MTN Y’ello Box Illuminates Nigeria via Mobile Phone
By Dipo Olowookere
The dream of enjoying uninterrupted power supply in Nigeria has already become a reality with the introduction of the Y’ello Box
The device is already powering the lives and businesses of more than 100,000 Nigerians through solar electricity service.
The Y’ello Box is a solar electricity system that officially launched earlier this year and allows families and business owners to harness the power of the sun cheaply and efficiently in a way never seen before.
In homes, clinics, schools and businesses across Nigeria, people are running fans, charging phones, watching TVs and lighting rooms, all using affordable, reliable, clean electricity.
Designed and operated by Lumos Mobile Electricity Service, the Y’ello Box provides electricity to customers 24 hours a day, which people pay for using their MTN mobile phone.
It has proved itself to be the most reliable and affordable service on the market, with customers delighted at the switch from traditional fuel.
CEO of the Lumos Mobile Electricity Service, Yuri Tsitrinbaum, noted that, “People don’t have access to the power they need. Fuel is very expensive and other services are unreliable.
“The Y’ello Box saves customers money all while providing better and more reliable electricity.
“As Nigeria modernizes our demand for power increases, it’s time we did more to harness the power of the sun. That is why the Y’ello Box is changing so many lives. It is affordable, it is reliable and paying by mobile phone makes it easy.”
“Lumos is growing rapidly across Nigeria, as we invest more money, create business opportunities for Nigerians and employ more and more people.
“Equally important is the fact that the service is improving the everyday operations of community centres like schools, health clinics and religious institutions,” added Tsitrinbaum.