Tag: Glo

Glo Introduces New Data Plans with Free YouTube Streaming – Tech Blog In Nigeria For How TOs

In line with Globacom’s strategic vision of delivering convenient and best value for money solutions to its teeming customers, the company has announced the introduction of New Glo Data Plans with FREE YouTube streaming. With this offer, customers can now automatically enjoy free YouTube access with every purchase of data plans worth N500 or more. Read More

Glo’s Data Subscription now has a Requirement

Glo’s Data Subscription now has a Requirement

Glo states that there has been no reduction in the data volume given to customers. However, there are a few conditions to be met in order to enjoy the usual data volume. According to them, to enjoy the same data volume, customers should have activated auto renewal of the subscription or re-subscribe within 3 days. Read More

Nigeria: Active Telecom Subscribers Rose By 435,343 in Nov – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has said that active users of telecommunications services in the country increased to 153,949,450 in November 2016. The telecommunications industry regulator gave the figure in its Monthly Subscriber/Operator Data obtained, yesterday, in Lagos. Continue Reading Read More

“Like The Prodigal Son, I’ve Returned …”

I borrowed the title of this post from the song “Jump Around”, a 1992 smash hit from the musical group – House of Pain. The phrase aptly describes my porting sojourn from Glo to MTN and back to Glo. You may read up my post on my initial experience porting from Glo to MTN here. Read More

4G Speeds In Nigeria – The Hype vs The Reality

Out of curiosity, I enabled the 4G radio on my Samsung Galaxy S3 phone for the first time since i got it and was taken aback when i noticed the 4G icon. Expecting it to be a ruse, i decided to give my download speed a test and was pleasantly surprised at what i saw. Read More

Browsing With Glo BIS On PC And Mobiles – So What Gives?

Cautiously, i typed the keyword coweek on my phone and sent it via sms to the shortcode 777. All the while, i had my fingers crossed. Thankfully, the procedure described above deducted N400 (US$2.50) from my call credit and gave me a week access to Globacom internet services, with a data limit of 700MB. So, Read More

Cobranet – Nigeria’s Fastest Internet Speed?

Name it, chances are that I have used it before. From the early days of internet access in Nigeria in the late 1990s when ISPs like hyperia and linkserve held sway with their dial up internet, to more recent times with ISPs like IPNX, Zoom, Onet and the GSM networks like MTN, Glo, Etisalat calling Read More

Still On Globacom Nigeria

Globacom data services came up today after about a week of outage. However, a quick trip to Ikeja (Lagos Mainland) yesterday gave me a little insight to the extent and spread of these outages. It seems to be more frequent on Lagos Island as subscribers on the mainland seemed unaffected. The sad part of it Read More

Free Internet Browsing

At least half of the people that click on this post would expect to find some hacking tips on how to browse the internet for free. Sorry, no hacking tips here. However, for those that subscribe to Globacom’s cheaper internet bundles, ever tried dialling 124 to know if you are a beneficiary of Glo’s free Read More

I Have a Dream …

The impending Mobile number portability in the Nigerian GSM sector has been welcomed with applause and expectations. This is with the assumption that the industry would become very much competitive, barring any form of cartel formation, that is, if it is not in existence already. Number portability basically means that, say, using a “0809” number Read More

GLO mobile Service Outage

GLO mobile Service outage in Port Harcourt. Affected services include GSM and Blackberry services. Read More

GSM in Nigeria – The journey so far

Nine years after the launch of GSM technology in Nigeria, I feel so disillusioned about expectations not met. Sure, its pluses has been pointed out to me countless times, that apart from it been the major (somebody said only) achievement of the Olusegun Obasanjo 8 year administration, it is also said that the boost it has given to the socio-economic growth can not be quantified. Well, true, but you and I also know that we have, as individuals, paid a hefty price for this.

I have refused to try to compute what may have ended up in South Africa via MTN from my little pockets. I’ve come to realise that maybe I may have paid more for all the ratzmatazz, the glitz and the childish “i was the first to bring 3G” adverts than for any good service. What 3G are you guys talking about?! Dont even get me started! But thinking of it deeper, I thought, yeah maybe they do have these equipment they claim they do, so why are the services not at par with GSM networks from some countries i’ve been priviledged to experience? Or is it a case of “Overselling”, when the number of subscribers to a particular facility far exceeds the installed capacity of the equipment to handle it?

Oh Nigeria, why do we condone mediocrity? Why is mediocrity so much prevalent in every facet of our society? And to think that we are paying so much for it! Sad.

I apologise if I have sounded so cynical, please forgive me, but it helps to get all these off my chest.

I don’t know what it is about Econet/Vodacom (?)/Vmobile/Celtel/Zain (Did I leave anything out?), we may excuse them that their seeming lack of innovative ideas may be due to their unending management changes. But MTN?! Read More