The initiative is the biggest so far in terms of democratizing access to internet in Nigeria and will directly impact the 140 million smartphones users Nigeria withholds and the 70% of users who are already accessing Jumia through their phone.
Jumia today announced the Jumia Zero Data App, a first time initiative in Nigeria that aims to bring free internet access to users surfing for products on the Jumia app. This latest initiative aims at further reducing data costs which are the greatest barrier so far to extending internet mobile access in Nigeria. Indeed in Lagos alone, one gigabyte of data on mobile networks—the only means of accessing the internet for most—is not less N1,000
In order to provide the best customer experience, it is time for Jumia to make its services available for more people, anywhere at any given time », declared Nicolas Martin, CEO Jumia Africa. “We are proud of this new partnership with MTN that will undoubtedly lead to an increasing value for our customers. We believe that a better internet access, and even more mobile, will foster economic development for both small businesses and Nigeria as a whole », further commented Nicolas Martin.
“We are proud of this new partnership with MTN that will undoubtedly lead to an increasing value for our customers. We believe that a better internet access, and even more mobile, will foster economic development for both small businesses and Nigeria as a whole” He added.
All through the year, starting today the Jumia app is free to download and surf on with over 150,000 products waiting to be selected. Android, Blackberry, and iOS smartphones can now browse the Jumia website via the Jumia mobile app with absolutely no data charges. Other sites available through the app include Jovago, Africa’s leading hotel booking online platform and Kaymu, a leading online shopping community in Africa.
The free Jumia app is your one-stop opportunity that provides you with an easy pathway to Nigeria’s best shopping destination so hurry now; obtain a MTN SIM card if you don’t have one. Download the Jumia App on your phone using your MTN line or send JUMAPP to 131 as SMS from your MTN line and the link will be sent to your phone.