9mobile loses over 1m subscribers after bank take-over

Nigeria Consumer News

Telecoms operator, 9mobile, which until recently was Etisalat Nigeria Limited, has lost over one million subscribers since the take-over of the firm by a consortium of banks in June, this year. Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on its website in September, 2017, indicated that 9mobile had 18,022,674 subscribers in June. Between June, 2017, and September, 2017, […]

Dangers of unregistered SIM cards are real, NCC warns

Nigeria Consumer News

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has set up a 12-man committee to look into the issue of unregistered and improperly registered SIM cards. Tony Ojobo, NCC spokesman, who disclosed this in a statement, said Umar Danbatta, vice chairman of NCC, inaugurated the committee at a meeting with telecommunications companies (telcos) operating in the country. NCC […]

Airtel unveils ‘SmartRecharge’

Nigeria Consumer News

Airtel Nigeria has unveiled ‘SmartRecharge’, an “offer to reward” its customers during the festive season. This offer is available to new and existing prepaid subscribers. It said SmartRecharge allows Airtel customers to enjoy ten times the value of any recharge on their lines using the *220*PIN# shortcode, which can be used for data and calls […]

NCC summons telcos over call masking

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday summoned the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of all the major telecoms firms in the country over what it described as overwhelming customers complaints over the security implications of call refilling and masking. A letter addressed to the telcos, a copy of which was obtained by The Nation through a source in […]

Inactive telephone lines drops to 73.8m

Inactive telephone lines in Nigeria  have reduced from 76,164,149 in July to 73,885,542 in August, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said. Its monthly subscriber data released yesterday on its website, indicated there was a reduction of 2,278,607 inactive numbers within the period. According to the data,  of the 152,800,848 active lines, the GSM networks […]

Cold calls, SMS: telcos get warning from NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has expressed dissatisfaction with the level of compliance to its ‘direction’ on the activation of Do-Not-Disturb (DND) facility which gives subscribers the freedom to choose the messages they receive. It lamented that in spite of the direction, it was still inundated with complaints by subscribers of continuing operators’ harassment through […]

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