Glo Free Data Day: NCC Orders Globacom To Stop Bonanza

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The regulatory body in charge of telecom operators, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), have stopped the intended Glo free data day. It was initially meant for  all its subscribers on the Globacom network on  Friday, August 11, 2017.

This was contained in a letter signed by Sunday Dare, NCC Commissioner for Stakeholder Management, for Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman, on Tuesday.

The commission explained that the promotion was not in line with what was approved by the regulator.

Glo had announced that eligible subscribers, will enjoy as much as 200 megabytes of data for free, in what it called the “Glo free data day”.

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The letter read:

Please refer to the commission’s letter dated 14th March, 2017 conveying approval for your Glo overload promotion.

It has however come to our notice that Globacom Nigeria Ltd has been implementing the above regulatory approval in breach especially given your recent media campaign on the ‘Glo free data offer’, a clear departurre from terms and condition of the approval given for the Glo overload promotion

Consequent upon the above, you are hereby directed to suspend implementation of the Glo overload promotion from your network with immediate effect.

NCC also summoned the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Globacom Nigeria, Gladys Talabi, to a meeting at the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja for August 17, 2017.

Globacom had declared Friday, 11th August 2017, as the first Free Data Day on its network. This was meant to be an avenue for the company to keep its promise of the Glo Free Data Day package which was launched recently, in a statement from the company.

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The company said that eligible subscribers will get 200 megabytes free data to enjoy a free day of FREE browsing, chatting, streaming, downloading, uploading and lots more.

Glo subscribers were to use 100 megabytes plus N150 on voice calls OR N250 on voice calls between Friday, 4th and Thursday 10th August to qualify for the data largesse.