MTN customers in Nigeria will be unable to purchase data on their phones from 12 a.m. on Saturday until 6 a.m. on Sunday, according to the telecommunications company.
This was stated in a notice issued by the mobile network operator on Friday night, titled “Service Upgrade Notice.”
“Due to an upgrade, data purchase will be unavailable from 12 midnight to 6am on April 25th, 2021.
“If you can, please recharge and buy a data bundle before this time. Apologies for inconvenience,” the notice read.
MTN, with approximately 77 million subscribers and approximately 45 percent of the total telecommunications market share in Nigeria, is arguably the country’s largest telecommunications operator.
Recently, the mobile network operator and commercial banks have been at odds over the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data charges. The banks had blocked MTN customers from using their banking channels, but they were later unblocked while discussions were taking place.
MTN has since connected its millions of subscribers to fintech platforms such as Flutterwave, Jumia Pay, OPay, Kuda, Carbon, and BillsnPay, allowing them to recharge their phones electronically.