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Nigeria is 7th ‘most generous’ nation to get free phone airtime

Nigeria is 7th ‘most generous’ nation to get free phone airtime

Nigeria is the seventh most generous country in the world where people get free phone airtime from abroad, according to a survey that wanted to know which nation’s immigrants send more mobile airtime to family and friends living in their homeland.

KeepCalling, the company behind MobileRecharge.com, a provider of telecoms solutions: mobile recharges (direct top ups, airtime credit or mobile load), Voice Credit for calls and SMS, wanted to guage how generous its customers have been with folks back home, “no matter where customers are currently living.”

The study conducted by the telecoms solutions provider was to further reveal the “Top 10 Most Generous Nations in the World” where citizens living abroad are more generous and express their care by sending a mobile top up back home.

MobileRecharge.com said it took a close look at its records in order to reveal which nation’s immigrants send more mobile top ups to family and friends living in their homeland.

The question asked was simple: which citizens living abroad are more generous and kind and express their care by sending a mobile top up back home?

MobileRecharge is not the only company interested in people’s generosity level.

The 2013 World Giving Index states the world became a more generous place than the previous year. The average percentage of people donating money, volunteering time and helping strangers all grew, despite a fall in the rate of growth of the global economy.

Fortunately, MobileRecharge.com reports show the same conclusion, the company said underscoring that love, care and affection can now be expressed in the currency of phone airtime.

Here is Top 10 countries whose citizens living abroad take care of their family and friends back home by sending them prepay credit for their mobiles 


No. 10: Ghana

Once known as the gold coast, Ghana is the second largest producer of gold in Africa. And the world’s second largest producer of cocoa beans, the main product in chocolate. What’s there not to love and/or miss? MobileRecharge.com customers send frequently top ups to their family and friends back home to popular operators as MTN, Vodafone, Airtel, Tigo, etc, so they could talk more often about their beautiful, blessed country.

No.9: Haiti

The Pearl of the Antilles. People generally miss Haiti, once they visit it, with no relatives residing there, so natives definitely miss the beautiful sights of the island and the natural warmth of its residents. The mobile operators that receive most tops ups are: Digicel, Natcom, Voila.

No. 8: Honduras

With the orchid as national flora of the country and the white-tailed deer as its national fauna, Honduras is a small country with people that still keep close relationships, no matter the distance between the countries they live in. That’s why sending credit to people back home seems to be a gift Hondurans living abroad offer often to their loved ones in Honduras. Their care and love is usually materialised through mobile credit top ups to Tigo and Claro.

No. 7: Nigeria

Either they want to talk about the latest Nollywood movies or just share memories or current developments, calling seems the easiest way to stay in touch. Consequently, Nigeria qualifies in Top 10 most generous nations on MobileRecharge.com as MTN Nigeria & Airtel Nigeria receive a high amount of tops ups send from abroad.

No. 6: Cuba

The largest island in the Caribbean, Cuba is also the most generous one. El Cocodrillo, as Cubans often affectionately refer to Cuba, due to its form, ranks 6 in MobileRecharge.com top. Cubacel recharges are definitely one of the most famous token of appreciation send by Cubans living abroad.

No. 5: Nepal

The ”Never Ending Peace and Love (NEPAL)” is not influenced by the distance, and sending top ups to Ncell and Nepal Telecom helps Nepalese living outside their mother country keep a vivid memory of the amazing landscapes, charismatic mountains and wonderful people back home.

No. 4: Mexico

The whole world is grateful to Mexico for introducing chocolate, corn, and chilies to the world. Gratitude, for more other reasons, also feel Mexicans that left their mother country towards the dear ones at home. This gratitude translates into frequent mobile recharges to Telcel, Movistar Mexico or Unefon, that further translate into long hours of catching up.

No. 3: El Salvador

Either they miss and want to try pupusa recipe or just find out what’s new at home, calling is a must when it comes for Salvadorans that want to keep a close relationship with the people in the home country, even when away. Therefore, they are awarded the bronze medal on MobileRecharge.com’s Top 10 most generous nations.

No.2: Jamaica

Get up, stand up, stand up for… the silver medal, which goes to Jamaica. Longer calls make home feel closer. So does helping people back home return calls or just call more often, by sending them mobile recharges to operators as Digicel and Lime. And Jamaicans seem to have understood this very well!

No.1: The Dominican Republic

The golden medal and MobileRecharge.com’s greatest appreciation for what family and friends mean for them, even when thousands of miles away, goes to… the Dominican Republic. The country of beautiful women is also the country of beautiful people. And generosity seem to be a natural character trait since the highest number of tops to Claro, Orange, Viva, etc. was registered. Dominican Republic is, thus, the most generous nation using MobileRecharge.com.

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Kolade Akinola Technology Journalist at Technology Times Mobile: + 234 (0) 807 401 6027