More popularly known as GLO, Globacom Limited is a multinational telecommunications company that is based in Nigeria, and was founded by Mike Adenuga.
Though they were established on the 29th of August 2003, Globacom Limited has set a record in Nigeria among telecommunication companies for being the first to build what they call the Glo-1. Acquired from the United Kingdom, Glo-1 are high capacity, submarine fiber optic cables, which are worth $800 million.
GLO acquired more than 44 million subscribers by 2018, making them the second largest Nigerian network operator. Apart from the fact that they employ more than 3,500 people from all around the world, GLO has also established itself as one of the best service providers for calling, and browsing in Nigeria.
The calling and browsing rates on GLO are very cheap, due to the various GLO tariff plans available. And it is very easy for any GLO subscriber to access, or opt into any of them.
There is also special call service available on GLO, which allows GLO subscribers to have access to cheap call rates. Below are some of the available GLO tariff plans:
With a recharge of either 100 Naira or above, the GLO Bumpa tariff plan offers its subscribers a 200% bonus with each recharge.
As such, if you recharge 200 Naira on the GLO Bumpa plan, you get a value of 600 Naira, and if you recharge 300 Naira, you get 900 Naira. And this bonus can be used for a variety of things like browsing the net, sending text messages, or making calls to any other network.
The GLO Bumpa plan features free night calls, a bonus validity of 30 days, with no rental fees attached. GLO prepaid subscribers, and all those who port into the GLO network are free to use this plan.
The 200% bonus on the GLO Bumpa plan is available to the GLO Subscriber as long as he keeps recharging his phone. To join this plan, dial *100*10#, and you can also dial *122*2# to check your GLO Bumpa bonus.
Offering free migration for all GLO subscribers, with calls at a discounted 5 Kobo per second, and text messages at a rate of 3 Naira per SMS, GLO Bounce is one of the best tariff plans that GLO has to offer.
GLO Bounce subscribers get to enjoy a call rate of 10 Kobo per second to other networks in Nigeria. They also get 12am to 5am free night calls after using 30 Naira during the day, and free Facebook browsing. On each recharge of 200 Naira, they also receive 30MB free data.
A campus rate of 5 Kobo per second is available for all GLO Bounce subscribers in all Nigerian tertiary institutions. Dial *170*4# to migrate to the GLO Bounce plan, or *170*9# for the campus zone plan.
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GLO FREE TOMORROW
A ‘free tomorrow’ as implied from the name, the GLO Free Tomorrow plan gives a subscriber twice the value of what he spent for his calls, SMS, and internet browsing on the previous day. This means he gets today, 2X what he spent yesterday.
This free credit can also be used to browse, or call any other network. Dial *300# to join the GLO Free Tomorrow plan.
Available to both new and old prepaid GLO users, the GLO Gbam tariff plan allows any GLO user to add, and call 5 special Glo numbers at a much cheaper rate than they normally would.
This tariff plan has an on-net call rate of 15 Kobo per second, an off-net call rate of 15 Kobo per second, plus an on-net and off-net SMS rate of 4 Naira per SMS. GLO Gbam subscribers can send text messages to international numbers for just 10 Naira for each SMS. This plan also offers its subscribers 5MB for browsing, which has a 24-hour validity.
Migrating to GLO Gbam as a GLO subscriber is simple, you just need *100*5*1# on your mobile phone. To register the 5 special numbers, you just dial *100*1* New Number#. While *101*2* existing Special No*New Special No# is used to change one of the numbers you already have registered to a different one.
Known to be one of GLO’s best tariff plans, GLO Infinito allows its subscribers a special call rate of 22 Kobo per second. This prepaid plan offers this with no hidden rentals, or charges attached.
This tariff plan would be more useful to business owners since it allows them to have up to 10 numbers as family and friends numbers. And calls to the family and friends numbers goes for 11 Kobo per second. Dial *100*9*2# to migrate to GLO Infinito, and *101*1*number# to add a special number to the family and friends list.
Exclusive to new GLO subscribers, the GLO Yakata tariff plan is another awesome plan from GLO, and offers GLO subscribers some rather remarkable call, and data benefits.
GLO subscribers on the GLO Yakata tariff plan enjoy 6 gigabytes of data, which has a validity of 6 months, as well as 2200 Naira for voice calls, every time they recharge 100 Naira.
Some of the benefits of GLO Yakata are:
- The call benefits enjoyed by the customers allows them to call any network, and they get more benefits with each bigger recharge.
- The first 200 Naira recharge of every month gives the customer a data bonus that is 2.5 times greater than the normal GLO Yakata bonus. And if the recharge is more than 200 Naira, the data bonus increases proportionally as well.
- The GLO Yakata data bonus is only available to the customer on the first recharge of each month, and for the first six months since he activated the line only.
- And the bonus itself has a seven-day validity.
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The Glo Jollific8 is another tariff plan that is exclusive for new prepaid customers. And this time, the plan gives each subscriber 8X more value on each recharge they make on their mobile phone.
To enjoy the benefits of this plan, the GLO subscribers need to recharge their GLO line with either 100 Naira, or bigger than that. Apart from the 800% bonus on every recharge, subscribers also get free gifting data that can be shared to other GLO users, and a call bonus, which can be used to call all networks in Nigeria.
Read the breakdown below to understand how much voice, and data bonuses you stand to gain on each recharge.
- N100 recharge gives N800 + 10MB (N50) = N850
- N200 recharge gives N1,600 + 25MB (N100) = N1,700
- N500 recharge gives N4,000 + 50MB (N200) = N4,200
- N1,000 recharge gives N8,000 + 100MB (N400) = N8,400
- N5,000 recharge gives N40,000 + 500MB (N2,000) = N42,000
GLO JUMBO SIM
One of the few plans that is available to both new and existing GLO subscribers, the GLO Jumbo Sim tariff plan is a prepaid plan that offers a preloaded credit of 200,000 Naira to both the new and existing subscribers, which can be used to send text messages, make calls, and even browse. But these benefits are only available after they have recharged their GLO lines with a certain amount of credit.
But this data, and voice bonus is only available for 14 days after the GLO subscriber has unlocked it, and before the customer unlocks it, it is valid for only 6 months, after which it expires. Dial *224# to migrate to the GLO Jumbo Sim tariff plan.
To check your locked data bonus, dial #122*24#, and dial #122*23# to check the unlocked bonus.