Glo gives N28billion free airtime in overload promo
By Kokumo Goodie, Lagos, Nigeria
Subscribers to the Globacom network have within the last two months received about N28 billion worth of airtime in the Glo Overload Reloaded promo which is currently running.
A re-launch of the promo earlier this year provided expansion to 400 per cent bonus airtime for a recharge of N200 and above, that is twice the initial 200 per cent bonus. The promo was one of those launched in the last quarter of 2014 which was designed to reward loyal and faithful subscribers.
With more than seven thousand subscribers joining the promo and enjoying the benefits accruable since the re-launch, the company has given out a total sum of N27,523,577,800 bonus airtime to its subscribers.
In the promo, a recharge of N200 gives a value of N1000 instantly, which is five times the value of recharge. N500 recharge gives the subscriber N2, 500 airtime value; N1000 gives N5000; N2000 gives N10,000; while N5000 gives N25,000 value.
The bonus airtime can be used by subscribers to make calls to Glo lines and send SMS between 10pm and 8am. The validity period ranges from two to fifteen days.
Data subscribers on the network have also been enjoying the bonus. For example, a N2,500 data plan instantly gets 4.5GB worth of data, N5,000 gives 12GB, and N8000 gives 24GB of data.
In addition, customers who subscribe to the promo have the opportunity to be among the 120 millionaires that the promo will produce. Having produced 40 millionaires so far, 80 more will be announced in the next few weeks.
Francis Oshin, a Glo subscriber said the Glo Overload Reloaded promo was a blessing to the telecom industry. He said those who make lots of calls and recharge above N200 will be the major beneficiaries of the 400 percent bonus.
He identified the high point of the promo to be the opportunity given to subscribers to win millions of naira just by recharging above N200. He praised Glo for coming up with such a laudable promo and for making him a millionaire. He advised other subscribers to key into the promo if they want be millionaires.
A 400-level student of Economic at the Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Mercy Oikelomen testified that, "Globacom has demonstrated that it cares about the people and is always ready to give back to the society. With this Overload promo, Glo has touched the lives of many Nigerians and I am proud to be a subscriber of the company.”
In the north, Haruna Abubakar, a lawyer based in Kano said his main interest in the promo is the data bonus. He said that the promo has been of great help to him lately. He said, without the bonus, he would have definitely exceeded his monthly budget for data service.
Obinna Nwafor, an Nnewi-based spare parts dealer, extolled Globacom for the inititiave. He said “I joined Globacom network recently because of the service and it is always giving good money to its customers. I am recharging very heavily so that one day I will be one of the people that will win millions in the promo.”
A staff of one of the famous fast food joints in Port Harcourt, Ngozi Nnadi, said that “Glo is a good supporter of Nigerian people, sports and entertainment. Many people have been winning in the Overload promo, and I am praying very hard to be one of them.”
A subscriber in the South West, Rukayat Tijani, who sells fish for a living, said in her native tongue that the bonus is ‘simply fantastic.’ She praised Globacom for giving subscribers opportunity to win prizes and become millionaires.
Globacom’s Regional Chief Marketing Officer, Ashok Israni urged customers to avail themselves of the benefits of the promo by dialing *200# just once to start enjoying Overload bonus on subsequent recharges.