stakeholders, including the government and regulators, for their continued faith in our business to significantly contribute to the sustainable development of the country”, the statement explained further.
“The free airtime and data to our esteemed subscribers is a token of appreciation of their patronage and support in building a world class network”, Globacom enthused.
Globacom changed the paradigm in 2003 when it rolled out services and simultaneously launched Nigeria’s first Per Second Billing system, leading to massive telephone penetration in the country. This innovation earned the company commendations from the International Telecommunication Union, an agency of the United Nations which applauded it for leading the revolution in Nigeria’s telecommunications industry.
Globacom also led the way with the introduction of 2.5 technology at its launch in 2003 while other operators were still running 2G, and later the 3G Plus technology. These feats were followed by another innovation recently when it became the first operator to launch a 4G-LTE with coverage across the country. It has also done a successful test-run of its pilot 5G technology in readiness for the ‘Big Data’ and IoT deployment.