The WhatsApp data application package follows an agreement recently where “WhatsApp Inc.” gave Airtel Nigeria exclusive rights to launch “WhatsApp” packages for its subscribers.
To access the Airtel “WhatsApp” bundle, customers are to dial *948# at N100/month to enjoy the service exclusively on Airtel platform.
According to Olu Akanmu, the Chief Marketing Officer of Airtel Nigeria, the “WhatsApp” data bundle service is the first of its kind in the country and would provide great a channel to connect Nigerian youths to their friends with unlimited access. He added that the new package, available to all prepaid subscribers,attracts no data charges.
“Coming at a time when we are about to start Mobile Number Portability in Nigeria, and with our robust 3.75g broadband strength spread over 180 cities across the country, our customers have just been handed another winner in our collection of bespoke data services throughWhatsApp. We shall continue to push harder to realize our vision of becoming the most loved brand in the daily lives of Nigerians”.
Customers who activate data bundles of 200MB or more can also enjoy unlimited access to “WhatsApp” without having to pay for the value-added service.
With over 700,000 messages each minute, WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows users to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS and is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia and several feature phones that can use an internet data plan. WhatsApp users can also create groups, send each other unlimited images, video and audio media messages.