Facebook partners Coollink to launch Express Wi-Fi in Lagos
It is no longer news that Facebook launched its Express Wi-Fi initiative in Nigeria, in partnership with Nigeria-based Internet Service Provider, Coolink. The service aligns with that of Free Basics, with both being under the wider Internet.org vision.
Currently available in countries such as India and Nigeria, Express Wi-Fi by Facebook allows users in underserved locations around the world, access to better, faster and low-cost internet connectivity via local hotspots (Wi-Fi Fast Internet Zone) from their local service provider.
It is also a means of empowering the locales, as they make up to 15% commission on sales of data plans and get the Wi-Fi equipment (including a 1Kva inverter) setup for free.
How To Get Started
To get started, users can sign up for a 14 days free trial and enjoy free internet access – up to 100MB per day during this period. Only sites on the Free Basics can be accessed freely, others require data plans.
Express Wi-Fi By Facebook Data Plans
Available in Daily, Weekly and Monthly options, data plans on Express Wi-Fi start at N40 for the 100MB options and goes up to N1600 for the 5GB option. See the below image for the plans and pricing.
PS: You should know that the service is currently confirmed available in Lagos and some parts of Oyo state.