Airtel Offers Exclusive WhatsApp Data Application Packages

Established telecoms services provider, Airtel Nigeria has introduced WhatsApp data application packages to its subscribers.

Airtel Nigeria has secured exclusive rights to offer WhatsApp data application packages to subscribers.

This follows a cross-promotion agreement with “WhatsApp Inc.” which gives Airtel Nigeria the exclusive right to launch WhatsApp packages in Nigeria.

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.

To access the Airtel WhatsApp bundle, customers are to dial *948# at N100/month to enjoy the service exclusively on Airtel platform.

According to him, the new package, which is available to all prepaid subscribers, attracts no deductions from the user’s data bundle or airtime balance.

Customers who activate data bundles of 200MB or more can also enjoy unlimited access to WhatsApp without having to pay for the value-added service.

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; recently rumored to have gotten a $1 billion offer from Google to sell.

While some may be excited about this new development, others have expressed disgust as other networks could easy provide cheaper data plans, thus rendering the exclusive deal somewhat worthless. What do you think?




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