Nigerian telecoms operator, Globacom, has launched a youth programme, G-BAM Hi5ive, which offers the lowest call tariff in the Nigerian market.
The new product allows subscribers to call five special numbers at only five kobo per second and offers a unique proposition to Nigerian youths by making the immensely popular social networking site Facebook free. To register a friend, the subscriber is required to dial *101*1*friend’s number#. It also offers subscribers several other attractive benefits including free airtime and free night calls.
Globacom’s Group Chief Operating Officer, Mohammed Jameel, unveiled the product at a press conference in Lagos on Wednesday, December 14.
A major aspect of the programme is the G-BAM Scholar which empowers the student community in Nigeria by offering a scholarship of USD5 million for 1,000 students. Jameel explained that 250 students would be selected every quarter for USD 5,000 worth of scholarship. “This will help aspiring students to fulfill their academic ambitions, pursue their dreams and passion, and also take care of meritorious students and young people,” he added.
The GCOO said G-BAM Hi5ive is primarily a youth-centric package designed with the lifestyle of Nigerian youths in mind. “The package will enable them to connect with their passion points and help them strengthen relationships with their friends and loved ones,” he stated.
He explained that other benefits of the new product are categorized under G-BAM bonus for N500 free airtime once the SIM is activated and recharged, G-BAM social for free facebook browsing from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. everyday, G-BAM weekender for free weekend chatting, G-BAM Nites for free night calls. To enjoy the free chatting, the subscriber will simply text “chat” to 20805.
Another added freebie which makes G-BAM Hi5ive the most attractive package to the youths is free Subscription of Glo Radio which is Music on the Go. One can listen to songs of one’s choice on the G-BAM package by dialing 77025.
“With all the benefits of G-BAM Hi5ive offer, the youth on the Glo network is empowered to be on top of his social life, to keep in touch with his friends as much as possible,” Jameel added.
To join the G-BAM generation and enjoy all the freebies on the offer, existing Glo subscribers can simply migrate to the platform by dialing -*100*5*1# while new subscribers can buy a SIM pack from any Glo world or Glo zone or dealer outlets and migrate using the same code.