Airtel Nigeria provides free access to Wikipedia

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Wikipedia is a free, web-based encyclopedia. Airtel Nigeria subscribers can now access Wikipedia free of data charges at This has been made possible by a strategic partnership between the mobile network provider and the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit that operates Wikipedia, to offer their consumers across the country access to Wikipedia through their mobile phones free of data charges.

The initiative, which is first of its kind in Nigeria, is dubbed Wikipedia Zero, and it is aimed at reaching and empowering billions of people around the world whose access to the Internet is primarily through a mobile device. This new partnership, Airtel will help deliver knowledge and information of Wikipedia to 21 million of new users in the West African region.

If you are on the Airtel Nigeria network, activate mobile data on your device and point your browser to


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  1. Facebook Mobile website, wikipedia Mobile both free on AirTel.

    Good efourth.

    why not show some patriotism by including the Indigenous Wikipedia…aka Nairaland?

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