Glo unveils data packages for Netflix

By Kokumo Goodie, Lagos, Nigeria

Millions of subscribers on the Globacom network have been advised to take advantage of the newly introduced internet movie platform, Netflix, to enjoy great entertainment under the company’s reliable data network and pocket-friendly data plans.

Through Netflix, an online movie site, customers will be able to access unlimited movies and television shows over the Internet, using their computers, mobile devices, television sets on a PS3, Wii, Xbox 360, or any other Netflix compatible devices.

All a telecommunication subscriber has to do, to enjoy this package is to subscribe to any of Globacom’s bumper data offers and then register as a member on the Netflix platform after an initial free trial period. All the data plans are Netflix compatible.

Globacom, in a press statement in Lagos last week, assured subscribers of pleasurable experience as soon as they migrate to the Netflix platform.

Two Glo Bumper Data offers on the Glo network launched recently, would give subscribers seamless and lengthy data experiences. With N3,000 data subscription, subscribers will get a huge 6GB data, valid for one month and those subscribing for N4000 plan will get 9GB data, also valid for a month.

To enjoy Netflix and other data experience, Globacom has also lined up other data packages including the N5,000 plan which gives 12GB data, the N8,000 plan which gives 24 GB data, and the N2,500 option for 4.5GB data. There are also the N2, 000 for 3GB data and the N1, 000 option which gives 1.5GB data; All plans come with a one-month validity.

According to Globacom, subscribers who wish to connect to the new bumper offers and enjoy Netflix should dial *777# to choose the relevant options on the interactive USSD portal.

In its latest quarterly report, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)ranked Globacom as the largest network in new internet subscription. While all other operators cumulatively lost subscribers and had negative growth, Globacom added millions of new internet users to its network in the last four  months of 2015.

Several attractive and user-friendly packages which offered a lot of appeal to data users were introduced recently by Globacom to boost its share of the data market. Free Tomorrow promo is one of them and it calculates all the value of airtime a subscriber uses in a day for internet services, phone calls and SMS, doubles the value and credits the subscriber's phone by 12 midnight with the value.

The attraction in the data packages, according to Globacom, include extra free data and super fast connection speed as a result of excess capacity provided by Globacom’s massive Glo 1 submarine cable.

The cable which brings direct connectivity between West Africa, the UK and the rest of the world is linked to Globacom's optic fibre cable spanning tens of thousands of kilometers across Nigeria, thus enabling the combined facilities to provide much faster and more robust connectivity for voice, data and video.

Globacom says these plans have enabled its data customers to enjoy fast and unlimited Facebook, twitter, Instagram and other social media and communication sites.

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