My Experience with the new ‘cheap’ GLO data plans

Not long ago, GLO launched new data plans that surprised almost everyone here in Nigeria. You can imagine offers such as N2000 for 6 GB, N2500 for 10 GB, and N3000 for 12 GB. These are the cheapest rates ever in the country. As always the case, GLO is pushing the movement of cheap data for everyone.
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Despite the fears of slow speed, and throttling, I thought to subscribe for this plan, and just see what happens. I loaded up N2500 and got 10 GB of data, and after using it for a week, here’s my summary in one sentence:
For this new GLO data plans, you’re getting what you paid for.

The plan works, but it disconnects at intervals. The network isn’t steady. Even when it appears to be steady, it isn’t fast. At midnight, the speeds are not fast either as I haven’t croseed 1Mbps. Here’s a screenshot for one of the speed tests I took.

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My advice, If GLO is fast in your area, you can go ahead with this plan, else your patience will be tested severely.

Etoniru Chibueze

Chibueze is an award-winning gadget reviewer and geek. He loves research, while living and breathing tech. You can reach him on Facebook, Twitter ,OR LinkedIn

6 thoughts on “My Experience with the new ‘cheap’ GLO data plans

  • June 20, 2016 at 5:13 am
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    For me, the GLO data plans is similar to the 2G_throttled new Airtel Plans.

    You subscribe to any of these, and you must condition your mind to use it when it works, and have a more reliable backup for when you MUST be online. Sort of like PHCN being a backup to your more reliable generator(s).

    You don’t want to pull out all the hairs in your armpit in frustration, so don’t rely on GLO, or the Airtel nonsense.

    • June 20, 2016 at 6:26 pm
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      Nope. I totally disagree with your Airtel comparison. I use GLO as my primary data plan and while I agree that the network sometimes go AWOL, it generally comes back within 2 to 3 minutes. I downloaded a 800mb software on Friday on my laptop even though it was frustrating using my phone’s connection via WiFi tethering as it keeps aborting (my Infinix Note 2 only recognises USB cable as a charger since updating to Marshmallow hence I would have used USB tethering), what I did was to remove the GLO SIM & slot it into an 3G modem and I completed the installation in about 3 hours. You might say that’s an eternity but it definitely works! For now, GLO remains my number 1 data service provider while MTN serves as backup. I live in New Bodija and work in Samonda both in Ibadan.

  • June 20, 2016 at 6:59 am
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    My own experience on GLO 10g for 2500 was a great and perfect one for me . It solve all my data challenge. Now 10g is not enough for me bcos I stream both EURO and COPA live on my phone at will. My 10g is remaining 1g after 12days.

  • June 20, 2016 at 8:13 am
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    Thank God you mentioned location, it is very fast in my villa, will post screen shots when i travel.

  • June 21, 2016 at 12:57 pm
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    Actually, my Airtel smart connect remains my favourite. 2.5gb for 1000 and still blazing!! I sometimes download up to 1mb per sec but between 200kb and 500kb per sec is always. wonderful right?? hahahahaha

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