Airtel and Nokia Introduce Exclusive Nokia X1-01 Dual SIM bundle offer

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  • Customers to get N250 bonus airtime for every N400 monthly
    cumulative airtime recharge
  • Buyers of Nokia X1-01 Device to receive 20 free SMS every month from Airtel
  • Handset Bundle offer exclusive for Airtel customers

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Lagos Nigeria; August 12, 2011: Leading telecommunications service provider, Airtel Nigeria and mobile phone giant, Nokia have joined hands to introduce the first ever Nokia dual SIM device, the X1-01, bundled exclusively with Airtel SIM cards for the Nigerian market.

The Airtel and Nokia offer will enable consumers in the country enjoy one of Nokia’s latest phones, the X1-01 dual SIM model and Airtel Nigeria’s innovative, affordable, and value-rich telecom solutions.

In line with the terms of the Airtel/Nokia bundle offer, customers who purchase Nokia X1-01 handset will get N250 bonus airtime for every N400 cumulative airtime recharge monthly for six months. The customers will also get as many as 20 free SMS monthly.

The subscribers will enjoy the 20 free SMS for life so long as they recharge with a minimum of N100 every month.

Speaking on the latest collaboration with Nokia, the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of Airtel Nigeria, Deepak Srivastava, said “the partnership between Airtel and Nokia offers Nigerians the perfect opportunity to enjoy the benefits/value that comes with such an innovative collaboration between two of the powerful brands that impact the lives of many people daily.

He explained that to qualify for the free N250 monthly airtime bonus, those who purchase the bundle offer will need to recharge up to N400 monthly either via the physical scratch cards or electronically through its unique Easy recharge service. The N250 airtime he added, may be used for voice calls on the Airtel network and is valid for 30 days. The 20 free SMS is also valid for 30 days and can be used for sending messages to other airtel customers anytime, anywhere.

Customers are rewarded with the free N250 airtime within 48hours when they achieve the N400 recharge threshold. The beneficiaries are automatically notified of the bonus via SMS.

According to Srivastava, the bundled Airtel SIMs is provisioned on the Airtel Big Family package, implying that customers will enjoy a call rate of 15kobo/second to Airtel lines and 30kobo/second when calling other networks after the first minute of the day at 60kobo/second.

Additionally, customers will have the benefit of making calls at 20k/second to the US, UK (landline), China, Canada and India after the first call of the day to any of these international destinations at 60 Kobo per second.

The benefits of the innovative Airtel 2SIM package are also available on the bundle, offering customers great value at 10kobo/second all day between the paired SIMs and 1kobo/second from 12 midnight to 4.30am. Call rates between the paired SIMs apply from the very first second of the call.

The aesthetically built Nokia X1-01 comes in exciting colours, with built-in music player and FM radio, offering the user the opportunity to listen to music and news on the go.

It is also equipped with up to 16GB memory card support, easy SIM manager customized settings, flashlight, clear sound output and MP3 players with one touch music keys The phone boasts of long battery power that supports up to 36 hours of music playback .

The Nokia X1-01 Airtel bundle is available exclusively in all Airtel
shops nation-wide and in all Nokia dealer and retailers outlets.


  1. i just hope that one day, operator bundling wouldn’t imply network freebies and bonuses but also the device prices. Airtel selling this phone for something like 4,000 or less this would make it a most for early adapters and parents buying a phone for their kids. Airtel shouldn’t just stop there they should also get the C2-00 and lock the primary SIM to their network, subsidized the cost of that phone and also offer those bonuses too

  2. Has anybody here used glo sim with Nokia X1-01? The glo signal disappears after a minute or two. Tested two of this device

  3. Good move from Airtel.I am sorry to stray off the topic, Airtel Blackberry Internet service is to say the least very very disgusting since August 1st till date.

  4. I do not like the phones. Sorry, for me I’m just too spoilt to even considering using a dumbfound. However, that said, The phones are very good gifts for others.

    I wonder when Nokia or any other major players would bring out a Smartphone or high end phone with dual SIM functionality!

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    I wonder when Nokia or any other major players would bring out a Smartphone or high end phone with dual SIM functionality!
    There are a couple of them .
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