Glo showers subscribers with free calls, data at 18

Globacom chairman, Mike Adenuga

Total telecommunications services provider, Globacom, clocks 18 on Sunday, 29th August. To commemorate the milestone, the company has resolved to shower its subscribers with free calls and data in appreciation of their support since its launch in 2003.

“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”, Globacom said in a press statement.

The data grandmasters revealed that prepaid customers who have recharged from N200 and above in the last 30 days will receive a gift of N200 airtime comprising 6 minutes of talk time, which they can use for calls to other Glo customers, and 200MB data for browsing. The free gifts will be received through an SMS notification and customers will also be notified of its expiry through the same channel after a 24 hour validity period.

According to the company, “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 fulfill this vision and consistently deliver innovative and quality telecoms solutions to enable our subscribers to achieve their aspirations”.

It will be recalled that Globacom pioneered Per Second Billing system, thereby giving access to telephony services to majority of Nigerians. The unprecedented feat earned the company encomiums from the International Telecommunication Union, an agency of the United Nations, which praised the company for its critical role in revolutionizing the nation’s telecommunications sector.

A press statement from the company noted that Globacom also made its mark by introducing 3G Plus technology from the 2.5G technology which it also pioneered at its launch in 2003 while its competitors, who incidentally began operations two years before it, were still running on the 2G network. 

The company graduated to 4G-LTE spreading coverage across Nigeria. The telecommunications operator recently did a test-run of its pilot 5G technology in readiness for the ‘Big Data’ and IoT deployment in the country, the statement concluded.

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