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I know that data is expensive, and subscribers are urging telecom providers in Africa to reduce the price of data but it appears they are not ready to listen.
Just a few days ago, Glo introduced Sunday’s data plan, and now again, they have introduced a Stay Home Data plan to make you productive at home during this period of lockdown.
Glo Stay Home data plan is not an entirely new plan, instead, it offers you an extra 20% extra data if you renew your plan, regardless of the data plan you buy.
Meaning, the customer will automatically enjoy up to 20% more data when s/he tops up his data. The percentage of data bonus enjoyed, however, depends on how much data he subscribed to.
How Does Glo Stay at Home Data Work?
“The more data you buy, the more data bonus you enjoy. For example, an N20,000 data plan will attract up to 20% more data, while an N100 data plan will give the subscriber up to 5% more data”
In the new offer, the N20,000 bundle which before now offered 115GB will now give 138GB, meaning an additional data of 23GB, which is 20% more. The N100 plan which before now gave 90MB will attract an additional 15MB which translates to 105MB data.
Here is the breakdown of the additional data, if a subscriber buys the N500 bundle, he would now receive 1.05GB instead of the former 1GB. The N1000 bundle will now attract 2.5GB instead of the previous 2.3GB. For an N2000 bundle, the new package has 5.8GB instead of the old 5.25GB, while an N3,000 data purchase would receive a massive 10GB as against the 9GB which customers received in the old package.
How Do I Activate the New Package
To activate the plan, dial *777# for the plan menu and selecting the plan of choice. Data plans can also be purchased at http://hsi.glo.com.
The bottom line is that we still need something cheaper that can at least last subscribers for a minimum of 14 days but won’t be expensive. Let us know what you think below.
In as much as every day looks like a weekend, we’ll try as much as possible to make accessing information easier for you including getting cheap and free data.
The other day, Airtel shared 1GB Free data to subscribers and I shared it here on how to get yours. Today again, in other to make your stay at home worth it, Airtel is dishing out free 3GB data to its subscribers. Not just to its subscribers but subscribers who simply download Airtel TV App.
Earlier in January, the TV App was officially launched, with NO subscription attached… You can access it both on iOS and Android smartphone phones.
How Can I Get Free 3GB Data on Airtel
>>First of all, you need to download the Airtel TV App here
>>Register your Airtel Phone number, and wait for OTP to be sent to your registered Airtel line.
>>Use the OTP code to complete your registration.
>>Once your registration is complete, you can just simply navigate through the TV app and feed your eyes with cool movies to watch.
You’ll receive your free 3GB Data 12 – 24hours later.
Note: At the time of writing, the free data is only usable on the Airtel TV App. You can check your data balance by dialing *140#.
Let us know what you think in the comments.
Airtel NG – This is just a pointer that not every subscriber is satisfied with their current data network; either they encounter a slow network, expensive data or poor customer service. This is why we’ll always advise you to check the fastest network in your location before you subscribe to any data using this.
Airtel woefully lost more than 100,000 subscribers in Nigeria between Dec 2019 and January 2020 despite adopting a unique strategy of using top Nollywood actors for its commercials adverts to appeal to market audience.
9mobile, on the other hand, has been going down in terms of subscribers base despite and it appears the fall is massive that will make you ask if people are still using 9mobile.
Losers in the Telco Market
According to a report recently released by Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Airtel Nigeria accounted for 49.9 million subscribers in January 2020, a slight decline compared to the 50.1 million it had in December last year.
Based on the latest report by the NCC, 9mbile is now the highest loser, with its subscriber base declining by over 484,000 in January alone.
9mobile continues to struggle. The company, which was formerly known as Etisalat, has been losing its subscribers since a recent change in ownership led to a brand name change.
Before January 2020, 9mobile had 13.6 million subscribers in December. That number now stands at 13.1 million. The last time the network provider surpassed 15 million active subscribers was in May last year.
The Gainers of the Telco Market
The NCC report showed that Globacom’s subscriber-based increased by 55,509 to hit 51.75 million in January, up from 51.70 million in December 2019. It is believed that the surge in Globacom’s subscribers has been its aggressive marketing which has helped it to secure 27.85% of the market share.
Just like Airtel Nigeria, the Mike Adenuga-owned company has been using top celebrities to push for market share. Luckily for Globacom, the expensive media budget has been reflective of its subscriber base. Unfortunately, the same cannot quite be said for Airtel Nigeria which holds 26.92% of the market.
On its part, MTN Nigeria has continued to maintain its position as the leader in the Nigerian telecoms industry. The company was the biggest gainer in January, having added 1.93 million subscribers to its already existing 68.7 million subscribers as of December. This has, therefore, increased MTN’s total active subscribers to 70.6 million in January 2020.
Data War Changes Everything
While Globacom is ahead of Airtel Nigeria in total subscribers, Airtel Nigeria is the second highest in terms of data; right behind MTN Nigeria. Airtel Nigeria’s data subscribers increased to 35.5 million in January from 34.5 million.
Glo keeps losing subscribers in terms of data subscription because of its epileptic slow network in most locations. Airtel, on the other hand, keeps gaining customers in terms of data subscription because of its network speed when browsing.
MTN Nigeria otherwise known as the big boy’s network has continued to maintain the lead in both total actives subscribes and data subscribers. The magic of MTN data subscription is in its app as you’ll be given double of the data you are buying.
For 9mobile, the case is different as the telco continues to decline. The company’s total data subscriber base dropped from 8.06 million in December to 8.04 million in January.
Airtel Nigeria has announced a new number series 0904 to its numbering range, following the approval of the industry regulator, Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC).
According to Airtel, the new number series, which brings its growing numbering range scheme to nine, will throw up an amazing opportunity for more Nigerians to join the network with the largest and widest 4G coverage.
Aside the 0904 number range, Airtel currently has the following numbering series: 0802, 0808, 0708, 0812, 0701, 0902, 0907 and 0901.
Commenting on the 0904 number range, Airtel’s Chief Commercial Officer, Dinesh Balsingh, said the expansion to accommodate more telecoms customers is an affirmation to the fact that Airtel is the network of first choice for many Nigerians.
Airtel Nigeria who recently Airtel TV, a streaming platform for airtel subscribers with no subscription ranks amongst the top four mobile service providers in terms of subscribers with a customer base of more than 50 million. The company’s product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce and enterprise services.
Airtel network has been experiencing downtime since the early hours of today and a lot of users have been complaining about it. The network suddenly disappeared around 4AM and since then data connection has been fruitless.
Airtel subscribers confirming the situation are lamenting bitterly on the telco social handle and no word yet from the management of Airtel on when the situation will be resolved. 4G/3G/2G network are all down on the network at the time of writing this post.
Let us know in the comment box below ?if the network is okay in your location.
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