Leading mobile telecommunications company Airtel Nigeria has slashed the cost of calls made across its network to 18 kobo per second, part of its bouquet of plans it recently revealed in Lagos.
The company said the packages are designed to provide distinctive telecoms solutions for the nation’s various market demographic groups including the youth, the wealthy and the masses.
According to Deepak Srivastava, Airtel Nigeria’s chief operating officer, the packages were carefully designed to suit all of its customers across all market segments.
“Airtel brand is built on the value that as a network of friends, consumers need quality products with simple and honest price variants across the country that offers them the flexibility to choose their tariff options as detected by their lifestyles as well as financial power,” he said.
The new packages launched are Club 10 Padis for the youths, Smartbytes, 2 Good Classic for high net worth Nigerians and Big Family Plus for the mass market.
Airtel Club 10 Padis package offers Nigerian youths with the opportunity to connect at a rate of 7.5 kobo per second for calls made within the network. The packages also come with 90MB of data monthly, and free Internet browsing.
Other freebies are SMS chat, night radio, ring back tunes, football download, free download of Opera mini browser and full access to Airtel Groupie for one month within the club’s base.
Airtel Smartbytes, the company said, is packaged for its BlackBerry and Smartphone users.
“When they subscribe to the plan by purchasing data worth 200MB or more, subscribers would be able to call any Nigerian mobile network at a flat call rate of 18 kobo per second,” said Airtel.
The company also assured its subscribers they would also enjoy 20 kobo per second rate to call USA, Canada, UK, China and India on subscription to either BlackBerry or Smartphone data plan.
“The 2 Good Classic would provide high voice using customers a flat call rate of 18 kobo per second across all networks in Nigeria. Furthermore, international calls to USA, Canada, UK Land Line, China and India would be charged at a flat rate of 20 kobo per second with complimentary 30 free SMS monthly after a recharge of N100 or above,” Srivastava explained.
Airtel also revealed that subscribers on its Big Family Plus plan will be able to call at extremely low rate of 18 kobo per second for on-net and 30 kobo per second for off-net from the very first second. They will also enjoy other benefits such as free access to Facebook social media, free download of Opera mini, free ring back tunes subscription and song for 14 days.