Months ago, Zain announced that its 3G service was live, and some of us were quite expectant.
However, the days, weeks, and months have flown by and Zain 3G is yet to be experienced by the majority of her subscribers who live and work in the very areas that Zain claims 3G coverage.
From Victoria Island to Yaba to Ogba, subscribers keep staring at their phone displays in the hope of seeing the 3G notification icon pop up, but all to no avail.
Dayo and I drove all the way to VI and back yesterday, and not once did we get a Zain 3G signal.
Not once have I seen the 3G icon on any of the 3G phones that I have installed a Zain SIM on. As a matter of fact, even EDGE coverage on the Zain network is scanty – not as bad as 3G, but certainly not available widespread either. At the eendd of the day, the average subscriber in Lagos is left with nothing but GPRS.
Exactly where does Zain have active 3G coverage? Have you used Zain 3G or do you know someone who has?
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