Once upon a time, I could say that Glo internet was fairly reliable. But that time has since passed. I am not even talking about the speed here. We all already know that Glo “High Speed Internet” isn’t high speed in any way. In its better days, I got a little over 1 Mbps at most. What I am talking about now is worse. It is as bad as the user experience with dialup internet over 20 years ago.
If you were born in the late 1980s or later, you probably have no idea how dialup internet works, so let me explain.
With dialup service, your telephone line dials into the network like a normal voice call, except that in this case it transmits data. Once connected, you have internet access. During the connection, the line is on lockdown and you can’t make a phone call till the line is disconnected from the internet. Also, because there is a limited number of active calls possible at any time, when there is congestion, you can’t dial in. It is just the same way that your network tells you, “Your call cannot be completed due to congestion on the network.”
Yes; that is how Glo mobile Internet works now.
Sometimes you have full network bars, but Glo internet won’t connect you for hours. The 3G and H+ icons disappear. If you switch to 2G, you will find that the E icon is on leave too. Sometimes one suspects that Glo internet goes on those foreign trips with Mr. President.
And on some really bad days, Glo 3G is as bad as the 1998 dialup internet that I used on Intercellular. There was a time I wasn’t sure whether the network was going forward or backwards. Now, I am certain. The legendary King Sunny Ade was a prophet. He most likely foresaw Glo internet when he sang “Mo Ti Mo’:
Iwaju loloko e nwa mi lo.
Ehin ko loloko e nwa mi lo.
Emi ti mo.
Mo ti mo, mo ti mo, mo timo.
Ye o, e.
Emi ti mo.
Enjoy the evergreen track: