by Tutu Akinlabi
Telecommunications company, Airtel has become a major subject of discussion on Nigerian social media.
This is due to a message sent by the network to all its subscribers which reads:
“Dear Customer, effective 3rd Dec 2013 AIRTEL BB Plans will cease to function on non BB devices or used as a modem .Thank you”
The development has generated an outcry over social media as a lot of Android device users had resorted to using the Airtel BIS on their devices to save cost.
Here are some reactions given via Twitter:
@iam_Joakin: AIRTEL this is a bleach of contract. Very unfair!!!
— @tbanjnöni (@Arsenal_NGR) November 30, 2013
— Mr. Dotun (@dotyfa) November 30, 2013
AmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeN”@thatsureboy: Airtel if you disable your BB plans for non BB devices, thunder will fry all your masts!!”
— SAY NO 2 FORNICATION (@KaptainObiwan) November 30, 2013
Your. 3.5GB. Will. Disappear. ..simple “@ADEIILE: airtel. are you saying my 3.5Gb left will disappear ? please explain.”
— Adeleke #KRYPTICMOB (@Leke_Elkay) November 30, 2013
ASUU has bn trending for d past 5mnths RT @fibonaziii: Yoh airtel users we have to make airtel trend until they come to their senses
— #Tobi Ogunleye»» (@tobysamson) November 30, 2013
Like Airtel! “@DEPHLAKE_: The worst enemies are the one’s that were once friends”
— ♠Daemorlah Bloggz♠ (@daemorlah) November 30, 2013
I’m going to chew my airtel sim. It’s useless now. — Fa Timah (@midnightsun84) November 30, 2013