Naij, MTN, Opera dangle ‘free mobile Internet’

Naij, MTN, Opera dangle ‘free mobile Internet’

Naij, MTN, Opera dangle ‘free mobile Internet’

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Naij.com, an online news organisation says it is offering a web pass that offer one million days of free mobile Internet access in Nigeria.
Naij says the free Internet offer comes in wake of a partnership with MTN Nigeria, the mobile telephony company and Opera Software, the tech giant.
Under the plan, Naij.com says it will sponsor one million days of Internet for subscribers on the MTN network under which users of the mobile phone company’s service will be able to activate their free day of Internet. They will also able to browse all websites using the popular Opera Mini browser.
To get access to this service, the user needs to go to webpass.opera.com using opera mini on the MTN network.
There are only 40,000 passes available daily and each user is entitled to 10MB per day upon successful access to the platform, the companies announced.

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There are only 40,000 passes of the mobile Internet offer available daily and each user is entitled to 10MB per day upon successful access to the platform, the companies announced.
There are only 40,000 passes available daily and each user is entitled to 10MB per day upon successful access to the platform, the companies announced at a formal launch held in Lagos. Photo: Kolade Akinola/Technology Times
“As a company committed to providing engaging online content for Nigerians, we’re thrilled to also provide them with a day of mobile Internet,” Goke Olaegbe, Country Group Head, Naij.com’’ said at a media briefing to officially announce the partnership deal among the three companies.
According to him, ‘’with over 20 million Opera Mini users in Nigeria,  huge subscriber base on the MTN network and 12 million monthly Naij.com readers, the collaboration is a unique opportunity to bring mobile users online for the first time.”
Also in line with this initiative, 39,278,019 MTN Nigeria customers out of the 83 million Internet connections in the country are entitled to this service, using the latest telecoms market information released by the telecoms regulator as at Q1 2015.
‘’This initiative aims to give users the opportunity to get a taste of the Internet and understand how it might benefit them’’, Naij adds.
Tsola Barrow, Acting Chief Enterprise solutions officer at MTN Business, adds that ‘the alliance fits into the mobile phone company’s plan to deliver a bold, new digital world to its customers.
‘’We also truly believe in the power of bringing people online via devices they use everyday. Opera ‘s sponsored web pass helps take the fear out of using mobile Internet for the first time’’
Kolade Akinola

Technology Journalist at Technology Times

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