Airtel Unveils Club 10, New Package for Nigerian Youth

By Emmanuel Otokhine

· Call Rates of 10k/Sec and SMS at N1 for Club 10

· Customers to Enjoy Free Mid Night Calls, data, music downloads and Caller Ring Back Tone

Lagos, Nigeria; October 13, 2011: In line with its corporate vision of creating innovative, exciting, relevant and affordable telecommunications solutions, leading Mobile Operator, Airtel has introduced a special package for Nigerian youth.

The new package, Airtel Club 10, will enable Nigerian youth as well as the young-at-heart to create their own clubs of 10 members and communicate freely through voice, SMSs and data at very affordable rates.

Airtel Club 10 will enable youngsters and the young-at-heart to connect to nine people which may be close friends, school mates and family members at an attractive rate of 10kobo per second; send SMS at N1 per SMS and benefit from a posy of exciting complimentary offerings including free music download, data bundle, caller ring back tone (CRBT) and games.

Speaking on the new offer, the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of Airtel Nigeria, Deepak Srivastava said Airtel Club 10 is a very distinctive different and germane offering that will further revolutionize the telecommunications industry in Nigeria as it gives young Nigerians the power and freedom to enjoy innovative telecoms packages at pocket friendly rates.

He said following the launch of the highly successful telecoms offerings such as 2Good, Big Family and 2SIMs, there was a need to design an exclusive and exciting package that will meet the needs, demands and aspirations of Nigerian youth.

“Airtel Club 10 is a result of painstaking research. We understand that Nigerian youth are trendy, social, hardworking and innovative. So, we created a package that will meet all of their needs without an adverse impact on their pockets.

“With Club 10, it is fun all the way as young Nigerians can now build a wide network of friends, enjoy complimentary data access and benefit from a wide range of free Value Added Services,” Said Srivastava.

Existing customers can subscribe to the Airtel Club 10 package by dialing *101#. Non Airtel customers are expected to purchase and register their SIMs and then dial *101# to connect to the package. To register friends, school mates and associates, customers are expected to dial *101*2* phone number #.

Under the Club 10 package, customers can make calls at 10k/sec for registered numbers; calls to other service classes within the network are billed at 20k/sec while calls to other networks are billed at 30k/sec. However, customers will be billed 60k/sec for the first minute.

For Short Messages Service, customers' group's SMS are billed at N1; other on-net SMS are billed at N3 and off-net SMS at N5. Free 10MB data valid for 1 week after N200 usage within 1 week. Free on-net mid night calls apply within 12:30a.m to 4:30a.m.