Your experience may be different, but Glo’s 3G internet sucks at my end. Almost everywhere I went, Glo internet sucked big time. There was a time it wasn’t so, but gradually, the experience deteriorated to the point that I stopped using Glo internet entirely.
It wasn’t just me though. The entire Mobility Arena crew stopped using Glo 3G internet because none of them could get things done with it. We concluded that it was a hopeless battle.
Then along came Glo 4G. Of course, it is our job to test it, even if we won’t use it as our primary internet connection. And tested it, we did. And we were surprised. It was fast, stable and reliable. So we kept our eyes on it. And so it was that when our primary internet provider began to misbehave – as they all do eventually – we thought, “Why not try Glo 4G? It was good when we tested it and the tariffs are great”.
And so, we fell back on Glo 4G. And it saved the day. Shock. Horror. Glo? But we have run back to it again and again as a backup. And it kept saving the day. This is April 2017 and I depend on Glo 4G daily.
Glo 3G still sucks. I know this because my colleagues who do not have 4G service keep tearing out their hair and cursing Glo 3G internet. One of them had to switch to another network yesterday. But me, I am typing this on Glo 4G and not breaking a sweat. Clocking 20 Mbps is common. Sometimes, it is as good as 40 Mbps.
Glo 4G is great. In my experience, it has been faster and more stable than what 4G connections on Smile, Ntel, MTN and Etisalat have been able to deliver. So, till Glo realises that they have made me too happy and decide to spoil this beautiful experience, or till an irresistible smartphone that does not support Glo’s 28(700) LTE band comes my way, I am pitching my tent right here. Update: Glo has just revised their data volumes downwards. Awww, shucks.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.