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NCC: Telcos to roll over subscriber’s unused data By Agency

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has instructed telecommunication companies to henceforth roll over subscriber’s unused data to subsequent data subscription.

In a statement on Thursday by the NCC spokesperson, Ikechukwu Adinde, said the agency reached the conclusion during its bi-annual meeting with Senior Executives of telecommunication companies on complaints management.

The meeting which held virtually focused on consumer relations and complaint management processes.

Adinde disclosed that the NCC and the telecom service providers agreed that the compensation policy should be revisited and complied with always to ensure full compliance with the new Complaint Categories and Service Level Agreement (CC/SLA) consented to by the NCC and the service providers.

He said, it was also decided that the Commission and telecom service providers will hold follow-up discussions on “Fair Usage Policy” on unlimited data bundles/data rollover, in order to provide a clearer explanation and a better understanding of the processes and procedures of the policy for the benefit of the consumers.

“In other words, a subscriber’s unused data must be rolled over to his/her subsequent data subscription. Therefore, the Commission urges service providers to continue to inform and educate subscribers on the procedures and processes for data rollover”, he added.

Service providers also agreed to ensure that senior-level customer relations officers support their respective complaints management teams, to resolve complaints that were not resolved to the satisfaction of the consumers when such complaints were first reported.

The service providers also promised to ensure that complaints are resolved in both the letter and spirit of the recently-reviewed Service Level Agreement (SLA).

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