Since the MTN acquisition of Nigeria’s last CDMA operator, Visafone, it has become easier to find a needle in a haystack than to get my Visafone line recharged.
Recharge card retailers on the street of Lagos no longer seem to have Visafone cards anymore. Every single one I have asked has said he didn’t have. I have also attempted to purchase airtime via electronic banking means, but my account gets deducted without the Visafone line getting credited.
Is there anyone in Lagos who still sells Visafone recharge cards? Is MTN already phasing the unavoidable shutdown of Visafone?
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.