best internet in abuja

This is an update to my previous post; Best Internet Provider in Nigeria.

Since I wrote the previous version of this post, a lot has changed. Internet in Nigeria (in my opinion) is generally expensive. So one has to wonder how to use video apps like Netflix, DSTV now, YouTube, or social media apps like Instagram & Snapchat. These apps consume data literally. So if you intend on using these apps to the fullest, get ready to spend big bucks.

spending on data in nigeria

Among the major players in data: spectranet, smile, ntel, 9mobile, airtel, mtn and glo, if you must get your money’s worth, I highly suggest ntel. Why?

So, what’s the best internet service provider in abuja?

You see, the last time I wrote about this, my top choice was smile because it was really fast and had good enough coverage around town, however it was quite pricey. But I realized over time, something happened to their coverage, it just became increasingly difficult to get a good signal. Matter of fact, at work, I had to place my mifi on a particular spot to get coverage, once I moved it from there, that was the end of it.

Ntel on the other hand, is also pretty fast with good coverage but the advantage here is the price. Ntel is cheaper. While smile’s monthly unlimited plan goes for N19,800 with an 80gb data cap, Ntel’s monthly unlimited plan is N17,500 with no cap. Note: Spectranet’s monthly unlimited plan goes for N18,000 with a 100gb cap.

The price is the minor advantage of ntel, here’s the big one…

NTEL WAWU: now this is the main reason I switched from smile to ntel…who doesn’t like awoof (good awoof oh!) not the one wey go run ur belle!

A couple of months ago, I got to know about ntel wawu plans where you get an ntel wawu sim and register it with N1,000 then get 12gb of data free and subsequently use that N1,000 you registered with to activate another 12gb … OMG … I think that was a mouthful. Let me slow it down: ntel wawu was a dream come true for me. It was a promo that was running at that time and I didn’t care how long it was gonna run for but I just wanted to get on that train. Can you imagine getting 24gb of data for N1,000.

Think it’s a scam?

Well, it was real. You would think it was a scam that would suck you in but then the speed would be so slow, you’d have to jump ship but no it wasn’t. This thing was cheap and yet crazy fast, in fact I think the ‘cheapness’ made it faster in my mind.

Although ntel has stopped giving out wawu numbers, those of us that got it then are still enjoying the benefits. The data plan I’m currently using is the N3,000 for 48gb plan and it’s amazing. These days, I don’t even bother downloading to watch later, I just stream…c’mon, if you were me, wouldn’t you?

For those of you that didn’t know about this or maybe knew about it late, just keep your fingers crossed, it’s almost 2019 and ntel might decide to give you a New Year’s gift by opening up this opportunity again.

Thanks for reading, stay warm. If you have contrasting opinions or you know of another network that can serve as best internet service provider in Abuja, kindly leave your comments below.

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