Lagos - Etisalat Nigeria has announced a special promotion offer for its subscribers travelling to this year’s Hajj in Saudi Arabia.
Hajj, the pilgrimage to the city of Mecca and one of the greatest religious observances in Islam, falls between October 13 and 18.
In line with the event, the mobile network operator announced that from September 1 to November 30, its new and existing customers travelling to Saudi Arabia to perform the holy pilgrimage will have the opportunity to enjoy highly discounted rates on local calls in Saudi Arabia, calls to Nigeria, SMS and data services.
Lucas Dada, Director of Business Segments for Etisalat Nigeria, said the promo is in its fourth year and was designed to help customers stay in touch with their family, friends and business associates in several places across the globe, including Saudi Arabia, at affordable rates.
“The Hajj Special enables customers seamlessly and conveniently stay connected to family and friends while performing Hajj by providing heavily discounted rates on calls to Nigeria, local calls in Saudi, SMS and data services,” he said.
The Etisalat Hajj Promo will give customers on the network discounts on outgoing calls to Nigeria at N30 per minute, local calls within Saudi Arabia at N30 per minute and N20 per SMS, with a data package for as low as 1 kobo per KB for all pay as you go data plans.
In addition, all incoming calls and SMS received in the holy land during the promo period will be free.
Under the promo, customers can also conveniently travel with recharge cards as well as receive e-top up from family and friends in Nigeria.
In addition to the lowered call tariffs, Dada added, the Etisalat Hajj Promo also offers its prepaid customers data roaming internet bundle packages.
With more than 14 million subscribers as of the end of 2012, Etisalat Nigeria is the fourth largest mobile network operator in the West African country.
- CAJ News