Saturday, September 30, 2017

NCC Mandates All Networks To Give 14 Days Data Grace to Subscribers

Now, here is a good news to all Nigerians. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has mandated all telecom operators in the country to give extra 14 days grace period once someone's data subscription expires without using all the data.

For instance, if you subscribed for one month data plan and you couldn't uses up the data before the 30 days or 31 days period, you will get extra 14 days grace period to use up the data. This is what NCC meant. The top networks providers in Nigeria like MTN, 9Mobile, Airtel and Glo are all affected.

According to a yesterday's report from ThisDay quotes a representative of the Executive Vice Chairman NCC, Professor Umar Danbata, at the Consumers Conversation Forum held in Minna, Niger State thus:

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,


This directives from NCC is not yet effective as of the time of this publication but I hope it's taken serious and implemented.

If it's implemented, am sure most of us will be very happy as some people rarely exhaust their monthly data bundle subscription and when there is no "data rollover" attached to the plan, you lost the data just like that.

Personally, whether it's implemented or not, I don't think it will affect me because even the Airtel 6GB for N1500 data plan is not enough for me in two weeks talk more of not using it up in 30 days.

SEE ALSO: NCC Not Happy About Poor Data Quality and Services in Nigeria

So what do you think about this move my NCC?


  1. That's still a piece of shit,never meant to be implemented.just News

  2. Even if they do its never what we wanted,increase the data not the periodity simple

  3. Towards the end of this post, you said what i had wanted saying.

    I usually sub twice a month cos 3gb isn't enough for me to do all my online stuffs.

  4. Now that the first issue has been addressed, let's look into the second issue.

    What if one is able to exhaust his data before the expiry date?

    What's the faith of such a person?

  5. Conclusively, NCC should mandate Telecom Operators to reduce the price of data and also check how these data is being deducted.

    Airtel is guilty of deducting data without mercy. Lols

  6. I usually buy data twice in a month.I started with mtn..they are called finisher cos they can deduct someone's I moved on with Airtel,Airtel are thieves ..they will give u 1.5gb..wen u use 1.2gb they disconnect u....while etisalat are finisher cos 1gb can finish under 7days...
    while glo are the merciful...
    among the network I prefer glo
    but their network is damn poor

  7. I subscribe fr 1gb ,then recharge ma spectra net...I think its enough

  8. this really good o, but they should also make them do something about their customer cares manner of responding to their customers, and also offer more of quality services than what we have now.

  9. havent done this, kudos to them but there is still much to do. Thanks for this update sir,

  10. hahahhaha we are really appreciate this but we hope this will happing

  11. NCC need to do some thing on poor network

  12. Enter your comment...pls can I know more abt d airtel 6gb for 1500

  13. This order from NCC isn't yet successful as of the time of posting this article yet I trust it's taken genuine and actualized.
    In the event that it's actualized, am certain that many of us don't exhaust the data allocated and if there is nodata rollover then the data is waisted
    Actually, regardless of whether it's actualized or not, I don't think it will be of help to me personally in the sense that i still have the grace of Double Data Offer10GB isn't sufficient for me in two weeks talkless of not finishing it for 30days.

  14. Even with the current given 30days its much for the data given.

  15. Rate of Data reduction is high,let them stop fingering our brain oo

  16. Am also wondering about the high data deduction rate on all networks!.....