Saturday, February 21, 2015

Glo Nigeria Online Recharge Service on Halt as Quickteller Removes Payment Code

 The Globacom online recharge service has been on halt since early hours of 21st of February 2015.
Investigation by Nigeria Telecom News reveals that the GLO payment code  "91309" was removed from Quickteller. (Due to an assumed technical glitch or upgrade)

 Due to this situation, all Bank Application, ATM and recharge platforms have been deducting users funds without recharging their Globacom mobile line.
 We gathered some of users complains whose money were deduction but line not credited, (via Twitter and Instagram) which can be viewed below.

Twitter #GloDeductButNoRecharge Complain

Instagram #GloDeductButNoRecharge Complain

 We assume Technical team at Quickteller and Globacom are presently working on the issue.
Though this happened on a weekend, attempts to get official statement on the incident from Quickteller and Glo officials proved abortive as at the time of writing.

 We implore everyone trying to recharge their Glo lines to wait till the issue is rectified, or buy physical recharge vouchers around their environs.

Hopefully the service would be back in a timely manner.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

MTN Nigeria celebrates 13th anniversary with FREE DATA

Nigerian mobile operator MTN is celebrating 13 years of operations in Nigeria, offering users of its data services 100 per cent extra data.
Under the offer, a subscriber that buys a data bundle will receive the same amount for free; for example, a user purchasing the network’s 3 gigabyte (GB) data bundle will receive a total of 6 GB.
While subscribers can only use the bundle purchased between 9pm and 6am, the extra data can be used anytime of day; and will be valid for a 30-day period.
The latest offer was communicated to subscribers via SMS.

Launched in 2001, MTN now has over 55 million subscribers in Nigeria, providing voice, data and business solutions to Nigerians.

Friday, October 25, 2013


L-R  Chief Executive Officer (CEO), MTN Nigeria, Mr. Michael Ikpoki and Group Managing Director (GMD), Diamond Bank Plc, Dr. Alex Otti during an engagement to formalize a new retail strategic partnership towards the launch of the Diamond Y’ello Account in Lagos.
A comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding, MOU, to accelerate the launch of a hybrid bank account, the Diamond Y’ello Account that offers an unparalleled combination of financial, telecom, loyalty and lifestyle benefits has been jointly signed by Diamond Bank Plc. and MTN Nigeria. Tagged the Diamond Y’ello Account, the service allows customers to open a Diamond Bank account conveniently from their MTN lines even as the account also offers interest earning benefits as well as access to micro credit. In addition, customers will enjoy friendly call rates and earn loyalty points as they carry out transactions.

Group Managing Director/ CEO of Diamond Bank Plc, Dr. Alex Otti said, “One of the major benefits of the Diamond Y’ello Account is that as soon as a customer opens the account from their mobile phones, transactions are done with ease and convenience via their mobile phones. With nearly 100% mobile phone penetration in Nigeria, many more un-banked and under banked Nigerians, regardless of their location, can
now enjoy access to banking with this novel service.”

According to MTN’s Chief Executive Officer, Michael Ikpoki: “We are absolutely delighted once again to be offering our existing and potential subscribers a new and innovative product that will most definitely change their life styles and the way they manage their finances. We are really excited about Diamond Y’ello Account, and we plan to make use of our existing network and infrastructure all over the country to ensure that we reach as many people as possible especially those who do not have access to banking services.”

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Hafeez Ayetoro, ace comedian and Nollywood actor, who has become the face of Etisalat for some years now, has switched network from the GSM company he was known with, to telecom giants MTN.
 It will be recalled that Hafeez’s face became a part of Etisalat branding for years, but NigeriaTelecomNews can authoritatively inform you that the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education lecturer, was given an irresistible amount of money (N20M) to switch allegiance.

MTN just commenced their television commercial for the recently activated Number Portability Scheme with Saka excitedly announcing he has ‘upgraded’ to MTN.
The ad starts with Saka dressed in green traditional attire only to transform into a bright yellow attire as he leads a music band.
I don port o, I don port go MTN. I don upgrade to MTN‘, Saka sings and dances. Credible sources confirm that Saka got paid a whooping N20m for this new deal.
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Monday, April 22, 2013


 We are pleased to announce that "Nigeria Telecom News"(NTN) will be available to BlackBerry users with the launch of our app for BlackBerry® smartphones.
 Available to download free of charge from BlackBerry® World™, the Nigeria Telecom News app will allow users to read the latest telecommunication news while on the move.
 The app has been built by AppFishers using the NTN Really Simple Syndication.

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