Nigeria’s most innovative and fastest growing telecommunication company, Etisalat, is set to introduce an affordable roaming offer for the upcoming global football tournament slated for Brazil from 1 June through 31 July.
The Director, Business Segment of Etisalat Nigeria, Lucas Dada said the global football tournament is being hosted in Brazil and Nigeria is among the 32 countries that would be competing.
The Etisalat Brazil roaming offer provides customers with affordable rates so they can keep in touch with their families, friends, and business associates easily, seamlessly and affordably with Etisalat’s discounted roaming rates on local calls within Brazil, calls to Nigeria, SMS and data activities.
Details of the offer show that it is valid from 1 June through 31 July, 2014, and is open to all prepaid and post paid subscribers, except enuf yarn (commercial call operators), while Etisalat is partnering with the vivo network in Brazil to make it possible.
With this special offering, local calls made to local Brazilian networks and calls made to Nigeria from Brazil would be charged at just N200, internet and data activities at N1 per 10kb, while SMS will cost N60 per SMS.
Dada advised that customers who travel to Brazil should ensure they are roaming on vivo Brazil by carrying out a manual network search. They should do so by going to settings on their handsets, locate “Mobile Networks” and select “Manual”.
“On doing this, the customers’ phone will list all available partner networks, so that he/she can select “vivo” to enjoy the special roaming rates in Brazil. Note that customers, who roam on networks other than vivo, will be charged the applicable roaming rates for those networks”, a statement from the company said.
Roaming is available to all prepaid subscribers by default; however to enjoy continuous access to mobile services, customers must ensure they have sufficient airtime via any of the following means:
· Credit transfers, e-TopUps or ‘Recharge Others’ from any sender in Nigeria
· Online at https://www.quickteller.com/etisalat
· Online at http://www.etranzact.net/JustTopup/?SP=1 (select Etisalat from the list)
· Log in via your Internet banking platform, locate “Payment or Bills Payment, select NIBBS e-bills and choose etisalat from the list.
“Post paid customers who are not yet activated for roaming would need to visit the nearest Etisalat experience Centre to request for roaming services and pay the mandatory roaming security deposit before embarking on their trip in order to access the roaming service while abroad”, the statement concluded.