In line with its commitment to offering best
telecoms experience to Nigerians, leading
telecoms services provider, Airtel Nigeria has
introduced “WhatsApp” data application packages
to its subscribers.
This follows a cross-promotion agreement with
“WhatsApp Inc.” that secured for Airtel Nigeria the
exclusive right to launch “WhatsApp” packages in
To access the Airtel “WhatsApp” bundle,
customers are to dial *948# at N100/month to
enjoy the service exclusively on Airtel platform.
Speaking on the new offer, Olu Akanmu, the Chief
Marketing Officer of Airtel Nigeria, described the
“WhatsApp” data bundle service as the first of its
kind in the country. He said that it would provide
great a channel to connect Nigerian youths to their
friends with unlimited access.
According to him, the new package, which is
available to all prepaid subscribers, attracts no
deductions from the user’s data bundle or airtime
“Coming at a time when we are about to start
Mobile Number Portability in Nigeria, and with our
robust 3.75g broadband strength spread over 180
cities across the country, our customers have just
been handed another winner in our collection of
bespoke data services through WhatsApp.
We shall continue to push harder to realize our
vision of becoming the most loved brand in the
daily lives of Nigerians”.
Customers who activate data bundles of 200MB or
more can also enjoy unlimited access to
“WhatsApp” without having to pay for the value-
“WhatsApp” is considered one of the most popular
mobile applications worldwide, owned by
“WhatsApp Inc.” The application allows instant chat
features, file & location sharing and more via smart
phones through the Internet.”
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