Airtel Rwanda unveils Freebasics.Com to University students

Airtel Rwanda partnered with Tecno to bring the latest mobile devices and services to the students of University of Rwanda, Huye Campus.
The event which saw Airtel Rwanda unveiling Freebasics.com, an internet service that allows Rwandans on the Airtel network to access various websites at no cost. At the unveiling of Freebasics.com, Airtel also provided free customer services to the university students.
Tecno, the mobile phone provider of Tecno phones, was offering the students the latest mobile devices at affordable prices. Devices such as; Tecno J8, Tecno C8, Phantom 8 among other devices.
The day which was later capped off with entertainment from Airtel Rwanda brand ambassadors King James and Ama G, who thrilled the young revelers as they sang along to the artists’ songs.
Commenting on the day’s activities, Airtel Rwanda’s Brand & Communications Manager, Clementine Nyampinga said, “We are delighted to have been part of today’s funfair. We believe that the students will take advantage of the Freebasics.com service and use it to gain more knowledge as they advance academically.”
Speaking to one of the students, Jean-Pierre said; “It was a great day and some of us were able to get to know more about the Airtel services and we shall be able to use the Freebasics.com service because it is free and has many websites with the information we might need.”
Through Free Basics by Facebook, Rwandans are now able to access various websites through the Airtel network at no cost. Customers can access a set of free services in categories of health, education, communication, sports, jobs, and local information.
Free Basics by Facebook is available as a mobile browser version for feature phone users on the web address http://www.freebasics.com. Smartphone users can also download the Free Basics app on Android devices through the Google Play store.
Among the free websites to be accessed on Free Basics while using the Airtel network include: Facebook, BBC Africa, Inyarwanda.com, Wikipedia, BabyCenter & MAMA, Dictionary.com, SuperSport, Bing search engine, and several others.

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