Tag: gsm

GSM companies and unsolicited services

The operators of the global system for mobile communication (GSM) in the country are either bent on compelling value added services on their customers or determined to enrich themselves through calculated countless flash messages with subscriptions, not minding that every valid contract follows a laid-down procedures.Or perhaps, the service-providers know better than their customers and… Read More

Are Nigerian Mobile Networks Heading For Financial Crisis?

Recently, one of Nigeria’s four GSM Service Providers, Etisalat Nigeria, rolled out a unique bundle offering  called EasyFlex. In this offering, you get to choose a bundle comprising of Short Messaging Service (SMS), voice and data services. For N1000, one of the plans offer you 100 minutes of talk time to any local network, 100 Read More

Mobile Phone Radiations – How Safe Are We?

Scaremongering could be a cardinal sin. Sure. But this is a controversy that has raged on for so long. Despite many claims and counter claims , there is no conclusive position by the guys who should know – The Radiologists, Doctors, etc. Mobile phone manufacturers would flaunt the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) value in your 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

Regulator begins service quality probe of ‘Big Three’ GSM operators

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has commenced fresh service quality verification tests offered by the three biggest GSM operators in the country amid the expiration of the November 30 deadline for them to improve service quality or risk a sales ban. Director, Public Affairs, NCC, Tony Ojobo confirmed the commencement of the quality of service Read More

Poor Service Quality – Why NCC Got it Wrong

Recently, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in a public statement warned MTN, Globacom and Airtel that it would stop them from selling Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards by the end of this month if they fail to improve the quality of service (QoS) on their mobile networks. The telecommunications regulator who issued the operators a Read More

Ultrasn0w 1.2.1 carrier unlock now available for jailbroken iPhones running iOS 4.3.1

Anyone who relies on a carrier unlock to use their iPhone on another GSM carrier, can now take the iOS 4.3.1 plunge thanks to ultrasn0w 1.2.1. The iPhone Dev-Team have worked their magic to make ultrasn0w functional once again for the iPhone 4 (GSM), 3… Read More

Android On Your PC !

Even with the flurry of activities in the tablet form factor sector, it is hardly surprising that Nigeria seems to have been sidelined.Not for lack of interest but largely due to the prohibitive price tags placed on these devices. The ipad2 and the motorola Xoom, two flagship tablets, have their price tag as high as Read More

Xoom! Xoom!! Xoom!!!

BestBuy caused quite a stir on Sunday 13 February, 2011 when it listed the Motorola Xoom for pre-order at a staggering price of US$1,200 (NGN192,000), a far cry from the expected $800 (NGN128,000) price tag. While we assume this was a slip as it has been yanked off the site, even the initial rumoured listing Read More

Access Bank Visa Cards

Using the various measuring indices, i do not think Access Bank qualifies as the top bank in Nigeria. Compared to First Bank, Zenith, GTB, etc, Access Bank is definitely not in their league. That, to me, is a very big plus! Banking in Nigeria, like the GSM sector, is usually a game of numbers. “I Read More

Mobile World Congress 2011

The Mobile World Congress kicks off today in Barcelona, Spain. It is another opportunity for manufacturers and developers of mobiles and mobile contents to showcase their products. The exhibition runs from February 14-17, 2011. The GSMA GSM Association Mobile World Congress is the combination of the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry and a Read More

Tired of Carrying Multiple Phones?

I have this problem of having to carry several phones about. Most likely, I am in good company on this! I carry multiple phones around for two distinct reasons: 1. To take advantage of goodies offered by different providers. For example, Etisalat Nigeria currently offers 15 MegaBytes of internet data free weekly once you load Read More

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