By Emeka Aginam
IN commemoration of Nigeriaâ€™s 49th Independent anniversary that was celebrated recently across the nation , all Multi-Links Telkomâ€™s subscribers are to enjoy N49 free airtime. In a package tagged Independent Payback Promo. With this, Multi-Links Telkom is giving back for free a whopping N49 (24.5 percent) value on every N200 scratch card loaded by its subscribers.
The promo, according to the fixed wireless phone operator is going to run for 49 days in tandem with the 49 years of Nigeriaâ€™s existence as an independent nation.
The chief Corporate Affairs Officer (CCAO), Multi-Links Telkom, Ijeoma Abazie in a statement said that the offer of N49 free airtime is Multi-Links Telkomâ€™s own way of felicitating with the people and government of Nigeria on the milestone attainment.
She said that the 49th anniversary of Nigeriaâ€™s independent is a significant journey in the life of a nation being just a year to its golden anniversary. In addition to the N49 free airtime, all Multi-Links Telkom customers and prospective subscribers, she said will also be enjoying for free other value added services. These free benefits are the call forwarding, three-way call, call transfer and call waiting.
According to Abazie, Nigeria and its people deserved all the accolades on this occasion of its independent celebration having remained one indivisible entity inspite of the twists and turns on its road to clocking 49 years old post independent as a nation.
She noted that with the call forwarding, Multi-Links Telkom customers can forward their mobile or fixed numbers to another line for free. She explained further the call forwarding service would is activated when there is no response (answer) to the calling party.
This service would also be triggered when the subscriber phone is switched off or when the subscriber is out of the coverage area.
She said that the three-way calling service allows three parties to hold three_way voice conversations on the network for free, while the call transfer is a service that allows Multi-Links Telkomâ€™s subscribers to connect two parties together to have a conversation. The call waiting service, according to her, is a default feature enabling a Multi-Links Telkom subscriber on a call to switch to another in-coming call while the other call is on hold.
Abazie noted that Multi-Links Telkom which started its operations in 1997 in Lagos has since grown from about 200, 000 subscriber base to over two million subscribersÂ The service has also been extended to 21 states and several locations with the injection of needed capital, financial, material and human resources since the takeover of the company by Telkom SA. In the current expansion programme, she said that more cities and towns would be connected as time goes by. She said that the company has continued to add value to the telecommunications sector of the Nigerian economy with the extensive investments in the fibre optic deployment across the country.