After listening to several complains from Nigerians, NCC decided to bail out the subscribers from this cage by directing all internet service providers to extend their grace period in order to allow people with unused data balance to have adequate time for subsequent subscriptions and roll over.

Before today, to roll over your unused data balance when your subscription expires, you need to renew your bundle before expiration. There was nothing like Grace / Roll-Over Period.

Imagine yourself subscribing to a monthly data bundle of 10GB for 5k and something came up that took up your time during that month, and boom! you received alert that your data bundle has expired". How would you feel when you noticed that the data was wiped off?

Thank God, NCC has implemented a data rollover policy for all networks in Nigeria, including Airtel, 9mobile, Glo, and MTN, to allow us to use our expired or unfinished data bundle in the following month. A second chance would be given of 1 to 14 days extra, depending on your data bundle.

According to the NCC, the Data Roll-Over policy would come into effect this week following complaints from millions of data subscribers that they were being short-changed by internet service providers as a result of the non-implementation of the policy in the country.

The implementation has begun on the 26th of June, 2018.

We need to commend the agency for this exercise. Hopefully, these will improve the quality of telecoms services in Nigeria as well as make living easier.

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