All Unused Data Must Now Be Rolled Over To Next Subscription, Says NCC

This is a good news for virtually every subscribers of data bundles. There are sometimes you purchased a data plan but for a reason or another, you were unable to exhaust it before the expiry date, that simply means the balance is gone forever.

Now, NCC is working towards Nigerians getting the best out of their data plans has mandated all telecom operators to reinforce data rollovers for unused data regardless of the data plans you subscribe to. Unused data by telecom subscribers must be rolled over in subsequent subscriptions, according to the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC).


The statement said the agency reached the conclusion at the regular bi-annual meeting with senior executives of telecommunication companies on complaints management.

The commission and telecom service providers will hold follow-up discussions on the fair usage policy on unlimited data bundles/data rollover.

“The commission hereby wishes to restate that its direction of June 2018 to service providers to commence implementation of data rollover from 26 June 2018, remains in force,” it said.

“In other words, a subscriber’s unused data must be rolled over to his/her subsequent data subscription. Therefore, the commission urges service providers to continue to inform and educate subscribers on the procedures and processes for data rollover,” it added.

As earlier stated, this is good news for those of who hardly finish their monthly data plans. Those who subscribe multiple times in a month should now be looking towards acquiring unlimited data volume in their buckets.


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