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MTN Nigeria carries 1 billion SMS in 1 month during lockdown

Friday 22 May 2020 | 10:02 CET | News
MTN Nigeria has revealed that its customers sent over 1 billion short message service (SMS) within the last month, during the Covid-19 lockdown, ThisDay reported. The government had asked telecom operators to consider giving customers some token airtime and data during the lockdown, but only MTN and Airtel heeded the appeal. Both companies decided it was best to offer free texts.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: MTN Nigeria
Countries: Nigeria
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