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Looking for insurance cover for your phone?

Posted by Moverick on April 07, 2014  /   2 comments

Mobile insurance here is used to refer to the concept of insuring your mobile phone – usually to cover theft and fire. As far as I can tell from my findings, a significant number of mobile subscribers are enthusiastic about the idea if it comes at a “good price”. However, I am yet to speak […]

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FG to Slash the Prices of Mobile Phones?

Posted by Moverick on March 31, 2014  /   6 comments

ThisDay carries news that the Nigerian government is set to slash the price of internet-enabled mobile phones. An excerpt from the news item: The Federal Government has assured Nigerians that it would begin the process of reducing the cost of Internet-enabled mobile phones, so as to enable more Nigerians have access to the internet. The […]

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Game of Thrones

Posted by Tope Olofin on October 03, 2013  /   10 comments
game of thrones

Once upon a time, we were a peaceful nation. Nitel ruled and we followed. No questions asked. It was a case of “what you see is what you get” and if you objected, you were sentenced to a life of no communication. And that was the order of the day. Then in the year 2001, […]

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Coming out of the closet: I hate phone calls

Posted by Moverick on September 11, 2013  /   3 comments

For someone who is known as Mister Mobility and who loves his phones, it must come as a surprise to anyone to hear that I find phone calls irritating and distracting. Sometimes, I find them stressful too. From my earliest exposure to mobile devices as a growing child, my love for data has never been […]

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Social media users love their cameraphones

Posted by Moverick on July 23, 2013  /   1 comment
social media

I spent some time going through pictures on social media recently. Everywhere one turned, there were pictures. Impromptu pictures. pre-planned pictures. Weird pictures. Sweet pictures. Lame pictures. Amazing pictures. All sorts of pictures. There were pictures everywhere. The truth is that social media thrives largely because of images – and pictures form a huge chunk […]

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Photo Speak: Powering the mobile revolution

Posted by Moverick on June 17, 2013  /   1 comment
powering the mobile revolution

One day, hopefully, in Nigeria, we shall be able to say that there was once a mobile revolution that was powered by electricity generating sets…. One day, when we have stable, reliable public power supply. A picture I ran into on Facebook:

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Nigerian Govt to Distribute 10m Phones to Farmers

Posted by Moverick on January 04, 2013  /   7 comments
Farmer on phone

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is promoting an electronic-wallet project among farmers, and farmers will receive their fertiliser and seed support through their mobile phones. The farmers will also receive information on farming seasons, prices of products, fertiliser delivery dates and scarcity periods. According to news reports, the federal government has concluded […]

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When is the Best Time to Get a Mobile Device?

Posted by Emmanuel Olalere on December 02, 2012  /   13 comments

I am regularly asked by people for device recommendations and related advice. About a month ago, for example, I was asked to recommend a suitable Android smartphone for a friend of mine. My impulse was to recommend the unreleased LG Nexus 4, but ended up recommending the Samsung Galaxy S II instead. The incidence got […]

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Mobile Brands with local support in Nigeria

Posted by Moverick on September 10, 2012  /   3 comments
Mobile Doctor

If you have ever purchased a brand new mobile and then had issues with it, you will likely appreciate the importance of this subject. If your acquisition was a device from a manufacturer with local support available here, in all probability, you got the issue dealt with the easy way. If your device, however, had […]

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Safety First: Using earphones on the move

Posted by Moverick on May 28, 2012  /   16 comments

There is a growing trend of the use of earphones and headphones by individuals in public in ways that are dangerous to themselves and to others. Here are a few examples. Some months ago, I watched an interstate bus that was full of passengers leave its station and get on the highway. No problem with […]

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Mobile Technology And Social Media

Posted by Moverick on May 17, 2012  /   7 comments
Mister Mobility at Shehu Musa Yar'Adua Centre

I was involved in the New Media & Governance conference, a two-day event that took place at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja. My role was that of social media surgeon, manning a booth where I attended to individuals who had questions or needed assistance with using mobile phones and apps for social media purposes. […]

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