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06.03.2013 Africa

Airtel Unveils Data Plan for BlackBerry 10

Offer Customers Unlimited BBM Access And More Bytes
Airtel Unveils Data Plan for BlackBerry 10
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Lagos, Nigeria; March 6, 2013: Shortly after becoming the first operator to sell the flagship BlackBerry 10in its shops nation-wide,leading telecommunications service provider, Airtel Nigeria has unveiled special data bundled packages exclusively for the top notch smartphone device.

The Airtel's BlackBerry10 (BB10) Data Plan which features three different bundles: BB10 Max, BB10 Mid and BB10 Lite, is currently the best package in the country as customers get up to 1.5GB, offering more bytes than any other in the market.

The Airtel BB10 plan is available to both prepaid and postpaid customers. Postpaid customers can access the data plan by contacting their Key Account Managers or visiting the nearest Airtel showroom for activation.

Airtel prepaid customers are to dial *440*7# for the BB10 Max monthly plan; *440*10# for the BB10 Mid monthly plan and *440*13# for the BB 10 Lite monthly plan.

In addition, prepaid customers can also activate the plan via sms by sending BBM, BIM and BLM for BB10 Max monthly, BB10 Mid monthly and BB10 Lite monthly, to special code 440.

According to the Chief Marketing Officer of Airtel Nigeria, Olu Akanmu, offering the customized and exclusive data bundle plans for customers who purchase the BlackBerry 10 is not only unique, but further demonstrates the company's innovation.

He said with data speed up to 42mbps and presently the largest 3G network in Nigeria covering 36 states + FCT, enjoying the latest BB10 smartphone is best done on Airtel network.

“We are a committed brand that continuously seeks to give our esteemed customers a head-start on technology and innovation. Only a fortnight ago we became the first operator to sell the BlackBerry 10 smartphones across our shops.

Today, we are backing up this feat with another first by providing those who have purchased the phones opportunity to enjoy our superfast internet and Messenger services that rides on our superior and widest 3G coverage in Nigeria”, said Akanmu.

The new BlackBerry flagship Z10, which is currently the toast of the Smartphone family, is positioned as a premium handheld device with the capacity to hold the interest of High Net-worth Individuals, trendy youths and accomplished professionals across corporate suites.

The Airtel BlackBerry 10 Smartphone sells for N100, 000, while the special data bundle offer would last for three months.

About Bharti Airtel Limited
Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 5 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers.

In India, the company's product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G services, fixed line, high speed broadband through DSL, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers.

In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G mobile services. Bharti Airtel had over 264 million customers across its operations at the end of July 2012. To know more please visit,

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