Emma Okonji

Airtel has launched its latest internet service offering that enables customers to browse the internet at high speed on a 3G device, while getting a 4G experience in terms of speed.

The data solution called Airtel SmartSpeedoo also comes with Free Surf that enables customers to browse for a longer period of time, at a reduced rate as low as one kobo per kilobyte, as against the standard five kobo per kilobyte that is obtained in other networks.

On activation, the solution offers free 10 megabyte of data. With the Free Surf, customers that use up to 10 megabyte of data, automatically get additional 10 megabytes free of charge. Subsequently, customers that use 20 megabyte of data, get 50 megabyte free, while customers that use up to 50 megabyte of data, automatically get 100 megabyte of data for free.

An existing Airtel customer that is on a particular bundle can be automatically migrated to Free Surf after the customer’s initial data bundle expires. In such a situation, the customer will be charged from the existing airtime at 1kobo per kilobyte.

Head, Public Relations at Airtel, Mr. Adefemi Adeniran, explained that Free Surf is one of the products of SmartSpeedoo, designed to lower the cost of data for customers and at the same time, offers customers with free data, depending on the volume of their data usage.

Speaking at the launch of SmartSpeedoo, Chief Commercial Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Ahmad Mokhles said: “At Airtel Nigeria, we are totally committed to our key objective of becoming the mobile internet services provider of first choice just as we are passionate about creating innovative mobile internet platforms, value offerings and opportunities that will help telecoms consumers in Nigeria stay connected and be fully empowered to fulfill and actualise their dreams.”

“The launch of SmartSpeedoo marks a new beginning, an exciting fresh start, a paradigm shift in data value propositions in the Nigerian telecoms space as we have broken all the rules in the book to ensure that every telecoms consumer experience the beauty of mobile internet,” Mokhles said.

Airtel Nigeria, he said, is intensely interested in democratising data tariff and we have taken a huge step forward in this journey in line with our major objective of becoming the provider of first choice for mobile Internet services.

“We do not just have the network infrastructure to drive this mobile internet revolution but we are poised to offering an enjoyable mobile internet experience for our customers. We are also committed to continually improving the quality of our network in our quest of ensuring the right experience at all times for all our customers,” Mokhles added.