GSM mobile operator, Etisalat, has launched bundle internet packages under the brand name, EasyNet.
- 100MB for 30 days at N1,000
- 500MB for 30 days at N3,000
- 3GB for 30 days at N10,000
I spoke with an Etisalat customer care lady this evening to find out if the EasyNet packages can be activated on regular voice lines. The answer I was given was a No. According to her, EasyNet is available only on dedicated data SIMs for use with their USB modems. Bad move.
Etisalat is also running a Launch Offer. This “offers special discount on the EasyNet service from launch till December 31st, 2009. This discount offer subscribers access to more data than actually purchased”. Sounds like a good deal.
Okay, we asked for it and Etisalat has delivered. The packages look good. The sour point, in my opinion, is the restriction of the bundle plans to data SIMs only. Those Etisalat customers who want to use internet on their regular phones, smartphones and pocket PCs have no option but to continue to shell out the regular rate of 35 kobo per kb.
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