Mobile operators Etisalat and MTN have reduced their charges for their Blackberry Internet Service (BIS) offering by 50 per cent in Nigeria. The decision was made shortly after Mobile Number Portability (MNP) came into effect in the country.
“Etisalat had two subscriptions plans for its BIS; the absolute and the complete, priced at N3000, and N1500 respectively, before the price slash. With the price slash, a subscriber can now have access to 10 personal emails and unlimited data bundle on the absolute plan for N1,500 and one email and unlimited data bundle on the complete plan for N1000,” a Etisalat customer agent explained.
In addition to slashing their BIS rates, MTN in Nigeria as also reduced the rates for its Blackberry quarterly (BBQ) and Blackberry complete (BBC) packages.
“MTN now charges N4,000, N1,500, and N1,000 as new rates for its BBQ, BIS, and BBC respectively, against the N8,000, N3,000, and N1,500 it had previously charged its customers for the same services.
In addition, when a subscriber automatically activates his subscription, he/she gets one week free, and if he/she automatically activates his/her subscription, he/she gets another three weeks free which equals a one-month-free subscription,” a MTN customer agent told ThisDay.
Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor