The Mobility.ng BB10 Data Plan Awards is targeted at presenting which Nigerian mobile networks offer the best BlackBerry 10 services. There are two categories, as follows:
1. Most Reliable BB10 Service
2. Most Affordable BB10 Service
So, if you own or plan on getting a BlackBerry 10 smartphone, perhaps this can be of help to you.
Most Reliable BB10 Service
This category goes to Etisalat Nigeria. You get Etisalat’s 3.75 HSPA + Network offering a theoretical 42Mbps maximum speed. But theory aside, my experience is that it gives the most reliable, consistent and the fastest performance available on any GSM mobile network in the country at the moment. At a 1.5GB data cap for N3,000 monthly, it isn’t cheap (though the price is on a par with what MTN and Airtel offer as well), but you are rewarded with performance.
Most Affordable BB10 Service
Glo offers the most affordable BlackBerry 10 data plans right now. You get a whopping 3GB data cap for N3,000. There is also a smaller plan that gives you 2GB for N1,400 monthly. I consider that a very convenient plan for the budget consumer. The performance is not horrible. At my end, I get fairly stable connection if I peg my device to EDGE, but the service is less stable when pegged to 3G. This could be location dependent, as most things around here are.
There you are: two distinct BlackBerry 10 plans addressing different segments of the market. If you are on a budget, Glo is what you want to be considering. If money is not a problem and you would love much better performance, then turn to Etisalat.
***Please check your location for service availability. Different networks offer varying network presence and quality of service from place to place.
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.