Airtel’s SmartConnect Offers 100% Value of Recharge as Bonus Data MWorld FEATURES, NEWS Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, is offering 100 percent value of a customer’s recharge as extra data in addition to the 8 times instant bonus customers get on every recharge. With the new SmartConnect package, Airtel customers will receive bonus data that is commensurate to the total value of their recharge at the end of a calendar month and also get eight times the value of every recharge, instantly, any time they recharge their lines. Airtel’s SmartConnect, which is nicknamed ‘Ovajara x8’, is the default prepaid plan specifically designed for new customers on the network. According to Airtel, the newly revamped SmartConnect package is conceived to empower more telecoms consumers to stay connected with friends, family members and business associates, also offering them an amazing mobile Internet experience as they engage the larger world. Chief Commercial Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Ahmad Mokhles, said Airtel is committed to creating value offerings that will enrich and transform the lives of Nigerians, noting that the SmartConnect value offering is practical and relevant just as it is designed to suit the lifestyle of telecoms consumers. “With the revamped SmartConnect package, Airtel is putting power in the hands of telecoms consumers so that they can do much more, achieve much more and actualize their dreams,” Mokhles said. With SmartConnect 4.0, when a customer buys a new SIM, registers and inserts it in a device, he/she begins to enjoy the ‘Ovajara’ 8 times bonus and in addition gets the total value of his recharge as data bonus by end of the month. For instance, if a customer recharges with N200, he/she gets N200 in his main account and receives a bonus of N500 for voice calls, N500 for data, with an additional N200 airtime to call family & friends, and an extra bonus of N200 for social (WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook and BBM), which makes a total of N1600 airtime on every N200 recharge. As additional benefit, the customer then receives data bonus worth N200 at the end of the month. A recharge of N1000 gives N2,500 bonus for calls to all networks, another N2,500 bonus for data (500MB) and N1000 airtime for calls to family & friends. Customers will also receive extra N1000 airtime for access to social media. By the end of the month, data bonus of N1000 is given to the customer. The airtime in the main account will remain valid until exhausted while all bonuses have a 7-day validity. Customers can roll over all bonuses as long as they recharge within 7 days else all unused bonuses will be lost. Subscribers only get the data bonus for the first three months, while the ‘Ovajara’ 8 times bonus continues. Any recharge less than N200 on SmartConnect 4.0 does not attract data bonus, which is given at the end of the month as total value of recharge, but enjoys only the ‘Ovajara’ 8 time bonus. Customers can dial *126*PIN# to recharge and dial*123# to check account balance.