It Has Been One Month Since I Stopped My DSTV Subscription

It Has Been One Month Since I Stopped My DSTV Subscription

On September 30, 2020 I finally cut the cord. My household stopped our subscription to DSTV cable TV. I took the plunge and invested in an Unlimited Internet subscription with Swift Networks. What Swift promised to offer, for a N25,000 monthly fee, was 4Mbps (0.5MB/s) download speed on their SWIFT Unlimited Supreme plan. By comparison, […]

“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. […]

MTN Mobile Number Portability – My Experience

And so i decided to pay yet another visit to the MTN friendship center located within Ikota Shopping Complex, next door to the high brow Victoria Garden City (VGC) in Ajah. It was with a bit of apprehension. My first visit did not go too well. I had walked into a fairly sized crowd and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Number You Dialed Is Switched Off…

Lately, calls going through to my Globacom mobile line has been something of a “hit and miss” affair. Naturally, i blamed it on the inefficiencies of the mobile network and prayed for the best. But i became a little worried when, curiously, my wife’s line works perfectly well even though we both use the same […]

Network Your Homes Wirelessly

Notwithstanding the fact that wired networks are usually more reliable and faster, there is a preference for wireless networks in most homes and small offices. Understandably so, because wired networks can be very unsightly and manually intensive to set up. Most wired networks nowadays can guarantee a “through-put” of as much as 100Mbps (Mega Bits […]

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 […]