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Airtel Delights Nigerians with new BlackBerry® packages

By Emmanuel OTOKHINE
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Lagos, Nigeria; December 17, 2011: Airtel Nigeria, a leading telecommunications services providerhas launched two new Blackberry packages with enhanced features to delight Nigerians.

The new Blackberry packages from Airtel come loaded with unique features and the packages have been specially designed to help people stay connected to business partners, family and friends.

The two new packages, Blackberry Complete and Blackberry Social from Airtel, are available on the daily, weekly and monthly subscription options.

With the new packages, Nigerians can now enjoy Blackberry services from Airtel for as low as N100 (one hundred naira) per day, and N400 per week.

The monthly fee for the BlackBerry Social suite is now N1,2oo (one thousand, two hundred naira only) while the Blackberry Complete from Airtel package is available at N1, 400 (one thousand, four hundred naira only).

The BlackBerry Complete servicefrom Airtel allows for internet browsing,100 free SMSs every month for on net (Airtel to Airtel), free 50 SMSs per week and free weeklyinformation onthe BlackBerry devices and the services it provides, while the Blackberry Social plan allows for all the benefits associated with the Complete plan except internet browsing.

Customers can activate the latest Blackberry plans from Airtel through SMS and by short code and have access to an exciting total Blackberry experience that offers email service, instant messaging, internet access, Blackberry App World and social networking, amongst others.

Customers can opt for the Airtel Blackberry Social Plan via SMS by simply sending the word “bsm” to 440 while those who choose the Complete Plan need to send the word, “bcm” to 440.

Customers can also use short codes to indicate and activate their preferred plan. To activate the daily plan, customers are required to dial the short code *440*6#; and *440*5# for the weekly plan while the monthly plan can be activated with *440*5#.

Shedding more light on the service upgrade, Deepak Srivastava, the company's Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director, emphasized that the latest additions to the Airtel Blackberry bouquet was “hinged not only on the yeaning of customers for Blackberry internet service, but also on Airtel's desire to give customers complete communication package that seamlessly connects them with loved ones and associates, keeps them socially relevant and serves as their mobile office while on the go.

“We have with these additions, further removed the entry barrier for both our old and new customers to have unhindered access to the Blackberry service irrespective of class or social standing. Through this intervention, we have made the service more affordable to Nigerians and at the same time, added more features that will clearly complement the lifestyles of our customers”.

The Airtel BlackBerry tiered service is designed to give customers across its various segments remote access to information. In addition to the latest services, Airtel BlackBerry suites of products boast of unique features such as Enterprise Solutions, Internet Solutions and BlackBerry Lite for both social and messaging plans.