MTN Nigeria, Naij.com, and Opera Software are offering phone subscribers one million days of free mobile internet through Opera’s sponsored web pass which allows operators to package their data in a user-friendly way.
MTN users will be able to activate their free day of internet by going to webpass.opera.com using Opera Mini on the MTN network to access 40,000 passes daily.
At the click of a button, users can get online and explore what the mobile internet has to offer.
The country group head at Naij.com, Goke Olaegbe, who spoke on the development, said: “As a company committed to providing engaging online content for Nigerians, we are thrilled to also provide them with a day of mobile internet.”
With over 20 million Opera Mini users in Nigeria, 60 million MTN subscribers and more than 12 million monthly Naij.com readers, the collaboration is a unique opportunity to bring mobile users online for the first time.
The vice president, Africa for Opera Software, Richard Monday, said that whilst Nigeria’s mobile penetration is rapidly expanding, mobile data usage is still low at around 38 per cent.