Nigerian mobile operator, Globacom, has taken communication to the next level; it has launched a mobile newspaper.
The newspaper will provide subscribers on the network with network with news and updates from around the region as well as international news.
“We are glad to announce to our esteemed subscribers the birth of Glo-Mpaper, a service that supplies news from local and international newspapers to subscribers over SMS and WAP (Wireless Application Protocol). The beauty of this service from our stable is that beyond the immediacy of delivering the news items as they break, users can subscribe to at least three different newspapers,” said Globacom’s Coordinator for Marketing, Adeniyi Olukoya.
Globacom continues to be innovative even as it has championed the introduction of series of novel products and services it pioneered in Nigeria such as mobile Internet, BlackBerry, Per Second Billing, vehicle tracking, 3G, ring back tunes, mobile banking and sms to email.
This service will cost N50 per week. A pre-paid customer will confirm subscription and the N50 will be deducted from the balance and they will get their updates. A post-paid customer will have the charges added to his or her monthly bill. This is service is only effective for Globacom customers.
The newspaper will feature a number of news categories, which are changeable depending on the user’s preference and can be changed as many times as they wish. The service will also be available to any brand or model of handset, regardless of its GPRS status.