Hello Ghana!

We are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with AirtelTigo to bring you free browsing with Opera Mini and Opera News.  If you are using the AirtelTigo network and you are an Opera Mini or Opera News user, you are all set to start browsing for free – up to 50MB everyday! 

We want to enable you with free browsing so you can access your favourite websites on Google, get free access to news articles, and keep yourself informed with all the local information during the current COVID-19 outbreak.

If you haven’t downloaded Opera Mini or Opera News yet, but would like to benefit from the free browsing package as well, make sure to download Opera Mini and Opera News from the Google Play Store. 

Expand your free browsing experience

With free browsing in Opera Mini, you are able to spend more time accessing your favourite websites without worrying about running out of data. You can also expand your free browsing experience by enabling the data saving capabilities in  both Opera Mini and Opera News.

Do I qualify for free browsing and how do I use it?

If you are using the latest versions of Opera Mini and Opera News, you are ready to go and start using free browsing. If you cannot get free browsing, we recommend you to update the version you are using on the settings of each app. 

For Opera Mini: You can go to Settings > About Opera Mini > Check for Update

For Opera News: You can go to Me > Settings > Version

Always on COVID-19 speed dial

A couple of weeks ago, we announced the integration of a dedicated COVID-19 speed dial into the Opera Mini browser

Our goal is to help millions of users like you across 38 African countries, and empower them with access to official information about the actual increase of COVID-19 cases in each country, tips and recommendations on how to reduce the risk of infection, and the latest governmental statements about lockdowns per country.

You can read more about our COVID-19 speed dial here

Did you know? 

Opera Mini is equipped with many unique features to help you improve your browsing experience including offline file sharing, ad blocker and more. 

We recently performed a data compression test to check out how much data you can save with Opera Mini in comparison to other browsers. We did this by measuring the data consumption in the Opera Mini browser when visiting the twenty most popular websites in Nigeria under various network conditions. 

The test showed that Opera Mini is capable of reducing some web page sizes to the extent that you can save up to 90% of your mobile data.Google Chrome’s data savings was only functioning on very slow Edge networks, and only provided an average savings of 9%. 

Did you know that Opera News is the news app of choice for over twenty million people worldwide and last year also became the most downloaded news app in the world. What is your favorite news category in Opera News?

Have any questions for us? Contact us on our social media channels where we will also update on any new countries that will be added to the free browsing campaign. 

Happy browsing!

FAQ: 

What exactly is the free daily data deal?

If you are an AirtelTigo user, you get free browsing and news on the Opera Mini and Opera News apps. The free browsing is capped daily at 50MB.

Am I eligible to use the 50MB of free data?

Free data is available for all Opera Mini and all Opera News users. If you are a new user you will automatically receive free browsing of 50MB per day. 

If your Opera Mini is on a lower version than 19 we advise you to upgrade your Opera Mini. You can check your current version by tapping on Settings > About Opera Mini > Check for Update

How can I get the free daily data with Opera Mini and Opera News?

If you are an Opera News or Opera Mini user, you automatically receive the free daily data with a limit of 50MB/day. Just open the app and start browsing to make use of the free data. You will also receive a message in the app with all the information about free browsing. 

How can I use the 50MB of free data?

The free daily data covers browsing only. The data package does not include video streaming or downloading files from the internet. You will be charged out of your normal data bundle for this. However, the free browsing applies to browsing which means that you can browse many websites in the browser and also enjoy the newsfeed on Opera Mini and Opera News.  

Does free browsing apply to other Opera applications?

The free browsing promotion applies exclusively to usage of Opera News and Opera Mini.

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