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GSM Subscribers To Pay More For Data From Dec.1 (1.5gig To Be N3000 Now) by iliyande(m): 7:52am On Nov 29, 2016
Executive Vice-Chairman, Nigeria Communications Commission, Prof. Umar Dambatta

Subscribers of the Global System of Mobile telecommunications across the country would pay more for data with effect from December 1, 2016, The PUNCH learnt on Monday.

Although the telecoms companies declined to speak on the matter, top management workers across the networks confirmed the story to our correspondent, saying that the directive was from the Nigerian Communications Commission.

Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a senior management employee of Etisalat Nigeria said, “The NCC issued the directive late last week on the orders of the Federal Government. We have not announced it yet because most of the major telcos have been meeting the NCC on how to reverse this policy, because it will be too harsh for Nigerians.

“However, we further gathered that the Federal Government took the decision having discovered that data rates are very low-priced in Nigeria, compared to other countries, including nearby African countries.

“The government might have also taken the decision given that Nigerian subscribers have been kicking against the proposed nine per cent Communication Tax, whose bill is currently in the National Assembly.”


Pleading not to be mentioned, an employee of MTN said, “What this means is that MTN, Airtel, Etisalat And Globacom will increase their data rates as from December 1, 2016. A data plan of N1,000 for 1.5 Gigabytes will now be increased to N3,000 at N1,000 per 500 Megabytes.”

In text messages sent out to its subscribers, MTN, Africa’s mobile telecommunications giant, confirmed that it had agreed to implement the directive of the NCC.

The MTN text read, “Dear customer, please be informed that from 1st of December, some MTN data tariffs will be increased to reflect the new rates set by the NCC for operators. Thank you.”

The PUNCH could not obtain an official response from the NCC at of the time of filing this report.

However, a representative of the commission said that the telecoms regulator was unaware of such plans by the operators, even as she said her bosses had claimed ignorance of the circulated message.

“We are unaware of it. I just asked my bosses; they are unaware. We will forward your query to MTN for appropriate attention,” she said over the telephone.

However, in a letter by the NCC to the operators sighted by our correspondent, the commission stated, “This rate will subsist pending the finalisation of the study on the determination of cost-based pricing for retail broadband and data services in Nigeria.

“In order to provide a level playing field for all operators in the industry, small operators and new entrants to acquire market share and operate profitably, small operators and new entrants are hereby exempted from the price floor for data services.”

It added, “For the avoidance of doubt a small operator is one that has less than 7.5 per cent market share and a new entrant is an operator that has operated less than three years in the market.

“All operators are to ensure that subscribers are not automatically migrated to pay-as-you-go platform.

“Also, note that effective date for the interim price floor is December 1, 2016.”

Reacting to the development, the President, National Association of Telecommunications Subscribers, Mr. Adeolu Ogunbanjo, said that the NCC representative was being economical with the truth.

He said that for MTN to have sent out millions of text messages to its subscribers “clearly shows that the NCC indeed issued the directive.”

Ogunbanjo, however, said that the association would resist the tariff hike, adding, “We will challenge it in court. We are going right away to set the machinery in motion. We are also going to do an urgent letter to the NCC Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta, which we will drop in his e-mail box.

“Unfortunately, the notice is short; today is November 28, yet the order will take effect from December 1. It is not just good for broadband penetration, whatever the reason may be. It is against telecoms subscribers.”

According to him, data availability means more youth engagement because they use data to develop apps and build software.

“But with what the NCC has done, these boys who develop apps will be slowed down and limited. The cost of doing business will also increase,” he added.

http://punchng.com/gsm-subscribers-pay-data-dec-1/

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Re: GSM Subscribers To Pay More For Data From Dec.1 (1.5gig To Be N3000 Now) by kennyland1(m): 8:00am On Nov 29, 2016
Hmmmmmm
Re: GSM Subscribers To Pay More For Data From Dec.1 (1.5gig To Be N3000 Now) by David25(m): 8:07am On Nov 29, 2016
undecided undecided

Back to hacks and cheats grin

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Re: GSM Subscribers To Pay More For Data From Dec.1 (1.5gig To Be N3000 Now) by teekay213(m): 8:29am On Nov 29, 2016
so this is how buhari want to stop us from media.the same channel that help him.ok,media or no media 2019 here i wait.b4 i 4get do know that sphaggetti is now N250 and pure water bag is N200.

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Re: GSM Subscribers To Pay More For Data From Dec.1 (1.5gig To Be N3000 Now) by Oritna94(m): 8:35am On Nov 29, 2016
Foolish NCC. They have just giving the go ahead for cheats and tweaks.

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Re: GSM Subscribers To Pay More For Data From Dec.1 (1.5gig To Be N3000 Now) by landinfo: 8:36am On Nov 29, 2016
I haven't stopped hating anything FG but for pple to protest against this hike in data price for meis a NO NO.....


1. There was 90% increment in fuel price, Nigerian didn't protest cos they stupidly took it & smiled.

2. Foods became invisible in the market & Nigerians didn't protest.

3. Foods, commodities & products now sell @ 100% of previous price for instance the Sniper biggest size i always buy for 1,200-1,300 is now 2,500 or the retailer decides not to buy & even when he buyshe must make sure that u gave him the money to get it for u....Nigerians didn't protest or sign petition.

4. DSS, EFCC, ICPC, etc are now above the law & can beused to intimidate pple & instead of Nigerians to see the handwriting of lawlessness, they applauded the man & said he shld ride on.

5. Nigeria is in recssion but someone knowing that Nigerians are gullible said "recession was just a word"....Nigerians didn't protest cos they were smiling.

6. In life when I slap u the 1st time, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & so on & u don't fight back, the next time I would not slap u, I would kill, maim & bury u be that now.

7. Govt from FG to State say there is no money to pay salary but ask the voters in the concluded elections, pple got as few as 2,000naira to vote any of big 2 parties, in Edo, Ondo, Rivers, Bayelsa, etc APC Ondo outspent PDP from 4,000 to 6,000 plus cos PDP were giving 2,000-3000....& then u wonder why 9JA be like this

8. There is a BILL currently to increase VAT thru telecommunication by 9%, CBN gov'nor said NCC shld tax more after 3mins of calling & now NCC wey don grow wings don increase data tariff, it just means that this directive is just the beginning of testing the waters.

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Re: GSM Subscribers To Pay More For Data From Dec.1 (1.5gig To Be N3000 Now) by PhonePlanet(m): 9:10am On Nov 29, 2016
Dear my fellow Nigerian, A directive has been sent out by the Nigerian Communication Commission(NCC) to all telecommunication network in Nigeria. This will result in increase of data rates which will take effect from 1st of December, 2016. I am very sure your service provider has notified you about this development already.
In this year and time we live in, Data is suppose to be more affordable and not more expensive. And looking at the ease/advantages the internet has added to our everyday life, increment of data rates will only make it harder to access the internet thereby taking us backwards instead of forward.
Therefore, In disagreement with this move by NCC and telecommunication companies, we have made an effort stop this from taking effect by creating an online petition at Change.org and we need you to sign it to show your support. The link to the petition is: https://www.change.org/p/nigeria-communication-commission-ncc-data-plans-rates-by-carriers-in-nigeria-should-not-be-increased-by-ncc?recruiter=642402116&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink
Please I already believe you would sign this petition to show your support for us and against NCC. But you also have to share/re-broadcast this message to as many people as you can. Thank you as you do so.

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Re: GSM Subscribers To Pay More For Data From Dec.1 (1.5gig To Be N3000 Now) by omoadeleye(m): 11:03am On Nov 29, 2016
Uh
Re: GSM Subscribers To Pay More For Data From Dec.1 (1.5gig To Be N3000 Now) by Nobody: 11:03am On Nov 29, 2016
grin grin grin grin

It is only when Nigerians are about to be fleeced that we have such fast implementations...Ndi Uwa Mmebi



grin grin grin grin

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Re: GSM Subscribers To Pay More For Data From Dec.1 (1.5gig To Be N3000 Now) by priceaction: 11:04am On Nov 29, 2016
GLO WILL STILL GIVE US A VERY FAIR DATA PRICE, ONLY HI-TECH THIEVES LIKE MTN, AIRTEL WILL QUICKLY OBLIGE AND AUTOMATICALLY CHARGE NEW RATES FROM 30TH, OF NOVEMBER. If you want to subscribe, you better do it today, waiting for 30TH is a disaster because i know it will be more than the new rates again JUST LIKE WHAT DSTV DID. VERY SOON, YOU WILL SEE THEY WILL MAKE HUGE MONEY FROM IT AGAIN LIKE ........ they will say "if you want government to stop the extra charge" TEXT 5050 to 3322 for 50 naira and many mumu will follow send.
Besides, government is borrowing trillions outside, tasking us dry within. Do these people want to let amadioha bury their children alive?

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Re: GSM Subscribers To Pay More For Data From Dec.1 (1.5gig To Be N3000 Now) by adewumiopeyemi(m): 11:04am On Nov 29, 2016
cool cool cool cool cool whichh way Nigeria

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Re: GSM Subscribers To Pay More For Data From Dec.1 (1.5gig To Be N3000 Now) by Explorers(m): 11:04am On Nov 29, 2016
Waoh... Thats 3000 per week, God save us.

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Re: GSM Subscribers To Pay More For Data From Dec.1 (1.5gig To Be N3000 Now) by prinsam30(m): 11:04am On Nov 29, 2016
To hell with both NCC and Telecommunications

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Re: GSM Subscribers To Pay More For Data From Dec.1 (1.5gig To Be N3000 Now) by physise(m): 11:04am On Nov 29, 2016
Wetin dey happen now? Buhari again.. For this recession person go still dey pay high amount to browse what about students doing research work, project and assignment? Naija which way cry one step forward 5 steps backward undecided

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Re: GSM Subscribers To Pay More For Data From Dec.1 (1.5gig To Be N3000 Now) by alt3r3g0: 11:04am On Nov 29, 2016
If the people providing the services are not running at a loss or complaining, who is NCC or FG to complain and compare with data plans across the world?

Arrant nonsense angry

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Re: GSM Subscribers To Pay More For Data From Dec.1 (1.5gig To Be N3000 Now) by Philistine(m): 11:05am On Nov 29, 2016
Suffering+Hardship=Buhari

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Re: GSM Subscribers To Pay More For Data From Dec.1 (1.5gig To Be N3000 Now) by rocknation62(m): 11:05am On Nov 29, 2016
David25:
undecided undecided

Back to hacks and cheats grin
nazo grin

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Re: GSM Subscribers To Pay More For Data From Dec.1 (1.5gig To Be N3000 Now) by westligy: 11:05am On Nov 29, 2016
There father

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Re: GSM Subscribers To Pay More For Data From Dec.1 (1.5gig To Be N3000 Now) by Pavore9: 11:05am On Nov 29, 2016
“However, we further gathered that the Federal Government took the decision having discovered that data rates are very low-priced in Nigeria, compared to other countries, including nearby African countries"......Which kain low-priced? shocked For N4,000 monthly Airtel Kenya is giving me 400mins to all networks in Kenya, 2000sms to all networks and 3GB of data! Even when the data is exhausted one can still access the internet till the one month expires, at least l regularly Skype with 0MB!

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Re: GSM Subscribers To Pay More For Data From Dec.1 (1.5gig To Be N3000 Now) by kings09(m): 11:05am On Nov 29, 2016
Kyase, progressive01, hungerbad, modath, Gmbuhari, omenka, fulanimafia, sarrki, seunmsg com n praise ur master for a job welldone . Wen APC used social media to chase away Gej's govt, they ddnt realise data was low-priced. Now they r in govt, they suddenly realise it's too cheap.

Zombies mentioned above, I ll be waiting to see how u ll twist dis one.

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Re: GSM Subscribers To Pay More For Data From Dec.1 (1.5gig To Be N3000 Now) by kingDELE(m): 11:05am On Nov 29, 2016
Cheat here we comes like usain

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Re: GSM Subscribers To Pay More For Data From Dec.1 (1.5gig To Be N3000 Now) by OHIsIManuEL(m): 11:06am On Nov 29, 2016
Na wa
Re: GSM Subscribers To Pay More For Data From Dec.1 (1.5gig To Be N3000 Now) by mesoprogress(m): 11:06am On Nov 29, 2016
So our adversaries are no longer telecom operators but our elected politicians? Nigeria is in a mess, instead of the polithiefians protecting interest of the electorate, it's now the other way round? They want more money to feed their stealing and lavish lifestyles, intimidating others on the road? Government is just too powerful, power needs to be returned to the people. Silly Nigerians would still open their dirty mouth to support this tyrant administration.

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Re: GSM Subscribers To Pay More For Data From Dec.1 (1.5gig To Be N3000 Now) by herzernIsHere: 11:06am On Nov 29, 2016
what is our offence...?? embarassed embarassed .......

PDP stole our money,truly!,But they never implemented barbaric and inhumane policies such as this....

GOD WILL PUNISH NCC..APC...FG!!!!!!!

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Re: GSM Subscribers To Pay More For Data From Dec.1 (1.5gig To Be N3000 Now) by kokerkl(m): 11:06am On Nov 29, 2016
If I hear anybody complain eh! Shey you pple were clamoring for change But which kind change be this

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Re: GSM Subscribers To Pay More For Data From Dec.1 (1.5gig To Be N3000 Now) by LockDown69(m): 11:06am On Nov 29, 2016
But why nah?

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Re: GSM Subscribers To Pay More For Data From Dec.1 (1.5gig To Be N3000 Now) by Towncrier007: 11:06am On Nov 29, 2016
God will always provide for us to subscribe

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Re: GSM Subscribers To Pay More For Data From Dec.1 (1.5gig To Be N3000 Now) by Omeokachie: 11:06am On Nov 29, 2016
This administration is trying to gag people criticising it on social media.

First they tried using the Senate...

Now if you cant afford to pay your bills due to recession they brought upon the people, buying data will be least on your to-do list.

Shame that this is coming from persons who came to power through the use of the social media.

APC - burn the bridge after crossing...

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Re: GSM Subscribers To Pay More For Data From Dec.1 (1.5gig To Be N3000 Now) by dustmalik: 11:07am On Nov 29, 2016
Surely there is not a country more useless than Nigeria. This is the worst government ever.

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Re: GSM Subscribers To Pay More For Data From Dec.1 (1.5gig To Be N3000 Now) by ammyluv2002(f): 11:07am On Nov 29, 2016
PhonePlanet:
Dear my fellow Nigerian, A directive has been sent out by the Nigerian Communication Commission(NCC) to all telecommunication network in Nigeria. This will result in increase of data rates which will take effect from 1st of December, 2016. I am very sure your service provider has notified you about this development already.
In this year and time we live in, Data is suppose to be more affordable and not more expensive. And looking at the ease/advantages the internet has added to our everyday life, increment of data rates will only make it harder to access the internet thereby taking us backwards instead of forward.
Therefore, In disagreement with this move by NCC and telecommunication companies, we have made an effort stop this from taking effect by creating an online petition at Change.org and we need you to sign it to show your support. The link to the petition is: https://www.change.org/p/nigeria-communication-commission-ncc-data-plans-rates-by-carriers-in-nigeria-should-not-be-increased-by-ncc?recruiter=642402116&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink
Please I already believe you would sign this petition to show your support for us and against NCC. But you also have to share/re-broadcast this message to as many people as you can. Thank you as you do so.
Petition in Nigeria? OYO is your case! Sorry, it's not me just the system. They don't care about any petition, they're not answerable to the masses so what's the point dear? Our power no dey ever pass social media...na only mouth Nigerians get and that's why the leaders are not answerable to anyone but themselves.

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Re: GSM Subscribers To Pay More For Data From Dec.1 (1.5gig To Be N3000 Now) by link2ok(m): 11:07am On Nov 29, 2016
Nigerians are the most gullible people on earth. For you to vote a man old enough to be your great grand father then you are are slowpoke a.k.a Zombie.

A man who has nothing on the drawing board. Key positions are not given to people with the right qualifications and you believe in this change. Go and wash your brains it's has been infected. A complete Zombie wothout certificate. It's a collective shame on all Nigerian's.

I hate been a Nigerian at this point. May God judge buhari. Because of his selfish desires he has finally driven to us to the pit.

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