As it subscriber base hits 60 million
Communications Technology firm, MTN Nigeria wants mobile phones users,
especially those with smartphones to be wary of data depletion loopholes
on their devices.
This is even as the telecommunications firm has claimed to hit the 60 million-subscriber marks by December 2014.
Speaking in Lagos, Wednesday at the launch of a new value proposition
tagged: 'Better Me 2015', a mobile app, MTN Nigeria's General Manager,
Corporate Affairs, Funmi Onajide said mobile phones users needed to be
to educated and advised adequately on some things that are contributing
to their data losses.
Statistically, today, Nigeria is home to 184 million connected lines,
out of which 134 million are active and about 75 million Nigerians are
on the Internet connected by the Mobile Network Operators on a narrow
band. The country is said to be home to 12 million smartphone, which the
Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission
(NCC), Dr. Eugene Juwah said was abysmally low for the largest
telecommunications market in Africa.
Indeed, Onajide, who said the Nigerian market was gradually moving
from voice to data, noted that some applications that comes with
smartphones consumes data arbitrarily, which most times the owners of
the device may not be aware.
"I had the same challenge. When I got a new smartphone, I discovered
that my data account was running out very fast. Until I called on a
colleague who, after checking discovered that most of the applications
that comes with the phone run on their own by so doing consuming data
credit arbitrarily. So people must be educated and know that whatever
application that they are not using should be removed and they should
also be conversant with their devices", she stated.
Source: The Guardian via All Africa