Globacom Limited, popularly known as Glo, is an indigenous multinational telecommunications company. It was founded by Mike Adenuga on the 29th of August 2003 and employs over 3,500 people all over the world.
Glo has achieved much success over the years, competing favorably with rivals MTN and providing affordable data services to customers across the country. With annual revenue of over $1.2 billion and upwards of 45 million subscribers, Glo is the second-largest network operator in Nigeria. They became the first telecommunication company to build a high-capacity fibre-optic cable worth $800 million. It was a submarine cable called Glo-1 and it was the first successful cable passing from the United Kingdom to Nigeria.
Globacom has four strategic business units: Glo mobile, Glo Broad Access, Glo Gateway, and Glo-1. Let’s take a brief look at the history of Globacom Limited.
In August 2003, Glo Mobile was launched in Nigeria. They introduced lower tariffs, pay-per-second billing, and other value-added services. Although Glo Mobile was the 4th GSM operator to launch in Nigeria, it soon grew its subscriber base within 7 years to over 25 million.
In June 2008, Glo Mobile was launched in Benin. Glo Mobile showed phenomenal growth through the sale of 600,000 SIM cards in the first ten days of operation. Glo Mobile offered Per Second Billing, which charges subscribers for the exact airtime used. They also offered other value-added services such as MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service), Glo Magic Plus news and information, musical ring-back tones, and mobile banking.
In May 2008, GLO acquired an operating license through its Glo Mobile division in Ghana and made plans to capture 30% of the current 11 million subscriber market within 18 months of launch. They planned on achieving this goal by launching with bundled voice and Internet services for Ghana and by specifically targeting ‘no-service’ areas outside Ghana’s two major cities, Accra and Kumasi.
Glo Mobile was set to launch in Ghana in the first quarter of 2010. This was however postponed to the third quarter of 2011, and again to 2012. In January 2012, Glo Ghana opened the “Reserve your number” campaign, but still without opening the network. On 8 April 2011 GLO launched the submarine optical fiber GLO1, a part of its maiden operation in Ghana, ushering in another major player in the Ghana telecommunication industry.
In October 2009, GLO acquired submarine cable landing rights and International Gateway Services in Côte d’Ivoire.
In 2005, Glo Mobile introduced the Glo Fleet Manager which is a Vehicle Tracking Solution. They also introduced the Glo Mobile internet service which provides subscribers with access to internet sites that have been customized for mobile phone browsing.
In 2009, Glo Mobile launched Blackberry prepaid services which subscribers options to pay daily, weekly or monthly for the service. Blackberry prepaid service gives subscribers free yahoo mail access and free blackberry messenger. The company also launched 3G High-Speed Internet services through the sale of its 3G modem. Glo Mobile 3G network is available in Lagos, Abuja, Benin, and Port Harcourt.
Several subscribers have multiple lines and sometimes it is difficult to memorize the digits of each phone number. This becomes even more frustrating when one needs to use it for an official purpose or online activity. Imagine you find yourself in a situation where you have just purchased a SIM, maybe misplaced your SIM certificate or you need to check your number without having to place a call?
REASONS WHY YOU MAY NEED TO CHECK FOR YOUR NUMBER
You may bump into a family member or friend you lost contact with. Then you will need to exchange phone numbers.
Another scenario is when completing information online and you need to provide your Glo phone number.
Customer complaints to Glo customer care via email or social media. You will need your Glo number.
To help complete documentation in Government, private, and other related establishments.
When there is an urgent need to give your Glo phone number to an acquaintance or old friend you met.
The following simple steps will show you how to check for your Glo number.
The most obvious primary solution would be to call or text a friend. Your number would appear on his end and then he can send your digits to you. Alternatively, he can go to his contacts folder, click on your contact information and copy your mobile phone number from there.
Glo makes it very easy for you by providing a toll-free short call number to check your phone number with. Ensure that you are dialing from the line which you want to know the phone number
The code to dial is 1244
A voice prompt will immediately start to call out the digits of your mobile phone number. Take pen and paper and write it down, in case of future emergencies.
N.B. You must dial the code with the glo line which you want to check its number. You can’t use another SIM to check your phone number, rather it is the glo SIM you want to check its number you will use to dial the code.
This method is similar to the previous one, but it is a customer service code. Go to the dialer app on your device, dial 121, and follow the instructions to get your glo mobile phone number. This is a customer care number and you can also perform other functions with it like complaints, data or tariff plan purchase, and migrations to other plans.
You can also use the official online self-care portal of Glo to check for your phone number. Using the glo line whose number you are looking for, visit http://hsi.glo.com/HSISelfCarePortal with the glo line whose number you want to know and it will appear at the top right corner of the page. You do not need data to access this page.
Which of these methods worked for you? Do let us know in the comments section below.