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Pilgrims receive sponsorship to travel to Mecca

03 October 2014, 16:31

Lagos - Local pilgrims traveling to Saudi Arabia for the Holy Season have received a major boost after the country’s leading telecommunications provider slashed its data, voice and message rates.

MTN announced customers can browse for as low as 1kobo per kilobyte, make and receive calls for as low as N20 per minute, send text messages for N20 per SMS and receive SMS for free while roaming in the Middle East country.

Kola Oyeyemi, General Manager, Consumer Marketing, MTN Nigeria, said the key strategic focus for the reduced tariff plans is to ensure that its Muslim subscribers and other people travelling to Saudi Arabia this ongoing Holy Season did not lose touch with their loved ones.

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“We are always committed to the total wellbeing of all our customers as we strive to make their lives brighter through our propositions, products and value-added services. The thrust of this initiative is to ensure friendly roaming tariff rates for our customers who travel to Saudi Arabia and can still feel at home, browsing at the most affordable rate of 1kobo per kilobyte,” Oyeyemi said.

Opeyemi meanwhile said about MTN sponsored 20 pilgrims to the Mecca, the Holy Land, in an all-expense paid trip for this year’s hajj.

Opeyemi said subscribers were selected through a computer-based random selection, on the digital Value Added Services like the daily devotionals, Islamic quotes, sermons, Islamic songs, prayers, Islamic callertunez and other spiritually uplifting and faith enriching contents they subscribed to.

This year's hajj falls on October 1-6.

– CAJ News


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