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You can now track phone users as Glo unfurls 10 new services

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Globacom Limited has announced the launch of 10 new products including one that enables subscribers track the location of other users across the country.[blockquote]“As soon as the consent response is sent, the subscriber will immediately receive an SMS from 5511 indicating the location (relative to an existing landmark) of the person to be found”, the company executive noted. “An example of the SMS is: “0705******* is on Ahmadu Bello Way, near Nigerian Television Authority, Lagos.” [/blockquote]

Glo Game Store, Glo Medicare, Glo Mobile Newspaper, Glo Directory, Glo Borrow Me Credit, Glo Security Tips, Glo Love Zone, Glo Property Tips, Glo Daily Inspiration and Glo Legal Adviser, are the new services unveiled by the telecoms company.

Adeniyi Olukoya, Market Co-Ordinator, Globacom, said the products were developed following several months of rigorous research.

He said Glo Family and Friends Finder is a new security service that makes it easy for friends, family, employers and employees to locate one another anytime, anywhere around the country.

“All a subscriber has to do is to send the text “find” followed by the telephone number of the person to be found to 5511. The platform will alert the person to be found also by SMS who will in turn reply “yes,” to give consent that he should be located and followed. Each request will be charged at NGN50 per SMS. The response is free,”, he added.

“As soon as the consent response is sent, the subscriber will immediately receive an SMS from 5511 indicating the location (relative to an existing landmark) of the person to be found”, the company executive noted. “An example of the SMS is: “0705******* is on Ahmadu Bello Way, near Nigerian Television Authority, Lagos.”

Glo Medicare, Olukoya said, is “an SMS-based service wherein, subscribers are provided with regular information on a wide range of health and wellness issues, including how to manage various diseases or health conditions and how to prevent them.”

He also spoke on the Glo Mobile Newspaper (Glo M-Paper), which he allows mobile phone users who subscribe to the service on the Glo network to access news as it is happening, while on the go through SMS news alerts.

For Glo Service Directory, he said it is a service that offers subscribers access on the go to key information and contact details of millions of business organisations such as hospitals, restaurants, police stations, government offices, workshops, banks, schools and hotels.

On the other hand, Glo Daily Inspiration is a service that uses an outbound dialer to call out to subscribers at a specific time each day to deliver fresh and invigorating content that edifies the soul and spirit. Some of the content available on the portal are Christian inspirational messages, Islamic Duaa, jokes and the Couples Arena.

“Glo Legal Adviser, provides subscribers access to legal counsel and legal information via SMS at the touch of the phone through the short code:  4242.

“Glo Borrow Me Credit enables prepaid subscribers to receive advance airtime during emergency when they have exhausted their airtime and they cannot easily replenish it due to non-availability of vendors. Subscribers can later pay back when they replenish their airtime.

“Glo Property Tips and Glo Security Tips provide customers information on properties across the country and practical security information, respectively. Glo Love Zone affords subscribers opportunity to tap into a wealth of information on romance and relationships.”

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