NIGERIA – Glo Mobile, Nigeria’s second largest mobile network, has slashed nternational call tarrifs by as much as 55 percent to empower subscribers connect with friends and family amid a surging COVID19 pandemic.
Glo, a subsidiary of Globacom, explained in a statement that the move was aimed at helping customers connect with their loved ones abroad at a much more affordable cost.
According to the press statement, Glo, said the reduced tariffs, come without any subscription fees.
The telco further noted that other countries covered by the reduction are Cameroon, Niger, Benin Republic, Togo and Cote d’Ivoire.
The specific tariffs for each country vary, but are the most competitive in the market, the company stated.
For instance, calls to the United Kingdom which used to cost between N30 and N130 per minute now cost between N24 and N100 per minute depending on the network the call is being terminated on.
Similarly, calls to Spain and Italy have been reduced to N75 and N60 per minute from N90 and N130 respectively.
Glo noted that as a result of then new changes, calls to South Africa will now attractive N85 per minute instead of N150, while calls to Saudi Arabia will now be charged at N55 per minute, down from the former N60 per minute.
For France and Ireland, Glo mobile slashed call tariffs to N50 and N40 respectively from N65 and N60.
Calls to Cote d’Ivoire, Benin Republic, Cameroon, Togo and Niger will now attract N150 instead of the old N200 per minute rate.
Glo Mobile urged subscribers to take advantage of the tariff slash to connect and talk at a cost-effective rate with their friends and relations in the countries covered by the offer.
The telecom noted that cheaper rates would be especially helpful at a time when physical interactions among friends and family has been curtailed by the Covid19 induced restrictions on movement.
“We have, therefore, reduced tariffs to these major destinations to make our subscribers still feel at home even when they are thousands of miles apart from their loved ones,” Glo Mobile said.