I have limited net access, as well as battery, so this is a quick note to inform those who were following this series.
I eventually subscribed to Glo’s data services. At the existing prices, for a 24-hour/30-day subscription, Glo charges 29kobo per Megabyte, and Mtn charges 31 kobo per megabyte. Negligible difference, but I find glo’s network more stable and usable.
I managed to make the subscription after visiting Glo’s Abuja office. They require some sort of identification, and they give you a sim card which does not permit voice calls. Not fun, but better than nothing still. It costs ₦7,000 per month for a 2GB cap.
My MTN subscription will expire in a week, and I’ve used less than 3% of its value. My email to NCC’s complaint box has not been responded to in two weeks now, so…
The only problem is that I am in a small town in Katsina state now, and I have to travel 40KM before I can get useful network signal… I try to fill the idle times with books on my phone. Try www.mobipocket.com if you haven’t. The books can be costly, but well, I consider books to be a worthwhile investment whenever I can afford them. I have only ever bought one book though. I scavenge for free books mostly (Sci-fi fiction books by Cory Doctorow are usually free of charge, and of high quality. The books are also sold on Amazon, he makes electronic versions free as a way to market the print version )
Random quote: Drilling for oil is boring.