MTN 3G: Once epileptic, now comatose?

About a week ago, an article appeared here on MN about the epileptic state of MTN’s 3G services. I must admit that I took it with a pinch of salt and counted myself lucky to still experience their data services.

But for the past 48 hours, the reverse has been the case as I have not been able to log on to the network. The data services have been sporadic at best.

I did not notice this immediately as I had a large volume of work to do, and each time I needed to go online, I resorted to using my laptop instead of my mobile device. After dispensing with the work load, I wanted to resume my usual service on MTN but to my dismay I couldnt.

Fortunately, I have Starcomms as a back-up otherwise I would have had to go and visit a cafe which I haven’t done in a long while.

MTN what is happening? Is this due to another on-going maintainance or some software upgrade? Please let’s have some answers to these questions.

One thought on “MTN 3G: Once epileptic, now comatose?

  • February 22, 2009 at 9:37 pm
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    Bayo,

    It is unfortunate that 3 months down the road, MTN packet data is still highly problematic. Browsing during the day can be a nightmare. Most users I have consulted say that they get smooth browsing only between 12 midnight and 6am.

    That is bad. And sad.

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