Subscribers who quickly switched to the Globacom nationwide 4G LTE service have been supremely impressed by the unprecedented speed of the network and the quality of service,
Globacom last Tuesday launched the first nationwide 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network with the widest coverage,
Some of the subscribers who spoke about their experiences were effusive in their praises.
They poured encomiums on Globacom for the superior quality of the service and for making it available beyond the major commercial cities of Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja which others restricted themselves to.
One of the delighted subscribers to the service, Njideka Okafor, an information technology specialist, based in Maitama, Abuja said: “I tell you, 4G is a lovely experience. The speed is phenomenal. And the indoor penetration is excellent. I have 4G signal in every part of my house. I was also among the first to upgrade my other line to 4G on another network. But the indoor penetration was poor and the phone only worked best near the front windows, ” she said.
On his part, Atitebi Ajijedidun, a Lagos business man, who was among the first set of Nigerians to upgrade to the advanced network described the experience as ‘wonderful’.
According to him, “I have had a 4G phone for a while now. I was using it with 3G services. I simply purchased a 4G SIM to enable me optimize the capacity of the phone, so to speak. The difference is clear, I tell you. My videos download without any delay. Glo has done very well with this one".
While Titus Ojemba, a lawyer based in Port Harcourt described the speed of the service as ‘incredible’, another subscriber, Mohammed Aliyu, a secondary school teacher said he loved the flexibility of the offerings. He said he had initially thought the service would be expensive, but was pleasantly surprised that virtually anyone who can afford a smartphone can buy a 4G data bundle.
“There is a package for everyone starting with N50. For example with N500, you can purchase a plan with a whopping 1.6Gb. It’s a bright idea to include a broad range of bundle options for subscribers,” he said.
The Globacom service is already live in the following locations: Lagos- Lekki, Ikoyi, V.I, Ajah and Akoka; Port Harcourt- Aba Road, Trans Amadi, Diobu, Old GRA and UNIPort; Warri, Eket, Benin, Abuja- Maitama, Wuse, Asokoro, Garki/Central Business District and Airport Road; Jos, Yola – ABTI and Zaria- ABU. Other locations across the country are expected to come up shortly according to the company, which said the network now offers the fastest internet speed ever in Nigeria.