Thursday, 27 August 2015

Payporte offers free internet with Opera Sponsored Web Pass

Nigeria's e-commerce platform Payporte is giving away free internet to hundreds of thousands of Nigerians on the Airtel network. This has been made possible through Opera's Sponsored Web Pass, which enables brands to sponsor no-cost internet access through mobile operators to provide their customers with easy access to the net. However, the service is only available to subscribers on Airtel network.

During the period, subscribers will enjoy no-cost internet access via Opera browser and this campaign will be on for six months and every month, Payporte will be sponsoring 100,000 days of free internet.
Eyo Bassey, Managing Director of PayPorte Global System
Eyo Bassey, managing director, PayPorte Global System, said: “As an online store, PayPorte is committed to bring more Nigerians online and helping others already surfing the net take advantage of the global internet community’s ideas, items and innovation sharing.

“The free Web pass is part of plans to make PayPorte the best online shopping platform in African with customer-centric posture.

“We are trying to stimulate the market by helping more people get online. Today, Payporte boasts of offering the most affordable prices on items with 24-hour delivery. in fact, we are the online platform not toasted around by the wave of currency devaluations and forex challenges; our items retain their prices.


“So, we thought of ways to bring more internet penetration and access to more Nigerians. From out analogue, this partnership for Opera mini sponsored web passes will make it happen, because we they have the requisite technology. The approach is most innovative.

“E-commerce is revolutionising the way in which many Nigerians shop. We at Payporte are thrilled to provide free internet to current and future online shoppers and give them a taste for everything the internet has to offer”.

In his remark, Richard Monday, vice president, Africa for Opera Software, said: “Opera Software endeavours to pioneer solutions that facilitate low or no-cost access to mobile internet. We’re excited to work with Payporte and our operator partners in Nigeria to help bring more people online.”Airtel Nigeria subscribers can access the free pass by visiting webpass.opera.com

There are also plans to roll out the offer on other telecoms networks – MTN, Etisalat and Globacom.

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