Wi-Fi roaming now accessible to Glo subscribers in 42 countries
Globacom has launched Wi-Fi roaming service to boost subscribers’ roaming experience.
AA – The service affords subscribers who travel outside the country the ultimate mobile internet experience in over 300,000 internet hotspots in 42 countries.
Chief Commercial Director, Mr Ajay Mathur, said subscribers on the prepaid and postpaid platforms are able to enjoy exceptionally fast Wi-Fi speeds on their mobile device or tablet in popular locations such as airports, hotels, restaurants, stadiums and coffee shops in the countries where the offer is available.
“The Glo Wi-Fi roaming plans are like passes which grant our subscribers access to their favorite social media applications, websites or emails on any Wi-Fi-enabled mobile device or tablet. It automatically connects them to thousands of hotspots when they travel,” Mr Mathur explained.
The service is offered in Daily and Weekly hourly wi-fi plans which are pocket friendly, easy to monitor and give the subscriber double validity. The Daily pack goes for N2,100 for one hour and has a validity period of 2 days, while the Weekly Pack goes for N9,200 for five hours with a 14-day validity. “Whichever pack the subscriber chooses, he is guaranteed the same clear and transparent rate across all available hotspots,” Mr Mathur said, adding that each purchased plan has a period of six months within which the subscriber can use it.
Other benefits of the Glo Wi-Fi roaming include internet speed three times faster than 3G, zero roaming charges, absence of contracts to use the service, zero fee for cancellation and round-the-clock customer service.
Countries where the service is available include United Kingdom, France, Canada, Spain, Italy, South Africa, Switzerland, Brazil, Germany, China, Japan, India, Austria, Belgium, Taiwan, Denmark, Ireland and Netherland.
Others are Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Greece, Guadeloupe, Hungary, Israel, Luxemburg and Malta. The rest are Martinique, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Reunion Island, Australia, New Zealand and Grenada.
To use the service, the customer is required to download the Glo Wi-Fi roaming App which is available on the Android market and Apple Store. Subscription is done via the app and by SMS locally before the customer travels. Subscription abroad would incur roaming charges as the subscriber would need to activate his roaming service to download app or send SMS.
Mr Mathur also said that the prepaid subscriber would need to load credit on his account to ensure he has enough airtime to cover his desired wi-fi plan, while the postpaid customer simply subscribes for the desired plan from the App and the cost associated with the plan will be reflected in his monthly bill.
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