Last night, a GSM network in Nigeria threw its customers into a data blackhole. It wasn’t the first time. I’m betting my life that it won’t be the last. Plus, lots of subscribers have also reported their airtime vanishing.
Typically, the subscribers are full of angst – and are doing the usual. By the usual, I mean, ranting, complaining, griping, and even cursing.
What I find odd is how a network gets complained about so much by subscribers, but they never think of losing the SIM. I mean, come on! Drop the SIM and get another one, or STFU!
Don’t tell me that all the networks are the same, so there is no use switching. No; they are not all the same. I have a SIM for each network for review and monitoring purposes, and I know that they are not all the same. Of course, this network is not the only one with failings. They all have failings.
Like all OSes and platforms have failings. People should look at what they need and use what works for them. This continual cycle of tirades against a network’s failings tire me. Do something about it or shut up. Go elsewhere. Get a lawyer and sue their behind. Organise a picket. Anything legal. Just stop the foaming in the mouth.
We are so docile as a people. Sheep. Mumu. It is my conviction that complaining and murmuring is the top national pastime of Nigerians.
It is like getting raped again and again by the same guy but you keep hanging out with him. You need help. Really serious help.
Shoot me, then go have a happy Easter (if your network lets you)!!
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.