Airtel Nigeria has announced a special discounted roaming package that will enable Nigerians, who are in Brazil for 2014 World Cup, to stay in touch with friends, family members and business associates at affordable rates. According to Airtel, the new package underlines its commitment to providing innovative and affordable telecommunications services to telecoms consumers across the country and abroad.
With the new value offering, Nigerians in faraway Brazil, can now enjoy affordable call rates within Brazil and also make and receive calls for as low as N60 to all mobile networks in Brazil and Nigeria. Customers will also enjoy discounted SMS rate of N50 and data rates of N1/10kb.
Speaking on the new roaming package, the Chief Commercial Officer of Airtel Nigeria, Maurice Newa, said the offering reflects Airtel's commitment to creating innovative and affordable telecoms services, noting that the company is passionate about realising its vision of becoming the most loved brand in the daily lives of Nigerians. "At Airtel, we will not relent in creating platforms and opportunities that will enrich the lives of our customers and also empower them to succeed in their respective endeavours. Our new discounted roaming package for Brazil 2014 is a glowing testimony to our quest of providing the right platforms to enable telecoms consumers achieve more in their professional and personal lives," he said.
The discounted roaming package is available for both prepaid and post-paid customers. The service is default for prepaid customers on arrival in Brazil. However, prepaid customers must ensure that they have sufficient airtime in their account and may be required to buy additional airtime in the event they run out of airtime in Brazil.
Post-paid customers who have enabled roaming services on their lines will have access to the offer, but those who are yet to activate roaming on their lines will be expected to visit the nearest Airtel shop to activate the service before travelling to Brazil. "The Airtel World Cup roaming discounted offer rates are only valid for calls made to local networks in Brazil, calls made to Nigeria from Brazil, SMS's sent while in Brazil and data and internet activities while roaming in Brazil. Calls made to other countries will be charged at the existing roaming rates for those countries," the company said.
The Airtel World Cup roaming discounted offer rates are only available on Claro network in Brazil. To connect to the Claro Network while in Brazil, Airtel customers are required to switch on their handsets/devices, go to 'Settings', locate network selection and choose manual. Their handsets will list all available roaming partner networks and customers are required to select Claro.