Nokia in partnership with Airtel Nigeria have introduced the Lumia 520 into the Nigerian market hoping to increase the smart phone penetration in the West African country as well as boost services and overall customer satisfaction.
“Airtel Nigeria and Nokia have tied up to launch the Lumia 520 in the country. Customers can part-exchange functioning old handsets of any brand at Airtel shops, paying NGN 23,990 to upgrade to the Lumia 520,” expressed the companies in a statement.
This launch comes at a time when the country’s telecommunication companies are struggling a regulator criticism since last year over call rates and subscription packages.
The Lumia 520 is currently retailing at NGN 28,000. Customers will also get six month’s free airtime for on-net calls and data worth NGN 6,000.
This air time is believed to give the promotion and new phone introduction some momentum, with Nigeria angling for the latest technology available on the market without having to face ridiculous fees and connection rates