Friday, September 14, 2012

The Exorbitant Nature Of The Glo Mobile Internet Prices In Nigeria



The Exorbitant Nature Of The Glo Mobile Handsets/Tablets Plans Against Other Plans:
Keys:-
H/T = Handsets/Tablets
L/T = Laptops?Netbooks
BB = BlackBerry
UKN = Unkown
 
S/N
Package Name
Keyword
Target Device
Subscription Amount
Data Volume
Duration of Plan
Subscription Code1 USSD
Subscription Code2 SMS
Bal. Enquiry
Time of Use
1.
Pay As You Go

H/T
5K/KB
Nil
Nil
Nil
Nil
Nil
All Day
2.
Instant Surf

Handsets
N100
10MB
24 Hours
*127*51#
51 to 127
Info to 127 or *127*0#
All Day
3.
One Week

Handsets
N400
50MB
7 Days
*127*52#
52 to 127
Info to 127 or *127*0#
All Day
4.
Always Micro

Handsets
N1,000
200MB
30 Days
*127*53#
53 to 127
Info to 127 or *127*0#
All Day
5.
Always Macro

H/T
N3,000
1024MB (1GB)
30 Days
*127*54#
54 to 127
Info to 127 or *127*0#
All Day
6.
Social Day
SoDay
BB
N100
UKN
24 Hours

SoDay to 777
STATUS to 777
All Day
7.
Social Week
SoWeek
BB
N400
700MB
7 Days

SoWeek to 777
STATUS to 777
All Day
8.
Social Month
SoMonth
BB
N1,200
3GB
30 Days

SoMonth to 777
STATUS to 777
All Day
9.
Complete Day
CoDay
BB
N100
UKN
24 Hours

CoDay to 777
STATUS to 777
All Day
10.
Complete Week
CoWeek
BB
N700
700MB
7 Days

CoWeek to 777
STATUS to 777
All Day
11.
Complete Month
CoMonth
BB
N1,400
3GB
30 Days

CoMonth to 777
STATUS to 777
All Day
12.
BIS Day
BISDAY
BB
N300
UKN
24 Hours

bisday 777
STATUS to 777
All Day
13.
BIS Week
BISWEEK
BB
N900
UKN
7 Days

bisweek 777
STATUS to 777
All Day
14.
BIS Month
BISMONTH
BB
N2,800
UKN
30 Days

bismonth to 777
STATUS to 777
All Day
15.
BES Week
BESWEEK
BB
N1,400
UKN
7 Days


STATUS to 777
All Day
16.
BES Month
BESMONTH
BB
N4,200
UKN
30 Days


STATUS to 777
All Day
17.
Always Day

L/N
N500
150MB
24 Hours
*127*3#
10 to 127
Info to 127 or *127*0#
All Day
18.
Always Min

L/N
N5,000
3GB
30 days
*127*2#
11 to 127
Info to 127 or *127*0#
All Day
19.
Always Max

L/N
N7,500
6GB
30 Days
*127*1#
12 to 127
Info to 127 or *127*0#
All Day
20.
G 300

L/N
N15,000
9GB
300 Hrs/3months
*127*4#
21 to 127
Info to 127 or *127*0#
All Day
21.
G 100

L/N
N6,000
3GB
100 Hrs/1Month
127*5#
20 to 127
Info to 127 or *127*0#
All Day
22
G Work

L/N
N6,000
3GB
30 Days
127*6#
31 to 127
Info to 127 or *127*0#
8am–9pm
23
G Leisure

L/N
N5,000
3GB
30 Days
127*7#
30 to 127
Info to 127 or *127*0#
8pm-9am everyday + all day during weekend

The table above shows the different Internet plans and packages that Glo Mobile Nigeria is offering to her esteem customers. Why it can be argued that, the various prices at each segment represent the true nature of the competition as presented by the various networks providers in Nigeria, particularly telecom companies, but, the Handsets/Tablets segments seems to be lagging far behind others in terms of data volume.
The trend in the world today is fast moving towards mobile communications (internet) which cuts across all segments of the society. The earlier the Nigerian telcos realize that, internet services (Mobile Internet) is the next avenue to internet usage penetration, which is deeply accepted today, and therefore cut (reduce) their prices, they may soon discover that more of their customers are switching to other networks with pocket friendly plans and reasonable data volume.
Glo Mobile, you can’t be offering 6GB data volume to Ghanaians at GHc 55 (about N4,500) and offer the same data volume to Nigerians at N7,500. How do we get to this low level? Does it mean that, the Ghana business environment is more conducive and friendly as compared to Nigeria? By the way, you just started your Mobile business in Ghana this May, 2012. Therefore, if you can survive among the foremost mobile networks in Ghana, you can as well pioneer the TOTAL crash of prices to mobile internet services in Nigeria today. After all, you have your OWN submarine cable (Glo-1) which you are riding upon to transmit your voice and data services to the outside world.
Glo, you have always spearhead the revolution in the Nigerian telecom sector, do this again so that, we Nigerians can truly enjoy yours services to your father land as ‘our own’ brand. Let your Green glowing symbol continue to radiate across the breath and length of Nigeria. We Nigerians believe in your ability to continue to lead us in the telecom sector as we keep ruling our world.
Meanwhile, you can visit  the Glo website to learn more about Glo mobile products and services here http://www.gloworld.com/productnservices.asp