Ntel 4G tariff plans and compatible smartphones

We have details of Ntel’s tariff plans for you. There are currently three of them and all three come with unlimited data. Have a look:

  • Starter Plan: N1,000 / 2 days validity / Unlimited data / 30 minutes voice calls / SMS
  • Standard Plan: N2,400 / 7 days validity / Unlimited Data / 70 minutes calls / SMS
  • Monthly Plan: N9,000 / 30 days validity / Unlimited data / 300 minutes calls / SMS

While the data is unlimited, the speed gets throttled. Ntel promises up to 230 Mbps theoretically, but their Fair Usage Policy includes the following clauses:
Ntel 4G tariff plans

  • At peak periods each day, any customer who has used a total volume of 3GB will be slowed down to 512bps.
  • Customers are only entitled to use our services for personal, non-commercial use. We reserve the right to impose network protection controls, limit the speed of, suspend or block your access to services, or disconnect you if your use is excessive and/or not in keeping with that reasonably expected of a private individual.

Ntel also listed a number of smartphones that they have certified are compatible with their network. The list includes:

  1. TECNO Camon C5
  2. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
  3. TECNO Boom J8
  4. Infinix Zero (likely the Zero 3)
  5. Infinix Note (likely the Note 2 2GB RAM variant)

Ntel needs to get a better grasp of smartphone names and models. Anyway, what is your take on the above?

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19 comments

  1. Tecno Camon C5 preceded the Camon C8. The former is 4G while the C8 is only 3G. Totally different to the Phantom 5.

  2. LOL at “We reserve the right to impose network protection controls, limit the speed of, suspend or block your access to services, or disconnect you if your use is excessive and/or not in keeping with that reasonably expected of a private individual..”

    That is neither here nor there. Total crap

    1. Really total crap! Be specific. Sell specific data and stop the unlimited nonsense! “…reasonably expected of a private individual…” What does that even mean? The only sweet thing about the above article is that my Infinix Note 2 is listed. *Pours myself a glass of wine”

    2. Yes Mr. Mo. I was patient to wait for it. 🙂 I’ve cut my Smile & Spectranet but no show. Good to finally have an LTE network to use with the phone. The phone will now sell more than ever before! Infinix had better stock up & probably stop producing that 1GB RAM variant altogether.

  3. What do you expect from ntel….. I think they chose quality over quantity…. Let’s see how it’ll work for them

    1. I think its too expensive for the average phone user 9k per month!! Mehnnn in this hard times?… M sure they’ll reduce this

  4. First, N9,000 for an unlimited data plan is a steal.

    But someone did the math assuming that he stops at 3GB usage daily (which is not what Ntel said), and that results in 90GB usage monthly.

    N9,000 for 90GB = N100/GB. That is a steal, still. Of course, that is just for the sake of this conversation. In reality, I would be able to use well more than 90GB monthly.

    1. If that is what it means Mr. Mo. it is indeed a steal and will probably give the other service providers nightmares BUT what does “Customers are only entitled to use our services for personal, non-commercial use…” mean? Does it mean if Mr. Mo. tethers his phone and uses it to upload websites via FTP, post blog articles, manage client’s social media pages etc… The Big Brother (ntel) can decide Mr. Mo is using it for commercial use? Does that mean there’ll be data plans for commercial use?

    2. Kayode,

      I think that clause is a reinforcement of the earlier one that introduces throttled speed beyond 3GB usage daily. The clause you quoted also specifies that your usage is expected to be in line “with that reasonably expected of a private individual.” That seems to be the crux, really.

      The picture I get is that they are cautioning people from overloading the network. I doubt that they will yank me off if I use it for managing my blog, running FTP and all as far as I do not go using 10GB daily. 😁

    1. “At peak periods each day, any customer who has used a total volume of 3GB will be slowed down to 512bps.”

      Mr Mo,
      Re-reading the above statement, will I be wrong to think that even though I’ve used 3GB in a day but it is now off-peak period, my speed WON’T be throttled?

    1. Mr Mo….where can one actually buy their sim?

      Nobody I know seems to know…and I know plenty of people. We will keep waiting.

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