The stage for 4G LTE service in Nigeria just got more competitive as Smile, having pioneered the launch of 4G LTE technology among telecoms operators and Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Smile Communications Nigeria limited has launched a new SIM proposition on the 0702SMILE 4G LTE range.
Coming days after MTN, Etisalat and Glo launched unveiled 4G LTE services, the broadband company is the first telecommunications service provider in West Africa to deploy the 4G LTE network technology in 2013 and VoLTE in Nigeria in March 2016.
Speaking at the event, the Chairman of Smile Nigeria, Dr. Ernest Azudialu-Obiejesi, stated that Smile Communications is Nigeria’s leading telecommunications network and service provider that is dedicated to providing high-quality, reliable, superfast broadband access, voice and SMS using the 4G LTE technology. He observed that Smile Nigeria had gone ahead to distinguish itself through innovation, value creation, and service excellence.
According to Azudialu-Obiejesi, “Smile Communications was the first to introduce 4G LTE technology in Nigeria, and has since then, redefined service quality and standard in the Nigerian telecommunication sector. Our goal was to make Nigerians get and gain more from telecommunication services. This inspired our deployment of the 4G LTE, which revolutionized the way Nigerians access the internet and communicate with families and friends, home and abroad”.
The broadband company also used the occasion of the launch to unveil its first brand ambassador, Steve Onu, popularly known as Yaw.
The product launch and unveiling of its brand ambassador, according to the firm, reaffirmed its commitment to innovation, value creation, and service excellence.
0702SMILE 4G LTE Sim Pack
The all-encompassing super value starter pack, 0702smile 4GLTE sim pack for which sells for N1,000, is the first of its kind in the country. It offers consumers 30 days unlimited access to social network sites, 30 days access to unlimited browsing, 30 minutes Short Message Service [SMS] and 30 minutes call to any network.
Smile 0702SMILE 4G LTE SIM will work on most 4G phones that support band 20 (800Mhz)
Benefits of 0702SMILE 4G LTE Sim
- You can use your Smile 4G LTE sim in the latest 4G enabled phones and use it to make calls locally and to anywhere in the world, for Internet, video/music streaming/downloads and SMSs, all using one Smile bundle plan, which is a first in this market.
- Voice calls and SMS from a data package will be charged at 8k/sec from home and abroad on the Smile voice only plan, free calls from abroad on the SmileVoice app which is available on the IOS and Google play store.
To make the benefits of Smile’s industry-defining service reach a broader segment of the Nigerian population, Azudialu-Obiejesi disclosed that the company has commenced an aggressive network expansion drive which will see it cover all cities in a very short period thereby ensuring that more Nigerians will have access to Smile’s super fast and super reliable 4th Generation Long-Term Evolution (4G LTE) broadband services.
The Managing Director, Smile Nigeria, Godfrey Efeurhobo, said the company had in the past, introduced a number of innovative voice and data services and is reinforcing its 0702 number range on the heels of its recent introduction of the lowest call tariff that allows its customers to make calls at 8kobo per second to any network from within and outside the country at the same rate, using SmileVoice App on any smart phone, and its 4G LTE SIM on voice over LTE compatible handset.
Efeurhobo reaffirmed that Smile offers the best value proposition and experience to customers in Nigeria. He stated that there were multiple benefits of using a Smile 4G LTE SIM in a compatible LTE device. The Nigerian consumers, he stated, will enjoy super clear voice calls on Smile network at lowest call rates in the market and also enjoy super fast internet experience such as video/music streaming/downloads and SMSs, all using one Smile bundle plan, which is a first in the market.
On the unveiling of Steve Onu alias Yaw, Efeurhobo avowed that the choice of Yaw, a versatile Radio/TV personality, as brand ambassador for Smile Nigeria is coherent with Smile’s values for innovation, creativity, versatility and values of reliability, respect, and service.
He contended that the new brand-positioning proposition accentuates Smile’s quest to expand its scope of operations, provide its customers with unrivaled quality service and contribute meaningfully to the growth and development of mobile broadband penetration in Nigeria.
He also added that Smile remains the only telecom provider that allowed voice calls and SMS from one data plan and the benefits include calls as low as 8k/sec to all networks on the SmileVoice Only Plan, this gives Smile the unique positioning of offering bespoke and affordable propositions for Nigerians. The company has presence in eight key Nigerian cities, which include Ibadan, Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Benin-City, Kaduna, Asaba, and Onitsha.