28th June, 2010
Globacom has reaffirmed its leadership in the Blackberry market with the introduction of BlackBerry U, a new package that offers the lowest and uniform tariff structure for Prepaid BlackBerry users on the network.
With the new package, On-net and Off-net calls for users of BlackBerry U now come at a uniform rate of N25 per minute for calls as against the current Classic Plus On-net rate of N28.8 per minute and Off-net rate of N42 per minute.
The new package is targeted at high net-worth individuals who are already using BlackBerry from Glo and individuals who wish to enjoy the huge benefits of the package, especially as it gives them considerable savings. All a subscriber needs to do is text â€˜Uâ€™ to short code 7070 and the device will be automatically upgraded to BlackBerry U.
Apart from BlackBerry devices, smart phone devices and high-end phones like I mate, I Mode, Nokia E71, E63, Communicator, etc, can also be configured to access niche packages which BlackBerry devices provide. This includes connection to push email and access to social sites like Facebook and Twitter. Globacomâ€™s Head of Value Added Services, Mr. Samson Isa, disclosed that existing customers who activate BIS Month (monthly prepaid BlackBerry service) and BIS Week (weekly prepaid BlackBerry service) would be migrated to the new lower prepaid tariff from their existing tariff plan. â€œOld and new subscribers are going to enjoy this tariff as long as they remain on Glo BlackBerry,â€ he added.
To choose any of the available packages for prepaid BlackBerry from Glo such as the daily, weekly or monthly plan, a Glo subscriber with a BlackBerry device or any other BlackBerry-enabled device only needs to send an SMS with the appropriate keyword to 777. For the daily plan, which costs N400, the keyword is â€œbisdayâ€, for the weekly plan, which goes for N1,500, the keyword is â€œbisweekâ€ while the keyword for the monthly plan, which costs N4,800, is â€œbismonthâ€.
â€œWith the best and widest GPRS coverage in Nigeria, subscribers using BlackBerry from Glo can therefore be guaranteed the most reliable services in more locations across the country. This is the incredible value that comes with being on the Glo network,â€ he said.
Meanwhile, residents of Abomey in the Republic of Benin were last Sunday thrilled and entertained with the best of comedy and music during the hosting of the first Glo Laffta Fest event held in the city.
The event was also used to present cheques to winners in the ongoing â€œGlo Decrochez du Cashâ€ promo which is transforming the lives of loyal Glo subscribers in the country.
Before the commencement of the show, The Glo team led by the Acting COO, Glomobile Benin, Mr. Femi Ogunlusi paid a courtesy call on the traditional ruler of Dahomey (Abomey) Kingdom, HRM, Vidjinnangni Agboli-Agbo who gave the Glo team his royal blessing.
Welcoming the team, the royal father stated that with the positive reports about the company before its arrival in Benin Republic, he had no doubt that Glo is a telecom brand for the people of Africa. These reports, he said, have been further confirmed by Gloâ€™s phenomenal achievements since it started operations in the country. â€œGlo is a telecom brand for the people of Africa by Africa. Glo is the pride of Africa and we are very proud of your phenomenal achievements since you started operation in this country,â€ he stated. The royal father prayed for the continued success of Glo in the country and gave his blessing for the show to go ahead. He also sent his representative to be part of the exciting Laffta Fest show.
The Acting COO thanked the monarch for the warm reception and the massive patronage Glo has enjoyed in his kingdom. He presented a gift pack to the monarch on behalf of Glo.
The Glo Laffta Fest show in Abomey was well attended by residents as well as Special Guests such as society big wigs including the representatives of the Mayor of Abomey, the representative of the King and Glo Master Partners. Comedians who performed at the event held at the Maison de Jeunes include Pipi Wobaho, Elephant Mouille and Gerard Hounou from Benin Republic and Koro Abou from Cote dâ€™Ivoire.
Musicians who thrilled the audience with their popular tunes are Riss Cool and El Nazito from Abomey, Pasteur Guy from CÃ´te dâ€™Ivoire, All Baxx and PÃ©lagie la Vibreuse from Benin Republic and Edou, a musician popular in both Benin and CÃ´te dâ€™Ivoire.