14th October, 2010
Zain Nigeria has launched Mybusiness, a new package that is specially designed toÂ enhance the efficiency and productivity of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) across theÂ country.
The new value adding offering which was introduced into the market yesterday in Lagos byÂ the leading mobile operator is expected to help business owners irrespective of theirÂ location within Nigeria, take full control of the cost of phone calls by their companyÂ while also giving them the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of value added services.
Some of the other benefits include free staff to staff calls (workers in the sameÂ enterprise), lower rates for calls to top five international destinations and exclusiveÂ Internet offers, among other advantages.
The Chief Operating Officer of Zain Nigeria, Deepak Srivastava, explained that MybusinessÂ is a revolutionary package that is intended to positively impact and transform small andÂ medium scale enterprises in the country, adding that that company has put in the hands ofÂ the owners of SMEs the tool to manage their communication cost, increase the volume ofÂ business transactions and meet the communication needs of their employees.
â€œMybusiness is a clear demonstration of Zainâ€™s commitment to enrich the lives of businessÂ owners and managers across the country as it comes with a Master line concept thatÂ empowers entrepreneurs to monitor and control communications cost in their businesses,â€Â said Srivastava.
The Zain Mybusiness package is offered to businesses identified as SMEs with staffÂ strength of between 1-50 employees. The package is sold with two lines (master line andÂ associate line) and pre-provisioned on the service class with enough credit included toÂ cover the first month minimum commitment fee of all the lines.
Additional lines can be added to the group if required. The master line or businessÂ ownerâ€™s name can have as many as 49 associate lines attached to it while minimum numberÂ of lines in a group is two.
To connect to the Mybusiness package, new users are required to buy a Zain MybusinessÂ line which comes with two SIM packs: master line and associate while existing customersÂ can migrate their existing lines by visiting a Zain shop nearest to their houses orÂ business places.
Srivastava added that the Mybusiness offer is designed in a simple fashion as existingÂ Zain customers who are entrepreneurs can connect to the offer by dialing *600# from theÂ Master line while non Zain SME customers can purchase a Zain prepaid SIM to connect toÂ the package.
The master line or main line in the Zain Mybusiness offer is the first line that joinsÂ the group and it adds the other lines (workersâ€™ lines) to the group. It is the only lineÂ that can migrate, add and delete the workersâ€™ lines just as it is the only line thatÂ recharges each month to cover the access charge for all other lines in the group. TheÂ master line (in most cases) belongs to the owner of the business.