There is this ad by one of the mobile networks that asks why bother with multiple SIMs and offers you 200% bonus airtime when you subscribe to a particular package. Not a bad offer. However, the crux of the matter is that all the bonus in the world is useless if I am unable to use it. Simply put, it is not about low tariffs alone. As much as anyone appreciates low tariffs, quality of service and reliability are key
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When Etisalat’s broadband service, EasyBlaze, was introduced last year, I was one of those who had a first-hand taste. The 3.75G service was truly broadband in use and I had nothing but praise for it. I was not the only one. On all sides, people spoke of the speed and reliability. However, it was priced a bit above data plans from competitors, and many complained because of this. My position was – and still is – that the higher pricing
Telecoms subscribers in Nigeria have been told to expect to pay more as a fallout of the recent fuel subsidy removal action by the government. Of course, that is to be expected. The President of ALTON (Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria), Gbenga Adebayo, had this to say: “Reason being that even though the core of our power is generated by the use of diesel, all other support services are dependent on the PMS. “Therefore, with the increase in
I have been meaning to write this article for a long time now. Looking at the mobile services market here in Nigeria, I am both amused and sad (though how that combination is possible is beyond me) at how everything seems to boil down to price. The operators are in a nasty price war – and I daresay that we all are the worse for it. Here is what may have escaped us – every time a network operator has
Etisalat Nigeria has announced a reduction in their EasyBlaze tariffs, as follows: 200MB – N1,000 – Dial *229*2*6# 500MB – N2,000 – Dial *229*2*2# 1.5GB – N4,000 – Dial *229*2*4# Night & Weekend – N4,000 – Dial *229*3*3# To check your data balance anytime – just dial *228#
With what has been tagged “fantastic visa bundles”, VISAFONE has crashed its on-net voice tarrif again. According to Mr Joseph Ushigiale, the head of coperate communications, “On this bundles, customers would make Visafone to Visafone calls at less than 1kobo per second and 50 kobo per minute”.
According to a news report filed by the Daily Trust on the 30th of June, Globacom announced through its Group Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Mohamed Jameel that they would be crashing the prices of internet connectivity come September. In the same breath, he also said they would be reducing call rates “with or without the consent of other operators in the country”. This is supposedly being made possible by the completion of Globacom’s fibre optic network across the country. If