Facebook Set to Launch Express Wifi Hotspot in Lagos

Facebook has partnered with one of Nigeria’s Local Internet Service Provider,CoolLink to launch a program called Express Wi-Fi around the city of Lagos. The service was first implemented in India and Nigeria is the second country to get the hotspots. TechSuplex reports that, the service will be launch this week, but already in operational in some part of Lagos such has Ikota Shopping Complex.


Express Wi-Fi by Facebook is a new program that lets phone owners purchase data from local internet service providers. Their data are very cheap, compared to prevailing internet rates. Subscribers can get 5GB monthly for just N1,600. Or 100 MB for just N40.00 for a day.

Users within the Express Wi-Fi coverage area will be able to browse the sites of Facebook Free basic platform for free, but other online activity will be require a fee. The available data plans on Express Wi-Fi are listed below:

Data bundle       Cost       Validity

100MB                 N40        24hrs

300MB                 N110      24hrs

750MB                 N270      7 days

2GB                      N700      7 days

3GB                      N1000   30 days

5GB                      N1600   30 days

These are very cheap data plans if you ask me. Presently, their services will only be available in FastLagos and will be deployed across the country eventually, as soon as the first phase which is to spread it all around Lagos is completed.

If you’re within a coverage area, you can SignUp for Express Wi-Fi a free 14 days trial here, which gives you free 100MB daily.

Source: Shelaf

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