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Why Are We Charged By Our Network Providers For Credit Transfers?? by Amicable24: 2:30pm On Oct 02, 2017
Please, can anyone explain why our network providers (MTN, Etisalat, now 9mobile, which I use and I'm sure of) charge us for a credit transfer from one line to the other since the transfer is done via same network provider?

I noticed there's a percentage deducted for for every credit I transfer to others using my Mtn and 9mobile lines. I don't know if same goes for other network providers like Airtel and Glo. It used to be free but now, we are charged for that.

Any reasonable explanation for that please?

Re: Why Are We Charged By Our Network Providers For Credit Transfers?? by Nobody: 4:00pm On Oct 02, 2017
Amicable24:
Please, can anyone explain why our network providers (MTN, Etisalat, now 9mobile, which I use and I'm sure of) charge us for a credit transfer from one line to the other since the transfer is done via same network provider?

I noticed there's a percentage deducted for for every credit I transfer to others using my Mtn and 9mobile lines. I don't know if same goes for other network providers like Airtel and Glo. It used to be free but now, we are charged for that.

Any reasonable explanation for that please?
It's called service fee. Airtel started long before other networks join them. So for using share credit service, you're charged same way they charge you for using their Value Added Service.
Re: Why Are We Charged By Our Network Providers For Credit Transfers?? by Swaggzkid: 6:18pm On Oct 02, 2017
I was wondering about it myself NCC needs to chok eye for dat maraz o.
Re: Why Are We Charged By Our Network Providers For Credit Transfers?? by Amicable24: 11:21am On Oct 03, 2017
asuustrike2009:

It's called service fee. Airtel started long before other networks join them. So for using share credit service, you're charged same way they charge you for using their Value Added Service.

But that's not fair.. We are even charged above the normal rate for SMS
Re: Why Are We Charged By Our Network Providers For Credit Transfers?? by harmbhrosz(m): 12:18pm On Oct 03, 2017
Amicable24:
Please, can anyone explain why our network providers (MTN, Etisalat, now 9mobile, which I use and I'm sure of) charge us for a credit transfer from one line to the other since the transfer is done via same network provider?

I noticed there's a percentage deducted for for every credit I transfer to others using my Mtn and 9mobile lines. I don't know if same goes for other network providers like Airtel and Glo. It used to be free but now, we are charged for that.

Any reasonable explanation for that please?
because our mumu never do
Re: Why Are We Charged By Our Network Providers For Credit Transfers?? by Nobody: 2:10pm On Oct 03, 2017
Amicable24:


But that's not fair.. We are even charged above the normal rate for SMS
Well it's fair enough because they're rendering the service. To avoid being charged on share credit, you can send the recharge pin in form of SMS or via WhatsApp chat.
We're not charged above the normal rate for SMS except you're experiencing such. The SMS rate is N4 across all networks.
Re: Why Are We Charged By Our Network Providers For Credit Transfers?? by bamac(m): 5:26pm On Oct 03, 2017
What many of us fail to realize is that it is not these network providers that owns that service, it is a third-party service, if we are not charged where will that third-party get their share.
Re: Why Are We Charged By Our Network Providers For Credit Transfers?? by Amicable24: 2:48pm On Oct 04, 2017
asuustrike2009:

Well it's fair enough because they're rendering the service. To avoid being charged on share credit, you can send the recharge pin in form of SMS or via WhatsApp chat.
We're not charged above the normal rate for SMS except you're experiencing such. The SMS rate is N4 across all networks.

The fee they charge me is more than the normal SMS rate of 4 Naira. Etisalat/9mobile's own is even worse because they charge a percentage of whatever amount you're sending
Re: Why Are We Charged By Our Network Providers For Credit Transfers?? by Amicable24: 2:50pm On Oct 04, 2017
bamac:
What many of us fail to realize is that it is not these network providers that owns that service, it is a third-party service, if we are not charged where will that third-party get their share.
It used to be free for a long time before now.. Where were they funded then?
Re: Why Are We Charged By Our Network Providers For Credit Transfers?? by Nobody: 2:52pm On Oct 04, 2017
Amicable24:


The fee they charge me is more than the normal SMS rate of 4 Naira. Etisalat/9mobile's own is even worse because they charge a percentage of whatever amount you're sending
So unfortunate. Call them to resolve the issue before calling Ncc 622
Re: Why Are We Charged By Our Network Providers For Credit Transfers?? by Makschinchin: 3:38pm On Nov 13, 2017
Amicable24:
Please, can anyone explain why our network providers (MTN, Etisalat, now 9mobile, which I use and I'm sure of) charge us for a credit transfer from one line to the other since the transfer is done via same network provider?

I noticed there's a percentage deducted for for every credit I transfer to others using my Mtn and 9mobile lines. I don't know if same goes for other network providers like Airtel and Glo. It used to be free but now, we are charged for that.

Any reasonable explanation for that please?

I thought it used to be FOC undecided undecided

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Re: Why Are We Charged By Our Network Providers For Credit Transfers?? by Amicable24: 3:40pm On Nov 13, 2017
Makschinchin:


I thought it used to be FOC undecided undecided

Not anymore cry cry cry

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