If you must make a call to anybody’s mobile phone in Nigeria, you need to be understanding and patient – it can be a very frustrating and annoying experience.
In the first place, it takes luck for the call to get through, and when both parties are connected, there is no guarantee that you will hear each other or that the line will not drop after a few seconds.
Everyone who can afford it has a minimum of two mobile phones from different operatorsâ€
A conversation which normally should not last two minutes may after several calls take 10 minutes and, believe me, both of you will pay for every second.
Being very practical people, Nigerians have devised a way, though expensive, to ease the problem.
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