NCC Still Want MTN, Glo, Airtel, 9Mobile to Start Data Roll Over

Data rollover simply means that whenever you subscribe for data and couldn't exhaust it within the validity period, it will still remain intact for you to use until it's exhausted.

We all know that when you purchase a data bundle and do not exhaust your allocated data within the given validity period, you lose whatever data you have left if you do not renew before expiration of the data plan.

Now it seems that Nigerian Communications Commission NCC want to come to our rescue. In fact, few months ago, they hinted about their plan to mandate Nigerian Telcos to implement data rollover.

This latest report is coming from Vanguard newspaper and it states that NCC has once again asked telecom operators to roll over unused data for their subscribers.

According to the news report, NCC’s Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta said:

“On this issue of data roll over, the Commission will soon issue a directive to the service providers to give 14 days window to the subscribers to enable them roll over their unused data, even if they do not renew on the expiration of data.
“In other words, this will stop the current practice where subscribers lose their entire unused data if they fail to renew on the data of the expiration of the current subscription.”

I don't know for you but I am particularly impressed with this development even though most times, I usually exhaust my data before the expiration date. It might not be same experience for those that are unable to use up their data bundles because of hectic days or other reasons. This category of subscribers constantly feel cheated of the subscription fees they paid.

No time has been officially announced yet by NCC but the way it's going, it won't take long before it's implemented.

The NCC Executive Vice-Chairman was said to have spoken about this at the 2017 Port Harcourt International Trade Fair.

What do you think about this?


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  2. The best news of the day.
    This is going to be a welcomed development if fully implemented.