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Nigerians applaud as Glo launches prepaid roaming in Brazil

Nigerian sports administrators and consultants currently in Brazil for the Mundial have commended the roaming service offered by the National Telecommunications Operator, Globacom.

The Telecommunication Company on Wednesday launched its prepaid roaming service in Brazil, the host of the on-going 2014 World Cup. The service will provide additional roaming platform in addition to existing postpaid roaming service hitherto available in that country.

The development is expected to delight thousands of Nigerian soccer fans currently in Brazilto witness the World Cup.

Steve Stretch, Head of Glo Gateway, Globacom’s international gateway division, said the prepaid roaming service is offered on Tim Brazil and comes at competitive rates. TIM is the largest mobile operator in Brazil with over 74 million subscribers.

Stretch said that with the prepaid roaming service on Tim Brazil, Glo prepaid subscribers who travel abroad for business or leisure will now be able to make and receive calls on their phones, send SMS and browse on their phones with ease.

The Chairman of Pamodzi Sports Marketing Company Limited, Chief Mike Itemuagbor who commended Glo for also launching prepaid roaming said he had enjoyed an excellent roaming service on the Glo network since he arrived Brazil about two weeks ago.

“From Sao Paulo to Curitiba, Cuiaba and Porto Alegre, I have enjoyed a distinctively clear roaming service on my Glo line. I commend Globacom for taking care of my communication needs and the rate is pocket friendly,”‎ he said.

In the same vein, the Chairman of the League Management Company, Chief Nduka Irabor, expressed delight with the quality of service he had been enjoying on his Glo line since he arrived Brazil.

The LMC boss, who was preparing to go to the stadium to watch the Nigerian- Argentina match in Porto Alegre on Wednesday, said he was glad that he could use his Glo line to communicate with his family, friends and associates since he got to Brazil.

He urged Globacom to keep up the good work as football’s greatest fiesta gradually moves to the second round.

Stretch disclosed that prepaid roaming subscribers can receive calls and send SMS for N25 and browse the internet at 30k per kilobyte, which is the most competitive rate in the market today. Outgoing calls will be at N190 per minute.

The company which is also the official sponsor of the Super Eagles and all Nigerian national teams, wished the Super Eagles “a successful outing in Brazil”.

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