By Emma Elebeke
Top telecommunications service provider, Airtel Nigeria and mobile phone giant, Nokia have sealed a deal to introduce the first ever Nokia dual SIM device, the X1-01, bundled exclusively with Airtel SIM cards for the Nigerian market.
The Airtel and Nokia offer will enable consumers in the country enjoy one of Nokia’s latest phones, the X1-01 dual SIM model and Airtel Nigeria’s innovative, affordable, and value–rich telecom solutions.
Under the offer, customers who purchase Nokia X1-01 handset will get N250 bonus airtime for every N400 cumulative airtime recharge monthly for six months. The customers will also get as many as 20 free SMS monthly.
According to Airtel, the subscribers will enjoy the 20 free SMS for life so long as they recharge with a minimum of N100 every month.
Speaking on the partnership, the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of Airtel Nigeria, Deepak Srivastava, said “the partnership between Airtel and Nokia offers Nigerians the perfect opportunity to enjoy the benefits/value that comes with such an innovative collaboration between two of the powerful brands that impact the lives of many people daily.
To qualify for the free N250 monthly airtime bonus, Srivastava said those who purchase the bundle offer will need to recharge up to N400 monthly either via the physical scratch cards or electronically, through its unique Easy recharge service.
The N250 airtime he added, may be used for voice calls on the Airtel network and is valid for 30 days. On the other hand, the 20 free SMS is also valid for 30 days and can be used for sending messages to other Airtel customers anytime, anywhere.
“Customers are rewarded with the free N250 airtime within 48hours when they achieve the N400 recharge threshold. The beneficiaries are automatically notified of the bonus via SMS.”