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Are You Preparing For The Return Of The 0804?

You shouldn’t be told that NTEL, formerly NITEL are set to start operations fully this month offering 4G LTE to Nigerians. However, instead of changing their old numbering plan – 0804, they are going retain it. The numbering capacity can only accommodate 10 million phone lines.
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According to Mr. Kamar Abass, Managing director of Ntel, the assets acquired from NITEL included cellular spectrum/microwave frequencies; telecom operating licenses international submarine cables. They also acquired fibre and duct network that will enable them to offer better services to Nigerians.
The return of the 0804
The numbering shouldn’t be a problem to Nigerians as long as we can see the benefits of getting one or porting to one i.e. Cheaper data plan and voice service. If this is in place, I can see Airtel, MTN and Glo being demoted as side chicks, If you know what I mean.


23 comments on “Are You Preparing For The Return Of The 0804?

  1. Abimbola Sojimi says:

    Hi Tobi, for some unknown reasons, anytime I try to access this website using Spectranet, I get redirected to Spectranet’s website. I have to switch off Wi-Fi and use mobile data to access Miss Techy. Doesn’t happen with other websites.
    Any reasons for this?
    By the way, you are doing a phenomenal job here.

    1. Tobi Ayeni says:

      Thank you so much for the observation and your kind words Abimbola, all hands are on deck to rectify this.

      1. Bigtt76 says:

        Been telling you this since naaaaaaa. Are you self hosting the blog? Contact me I can help out if you want me to.

      2. Ekele says:

        Hi Tobi, have you been able to rectify this issue. Apparently one of my sites is having the same issue as well. I’d put a call through to you much later.

        1. Tobi Ayeni says:

          Hey Abel, I think I have an idea of what you are talking about, do you have my new number?

          1. Ekele says:

            Your 0817 number is switched off. Let me know when I can put a call through.

  2. Covenant Oyetade says:

    Yes. But, on one condition: Lowest data charges with stable network.

  3. KingAbsolute says:

    4G LTE? Not for everyone then…

    1. Covenant Oyetade says:

      Yeap! Only 4G capable phones.

  4. lewdbabe says:

    Phantom 5 released around the same time with ntel 4g ,, coincidence ? i think not

    1. Covenant Oyetade says:

      Well, life’s full of coincidences.

  5. Joshua says:

    interesting but if it’s only 4G many Nigerians will lose out

    1. Covenant Oyetade says:

      You’re right. Only smartphones with 4G capability will be able to enjoy their services.

      1. Tochukwu Osakwe says:

        Well it will force many people to stop buy crappy phones and use high end phones that support lte ntwk…thank heavens my note 3 is lte version. So i will be among the lucky few

  6. Tobe says:

    Like the guy above me just pointed out, I hope its not all 4G else we might need to throw our current phones into the bin before even thinking of purchasing the sim.

    1. Covenant Oyetade says:

      It won’t be only 4G. They are just letting us know that their broadband is 4G capable, for those with 4G-readied smartphones.

  7. Bigtt76 says:

    Like my Indian friend would say of Airtel….. Airtel repackaged 2G network as 3G network and relaunched 3G network as 4GLTE. We would never know the truth about these ‘xG networks

    1. Covenant Oyetade says:

      You’ll know if your phone is 4G capable.

  8. Otobong says:

    Sounds good but I hope their data, Call, sms charges would be pocket friendly even more than the ones we have now

    1. Covenant Oyetade says:

      Well, we can just wait. But for them to make us port or migrate, it has to be. Otherwise, they won’t get customers.

  9. henry says:

    NITEL is on GSM or CDMA?

  10. Tochukwu Osakwe says:

    Once they offer 4glte netwk speed im porting from empty n to ntel. Hope they will live up to all this noise dey are making upandan.

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