By Prince Osuagwu
Smile Communications Ni-geria at the weekend announced a partnership with an international data roaming company, NUU Mobile, HKG Limited, which has given it the leverage to provide roaming services to its teeming customers in over 85 countries across the world.
This partnership ensures that Smile customers travelling to top destinations in these over 85 countries including US, UK, South Africa, Canada, Kenya and many more around the world, are empowered to automatically access data services to send and receive e-mails, download and send business documents and much more.
Head of Brands and Communications, Lotanna Anajemba disclosed that at the consummation of the launch, Smile would be the first in Africa to partner with NUU Mobiles. He further disclosed that only NUU Mobile customers travelling into Nigeria from any country would be able to roam on Smile network. The service is also available for Smile customers travelling internationally with the SmileKonnect device. Through the partnership, Smile will be able to empower its growing number of customers to conduct businesses internationally with ease and convenience.
He explained that for anyone to enjoy this service, the person would have to purchase a special Smile 4GLTE mobile device that will be available at a competitive price across select Smile and partner outlets. He noted that this latest partnership is in line with Smile’s quest to offer unbeatable value to its customers.
Anajemba justified his company’s selection of Hong Kong-based NUU Mobile on the ground that unlike other brands that sell at the entry level price range, NUU is a “Certified Google Partner,” meaning its phones run on Android software that has been officially tested at certified Google labs.
The partnership with NUU Mobile was also premised on attractive data price as customers with the virtual sim technology-driven devices can enjoy Smile data at affordable price. The partnership will also avail Smile customers the Konnect i4GLTE Mifi device as well as the virtual sim technology cum embedded sim. This innovation offers the best in class service delivery and will make Smile the first telecommunications company in Nigeria to launch a virtual sim device.