Reviews are currently ongoing for the current Price of Data and call charges to be increased by 100%. The telecom subscribers in the country will pay more for telecom services if the industry regulator accedes to telecom operators’ demand for 100% increase in prices of data and calls.
According to an insider with NCC on Anonymity, Said Telecom operators has been making a case for price increment since the first quarter of this year. He also said, they complained of rising the cost of production and that they could no longer carry on with current call and data prices.
Due to the recent economy crisis and the rise of the usage of OTT service like WhatsApp, Viber, Skype over traditional network, telcos have been finding it increasingly difficult to make ends meet.
Now, If NCC agree to their terms, subscribers will now pay upto to N24 per minute and about N2,000 for one gigabyte of data per month, From N1000 currently being charged by most operators.