The Nigerian mobile hardware business has gained another contender. Etisalat has released a mobile prepaid service package, Cliqlite, comprising of a tablet or a phone, bundled with a special data plan targeted at the teen demographic, providing zero rate access to select educational and entertainment apps. The service is targeted at children within the ages of 8 – 15 years old, with specific features like:

  • Browsing a wide range of educational materials from  5 selected educational websites, including PassnowMindsetJambOnline, WaecDirect, and SkoolNigeria at zero rate
  • Educational Tools (on the tab): 14 NERDC (Nigerian Educational Research Development Council) SSCE approved text books, JAMB (Joint Admission Matriculation Board) past questions, SSCE ( Senior Secondary Certificate Examination) past questions.
  • A social media site, 2go
  • A game site, Kuluya
  • Free 10mb data on recharge of N100 weekly
  • Parental control features to reassure parents on their children’s use of mobile services;
  • Free N200 airtime on the child’s registered birthday;
  • Free calls to 5 numbers (Receiver pays)
  • Bonus on incoming calls.
  • Unlimited SMS.
  • 100percent data bonus when you buy data plan to have access to the above listed 7 websites.

To activate the Cliqlite package, existing subscribers simply dial *244*10# and new subscribers dial 200 and press 5 to select.

According to an Etisalat representative, Cliqlite services are enjoyed if used along with the specially designed android 4.2 OS, 7- inch display Cliqlite Tab, which reportedly retails for N28,000 or the Cliqlite phone.

Odunayo Eweniyi Author

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