GLO UNITES W-AFRICA OPERATIONS WITH UNIWORLD CARD
By Prince Osuagwu
Second National operator, Globacom has introduced a new roaming package which tends to further unify three African countries, Nigeria, Gnana and Benin Republic. The service offers a uniform local tariff and allows the use of local Glo recharge cards in any of these three countries.
It could be recalled that Globacom is already playing heavily in the telecommunictions market of these three countries.
Tagged UniWorld, the service offering enables both prepaid and postpaid subscribers in Nigeria, Benin Republic and Ghana to enjoy seamless unbroken communication at uniform affordable rates in the different countries.
Unveiling the new roaming service in Lagos, at the weekend, Globacom's Executive Director, Adewale Sangowanwa, said that UniWorld unifies the 3 Glo network countries by creating a Virtual Home Environment which allows seamless communications at transparent affordable rates across the borders.
Postpaid and Prepaid Subscribers can now recharge with local Glo recharge cards in Nigeria, Ghana or Benin while roaming and enjoy all roaming services at very affordable rates.
According to him, subscribers who roam across the three countries will be charged the same uniform localized rate irrespective of where they are calling from. Customer's bills will be rated in Naira, Cedi or CFA depending on subscriber's Glo home country.
He said: 'With UniWorld, Glo subscribers in our 3 operating countries will enjoy a uniform local tariff across Nigeria, Ghana and Benin denominated in the currency of your home network. For instance, if a Glo Benin Republic subscriber comes to Nigeria, he will pay the same unified uniform local rates as when he is roaming on Glo Benin and vice versa.'
Besides the local tariffs for roaming, Glo has also made recharging much easier as all its subscribers roaming in any of the Glo networks can enjoy the flexibility of recharging with local Glo recharge cards in his visited destination.