Glo unveils Borrow Me Data, re-launches new IDD Packs, 2 other products
By Kokumo Goodie, Lagos, Nigeria
Globacom has launched a new product, Glo Borrow Me Data, and repackaged three other products for the benefit of its customers.
The company officially unveiled Glo Borrow Me Data at a press conference on Tuesdayat its Mike Adenuga Towers, Victoria Island, Lagos head office, where it also announced the three reloaded products, namely, Double Free Tomorrow, 11k/s for All and IDD Packs.
Speaking at the press conference, Globacom’s Head, Usage and Retention, Mr. Sola Arowogbadamu, said Glo Borrow Me Data allows subscribers to borrow Data credit of up to 2GB whenever their data bundles are exhausted and they have no airtime balance to recharge their data plan. He said customers who are unsuccessful in their bid to subscribe to new data bundle on account of low balance can also have recourse to Glo Borrow Me Data.
According to him, eligibility criterion for the offer includes the length of time the customer has been on the network and the customer’s average monthly data usage.
To request for the service, he said customers only need to dial *321# and follow the menu options. Once the system is satisfied that the customer meets the guidelines, it pushes real time Data credit to him or her. The advanced data will be repaid when the customer makes a recharge.
According to Mr. Arowogbadamu, Double Free Tomorrow gives back to the subscriber, the following day, 200 percent of whatever is spent on calls, SMS or data on any given day. In essence, whatever a subscriber uses on calls, internet services and SMS on any given day is credited back two-fold at the start of the next day.
The bonus can be used for practically anything including browsing, local and international calls and SMS to Glo and non-Glo lines, according to Mr. Arowogbadamu. He added that anyone who wants good value for money can take advantage of this product regardless of whether they are new or existing customers.
“With Glo Double Free Tomorrow, customers get back double benefits free the next day. In other words, if a subscriber on the Glo network uses N500 credit in a day on calls, SMS and data, Glo will give back N1,000 credit to the subscriber the very next day to call all networks, SMS and browse free,” he said. To request for this service, customers are to dial *600#.
Mr. Arowogbadamu described the third offer, 11k/s for All, as a simple flat tariff plan which allows customers enjoy heavily reduced call rate on local and international calls.
The flat rate of 11 kobo per second is applicable to local and international calls to 30 top destinations. Countries included in the package are Canada, South Africa, India, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, China, United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Israel. The remaining countries are Bangladesh, Brunei, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, French Guiana, Guam, Luxembourg, Malta, Mongolia, Mexico, Netherlands, Reunion Island, Romania, Singapore Norway and Puerto Rico.
The product attracts a daily access fee of N5 and can be activated by dialing *211#.
Mr. Arowogbadamu said more benefits await customers who port from other networks into its network as they will enjoy a welcome bonus of N500 Glo-Glo talk time and N500MB data upon first single denomination recharge of N500 or higher. They will also get 500MB complimentary data for the next six months after joining Glo, provided they use a minimum of N1,500 monthly.
The last repackaged product, new IDD Packs, according to Mr. Arowogbadamu, is the best deal in the country and covers calls made from Nigeria to 30 major international destinations for as low as N6.60 per minute. The bundles are designed to match the recharge denominations and include IDD 100, IDD 200, IDD 500 and IDD 1,000. The IDD 100 gives the subscriber 12 minutes of call valid for 3 days. IDD 200, on the other hand gives 24 call minutes for 7 days.
The others include IDD 500 bundle, which gives 60 minutes of call for 14 days, and IDD 1000, which gives the user 150 call minutes valid for 30 days.
The 30 countries covered by the new IDD packs include United States, United Kingdom, Canada, South Africa, India, China and Japan.