Lagos – The first set of winners have emerged in the on-going Airtel Bid and Get service, recently introduced to telecoms consumers across all networks.
The winners are Vincent Okafor, a 22 year old student of Electrical Engineering in the University of Benin, 30 years old banker, Olabode Uthman Otukoya and Port Harcourt-based Christabel Agara, a 22 year-old business developer.
The trio successfully bid for and won Blackberry Z10, Samsung 3D TV as well as ipad mini and iphone5 respectively. They have since been presented with the bidding items.
The bidding service, first ever in the country, is a direct reverse of the traditional bidding concept which recognizes the highest bid for any advertised item, by placing premium on the bid with the most unique and lowest monetary value for any of the range of items put up during the period of the bidding.
Airtel’s Bid and Get service is a unique addition to the company’s rich line of exciting, pocket-friendly value propositions that offer a unique service experience to customers on the network.
In a congratulatory message to the winners, Airtel Nigeria’s Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director, Deepak Srivastava, said “the emergence of the winners attests to the level of trust reposed on the network by Nigerians and indicates the credibility of the service. I urge customers to take advantage of the offer and enrich their lives”.
Airtel’s Bid and Get service is open to customers on both pre and post-paid plans. The range of items available for auction includes communication devices and house-hold appliances among others.
To register for Airtel Bid and Get, a customer is to send the word “BID’ to the short code 3210 free of charge, and thereafter participate in the bid by sending the bid amount to the 3210, at N10 for every bid SMS.
The bidder whose bid is the lowest and unique at the end of the bidding cycle is declared the successful bidder and consequently qualifies to buy the product on offer for N100.
On receipt of SMS informing a participant of winning a particular bid auction, the successful bidder is to send the word “WIN” to “3211” and thereafter, would be presented with his winning at the nearest Airtel office.