Etisalat partners Apple on iPhone sale

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Etisalat Nigeria has become second telecommunications company, after Airtel, to collaborate with in sale of iPhones in country.

Etisalat stated that iPhone 5 its stable came with 12-month warranty and a trade-in offer that would allow its customers their iPhone 5 devices for yet to be released iPhone 6.

The iPhone 5 unveiled during the inauguration of Gold Series Etisalat Experience Centre in Lagos, last Monday.

The Director, Retail Sales at Etisalat Nigeria, Charles Ogunwuyi, described the as a demonstration of the company’s commitment to providing customers with excellent telecommunication services.

He said, “Our with Inc. is a match of two innovative giants. acknowledges our sustained investment in network infrastructure and capacity to ensure consistent quality of service. There is no doubt that the iPhone 5s be at its best while running the Etisalat network.”

Ogunwuyi highlighted that chose to Etisalat Nigeria in acknowledgement of the quality of its network and service offerings that would optimise user experience the iPhone 5s.

He disclosed that the device available at all Etisalat Experience Centres nationwide.

Meanwhile, the telecommunications firm has announced call for entries for the 2014 Etisalat Pan-African Prize for Innovation.

The Etisalat Pan-African Prize for Innovation, introduced in 2012, rewards mobile broadband product, idea or service that positively influences African mobile users and demonstrate a valuable socio economic benefit to customers.

Acting Chief Executive Officer at Etisalat Nigeria, Matthew Willsher, said, “At our core, the Etisalat business is developing innovative initiatives, products and services to expose Nigeria and Africa in general to the opportunities that abound with broadband.”

He said, “Etisalat recognises the importance of broadband in healthcare, education, business, security beyond communication voice and data and the Pan-African Prize for innovation is designed to reward corporate organisations, small and growing businesses as well as individuals developing advanced mobile broadband solutions and platforms in Africa.”

The Etisalat Pan-African Prize for Innovation is awarded in two categories: the most innovative product/service and most innovative ( commercially available) idea with cash rewards of $25,000 and $10,000 respectively.

The award be one of the major attractions at the 17th Annual Africa Com and awards gala dinner scheduled to place in Cape Town, in November 2014.

“We are happy to encourage developers in the ICT industry with focus on those who innovate to drive the use of mobile broadband in Africa. We are encouraged by the enthusiasm that has welcomed this prize since 2012 when launched and we hope to build on the success attained so far,” Willsher added. [Punch]