The cutthroat competition between the major telecommunications operators in Nigeria keeps getting hotter. This is good news for all of us – I mean consumers. Tariffs keep falling and the steady stream of exciting new offers highlight the intense rivalry between the telecomm giants. I personally have three SIM cards already – all in a bid to make cheaper calls. :D
MTN has just launched a range of brand new services which promises to be much more fun. What I like best is the MTN Special Number – for just 250 naira, you get to call only one number as much as you like for a whole month! Incredible?! Its true. Better still, the special number can call you too anytime, anyday within the 30-day window at no cost too. To migrate simply dials *563*number#. Read more about the Magic number here: MTN magic number. The friend and family feature is even more flexible: you can call 4 MTN numbers, one international number and one number from any network at 20k per second.
Etisalat has the best tariff deal for me. At a daily flat rate of 20 naira I can call any network at 25kobo/sec, this is great! I get to talk more!! Yay!!! And everyone’s happy too. I wonder why the others haven’t come up with something to challenge this, they keep restricting the goodies to their networks alone. :(
Although Glo and Airtel have their own packages too. Glo Infinito works for some and doesn’t work for some. The Glo infinito tariff allows you to call any Glo line at 35k for the first 30sec and then 25k/sec for whatever follows, to activate dial *103*1*1#. The downside is that it doesn’t work in all states. Learn more.
I’m not running a marketing campaign for any telecommunication company; far from it, I’m trying to find the cheapest way to call my friends and loved ones. Personally, I make most of my calls on my Etisalat – I spend more than 200 naira weekly to get the bonus 600 free seconds to call my family number :). Well, with the magic number from MTN, I think I won’t be needing the 600 free seconds anymore – I just hope MTN’s offer lasts long.
I like the competition, it’s healthy, it’s beautiful and it enables us to communicate more.
So go get calling…