I must really say that this is a giant step forward from Facebook considering the success of the free basic internet launched months ago that allow you to access some sites for free with Airtel network.
Now, According to techsuplex, Facebook is deploying ExpressWifi in Lagos in collaboration with Coollink, a Nigerian ISP and System Integrator based in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano. The service will be launch this week but already in operational in some part of lagos such has Ikota Shopping Complex.
What You Should Know About Express WiFi
ExpressWifi by Facebook is a new program that lets phone owners purchase data from local internet service providers.
With Express Wifi coverage, you’ll be able to browse the sites on Free basics for free, but if you want to go the extra mile, you’ll be charged N40 for 100MB daily upto N1,600 for a 5GB monthly plan.
Well, let me not talk much, See the data plans available on ExpressWifi 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
From the table above, you can see that it offers one of the cheapest data plans so far, Unfortunately, this services will only be available in Lagos. Once Lagos phase is completed, they’ll move to other states too.
You can sign up for a free 14 days trial here, which gives you free 100MB daily.