Latest data from the NCC reveals Nigerians spent a total of 42,746,775,754 (42.7b) minutes making phone calls in 2011 alone. 20.8billion of that was for outgoing calls and 21.9billion for incoming calls. According to the data obtained from the NCC Nigerians called the most in 2010 talking for a total of 58,365,930,436 minutes.
The staggering stats above reveals just how much Nigerians spend talking on the phone and buttressed the view of telcom operators that Nigeria is one of the highest countries with high Average Revenues Per User in the world.
Its hard to figure out what influences the call habits of Nigerians from this figures as the five year period cut through an era of easy credit, financial crisis and harsh economic environments. For 2010 which seemed like the odd one out here, the only reason I can give was the National elections
2011 – 42.7billion
2009 – 41.2billion
2008 – 48.8billion
2007 – 37.3billion
2006 – 25.1billion
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