Tuesday, 10 October 2017

NCC Gives Telecom Companies New Directive On Data Rollover

Nigerian Communications Commission has directed all telecom operators in the country to allow a 14-day window, after the expiration of the 30 days data plan, to enable subscribers completely use their current monthly data subscription plans, before rolling over the unused data to the next month after purchasing a new monthly data plan.

This directive was given to all the telecoms operators in the country by Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta in Minna, capital of Niger State where he stated that the decision became necessary to protect the interest of telecoms users.

Professor Umar Garba Danbatta who was represented at the event in Minna by Hellen Obi said;
NCC has mandated all network providers to give their subscribers 14 days of grace after the 30 days expiration of their data, if they still have data left and cannot recharge, to get their data rolled over,” Obi said.
The commission, which is the independent regulatory authority for the telecommunications industry in Nigeria, declared year 2017 as the year of the telecoms consumer in recognition of the importance of the consumer to the phenomenal growth and development in the telecoms sector.
The year of telecom consumer, which was formally launched by Danbatta, is in tandem with the 8-point agenda of the commission, aimed at protecting, educating, and empowering consumers towards ensuring sustainable growth and further development in the telecom sector.
The NCC boss also noted that they will be working with Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on issue of fake messages requesting users to send their bank verification numbers or account details.

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