Getting a smartphone on some form of hire purchase (usually called a contract) from telecommunications companies is not a new thing in developed countries like the USA and Europe, but for we folks here in Nigeria, it’s a new development, and a welcome one at that. SOLO Phones has formed a partnership with Airtel Nigeria to give the Telecoms giant’s subscribers in the country a chance to get one of its smartphones, the SOLO Aspire M for free.
This was actually announced at the beginning of April, but the terms just recently changed. Before, you have to receive a particular SMS from Airtel Nigeria that you’re qualified for the offer before you can get the smartphone, but now, all you have to do is to subscribe to the special smartphone bundle on the Airtel network.
How to get the SOLO Aspire M for free
Before you start, make sure you have the following things:
- N4,150 for subscribing to the Airtel special smartphone bundle.
- Government-issued ID.
- Utility Bill.
Once you get these, visit the Airtel retail store closest to you and subscribe to the Airtel special smartphone bundle which gives you 1GB of data, Unlimited access to social media apps, 60 SMS and 60 minutes worth of airtime for just N4,150.
You will then present the documents listed above to whoever’s in charge at the Airtel retail store and receive your SOLO Aspire M for free.
You then have to keep renewing the special smartphone bundle every month on the exact date you subscribed the first time, for twelve months. Failure to do this on that date would result to your Aspire M being locked and limited in use, but loading the required amount of airtime and subscribing to the data plan would unlock the phone.
Solo Aspire M Specifications
If you’re wondering what you get from a smartphone that costs just N4,150, here are some highlights of the SOLO Aspire M:
- 5-inch display with HD (540 * 960) pixel resolution.
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
- 4000mA battery.
- 1GB RAM.
- 8GB internal memory.
- 5MP rear camera with LED flash.
- 2MP front camera.
- MediaTek MT6580 processor.
To get the full specifications of the SOLO Aspire M, go here.
If you’re an Airtel subscriber reading this, I’m sure you would be delighted by now. Trust Nigerians, I’m sure those that aren’t even Airtel users would go and register a new SIM ASAP! Do tell us if you were able to get your SOLO Aspire M for N4,150.