Christmas came early this year for some MTN Nigeria subscribers. On the 15th of June 2019, many MTN suscribers got 120GB data each from the network provider.
The “cheat” was celebrated and those who benefited from it went on an Internet binge for several hours. The freebie was not to last long, however.
MTN Nigeria was quick to plug the hole and reverse the allocated 120GB free data after a random tweet alerted them to it. But it is estimated that Nigeria’s biggest telecom operator lost millions of naira to the data glitch.