Facebook Set To Launch Express Wi-Fi Hotspot in Lagos




The social networking giant, Facebook has partnered with one of Nigeria’s Local Internet Service Provider, CoolLink to launch a program called Express Wi-Fi around the city of Lagos. The service was first implemented in India and Nigeria is the second country to get the hotspots. TechSuplex
reports that, the service will be launch this week, but already in
operational in some part of Lagos such has Ikota Shopping Complex.
Express Wi-Fi by Facebook is a new program that lets phone owners
purchase data from local internet service providers. Their data are
very cheap, compared to prevailing internet rates. Subscribers can get
5GB monthly for just N1,600. Or 100 MB for just N40.00 for a day.


Users within the Express Wi-Fi coverage area will be able to browse the
sites of Facebook Free basic platform for free, but other online
activity will be require a fee. The available data plans on Express
Wi-Fi are listed below:

Data bundle       Cost       Validity
100MB                 N40        24hrs
300MB                 N110      24hrs
750MB                 N270      7 days
2GB                      N700      7 days
3GB                      N1000   30 days
5GB                      N1600   30 days
As you can see, it is the cheapest data plans ever. Presently, their
services will only be available in Lagos and will be deployed across the
country eventually, as soon as the first phase which is centred around
Lagos is completed.
If you’re within a coverage area, you can SignUp for Express Wi-Fi a free 14 days trial here, which gives you free 100MB daily.



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