Samsung, MTN launch new bundles in Nigeria

March 22, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms

Samsung Mobile and MTN Nigeria are launching a new series of Samsung phones bundled with a number of new special offers, including free downloads, free voice/video calls and even a free MTN SIM card.

The new phones are available this week, the companies said. According to Samsung, the new phones are ready and fully equipped for use.

Fady Khatib, Director Hand Held Products for Samsung in West Africa, said that the “partnership with MTN was to create a platform in the history of Nigeria’s fast growing telecommunication industry and to emphasize the unique strength of these two brands.”

The new phones are 3G compatible and feature a 2.0 mega pixel camera. However, the cost at N32,000 (US$200.00) could be too high for many Nigerians.

“I would love to get one, but right now it is too expensive,” said one customer in Lagos while getting a test run at a local shop.

“Our partners MTN Nigeria is collaborating with us in this bundle with the aim of enriching the lives of its subscribers and creating a platform for them to experience unique and innovative service,” added Khatib. “This bundle is open to both new and existing subscribers and could be activated by texting Samsung to 131,” he continued.

By Staff

  • Vivien

    This is something I don’t get with those companies: who do the pricing for them? do they know the market well? I think they know but the customer’s interest is not theirs…hence that discrepancy…shame on you mtn & samsung!

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