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14.08.2013 Business & Finance

Airtel, Nokia Introduce Free Facebook, WhatsApp Bundle On Asha Devices

By Uche Peter
Airtel, Nokia Introduce Free Facebook, WhatsApp Bundle On Asha Devices
LISTEN AUG 14, 2013

In line with its commitment to connect the next billion users, Airtel Nigeria and Nokia, have partnered to provide new data offerings for customers to access their favourite social media networks on their Nokia Asha devices.

The new offering enables Airtel customers across the country to get free access to WhatsApp and Facebook Unlimited bundles on the new Nokia Asha 210, Asha 501 as well as all existing Asha devices for the first six months.

The offer is open to all new and existing Airtel customers using the new Nokia Asha 210, Asha 501 as well as all existing Asha devices for the first six months.

To activate the WhatsApp bundle, customers are to text the keyword 'WA' to 948 while those who wants to enjoy free Facebook service are to text 'FB' to 688.

Stated Inusa Bello, the Chief Sales Officer of Airtel: 'We are proud to partner with Nokia in delivering value to Nigerians. The WhatsApp and Facebook offer on these two Nokia Smartphones provides another opportunity for Nigerians to enjoy Airtel's robust internet services that covers the 36 states of the federation and Abuja, '

General Manager, Nokia West Africa, Mr. Chris Brown explains that this is part of Nokia's plan to extend its Asha range of smartphones to more customers in Nigeria, especially those looking at owning their first data enabled smartphone. 'Through this partnership we are creating an opportunity for our customers to enjoy seamless social networking with friends, family and colleagues through Facebook, as well as being able to chat through WhatsApp,' he said.

The Airtel WhatsApp and Facebook bundles are unlimited.

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Editor's Note:
About Nokia

Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have become an integral part of the lives of people around the world. Every day, more than 1.3 billion people use their Nokia to capture and share experiences, access information, find their way or simply to speak to one another. Nokia's technological and design innovations have made its brand one of the most recognized in the world. For more information, visit http://www.nokia.com/about-nokia

About Bharti Airtel

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 4 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company's product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed DSL broadband, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti Airtel had over 264 million customers across its operations at the end of January 2013. To know more please visit, www.airtel.com

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