Airtel Introduces Exclusive WhatsApp Data Bundle Services To Customers


In line with its commitment to offering best telecoms experience to
Nigerians, leading telecoms services provider, Airtel Nigeria has introduced
“WhatsApp” data application packages to its subscribers.
This follows a cross-promotion agreement with “WhatsApp Inc.” that
secured for Airtel Nigeria the exclusive right to launch “WhatsApp” packages in
To access the Airtel “WhatsApp” bundle, customers are to dial *948# at N100/month to enjoy the service
exclusively on Airtel platform. Please click to continue.

Speaking on the new offer, Olu Akanmu, the Chief Marketing Officer of Airtel
Nigeria, described the “WhatsApp” data bundle service asthe first of its kind
in the country. He said that it would provide great a channel to connect
Nigerian youths to their friendswith unlimited access.
According to him, the new package,which is available to all prepaid subscribers,attractsno
deductions from the user’s data bundle or airtime balance. 
“Coming at a time when we are about to start Mobile Number Portability
in Nigeria, and with our robust 3.75g broadband strength spread over 180 cities
across the country, our customers have just been handed another winner in our
collection of bespoke data services throughWhatsApp. We shall continue to push
harder to realize our vision of becoming the most loved brand in the daily
lives of Nigerians”. 
Customers who activate data bundles of 200MB or more can also enjoy
unlimited access to “WhatsApp” withouthaving to pay for the value-added service.
“WhatsApp” is considered one of the most popular mobile applications
worldwide, owned by “WhatsApp Inc.” The application allows instant chat
features, file & location sharing and more via smart phones through the
About Bharti
Airtel Limited
Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations
in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. With headquarters in New Delhi, India,
the company ranks amongst the top 5 mobile service providers globally in terms
of subscribers. In India, the company’s product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G
services, fixed line, high speed broadband through DSL, IPTV, DTH, enterprise
services including national & international long distance services to
carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G mobile services.
Bharti Airtel had over 264 million customers across its operations at the end
of July 2012. To know more please visit,
For further
enquiries please contact:
James Eze | Head, Public Relations |
Airtel Nigeria | M : (+234) 802 222 0344 |O : (+234) 802 190 0344 | Airtel Head Office,
L2 Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria
Emeka Oparah | Director, Corporate Communications & CSR | Airtel
Africa | M : (+234) 802 222 1120 |O : (+234) 802 192 1120|E : |W: | Airtel HQ, Plot L2,
Foreshores Estate, Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria

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