The news that Nigeria is Africa’s biggest economy has probably now become a common knowledge. However, Nigeria is also in the lead in Africa as far as e-commerce is concerned, with more than 50% of the country’s Internet users shopping online.
Stats from IPSOS, the global market research company, say that 65% of active Internet users in Nigeria shop online and these numbers are expected to grow by 24% in the near futures.
In a move to get more Nigerians online, Airtel Nigeria, one of the biggest telecom in that Country and the Continent, has joined forces with Payporte, a leading online shopping portal and Opera to offer Nigerians Sponsored Web Pass. In this arrangement, more Nigerians will be able to get online for free on their mobile devices.
The first Sponsored Web Pass to be offered in Africa was on the MTN Network that was underwritten by Naij.com. A move that gave thousands of subscribers on the MTN Network a total of 1 million and 24 hours of Internet passes for free.
How Nigerians can enjoy the free Sponsored Web Pass
If you live in Nigeria and are a subscriber for the Airtel Nigeria telecom, you can begin browsing the Internet for free on your mobile device in the following way:
Using the Opera Mini browser on your smartphone, go to www.webpass.opera.com and fill in your details.
The Web Pass by Airtel Nigeria will give subscribers the liberty to browse the Internet as much as they wish, on the condition that 90% of online shoppers in the country shop via their mobile phones. The arrangement also aims at giving users the best online shopping experience from the most trusted online vendors operating in the Nigerian market.