You’ll recall that earlier this month, we reported that NCC directed all Telecom operators in the country to implement data rollover beginning from June 26th.
It appears this is gradually coming into existence. According to NCC twitter handle, the implementation has begun and all Telecom operators including Airtel, 9mobile, Glo and MTN will allow you to use your expired or unfinished data bundle in the following month.
2. Issuance of Direction to Service Providers on Data rollover which now enables consumers to roll over unused data for 1- 7 days depending on your data plan. This takes effect from 26th of June, 2018.
— ncc.gov.ng (@NgComCommission) June 21, 2018
Based on NCC’s directive, a new rule is now applicable to allow data rollover on un-used main data bundle when they renew their bundles after expiry or buy another bundle of the same category within the specified roll over period below,
MTN, with the largest subscribers data base, has immediately implement how it data rollover will work.
|Data Category||Validity||Roll Over Period|
|Daily bundles||1 Day||1Day|
|Weekly bundles||3 Days||3 Days|
|Monthly bundles||7 Days||7 Days|
How Does it Work?
Daily Bundle: If you have subscribe for a daily plan on June 26, the expiry day is June 27 but you will still have another 24 hours to subscribe – June 28 – as Grace Period.
Weekly Bundle: For weekly bundle, you have extra 3 days to subscribe a new bundle before your data balance is wiped out.
Monthly Bundle: For monthly bundle, you have extra 7 days to subscribe a new bundle before your data balance is wiped out.
Note: You data balance is expected to still be working during this Grace Period.
We are expecting other Telecom operators to announce how theirs will work.