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Hey guys, i've got Good and Bad News for ya'll concerning one of Nigeria's fastest ISP (Internet Service Provider) Spectranet Nigeria , they will be rolling out a new plan on March 15 and it's due to perhaps the challenges facing the Nigerian economy. from the dollar to naira exchange rate fluctuation to a gradual fuel scarcity and every other thing in the country rising beyond expectation. (Pss! Sachet Water is officially N10).

Anyways i'm not here to talk about politics in the Nigerian economy, this is about Spectranet's new plan which i think might affect SME/Work At Home entrepreneurs. Well let's take a recap, if you remember i posted

Spectranet Nigeria now offers almost Unlimited Data Plan - See 2014 Prices.

sometime in 2014

Well the post however go huge views and i guess people loved the good news but this time i think it's going to be bad news for other people due to the price hike which went to over 40% increase and i think it's really sad.

 See the image below for the new price plan rolling out on the 15th of March 2016...

New Plan Rates in Words:

  • 2GB - N3,000 - 24x7 - Monthly  - No Bonus

  • 5GB - N5,000 - 24x7 - Monthly - No Bonus

  • 20GB - N10,000 - 24x7 - Monthly  - Yes Bonus: 10GB +Free Night Browsing Unlimited

  • 50GB - N20,000 - 24x7 - Monthly - Yes Bonus: 10GB +Free Night Browsing Unlimited

  • 100GB - N40,000 - 24x7 - Monthly  - Yes Bonus: 10GB +Free Night Browsing Unlimited

  • 200GB - N70,000 - 24x7 - Monthly - Yes Bonus: 10GB +Free Night Browsing Unlimited

  • 20GB - N7,500 - 7pm-7am - Monthly - No Bonus

  • 5GB - N5,000 - 7pm-7am - Monthly - No Bonus

 

Compared to this back in 2014...


They really scrapped alot of plans tho!

Now let's see the difference using a plan as an example, back then and up till today(March 04) Spectranet Nigeria's Cheapest Night plan used to be N4,000 for 20GB 6pm to 8am but now the new price for this same plan is now N7,500 for 20GB 7pm to 7am. Old subscribers to this plan will never go for this trust me!

Well the special adviser to Spectranet Nigeria thought as much so what they did is, if you buy the 24x7 Plan which used to be N7,000 for 20GB monthly and now N10,000 for the same 20GB you get 10GB extra and UNLIMITED Night browsing(designed for people who don't like to sleep, this FREE browsing starts by 1AM and ends 7AM).

But this is the BIG KILL!!! Especially for those who used to subscribe for the N7,000 plan, N3,000 difference for an all night UNLIMITED BROWSING and 10GB extra should serve justice to that extra cost. I trust some Night surfers will abuse this but before the do they have to serve time till 1AM in the midnight before the FREE NIGHT BROWSING activates.

So the summary here is that, whether you like it or not Spectranet has upgraded their plan to take more money from your pocket to meet up with the current situation in the country. I'm certain this plan would beat their competitors Swift, Smile etc (Prove me wrong in the comments below)

Let me elaborate tho, with the dollar brouhaha and the so called Epileptic Power sector how do we expect this guys to cope ? Especially when they buy this data with Dollars from the Fiber Optics guys ? As at to Naira to One dollar is N330

I'm not justifying this hike but when a business has to Strive the customers are the ones to pay the Price!

See you guys later and hopefully my next post on Spectranet would be that they have finally brought back the 24/7 UNLIMITED PLAN!



It may just be the smartest move for Smartphones. 

After years of struggling to maintain importance in the growing sector, BlackBerry will be focusing solely on Android in the coming year. The revelation was made Thursday at this year’s staging of the CES in Las Vegas. The news means BlackBerry will not be making any phones operating on the BlackBerry 10 system this year. 

Last year the company announced it would create its first device to use the Android opearting system, the Priv, which will be sold by major carriers in the United States once the 60-day trial period with AT&T ends. Apparently, positive reception of the Priv prompted BlackBerry officials to rethink the company’s approach and, instead of alienating itself by continuing to create phones for its own system, will adopt Android as the go-to system in 2016.

In an interview with CNet, BlackBerry CEO John Chen said sales for the Priv have been good. “I’m taking a cautiously optimistic view,” Chen said. Optimistic enough to roll the phone out to 31 countries across the globe. 

The initial asking price of $699, Chen said, will likely decrease as time goes on. So, BlackBerry 10 isn’t quite dead but it certainly looks as though it’s being moved to the old age home where it will likely quietly fade away.
Culled from: Source

Android Security has become even more vulnerable to Stagefright 2.0 thanks Zimperium, a mobile security company who revealed that this new exploits can haunt even more Android phones than it's original (Stagefright).



Ok, let's bring you upto speed, there's this virus/bug/exploiting app called Stagefright, it is a remotely exploitable software bug that affects versions 2.2 ("Froyo") and newer of the Android operating system. It allows an attacker to perform arbitrary operations on the victim device through remote code execution and privilege escalation. Security researchers demonstrate the bug with a proof of concept that sends specially crafted MMS messages to the victim device and in most cases requires no end-user actions upon message reception to succeed, while using the phone number as the only target information. (Via Wikipedia).


Now Stagefright 2.0 is out and it's even worse, it targets Android phones running 1.0 and up (over 1.4 Billlion people could be vulnerable), and what this does is that it can exploit your phone via web browser unlike it's predecessor that uses MMS (so be careful of shared links).

Google and other tech giants are already rolling out new updates that'll patch this exploits, we also learnt Google has patched the previous bug(Stagefright) in their latest update.

One of the major reason why people get vulnerable is that they don't like to update, they tend to wait for FREE wifi to update their OS because updates are usually high in bytes. Like a Samsung Galaxy J7 i was with few days ago, it had an update and it's about 329mb, the user didn't want to update using her own mobile data but if you take security seriously, you will update.

The good news now is that Google said it will issue a patch for the new Stagefright exploit this month (October) which was yesterday.

"As announced in August, Android is using a monthly security update process. Issues including the ones Zimperium reported, will be patched in the October Monthly Security Update for Android rolling out Monday, October 5th."
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