Airtel Offers Unlimited WhatsApp for Free or Pay N100/Month

Bharti Airtel Limited, a leading global telecommunications company, operating in 20 countries across Africa and Asia. The company is among the top 5 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers, with over 264 million customers across it operations at the end of July 2012.

Use WhatsApp with Airtel

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Today, I want to share another awesome post on how Airtel network users can access WhatsApp Messenger on their phones at any time without limitation by paying #100 per month, or use it for free when they activate the 200MB data bundle or more.

WhatsApp Messenger is considered to be one of the most popular mobile messenger applications globally; it is owned by WhatsApp Inc. WhatsApp allows instant chat features, file & location sharing and more via smart phones through the Internet.”

So in line with Airtel 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 Nigeria.

To access the Airtel “WhatsApp” bundle, customers are to dial *948# at N100/month to enjoy the service exclusively on Airtel platform.

Speaking on the new offer, Olu Akanmu, the Chief Marketing Officer of Airtel Nigeria, described the “WhatsApp” data bundle service as the first of its kind in the country. He said that it would provide great a channel to connect Nigerian youths to their friends with unlimited access.

According to him, the new package, which is available to all prepaid subscribers, attracts no 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 through WhatsApp. 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” without having to pay for the value-added service.

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