“I Love You”: MTN, Glo, Airtel, 9mobile Cash Out Big as Nigerians Exchanged Over 7 Million Text Messages Daily

Aug 27, 2023 | Uncategorized

  • A new report from the NCC has revealed that Nigerians exchange over 25 billion text messages in one year
  • This amounts to about 7 million text messages sent and received every day over the span of 12 months in 2022
  • MTN Nigeria, Glo, Airtel, and 9 Mobile, the biggest telecommunication networks, made over N103.7 billion from the text messages

The Nigerian Communications Commission has revealed that Nigerians and other telecommunication consumers in Nigeria exchange over 25.93 billion text messages.

This is a 28.82% increase when compared to the 20.12 billion total number of text messages sent and received in 2022.

The commission stated this in its newly released ‘2022 Subscriber/Network Data Annual Report.’

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NCC has revealed Nigerians exchange over 25 billion text messages in one year
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Nigeria’s text message habit

A breakdown from the report shows that out of the 25.93 billion messages, 14.09 billion SMS messages were sent, and about 11.84 billion were received.

It was also disclosed that MTN recorded the highest number of text messages exchanged. Punch reports.

Part of the report reads:

“The total number of national SMS both sent and received as at December 2022 was 25,928,704,567.

“This is an increase of 28.82 per cent from that of the total SMS sent and received in year 2021 that stood at 20,126,551,822 SMS.

“There was a 48.84 per cent increase in the number of SMS sent in year 2022 compared to year 2021.

“Conversely, the year 2022 count of received SMS also increased by 11.06 per cent higher than that of year 2021.

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“In year 2022, MTN recorded the highest count of SMS received and sent which stood at 8,738,690,150 and 8,323,722,485, respectively at N4 each.”

The report also revealed that International SMS sent as at December 2022 was 59.5 million (59,571,547) while the total number of SMS received was 459 million (459,329,782)

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Meanwhile, in another report, the NCC has received 20,000 complaints from Nigerians who have fallen victim to telecom fraud.

The commission reveals that many fraudsters pose as telecom operators or loan sharks to deceive people and extract money from them.

NCC wants Nigerians to be cautious when dealing with suspicious phone calls, messages, or requests.

Source: Legit.ng

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