Glo responds to MTN’s 3.5G Bundle packages – falls short

Glomobile has attempted to match MTN’s 3.5G data bundle packages, and they’ve come out with commendable packages, but have fallen short of meeting the mark.

Find details of Glo’s 3.5G bundles below:

24X7 Pack
Happy Hours… 24/7
Monthly rental(N)… 10,000
Security Deposit … 12,000
Entry Price(N)… 19,500
Fair Usage Up to 3GB

Weekend Pack
Happy Hours… Fri 9pm-Mon 9am
Monthly rental(N)… 4,000
Security Deposit(N) … 6,000
Entry Price(N) … 13,500
Fair Usage… Up to 2GB

Day Pack
Happy Hours … 9am -9pm
Monthly rental(N)… 6,000
Security Deposit(N)… 8,000
Entry Price(N) … 15,500
Fair Usage… Up to 2GB

Night Pack
Happy Hours… 9pm -9am
Monthly rental(N)… 4,500
Security Deposit(N)… 7,000
Entry Price(N) … 14,500
Fair Usage … Up to 2GB

On all the above bundles, if you want to use the service with a Mobile Data Card, you can pick one up for just N7,500 (that’s way below MTN’s price of N25,000).

Also, if you exceed your fair usage restriction (or if you want to browse outside the bundle windows), you get to continue browsing on a pay as you go basis for just 5kobo/KB (again better than MTN’s 15 kobo/KB).

Glo is also giving a 100% waiver on the first month rental, so you actually have a full month’s free browsing. A deal!

So, what’s the problem with Glo’s bundles?

For starters, there’s a security deposit on each bundle. Hello? A security deposit?

Secondly, you have to call Glo customer care (an impossible feat on a normal day) or/and go to a Gloworld outlet to process your activation. That’s a no-no, considering that subscribers can pick an MTN SIM (new or existing), load the required credit, send an SMS and be activated for one of the 3 available bundles.

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Well, there it is. The choice is yours.

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