National telecommunications company, Globacom, is giving its pre-paid subscribers the opportunity to borrow airtime and data for friends, associates and family members. The service is called “Borrow for Others”.
In a statement in Lagos, Globacom said: “A subscriber can enjoy the service by dialing *777# or *321# or access the service online to indicate how much he or she wishes to borrow on behalf of another subscriber.”
“For instance, a subscriber who wants to borrow N25 airtime is required to dial *321#, choose option 4 “Borrow Credit for Others” to select the required denomination.”
Globacom explained that subscribers could also borrow data by dialing *321# and choosing option 5 “Borrow Data for Others” to select any required data pack they are qualified to enjoy.
The company said the borrowed airtime could be used to call other networks or make international calls, while the borrowed data could be used to browse the internet, as the subscriber desires.
The borrower, according to Globacom, must have been a consistent subscriber to the Glo network for at least 90 days to be able to borrow any denomination of airtime or data on behalf of other subscribers.
The company, which also said the borrower is expected to have a good credit history with the network, added that he or she would pay back on next recharge within a given period or by dialing *321*9*9#.