Mobile Network Operator, Tigo, has entered into a partnership with online retail store, Jumia, to enable customers purchase smartphones with free 1GB data plus 1 month unlimited music and six months double data for every top-up.

The partnership, a first of its kind will make Tigo even more accessible to customers and is a major boost to e-commerce in Ghana.

Tigo partners Jumia to enable customers buy products online

Announcing the collaboration, the Head of Marketing for Tigo Ghana, Jesse Agyepong, said: “As a digital lifestyle brand, we are committed to harnessing the endless opportunities of technology. We are excited that with the click of a button both customers of Tigo and Jumia will have their purchase delivered to their doorstep.”

The Managing Director for Jumia Ghana, Sam Chappatte, emphasised the partnership with Tigo was the beginning of a long-term relationship that would provide increased value and convenience to customers.

“Customers need not go through the hassle of travelling to Tigo shops to buy a phone, they can make their purchases in the comfort of their homes and offices from the Jumia website.”

2015 will see Tigo stabilize its network and improve on quality to enable customers enjoy a seamless connection. Customers can access the range of handsets from Jumia website….

Credit: Business World Ghana

FREE INTERNETWe just launched the app in Tanzania, providing free data access to a set of basic internet services.

Everyone in Tanzania can now use the internet for free to find jobs, access health resources and use services like Facebook and BBC News to stay connected and informed.

This summer, we introduced the app in Zambia and the impact we’ve seen is inspiring. An expectant mother using the internet to prepare for her pregnancy. A student using Wikipedia to study for her exams. A man living far from the library being able to download books online.

When people are connected, we can achieve extraordinary things. Today is another small step on our path to connecting the world and making the opportunities of the internet available to everyone.

Through the app, Tigo customers will have access to:

  • AccuWeather
  • BabyCenter & MAMA
  • BBC News & BBC Swahili
  • BrighterMonday
  • The Citizen
  • Facebook
  • Facts for Life
  • Girl Effect
  • Messenger
  • Mwananchi
  • Mwanaspoti
  • OLX
  • Shule Direct
  • SuperSport
  • Tanzania Today
  • Wikipedia