Telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria has reduced its dongle price from N6, 500 to N3, 990, to enable more Nigerians experience and enjoy its superfast internet services now available in all the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja
The company has also recorded another milestone with the successful roll-out of the first ever physical and electronic data recharge cards in Nigeria aimed at expanding subscription options for data subscribers on the network.
With the data recharge option, Data bundles will now be automatically credited to user’s account without recourse to the USSD or SMS codes activation options.
Henceforth, new and existing Airtel data subscribers on the prepaid platform can activate their desired data bundle using the physical recharge cards available from N99.00 to N7, 999 denominations, for a corresponding data allowance of 10MB to 5GB.
Customers will also get up to 50% bonus on selected data plans on both the physical and electronic data recharge options.
Also, the Data Electronic Recharge can be purchased electronically through Airtel Resellers, ATMs and online platforms for daily, fortnightly and monthly subscriptions.
Speaking on this initiative, the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director, Airtel Nigeria, Deepak Srivastava described the accomplishment as a double victory for the customers adding that this has taken the company closer to its desired goal of being the most loved brand in the daily lives of Nigerians, especially coming on the heel of the recent launch of its 3.75G broadband service.
To activate any of the available Airtel prepaid data bundle plans through physical and electronic recharge voucher options, subscribers are to purchase, scratch the vouchers and load their phones with the exposed pin numbers; obtain specific electronic recharge voucher through any Airtel Retailer or on any of the available electronic platforms respectively.
On successful loading, the amount will automatically register on their data account confirming a successful activation.
The availability of Airtel physical data recharge vouchers comes with various advantages that include easy accessibility and the convenience of not memorizing USSD strings or SMS keywords needed for activation.
Also, the option frees subscribers from any USSD downtime challenges and opens up additional recharge channels through websites, reseller, ATM or other point of sales (POS) terminals.
The Airtel physical data recharge vouchers are available in all Airtel shops and retail outlets across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.