Facebook & Cool Link's Express Wi-fi: How to Subscribe to Cheap Data Plan

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Facebook & Cool Link's Express Wi-fi: How to Subscribe to Cheap Data Plan

Facebook has partnered with CoolLink, one of Nigeria’s Internet Service Providers to launch a service called Express Wi-Fi around the city of Lagos.


Express Wifi is a Facebook initiative that gives mobile device owners in underserved communities access to fast and affordable internet service through partnerships with local internet service providers.

Facebook is also providing a software that will help ISPs and entrepreneurs sell or provide internet with a 15% commission on each data sale. The service was first implemented in India and Nigeria is the second country to get the hotspots.

Set to launch officially in Lagos this week, Express Wifi hotspots will have service speeds of 10Mbps with a free trial period of 2 weeks and a very affordable data plans ranging from as low as N40 for 100MB daily to N1,600 for 5GB monthly.

The Express Wifi hotspots are already live in some parts of Lagos, Ikota Shopping Complex, CC-Hub, Yaba for instance – and will be rolled out to other parts of Nigeria as soon as the entire Lagos State is taken care of.

Users within the Express Wi-Fi coverage area will be able to browse the sites on Facebook’s Freebasic platform (including ityunit.com) for free, but other online activity will require some subscription.

The available data plans on Express Wi-Fi are listed below:

Data Bundle
24 hrs
24 hrs
7 Days
7 Days
30 Days
30 Days

These plans are by far the cheapest data plans in the Nigeria data market.

If you are in Lagos, you can check whether your area is in the coverage range. Just switch on your device Wi-Fi and check the available hotspots.

If you see ExpressWifi listed, it means your area is covered, next step is to sign up for a 14 days free trial.

Click here to go to ExpressWiFi site and sign up for a 14-day free trial (with up to 100MB per day)

As soon as we scout all the covered area in Lagos, we will update for you.

Is your area covered? let us know in the comment box.

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