Internet users in Nigeria are very familiar with the general epileptic nature of those services. It isn’t as bad as what obtains with electricity, but it is no fun when your internet connection acts up in the middle of trying to beat a deadline.
My friend, Kathleen, had her fair share of trouble recently, and has a golden nugget to share with everyone:
Note to self: NEVER EVER have the same ISP for your phone as that of your wireless device. @etisalat_9ja has been down since yesterday!
— Kathleen Ndongmo (@KathleenNdongmo) January 29, 2015
Woe unto you if you work online in Nigeria and have no backup internet connection.
By all means, get a backup. If possible, ensure that one of your options is a wireless ISP, so you have one mobile internet connection (from one of the GSM networks) and an ISP proper. If you can afford it. But by all means, have a backup.
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.