By Moses Nosike
Etisalat Nigeria has announced the extension of its roaming services to its prepaid subscribers in order to avail them the opportunity to enjoy its first class quality services at affordable costs wherever they are. The service is currently available in nine popular destinations spanning Asia, the Middle East, North America and Europe.
Prepaid roaming enables Etisalat prepaid subscribers to make and receive calls as well as send and receive SMS while in other countries outside the Etisalat Nigeria network. The service however applies only in countries where operators have signed agreements with Etisalat Nigeria . It is available to subscribers using the easy starter, easy cliq and elite world prepaid packages.
“Our subscribers can now travel with assurance that they can always stay in contact with their loved ones and business partners. Communication with ease is one of our hallmarks and we are excited to provide this service and more to our esteemed subscribers,” said the CCO Etisalat Nigeria , Wael Ammar. He added that Etisalat would still extend prepaid roaming services in the future to other countries with partner operators.
Currently the prepaid service is accessible in nine countries: United States of America, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Egypt, Cameroun, Benin Republic and India and is available by default. To enjoy the service, subscribers need only switch on their handsets upon arrival at their various destinations.
Prepaid subscribers who intend to use their Etisalat numbers while abroad would however be required to load airtime on their phones that would be sufficient to make calls for the duration of their stay or take Etisalat Nigeria recharge cards with them to recharge their lines while abroad. The recharge others feature works while subscriber is roaming. To recharge others, dial *222*recharge number*recipients number# from any Etisalat line.
To herald the launch of prepaid roaming services to the nine destinations, Etisalat Nigeria will commence a promo offering attractive rates on calls from the UK to all destinations (excluding Satellite destinations) at N99 and calls emanating from South Africa to all destinations excluding Satellite destinations at N130 only. The promo begins on November 26, 2010 and ends January 31, 2011.
Etisalat also offers postpaid roaming in 180 countries with over 500 operators and is enjoyed by its elite world postpaid subscribers.