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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

switch to etisalat

switch to etisalat with your mobile number and get access to the best call rates and the fastest data speed in Nigeria.


benefits
you get to switch your network provider and keep your mobile number. choose from a bouquet of products and services the best plan that suits your lifestyle.
details
  • excellent quality of service and customer care.
  • fantastic call rates to all networks.
  • super-fast data speed.
  • special roaming offers for frequent travellers.
  • get even more with our ‘going the extra mile’ (GEM) reward scheme.


subscription details
switching to etisalat is quick and easy. simply click here or visit any of our experience centres with the following requirements and it is as easy as ABC.
details

  • 1 passport photograph.
  • a valid form of identification, such as your Nigerian national identity card, passport or driving license.
  • fill out a port-in request form.
  • text "PORT" to 3232.
  • you will receive a text acknowledging your port-in request & another text saying that your port-in request is successful.
  • collect a new etisalat SIM (don't worry your number will remain the same) and insert it into your phone.
  • dial 200 to activate your line.

*switching to etisalat takes less than 20 minutes, and you can keep using your phone while you wait for the switch to go through.
pricing and tariff
switching to etisalat is absolutely free.
additional info
  • - the port-in timeline is a maximum of 48 hours.
more
  • once you have switched, the time frame before you can port out to another network is 90 days.
  • all unused airtime on your prepaid line from your previous network will expire once you are successfully ported. it cannot be carried over to the etisalat network.
  • call charges, plans and value added service offered by etisalat may differ from what was offered by your previous network.

Etisalat International roaming service

stay in touch with family and friends while abroad with the best roaming rates & offers in over 160 countries worldwide.


roaming offers
we have an array of roaming offers with the best rates covering the top travel destinations.
prepaid roaming
prepaid customers can make and receive calls and SMS in over 80 countries and counting.

details
prepaid roaming - voice
  • no roaming activation required.
  • all prepaid customers on etisalat can roam in these countries.
prepaid roaming - data
  • prepaid data roaming enables all new and existing prepaid subscribers (excluding “enuf yarn”) enjoy affordable and uninterrupted access to emails, chats, blackberry services, internet browsing, audio and video streaming with their Blackberry device or any internet enabled phones while roaming abroad in any of our prepaid data roaming destinations.



postpaid roaming
postpaid roaming - postpaid customers on etisalat can browse, make & receive calls in over 300 networks across 160 countries.

details
postpaid roaming - voice
  • to activate roaming on your postpaid line, you will be required to make a one-off roaming deposit payment of N50,000 at any of our experience centers.
  • you can increase your credit limit when you want to roam to avoid barring. you can contact your account managers to extend your credit limit or visit any experience centre.
  • postpaid customers can roam in the these countries.
postpaid roaming - data
  • postpaid data roaming enables all postpaid subscribers enjoy affordable and uninterrupted access to emails, chats, blackberry services, internet browsing, audio and video streaming with their blackberry device or any internet enabled phones while roaming abroad in any of its postpaid data roaming destinations.
  • this service is available on all our postpaid packages like; classic postpaid, easylife postpaid, easyflex postpaid & easy business postpaid.
  • you receive alerts on your data transactions in order to avoid bill shock while roaming.



travelling requirements
confirm the tariff at your destination.
details
1. confirm the tariff for your destination.

2. make a ?50,000 deposit online (payment guide) or visit at any experience centre nearest to you. view the nearest store.

3. confirm your line has been activated for roaming.

4. roaming activation Steps for commonly used devices.

5. how to switch network at your destination.

recharge your etisalat line without the hassle of PINs and recharge numbers

e-top up

recharge your etisalat line without the hassle of PINs and recharge numbers with our e-top up service. no more scratching off numbers. no more cards. no more long PINs. recharge anytime, anywhere with electronic airtime or data and get a 10% bonus for all amounts over N200.


benefits
etisalat e-top up is convenient.
enjoy free 10% bonus for all e-top up recharges of N200 or more.
details
  • airtime is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • enter amounts between N50 and N50,000. you’re no longer restricted to specific amounts.
  • send airtime directly to friends, family and colleagues.


subscription details
get e-top up at local shops and airtime vendors
ATM machines.
details
Buy e-top up here.

get e-top up at:

  • point-of-sale (POS) terminals.
  • at all etisalat partner outlets and websites.
  • commercial telephone operators.
  • our etisalat experience centres.
  • internet banking platforms.

Etisalat GEM loyalty


GEM means "going the extra mile". it's our loyalty reward program to thank our dedicated customers.
GEM benefits
GEM has an exciting mix of rewards including free devices, exclusive events, complimentary calls, data and a lot more.
details
here are just a few:

  • up to 20% discount on holidays to the UAE when you fly with Etihad Airways. See GEM rewards below for qualification and booking details.
  • free latest smartphone and other devices.
  • VIP invitation to exclusive events.
  • free incoming calls when roaming.
  • free data.
  • free movie tickets
  • complimentary calls and SMS on your birthday ...and lots more.

all you have to do to qualify for rewards on GEM is spend at least ₦10,000 every month for 12 months on your etisalat line.
GEM rewards
click details below to see a full list of GEM rewards per category.
details
spend between ₦10,000 and ₦29,999* a month and get:

  • free movie tickets for two.
  • free 500 MB data for 6 months.
  • 10 minutes of free calls and 50 SMS to any etisalat line on your birthday (valid for 7 days).


spend between ₦30,000 and ₦49,999* a month and get:

  • free movie tickets for two.
  • free MIFI router** with 500 MB data for 12 months.
  • high-value identification card giving you access to priority service at all our touch points.
  • invitations to exclusive events.
  • discounted holiday packages to the UAE:
    1. up to 20% discount on flights to the UAE when you fly Etihad airways.
    2. pay as little as $3,000 for a family holiday package. this includes; flight, hotel and 30day visa for a family of three.
    3. get 50% discount and call at ₦75/minute when you roam in the UAE with our special UAE roaming offer.
    4. to make your bookings call 01 2772771 or 08172000069, or email lostkt@etihad.ae
  • 10 minutes of free calls and 50 SMS to any etisalat line on your birthday. (valid for 7 days).


spend ₦50,000* or more a month and get:

  • free movie tickets for two.
  • free latest smartphone.
  • high-value identification card giving you access to priority service at all our touch points.
  • invitations to exclusive events.
  • discounted holiday packages to the UAE:
    1. up to 20% discount on flights to the UAE when you fly Etihad airways.
    2. pay as little as $3,000 for a family holiday package. this includes; flight, hotel and 30day visa for a family of three.
    3. get 50% discount and call at ₦75/minute when you roam in the UAE with our special UAE roaming offer.
    4. to make your bookings call 01 2772771 or 08172000069, or email lostkt@etihad.ae.
  • 10 minutes worth of free calls and 50 SMS to any etisalat line on your birthday. (valid for 7 days).


**available when you redeem at any of our experience centres.



*please note that you also qualify for GEM rewards if you achieve an annual cumulative spend of at least ₦120,000, ₦360, 000 and ₦600,000.
GEM exclusive
   here are just a few of the exclusive rewards our GEM customers have enjoyed in the past year, you can look forward to even more exciting experiences this year.
details
  • yearly all-expense paid trips to exclusive destinations such as brazil for the 2014 world cup, barcelona for the 2015 la liga final and more.
  • private VIP screening of chimamanda adiche’s ‘half of a yellow sun’.
  • VVIP tables at the bovi ‘man on fire’ show, featuring ashanti and ja rule.
  • cloud 9 music concerts across major cities - lagos, abuja and port harcourt. featuring: shina peters and seyi shay; victor uwaifo and emma nyra; bright chimezie and patoranking; mike okri and niyola.
  • VIP private viewing of the lagos photo festival.

Etisalat Career

starting or furthering your career? etisalat offers you a world class environment to fulfill your career aspirations. to check and apply for a vacancy with etisalat, simply visit: http://careers.etisalat.com.ng

lagos photo festival

the lagos photo festival is the first and only annual international arts festival of photography in Nigeria.
about
  • it is an educative platform that serves as a medium of expression to educate and engage the general public by telling the stories of Africa using photographs displayed in public spaces.
details
the festival is organized by the african artists foundation (AAF) and it features series of activities such as exhibitions, workshops and the etisalat photography competition which showcases entries from photographers and rewards the winning entries with prizes.

for more details of the competition and event, download lagosphoto14 app from google playstore.

nigerian idol

nigerian idol is an extension of the global idol franchise, which is the biggest and best music reality show in the world, enjoying the number-one-spot popularity rating in over 40 countries around the world, including Germany, Turkey, Australia, Poland, USA, Sweden, France and Belgium.
nigerian idol season V
in 2010, etisalat Nigeria committed to the sponsorship of nigerian idol thus giving music lovers access to good entertainment and television content, while providing a platform for talented nigerians to express themselves through music.
details

how to vote:

  • send SMS from any etisalat line or any network to vote every week.
  • text the short code of your favourite contestant to 33680 (text cost 50 naira only).

market access nigeria

the market access Nigeria is a platform that brings together small and growing businesses (SGBS) and large companies to network, start relationships and create opportunities to buy goods and services of the SGBS.


about
the platform is facilitated by a strategic partnership with the enterprise development centre (EDC) of the pan-african university.
details
the goal is to facilitate market access for small and growing businesses by keying them into the value chain of large organizations.

market access Nigeria holds at various locations in Nigeria each year.

governor’s cup lagos tennis tournament

the governor’s cup lagos tennis tournament (GCLT) is the longest running international tennis federation (ITF) tournament in Nigeria.


governor’s cup lagos tennis tournament
the tournament showcases players from over 40 coutries spread across all continents (Africa, Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Oceania).
details
GCLT is a part of the ITF pro circuit run by the international tennis federation (ITF) aimed at providing a platform for budding professional players who are ready to move into the ATP/WTA tours.

it also offers valuable WTA tour ranking points for the participants to move up the international tennis ladder.

prize for innovation

in our bid to grow and nurture talents, etisalat sponsors the etisalat prize for innovation awards.
about
the prize is awarded in 2 categories
the most innovative product or service launched in the last 12 months
the most innovative idea for driving mobile broadband use in nigeria (SME or Individual).
details

eligibility

  • entry is open to the nigerian mobile broadband community. this includes SME’s and individuals developing innovative mobile broadband solutions.


entry submission:

  • click here to submit an entry.


entry is open to:

  • handset and/or device manufacturers and customers:
    - dongles & modems.
    - embedded devices.
    - tablets & eReaders.
  • apps developers and other software service providers making use of mobile broadband capability.
  • content developers


note on the commercial product/service:

  • the product or service submitted must have been launched and commercially available within 12 months, prior to the closing deadline of the prize.
  • supporting evidence must be provided for launch and quoted commercial figures including details of locations or regions where the service is available.

etisalat concert sponsorship

music concerts
etisalat concert sponsorship is aimed at inspiring high quality growth in the creative industries, delighting customers and celebrating great music talents on both the local and international scene.


etisalat music concerts
the concerts have featured artistes such as ice prince, olamide, dare art alade, chris brown, mary j blige, kelly rowland, etc.
details
it also includes the cloud 9 series which features creative fusions and collaborations of artists from various music backgrounds and genres such as mike okri, niyola, bright chimezie, pantoranking, etc.

etisalat barcelona partnership

FC barcelona is undoubtedly one of the biggest names in football globally having won several european championships. the etisalat group signed a four-year partnership agreement in 2009 with FC barcelona as "official telecom partner"; this was extended to Nigeria in 2011.


about
in february 2013, the etisalat group renewed the partnership with FC barcelona for another four years. the partnership accords etisalat the rights to sole association with FC barcelona as official telecom partner in Nigeria, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Ivory Coast, Benin, Togo, Niger, Gabon and Central Africa Republic.
details
  • etisalat is the fastest growing telecoms company in Nigeria, challenging the norm and doing things differently.
  • these attributes which are intrinsic to etisalat have been further demonstrated in the partnership with FC barcelona.
  • this partnership symbolizes excellence which the two brands are well known for.
etisalat barcelona under 15 school cup
the etisalat under 15 school cup is a grassroot football competition aimed at discovering, inspiring and celebrating young talents in football. the competition provides a unique opportunity for the youth in secondary schools to showcase their talent and passion for football.

CSR reports by Etisalat

environment platform by etisalat

eco-SIM cards

as part of our efforts in providing eco-friendly as well as sustainable products and services, we have partnered with oberthur to make available innovative SIM packs called eco SIMs. the cards successfully cut in half the amount of plastic waste used for the production of a SIM card. they are manufactured with 50% less plastic, and the environmental footprint of this SIM card is half of that generated by the classic SIM card, from 16g of C02 to 8g of C02 generated per card. this is because the new format uses half the quantity of plastic for production, thus reducing waste generation.
beyond our eco-friendly products and services, we are partnering with reputable institutions, organizations as well as government bodies in driving our environment-friendly green initiatives. our partnership efforts are generally geared towards mitigating the effects of climate change as well as ensuring a sustainable environment.

alignment with international standards

at etisalat Nigeria, we recognize our moral obligation to improve the environment. in order to correctly identify the areas of our business that are harmful to the environment, we operate an environmental management system (EMS) in line with ISO 14001:2001. the EMS enables us to conserve natural resources, reduce waste generation, and explore new ways of improving our environmental performance.

health platform by etisalat

fight malaria initiative

with about 250 million malaria cases and nearly one million deaths which put about 3.3 billion people (half of the world's population) at risk of malaria, our focus on the health platform is aimed at reducing the malaria scourge through the fight malaria initiative.
this is a two – pronged approach education and active action, adopted to actively combat the disease which is one of the most rampant killers of Nigerians and a detriment to the growth of the Nigerian economy.
over ten thousand insecticide-treated nets have been distributed to local government areas and secondary schools, in different communities in the northern part of Nigeria. the schools in which the insecticide treated nets are distributed have instituted in them ‘student leaders against malaria’ (SLAM) clubs. this initiative was piloted in kano state, in partnership with the malaria foundation international (MFI), and its Nigerian affiliate, the society for youth awareness and health development (SYAHD).
in addition we have partnered with malaria no more, the national malaria elimination program and federal ministry of health, to disseminate information on the prevention and control of the spread of malaria. this has been done using innovative mediums such as social media, SMS messages to our subscriber base, and other engaging channels; with the end goal of ultimately eliminating the malaria scourge from Nigeria.

combating HIV/AIDS

in recent times, we have boosted the drive to increase awareness on HIV/AIDS in Nigeria and drive its prevention and control, with the provision of a toll-free line for the abuja based national call centre of the national agency for the control of AIDS (NACA) and now etisalat subscribers in Nigeria can call the centre for free to receive information and counseling on HIV/AIDS and related issues. we are also providing technical support and back-up for the seamless operation of the agency’s call centre in the war against HIV/AIDS.
in a bid to reinforce our commitment towards this intervention, our partnership with the joint united nations programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) was recently established to contribute efforts towards eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

m-health initiative on combating maternal and infant mortality in nigeria

according to UNICEF, Nigeria is the global second largest contributor to the maternal and infant mortality rate. therefore at etisalat Nigeria, we support this m-health initiative as part of our growing efforts to uphold good health practices and eliminate causes of maternal and infant mortality in Nigeria, with mobile technology.
through our m-health platform, we have distributed phone lines and data to health care providers, to enable them correctly examine and diagnose conditions that cause maternal and infant mortality. we have partnered with instrat global health solutions for a smooth registration and data collection process.
powered by etisalat Nigeria 3G, the mobile partner solution clinipak wirelessly captures patient data and delivers real time reporting. it helps health care workers increase productivity and modernises the clinical experience, creating a huge impact on health management.

ebola virus disease containment/awareness initiative

in the course of 2014, the nation encountered an alarming outbreak of the ebola virus disease. official statistics from the world health organization indicate that a good number of fatalities emanated from this incident.
in a bid to reinforce our commitment within the health platform to promote private and public partnerships, we provided phones, SIM cards and airtime towards the ebola containment fund across the affected geo-political zones in order to help drive the awareness and the eventual elimination of the disease.
to further promote awareness and action towards its elimination, we also championed the dissemination of information to the public through our sponsored programmes on radio stations across the country, in collaboration with the Nigerian red cross society.

etisalat telecommunications engineering postgraduate programme (ETEPP)

the etisalat telecommunications engineering postgraduate programme is a flagship corporate & social responsibility (CSR) initiative of etisalat Nigeria, launched on the 16th of May 2013.
the program, a first of its kind in West Africa, is a one-year taught master’s course in telecommunications engineering located in ahmadu bello university (ABU) zaria. in instituting this, we have collaborated with plymouth university UK, etisalat academy, UAE; and huawei technologies. to ensure a holistic and practical learning experience, huawei provided the equipment in the etisalat sponsored laboratory, and the etisalat academy, UAE and plymouth university are providing tutelage on technical courses specific to the telecommunications sector.
our commitment includes the provision of access to world class e-resources for the programme, sponsorship of lecturers of ABU to undertake PHDs at plymouth university, and facilitation of internships with etisalat Nigeria for the intakes of the programme in partial fulfillment of the course requirements.
through this program, we are building expertise and local content in the area of telecommunications engineering. since inception of the program, we have been able to demonstrate sustainability of this project by promoting capacity building, local content and multilateral partnerships thereby increasing impact levels on its recipients, host communities and our business operations.
at etisalat Nigeria, we envision a future of sustainable economic and social impact through limitless reach. the MSc in telecoms engineering programme reinforces our commitment to using our CSR policy, strategy and initiatives to create this future.

etisalat merit awards scheme

since inception of this scheme in 2009, over 1200 undergraduate students of electrical electronics engineering, computer science and business management have been awarded with this prestigious scholarship as part of the etisalat merit awards scheme. it is also worthy to note that criteria for selection for this award include academic excellence and indigenous relationship to the location of each of the recipient tertiary institutions.
by providing an educational fund to Nigerian students from all social classes, we have given them freedom from financial concerns enabling them to focus fully on their studies and ultimately contribute to the growth of the Nigerian economy.

adopt-a-school

we have partnered with the lagos state government to bring about sustainable change and development to public primary and secondary schools in the state, by adopting three schools in lagos state for life – akande dahunsi memorial high school, ikoyi; edward blyden primary school, lagos island; and rabiatu thompson primary school, surulere.
to ensure holistic advancement through this programme, we have focused on effecting development across multiple indices. buildings have been refurbished and sound infrastructure put in place to ensure a smoother learning experience for these students; we have provided career counseling support to the students through our employee volunteering scheme and also continue to support social development in these schools; all in a bid to provide total support towards developing engaged, bright and productive students.we are looking to replicate this unique model across other geo-political zones within the country.

career counseling initiative

the career counseling initiative is designed to appropriately guide students of secondary schools in the junior and senior levels, towards making sound, positive and fulfilling career decisions which will provide long-term benefits to them, their families, organizations, and ultimately the nation. our focus is mainly on our adopted schools, but other schools are equally included in the program.
the career counseling scheme, an employee volunteering program is an aspect of the internal CSR of etisalat Nigeria. through volunteering, our employees have the opportunity to fulfill their desire to impact positively on our host community and the society at large. our employees are encouraged to volunteer their time and employ their skills in providing career counseling as well as mentorship to students of secondary schools.
the career counseling scheme is a continuous program which is designed to be implemented quarterly. through it we are equipping the Nigerian youth with the tools and information they are provided with at these sessions, to enable them transform themselves into worthy ambassadors of their homes, state and the nation.

teacher training programme

etisalat Nigeria in collaboration with the british council launched a teacher training programme in 2011. this is an initiative designed to strengthen teaching skills in Nigeria, beginning with the english language in recognition of the pivotal role that the language plays in general education in the country. it had been identified that the performance in english language of primary and secondary school students was on a steep decline, and poor knowledge of english language generally also affects employability, mobility and ultimately the economy of the country; hence the staging of this intervention to address these issues.
the programme has focused on teachers of english language in primary/secondary schools in kaduna, rivers and oyo states so far. they have been retrained in english language teaching styles and delivery, with the contents of their lessons also improved; to enable them keep up pace with international standards in english language teaching skills.
we are certain that the retrained teachers in english language and other subjects to be tackled in due course will have better grasp, understanding and knowledge of their respective courses; thus improving the students’ performance in local and international examinations.

Etisalat vision

vision

our vision is to be the leading and most admired telecoms company in nigeria.

mission

our mission is to extend people's reach by developing advanced networks that support people and allow them to develop, learn and grow.

corporate information

etisalat is Nigeria’s most innovative telecoms network. we began trading in october 2008 with the groundbreaking “0809uchoose” campaign. for the very first time, our mobile phone customers could choose numbers special to them to create their own phone number. this tradition of customer-focused innovation continues today, with a growing customer base of more than 21 million.
our core values are teamwork, integrity, passion for excellence and empowering and growing people; and we hold true to these while we offer a world-class telecommunications service. on 26th september 2011, etisalat launched its 3.75G HSPA+ network in Nigeria. from then on, our customers enjoyed super-fast broadband services for both personal and business use. this has led to unprecedented growth in the Nigerian telecoms industry.
established in the united arab emirates in 1976, with footprints in 19 countries across the middle east, asia and africa, etisalat continues to pioneer innovative technologies in emerging markets and reach millions globally. trading as etisalat Nigeria, emerging markets telecommunication services (EMTS) is a private Nigerian company in partnership with mubadala development company and etisalat of the united arab emirates. it acquired the unified access license from the federal government in january 2007, which includes a mobile licence and spectrum in the GSM 1800 and 900 MHZ bands. etisalat acquired a 40% stake in EMTS and is now the operator of the unified access license.
at etisalat we invest heavily in the Nigerian economy, as well as in our own staff. we’re passionate about having a positive impact on society and we’re committed to sustainable social investments. apart from offering a solid platform of technological innovation, we believe that sustainable investment is the foundation of stellar growth and economic stability.
we’ve received many awards for our dedication to quality and innovation. barely six months into operations in Nigeria, the Nigerian communications commission (NCC) pronounced etisalat Nigeria’s best network based on quality of service indices. in november 2012, etisalat again received another award from the NCC for excellent customer service. other accolades include: brand of the year, fastest growing gsm company of the year, best marketing company, most innovative corporate social responsibility company, friendliest tariff mobile operator, best telecoms customer service and most innovative mobile operator, among others.
at etisalat, we see a future in which technology extends people’s reach and connectivity.
you may also download our code of practice here

BlackBerry plans

subscribe to any of our blackberry plans and enjoy the superfast speed etisalat offers. what’s more, you even get an option to call at 20k/sec just by buying any of our voice plans.
details
blackberry plan
plan    data  price(₦) *voice
(20k/sec)
USSD
non-voice SMS to 399 
blackberry 10 lite with unlimited BBM®  monthly  260MB  1000 *599*2#  MLITE 
  weekly  70MB  350 *599*2*1#  WLITE 
  daily  10MB  70 *599*2*2#  DLITE 
blackberry 10 mid with unlimited BBM®  monthly  500MB  1500 *599*3#  MMID 
  weekly  125MB 550 *599*3*1#  WMID 
  daily  15MB 100 *599*3*2#  DMID 
blackberry 10 max with unlimited BBM®  monthly  1536MB  3000 *599*4#  MMAX 
  weekly  360MB 1100 *599*8#  WMAX 
  daily  50MB 200 *599*7#  DMAX 
blackberry plan
plan duration *voice opt-in non-voice opt-in price (₦)
blackberry absolute monthly *499*1# *399*1# 1500
weekly *499*6# *399*6# 550
daily *499*5# *399*5# 100
monthly 2 for 1 promo *369*2# *369*3# 1500
blackberry complete monthly *499*3# SMS COM to 399 1000
weekly *499*3*1# SMS COW to 399 500
daily *499*3*2# SMS COD to 399 100
monthly 2 for 1 promo *369*1# *369*4# 1000
* voice plan allows you enjoy call rates at 20k/s to all networks.

smartphone plans

subscribe to any of these easyblaze data plans and enjoy calls at 20 kobo per sec to any network with no access fee.
details
smartphone plans
plans monthly cost(N) activation code
(sms to 8183)
activtion code
(USSD)
3GB 4,000 smartc *229*2*44#
5GB 6,500 smartd *229*2*33#
8GB 8,000 smarte *229*2*55#
each plan comes with an automatic bonus of 30% extra data. you will also enjoy automatic renewal (auto-renewal) of your plan, provided you have enough airtime to purchase the same plan. unused data will be rolled over during auto-renewal, or if another data plan is purchased before the current plan expires.
get the codes via sms: text "help" to 229.
to opt out dial *229*0#. call charges will revert to 40k/sec upon expiry of the data plan.

Etisalat smartpaks

enjoy unlimited access to your favourite apps with smartpaks. whether you want to chat, get social, watch movies or live sports, our all-day or all-week access app bundles give you the freedom to choose.

benefits
  • you never run out of data with smartpaks (see our fair usage policy).
  • with hourly, daily and weekly plans, there are paks to fit every pocket and every lifestyle.
details
choose a pak to suit your lifestyle:

  • the chat pak gives you access to instant messaging apps, such as whatsapp, wechat, facebook messenger, 2go, line and kakao.
  • the video pak offers two uninterrupted hours of video streaming. enough time to enjoy a live football match, catch a movie, or chill out with youtube.
  • use the social me pak to stay connected to facebook, twitter, instagram and bbm.
you don’t need to change your phone to a more expensive model; the chat pak works well with an app-enabled basic device such as the nokia asha and tecno t635. please note that our fair usage policy applies.
subscription details
  • dial *200# and select option 3 for the data menu. choose option 3 for smartpaks.
pricing and tariff
click the link below to find out about our competitive pricing options.
details
smartpaks pricing table
pak chat social me video
plan daily weekly weekly 2 hours
price 50 150 300 400
access to: WhatsApp, facebook Messanger, WeChat, 2go, all instant messaging apps facebook, twitter, BBM, instagram, eskimi, all instant messaging apps 2 hours of uninterrupted videos from any app

Learn How To Make A Slow Computer Run Faster

4 Great tips to make your computer run faster

Figuring out how to make a slow computer run faster is a real challenge. The main problem is that the computer can run so slow, that implementing some of the most commonly suggested methods of computer speedup is going to take a very, very long time. Those with truly snail-slow computers feel left out of the loop when experts start talking about all the great ways they can speed up their computers and they realize that doing any of those steps is going to take about a week at the rate by which their computer is running. It can seem like nobody really understands the dilemma, but I do, so read on.

Forget Downloads and Work Internally
Some tell you to download a bunch of software that is supposed to make slow computers run faster, but this can be a very painful process. With inching download speeds, it could be a long time before that download completes, if ever! This is not even considering the time it will take to then install the download, open the download, and let it run. What were they thinking? Those who want to learn how to make a slow computer run faster should first focus on utilizing the features that the computer already has.

Get Rid of Unwanted Files
One of the main reasons why computers start to run slower and slower is that the hard drive gets fuller and fuller and that results in less and less space available. As new security updates get released for the browser and the operating system, these require a greater amount of available disk space in order to run at peak performance. For this reason, getting rid of all the unnecessary files on the desktop and in the hard drive is one of the best pieces of advice to give those seeking how to make a slow computer run faster.


Defragmenting Is a Necessary Evil
Even in computers that seem to run great, defrag can take quite a while, depending mostly on the amount of fragmented files are found. In a slow computer, it is a process that might take a very long time, but the good news is that it does not require any extra user input or monitoring once started. So, start up the defragmenter and let the computer sit while the magic works. When you come back several hours later and the defragmentation is completed, the computer will likely be running a lot faster.

Check the Antivirus Software
Malicious files can make computers run very slow. Even if you have anti-virus software that monitors for threats automatically it is important to run scans manually. It could be that something stopped the program from running when it should or detecting what it should have detected. If malicious files are found, getting rid of them could prove to be just the solution that you needed to speed up your computer.

If all your efforts to figure out how to make a slow computer run faster still fail, it may be time to either upgrade your system or hire a professional for the job. However, many have found that these tips work very well.

How To Defragment You Computer and Make it Run Faster

Additional Tips for Making Computer Run Faster

There are many tips for making computer run faster. Before trying to implement any such tip it is important to find the reason that is causing the computer to run slow. When the system is used regularly then lots of files are copied, moved and deleted. This leaves leftover as well as fragmented files at different places. Presence or lack of antivirus software, computer infected with virus or malware, and issues related to temporary and permanent memory are some of the reasons that cause a PC to slow. Once the reason for slow performance of computer has been found then it becomes easier to use a solution and make the computer run faster.


Try another Antivirus Software
A computer that is infected with the virus starts running slow. An effective antivirus software can take care of this issue. At the same time, the computer can also run slow because of the antivirus software itself. Such a program keeps working in the background collecting lots of information like websites visited and sends the data to the software company server. If the computer is not connected to the Internet and it is being used to run only application software or to play a game then it is a good idea to turn off the antivirus software. It is important not to open during this time any file that has not passed through the antivirus software or connect any external storage disk like a pen drive that may contain infected files.

Close Unnecessary Programs
There are programs that consume very little resources but there are other programs like multimedia player and voice operated programs that require lots of resources to run. Some programs like an Internet browser consume little resources if only one or two tabs are open but require lots of resources if more than 5-10 tabs are open. By closing programs that are not needed immediately it is possible to free up the computer resources and make the computer run faster. It is one of the many tips for making computer run faster.

Memory Upgrade
Adding more RAM is one of the sure way to boost the computer speed. This is especially true if the user runs multiple programs simultaneously or runs programs that need lots of temporary memory to run properly. At the same time, before buying extra RAM it is important to check how much memory can be installed in the computer system.

Reinstalling Operating Software
After running for months, the computer's operating system software collects lots of unnecessary files. A yearly reinstall of this software is a good way to make the computer run faster. Before doing so it is very important to find important files and backup those files in a drive that will not be deleted or formatted.

These are some important tips for making computer run faster. A faster computer makes it easy to avoid wasting time waiting for a program to perform a task. All types of programs run smoothly and without any glitches. There are special programs that help scan the computer and find the problems that are causing it to run slow. General computer maintenance tools like defragmentation tool available within the operating software itself should also be used at regular intervals to help run computer faster. If these tips don't help, see our giant list of ways to make your computer run faster.

How To Upgrade Your PC Memory To Make it Run Faster

Can You Really Use Notepad To Make a Computer Run Faster?

Even More Tips To Make Your Computer Run Faster

Some of those searching for how to make a computer run faster find a little trick being spread across the internet that involves using notepad. Anyone familiar with notepad realizes that it is one of the most basic programs found included in programs. There are no special features to notepad that would make anyone suspect it could be used for speeding up a PC. This makes some people think that the trick will not work, but it does. Read on to find out why.


Notepad is Not Just for Notes
Many of causal computer users know see notepad as a simplistic version of Microsoft Word. They think it is helpful for quickly jotting down a few notes, or even a longer composition, when all that fancy formatting Word offers is not needed. It is true that notepad can be used in this way, but it is actually a very vital program for website developers, software engineers, and computer programmers. For those in these occupations, notepad is a powerful program which they can use to create computer programs, HTML files, and so on. This capacity of notepad is what allows the little computer clean up trick to work.

How to Make a Computer Run Faster Using Notepad
In order to speed up your computer with notepad, all it takes is a single little line of code. First of all, if you do not know where to find notepad in Windows, click on "Start" which is the circular button at the bottom left of your screen that features the windows logo. From the menu that appears, click on "All Programs". From the list that appears, you can select "Accessories" and notepad is found within that file. Once you have notepad opened, just type the code "Mystring=(80000000)". Make certain that the code features seven zeros and does not have any spaces. Next, all you have to do is save the file as "ram.vbe". To activate the code, simply open the file. Once you have done all of this, you can delete it.

What is the "Mystring=(80000000)" Anyway?
The reason this little trick is great for those seeking how to make a computer run faster is that the code makes changes to the computer's random active memory, or RAM. This is a very effective method of restoring RAM performance. It is also very beneficial in that it is easy to implement and completely free. Plus, the "Mystring=(80000000)" code is completely safe to use, meaning the computer novice does need not worry that they are going to mess something up in their hard drive.

The Preferred Method of Computer Speed Up
Computer users whose systems are running slow are not completely helpless without professional help. If they seek out how to make a computer run faster, they will find that they have many options. There are a lot of ways to speed up computer performance, but using notepad is preferred by many. It can be used alone, or in combination with several other approaches, such as running defragmenter software, cleaning the desktop, or erasing old files.

How To Manually Remove Computer Viruses Without Antivirus Software

Do I Have a Virus? My Computer is Acting Weird!

If your computer is acting weird—displaying pop-ups from programs you've never heard of, showing your desktop icons running away from your computer mouse, or suddenly running terribly slow—your computer may be infected. These behaviors are more often than not a sign that a computer virus, worm, or other malicious software has managed to sneak past your firewall and anti-virus program.
You should definitely run a virus scan on your computer to see if the virus or worm can be detected; nevertheless, as my own experience shows, malicious software can hide from even a well-known anti-virus program. You may end up having to manually search for the invading software and remove it yourself, if you are trying to avoid a system restore, and this article will show you how to do that.
Neither malicious software nor anti-virus programs are created equal. In fact, this past August I was attacked by one of the most vicious Trojan horses created, fFollower.exe (well, the most vicious and evil Trojan I've come across).
All of a sudden I got a popup telling me to click to install "Windows Updates." Clicking the popup caused my computer to restart. Then a window opened saying something about "fFollower.exe," whatever that was, with a little picture of a devil. While I was pondering that, the window disappeared, and the next thing I knew, System windows, Internet Explorer windows, and JavaScript windows were popping up so fast my head was spinning. I almost thought I was in a scene from the Exorcist. The Trojan was creating more and more illegitimate processes, flooding the computer with useless tasks. I could predict the outcome ... a computer running slower and slower until the eventual and inevitable crash.
Time was running out for Ace (my computer has a name), and with every minute that passed, Ace was closer to death, I could just see it.
But what luck, I thought; I had just signed up with a new internet service provider, and received Norton AntiVirus Online from them. I started the Norton virus scan. I waited. Norton crawled along, and finally reported nothing but a tracking cookie. Evidently, my luck was out.
What could I do? Put Ace out of his misery? Or look online for a solution?
Computer viruses can quickly leave you with no other option then to shoot your computer.
Computer viruses can quickly leave you with no other option then to shoot your computer.
So I searched the Web, and found software called Malwarebytes, which claimed to remove malware, spyware, adware, key loggers, and Trojans that most well-known anti-virus programs failed to detect. That was what I needed, I thought, so I downloaded a free version.
And Malwarebytes delivered: with just the "Quick Scan" option, it picked up a total of 40 computer viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware, and other malicious files that Norton Antivirus didn’t even have a clue about. Later I did a full system scan with Malwarebytes, and found 13 more viruses, including that evil Trojan fFollower.exe.
The full version of Malwarebytes, which I ended up buying, includes not only scheduled scanning and updating but real-time protection against hackers trying to break through your firewall. This real-time protection has prevented so many hacker attacks on my computer on a daily basis that I can’t even keep track of them.

Malwarebytes Is the Anti-Virus I Use

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The full version of Malwarebytes, at about half the price of well-known anti-virus programs like Norton, provides real-time firewall protection, scheduled scanning, and scheduled updating.
 

Another Discovery: Threat Expert

While I was searching online regarding how to get rid of my computer virus, I also found Threat Expert, which anyone who owns a computer should know about, in case your virus protection software fails or is not available. This web site analyzes and reports the behavior of computer viruses, worms, Trojans, adware, spyware, and other security-related risks. These reports are useful for hunting the suckers down yourself, as they tell you the file names and aliases created, processes created, registry keys created, and other information about the virus.

Need to Manually Remove a Computer Virus Without Virus Protection Software?

I am a research junkie who loves to research anything and everything that crosses my path. However, on a computer, researching everything that crosses one's path is risky behavior, and I have suffered the consequences a few times. At times I have manually removed malware, like this Trojan horse, viruses, key loggers, and adware, because I did not have the money to keep my Norton Antivirus software updated as often as the manufacturers want us to.

Before We Start Our Malware Search-and-Destroy Project

Depending on the programming of the virus, spyware, adware, or other unwanted program, it may be possible to remove it yourself from an infected computer. However, it can be a long, tricky process, and can damage your files if some step does not work exactly as planned.
Therefore, I strongly recommend that before you go through the steps below, you do what you can to back up the information you have in your computer. If you don't have a complete back-up, follow the instructions below at your own risk.
Ideally you should always have a complete back-up of your computer. The back-up allows you to run a system restore, which will restore your computer to a previous state if all else fails. (And in addition a back-up will help you identify any new files that you did not install, which may be malicious.)
I also must advise you also that using good virus protection software, like Malwarebytes, to remove malware is faster and safer for your data.

Five Easy Steps to Remove Viruses and Other Malicious Software

1. Know Your Enemy

Any great war general will tell you to know your enemy, get inside their head, think like they do, act like they do, and become their best friend, as this will prepare you to overcome your enemy. So engage with the virus: keep an eye out for any security messages that pop up, as these usually provide the exact name of the virus that has infected your computer. If it gives you a security message that says "For More Info Click Here," or something else to click on, and it is not asking you to enter personal financial information or install anything, you may want to go ahead and click on it. Be prepared to write down any product name it gives you, or any file name and directory path (example: C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\LocalLow\Temp\Virus). Remember, NEVER give out your personal financial information in these dialogues with malware.
Now if you were lucky enough to catch a security message and get the name of the virus itself, then you can continue on to Threat Expert and get all the information you can on that malicious software.
If you were only able to get a product name, then you need to do a search on it. Most likely, you’ll find out that the product is "fakeware" (malicious software that calls itself an anti-virus program).
In your search, it's a good idea to pursue results that link you to a forum, as you may find the information you need in discussions there, for example the name of the virus infecting your computer.
Once you have the name of the virus and the report from Threat Expert you can begin the hunt. It won't be a long hunt if you were able to get the directory from the "security" message, because that is where that little malicious bugger is hiding.

2. Block the Virus from the Startup List

You can’t kill the virus unless you put it to sleep first. So to put the virus to sleep we will end all the processes created by the virus.
A first step is to block the malicious program from starting itself up along with your usual programs every time your computer starts up. You can use System Configuration ("msconfig") to do this. One way to do this is to click the “Start” button on your desktop, type "System Configuration" into the "Search" field, and select “Start System Configuration” from the results. Or find it by clicking "Start," then "Control Panel," then "System and Security," and then "Administrative Tools," and then double-clicking "System Configuration.‌"

System Configuration is great for helping with virus removal, allowing you to keep the virus turned off when you start up again.
System Configuration is great for helping with virus removal, allowing you to keep the virus turned off when you start up again.
System Configuration opens the "General" tab, where you will need to select the circle next to "Selective Startup." Next, move to the “Startup” tab and go through the list there: select all the programs that have an unknown manufacturer and disable them, because programs with unknown manufacturers are almost always malware. Restart your computer to close any currently-running versions of the malware.

3. Start Task Manager and End Virus-Related Processes

When your computer restarts you will open your Task Manager immediately, which can be done quickest by pressing the "Ctrl," "Alt," and "Delete" keys all at the same time and then selecting "Start Task Manager" from the options that appear. Select the “Processes” tab and then compare the processes listed as running on your computer to the list of virus-created processes you got from the Threat Expert report or other research. Any processes running on your computer that match the ones on the report need to be ended, until all virus-created processes are gone.

4. Seek and Destroy That Malicious Software: Delete Its Files

Now we will go to the directory where the virus is and delete the virus. Tip: viruses like to hide themselves inside your “Temp” folder. If you got the directory path from the security message the virus gave you, then all you need to do is open up your computer's Explorer window and follow the path. For example, if you were looking for "C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\LocalLow\Temp\Virus…" you would click on the "C" icon in Explorer, for the computer's hard drive, then click the “Users” folder, then click the “YourUserName” folder, and so on, until you get to the virus. Now delete any file names that match those on the virus report.

5. Seek and Destroy Some More: Remove Registry Keys

Finally, we will go into the Registry and remove the registry keys the virus put in. To go into the Registry, click the “Start” button on your desktop, click “Run,” type "regedit," and click "OK." Or type "regedit" in the search bar on your Start Menu, and select the Regedit program from your search results. You can find the exact name and directory path of the registry keys created by the virus from the Threat Expert virus report. Delete the registry keys that the virus created--do be careful to delete the exact keys you have in mind, no others--and you should be virus-free.

Congratulations! Now Change Your Passwords

Now that the malware is removed from your computer you need to change your passwords. You do not know what private information of yours the malware may have scraped from your keystrokes, or from the wonderful little cookies you gather from all the web sites you visit, and you don't know to whom the malware may have sold this information. So please remember to change all of your passwords once the virus has been removed.