You will start enjoying data rollover from June 26

by | Jun 8, 2018

One of the major issues that telecom subscribers in Nigeria complain about is the inability to carry over unused data to a new subscription.

According to Daily Trust, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has given directives to telecom operators to commence data rollover from June 26, 2018.

The directive was given by the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Umar Danbatta who was represented by the commission’s Head of Information and Reference Unit, Ismail Adedigba at the 95th Consumers Outreach Programme in Dutse, Jigawa State.

That means starting from June 26, you don’t have to worry about making sure that you finish your data before its expiry date as any unused data would be carried over to the next data subscription.

Any operator that fails to comply with this directive will pay a fine of ₦5 million, on the first rollover failure and ₦500,000 on each day that follows, for every subscriber whose data didn’t get rolled over.

This is a good move by the telecom industry regulator, but the rate at which data subscription gets depleted still remains one of the top issues that customers have to worry about.

While this will not have an effect on the growth of telecom subscribers in the country, it would definitely ensure that subscribers get value for their data subscription.

Yinka Awosanya
Yinka Awosanya

Mobile & African Tech Enthusiast │ Data Analyst │ Music


Are you in tech and you are looking at getting a foreign remote job or you want to move abroad? Fill this form and you will get the BEST resources to help you get that high paying remote job as well as japa easily! WAGMI!

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Recent News

TABS is tomorrow! 💃 💃

TABS is tomorrow! 💃 💃

On #TechpointDigest, we discuss Victory Farms’ $5m investment, Netflix for kids and people with disabilities, and TikTok’s plan to credit creators.

TikTok on a “Branded Mission”

TikTok on a “Branded Mission”

On #TechpointDigest, we discuss Autochek’s new acquisition, TikTok’s Branded Mission, Bamba’s $3.2 million seed, and Jumia’s report for Q1 2022.

[PODCAST] Tax evasion in Nigeria to get harder

[PODCAST] Tax evasion in Nigeria to get harder

Using data mining and machine learning, Nigeria’s Federal Inland Revenue Service plans to make it harder to evade taxes. Listen to today’s episode of #TechpointAfricaPodcast to learn how it plans to do that.

Subscribe to Techpoint Digest!

A daily 5-minute roundup of happenings in African and global tech, sent directly to your email inbox, between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m (WAT) every week day!

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Subscribe to Blockchain Explorer

Analysis oninnovation, regulations, and trends inthe blockchain sector, as it concerns Africa

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Subscribe to The Experts

A bi-weekly where tech career specialists take us on their journey from newbie to expert, and how they became successful in the industry.

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Subscribe to Founder's Table

A monthly series, where we catch up with founders in the startup ecosystem, learn about their failures, successes and a few tricks of the trade

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Copy link
Powered by Social Snap