Tigo Tanzania announces free WhatsApp messaging service

whatsapp fotos593Tigo will offer WhatsApp messaging service for free to users on its weekly and monthly Internet plans. (Image source: fotos593)Tigo Tanzania has announced that it will offer free WhatsApp services for its 10mn users

Tigo is the first telecom in Tanzania to provide the social media service for free, according to the general manager Diego Guiterrez.

Guiterrez stated all Tigo customers who are on the company’s weekly and monthly Internet plans will be entitled to free WhatsApp service.

“From now onwards, all Tigo customers buying any of our weekly or monthly packages will be eligible to enjoy free WhatsApp. This of course, is for customers with data enabled devices. We want to encourage our non-smartphone user customers to acquire highly discounted smartphones sold in Tigo shops to be able to enjoy this new offer,” said Gutierrez.

The general manager continued to explain that the service will be available on iPhone, Blackberry, Android and Nokia Symbian60-phones.

WhatsApp has more than one billion users across the world, enabling users to exchange media, texts, video clips and voice calls.

Tigo's free whatsApp service is among one of the digital initiatives the firm has recently rolled out. It recently launched 4G LTE networks that gives Tigo customers high speed internet connection which is five times higher than the technology available in the Tanzanian market.

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