Is it really possible to access uninterrupted power supply with an MTN Sim? With MTN Mobile Electricity Service, the answer is YES! Dating back to April 2014 when MTN Nigeria signed a tripartite agreement with Nova Lumos BV and Schneider Electric to provide alternative and affordable electricity supply. I guess power supply was a bit stable then, compared to now, that’s why it is unpopular. A lot was said about it here.
As at February 2017, a report says Nigeria’s power generation stands at 3,528 megawatts which is barely enough to service the over 1.8million citizens hence, the Minister of Power, Works & Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola has endorsed the launch Mobile Electricity Service by MTN.
The launch which took place on Monday 20 February 2017 at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja was also graced by Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu; Chairman, Senate Committee on Power, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe; Chairman, MTN Nigeria, Dr. Paschal Dozie; United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington and others.
What is MTN-Lumos Mobile Electricity?
The Mobile Electricity Solution is an MTN SIM-enabled solar based system that will enable Nigerians to enjoy about 70watts of electricity. The energy generated is sufficient to power several household items including Fan, Radio set, Laptop Computer, Light Bulbs, TV set and Handset chargers.
The purpose of the new device is to provide mobile solar electricity systems for the benefit of families and businesses in the country.
The launch in Abuja means the device is to be sold throughout Nigeria. The advantages, according to a report, are that users can enjoy “accessible, noise and fume-free electricity for daily use and pay with airtime from an MTN mobile phone.”
The MTN-Lumos solar solution includes a large solar panel linked to an indoor storage unit that allows customers to access significant amounts of power on demand, day or night. The service is provided on a lease to own basis, and the cost is spread over a five-year term, payable in affordable payments via mobile phone from an MTN airtime account. Customers receive a full product warranty during the lease period, providing peace of mind and quality assurance.
|Commitment fee||Plan||Price per day||Total plan price|
|One-time payment of 26,000 NGN upon joining the service||5 days||200 N||1,000 N|
|10 days||180 N||1,800 N|
|30 days||150 N||4,500 N|
|90 days||140 N||12,600N|
|180 days||130 N||23,400N|
|365 days||128 N||46,720N|
**Note- Prices are subject to change
What’s in the Mobile electricity device Kit?
- Large 80W solar panel unit and cables
- Solar indoor unit
- USB mobile phone charger
- 2 powerful led bulbs
- DC to AC converter
How To Activate Your Mobile electricity System
- Check that your MTN account (registered to Lumos service) has enough credit; You should always credit your Lumos system for 30 days a month. Please note: this service is similar to a “hire-purchase*” deal. A minimum of 20 days must be paid every month, whether you use the system or not.
- Choose a plan from the options.
- SMS your chosen plan to 317. (E.g.) for a 30 day plan, SMS “30” to 317.
- Get confirmation SMS & start enjoying 24/7 electricity!
Also, to keep you always in the light, we now offer Top-up, Auto-renewal and daily fallback as options on all plans. To exit send Exit to 317 Choosing longer plans gives you the optimal value for your money!
And You Can Get Top-ups For Free!
MTN has also spiced things up by asking users to share their experience to get FREE light DAYS. When you refer a friend or family member to join Lumos Mobile Electricity Service, you and your friends are given bonus airtime!
How To Refer
Simply SMS your friend’s number to 08133134773.* Once your friend completes the deal by joining the Mobile Electricity Service we will automatically credit your account with free electricity. You will receive 14 Electricity days while your friend receives 7 Electricity days.
- You can only SMS using the MTN number registered to your Lumos service.
- We must receive your SMS before your friend joins our service.
- Refer only one person per SMS. No Limit to the number of referrals per day.
- Your friends’ MTN phone number must be 13 digits long and start with 234.
For Example: If your friend’s number is 08031234567, SMS 2348031234567 to 08133134773.
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