Airtel Nigeria has partnered with leading mobile social network 2go to launch a social data bundle on Airtel Nigeria called the 2go data bundle. For only N100 per week or N200 monthly, Airtel subscribers can enjoy unlimited access to the 2go messaging service.
Speaking about the launch of the 2go data bundle, Co-founder and CEO of 2go, Ashley Peter, says:
“We are excited about our partnership with Airtel Nigeria and believe that user uptake of the data bundle will be substantial. We have many millions of users in Nigeria who can now take advantage of the Airtel deal. We are always looking for ways to reduce costs and improve the social experience of our users, and Airtel has made this possible”.
2go is adding an audio notes service in the latest version of the App. Users can record and send audio clips to one another. This will obvious require more data, meaning that the 2go Data bundle could not have come at a better time.
2go is also adding emoticon and content.
But, we should expect more according to Peter
“We have more exciting features on 2go in our next releases”
The 2go data bundle is part of Airtel’s Social bundle, which includes unlimited chatting on Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, WeChat, BBM, and now 2Go.
Dial *990# at 200 Naira to subscribe to the monthly bundle or Dial *991# at 100 Naira to subscribe to the weekly bundle
2go is a mobile messenger and social network with over 60 million registered users across Africa. 2go is based in Cape Town, South Africa.
2go messaging service is supported on Android, BlackBerry, Java, and Nokia S40. It very popular amongst users of feature phones and entry level smartphone.
As of 2012, 2go was the most popular messaging app in Nigeria, even ahead of the likes of BBM, but the proliferation of smartphones, brought a lot new competitors to the market, limiting its popularity.
Hopefully, the new 2go data bundle from Airtel will mark a turnaround for 2go.