Just yesterday SEO of Facebook.com, Mark Zuckerberg came to Lagos to get few information on how the new Facebook Express Wifi was going to benefit the people of Nigeria business. ExpressWifi is a new program that allow all internet users to purchase a data from a local service providers at a very cheap rate.
Set to launch officially in Lagos some time this week, Express Wifi hotspots will have service speeds of 10Mbps with plans ranging from as low as N40 for 100MB daily to N1,600 for 5GB monthly. The Express Wifi hotspots are already live in some parts of Lagos – Ikota Shopping Complex, for instance – and will be rolled out to other parts of Nigeria as soon as the entire Lagos State is taken care of.
The Facebook Express Wi-fi is already live in India and seems to be doing better than Free Basics did over there.
Facebook’s internet service will come with advertisement. Facebook Express Wifi is so far cheapest internet service, what i mean by cheap is that it will be affordable e.g N1,600 for 5GB, cheap right?
Below is Facebook ExpressWifi Data plans:
Data bundle cost validity
100MB N40 24hrs
300MB N110 24hrs
750MB N270 7days
2GB N700 7days
3GB N1000 30days
5GB N1600 30days
This plans works for all devices; Computers, Mobile phones and other internet enable devices.
There’s already a site where people can sign up for a 14-day free trial (with up to 100MB per day) but coverage areas haven’t been announced yet. We’ll update this as soon as we find out where these areas are.