The leading telecommunications company known for its firsts and number one for all the right reasons in the telecommunications industry in Sierra Leone, waltzed in to Bo City, Southern Region, with the Fourth Generation Long Term evolution (4G LTE) internet service.
Bo City, renowned for its beautiful Bo Gari – a product from Cassava tuba, has experienced a steady growth playing host to a number of institutions, including the prestigious Njala University Bo Campus
Like showers on blessings on a hot and sunny day, the company rained on the city on Tuesday 26th instant, to roll out their 4G internet service to subscribers as part of its drive to take telecommunications to every nook and cranny in Sierra Leone.
The roll out in Bo City includes, swapping of existing Africell SIM to 4G SIMs, and verification or confirmation that the subscriber handset is 4G compatible – 4G technology is such the subscriber MUST have a handset that is in conformity with the technology to access the service.
In January this year, the company did a technical launch in Freetown to announce the commencement of the 4G service in Sierra Leone.
The roll-out also entails a promotional offer of the 4G Mifi package which costs Le 250,000 plus 5 Gigabytes of data. SIMs swapped also contains 1GB as complementary data from Africell.
Receiving his 4G SIM from Africell, the first gentleman of Bo City Mayor Harold Tucker, thanked Africell for bringing him onboard the 4G highway. He said “Bo City has been and will always remain opened to Africell.”
Mariama a student at Njala Bo Campus reading English and Literature, who successfully swapped her Sim said, “I had my doubts about the use of the technology in the past. But having listened to the details of the how technology works, I am now convinced it will enhance my data and digital experience.”
Abu Munu an Information Technology student in Bo recounts his experience. “This superfast. It is the true embodiment of high speed internet. With this I can research effectively and submit assignments on time. One thinks I like about the 4G service is, the comfort and ease with which browsing is done. It doesn’t buffer, therefore it save you us time. ”
Sim swaps were done at banks, Supermarkets and campuses among others.
It could be recalled, that Africell started the internet revolution in Sierra Leone as the FIRST Company to introduce subscribers to data usage by launching the 3G service with free access for a WHOLE year. Africell is again bridging the gap by introducing subscribers the 4GLTE environment which will increase learning and discovery.
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