Chalk it up to curiosity. If you wish, perhaps boredom. It doesn’t matter. I went hunting for information about what Ntel Pay-As-You-Go data would cost. You know, some potential subscribers are put off the cost of the announced data plans. For example, the ongoing data test run offers “unlimited” internet for 30 days at the cost of N10,000. Not many people can afford that. So, perhaps Pay-As-You-go data would be something they can play with.
My finding was so incredible that I had to pull out a calculator and crunch the numbers again and again. Finally, I resorted to Twitter for help:
N40/MB for pay-as-you-go browsing. Isn't that expensive? Am I processing this wrong?
— Mr. Mo (@moverick) June 11, 2016
Yup; old age wasn’t messing with my head. My calculations were correct. Ntel Pay-As-You-Go data costs N40/MB. N40 freaking naira per megabyte! At least, that is what the Ntel website says. Is it a typo or some other error? Did they mean to type N4/ MB? or N0.40/MB? I don’t know.
But just to be sure, do calculate how much 1GB of data will cost you if you use pay-as-you-go for browsing on Ntel’s 4G network. PS: Do. Not. Freak. Out.
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.