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MTN and other major Network Provider to Increase Data Price as Directed by NCC starting from Dec 1

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It’s no longer a rumor that MTN and other major telecommunication networks have been rolling out updates about an increase in data price starting from December 1st of 2016. 

MTN NEW DATA PLAN PRICE
Just when we thought we can relax and enjoy the Internet with the various affordable data plan we have, NCC came out of no where to take us to those days when data was gold and only the rich can afford more data. 
In an SMS sent by MTN 2 days ago it reads “Dear customer, please be informed that from 1st Dec, some MTN data tariffs will be increased to reflect the new rates set by the NCC to operators. Thank you.” 

MTN NEW DATA PLAN PRICE

Further more, this update is not only peculiar to MTN NG it has been rolled out by other networks like Etisalat. 

There has been mixed reactions from Nigerians because this updates are coming at the time the country is going through Economic Recession and inflation. Only God can help us. 

What do you think about this update please let us know. 

How To Enable WhatsApp Video Calling Feature On Your Android Smartphone 

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Since the inclusion of the WhatsApp video call option a lot of people have been asking me HOW TO ENABLE WHATSAPP VIDEO CALL FEATURE today we shall be talking about how to enable this new feature easily. 

How To Enable WhatsApp Video Calling Feature On Your Android Smartphone
The first thing to do is visit Google playstore and check if your Whatsapp is up to date. If it’s not, kindly update it. 


As you can see from the image above the video calling feature comes with the new version of Whatsapp. 
Now that you’re updated, you need to open Whatsapp proceed to whoever it is you want to give a video call. 


Click on the call button inside the chat screen you should be given this two options, if yours is different from the screen above that means your friend is yet to update there Whatsapp to the latest version. 

What are you still waiting for? Update your Whatsapp and start making free video calls. Remember, video calls use your data instead of Airtime. 

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WhatsApp Video Calling Feature To Be Available Soon For All Users

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​The Facebook-owned messaging app added FaceTime-style video chats in an app update on Tuesday. The feature only supports one-to-one calls at the moment, but all messages are end-to-end encrypted, just like WhatsApp’s text and voice calls.

WhatsApp’s move into video messaging is not a surprise given the number of other companies offering alternative features. Apple, Google, Snapchat and even Facebook Messenger already have some sort of video messaging functionality.

10 Reasons Why You Should Shop On Black Friday 2016

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Haven’t You Heard About The Recession: Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Shop On Black Friday 2016Black Friday 2016

Who doesn’t love cheap things? Who doesn’t love paying less than half the value for a product you have always wanted to have? Just imagine a brand new IPhone 7 for N220,000 Or an iPad mini for N29,000. Yes this is in fact going to happen and it is going to happen very, very soon. It is called BLACK FRIDAY.

According to wiki, Black Friday is the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States (the fourth Thursday of November), often regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. Well, like many other things, Nigeria has also caught the bug of BLACK FRIDAY. And the 2 biggest online stores in Nigeria, JUMIA and KONGA have brought Black Friday 2016 closer to us. Now we can shop online for the duration of the Black Friday 2016 and get up to 70% DISCOUNT!!

Black Friday 2016 is making a comeback again and different on Jumia Nigeria with 12 DAYS from 14th – 25th November 2016 to give you more time, ease and deals to choose from; Excited! Ready!! Can’t wait!!! and invite your friends & family now >> CLICK HEREBlack Friday 2016

TOP 10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD SHOP ON BLACK FRIDAY 2016

  1. Massive Discount: The amount you’ll save will blow your mind. This offer is the biggest promo, bonanza or whatever you call it in Nigeria. You’d benefit a lot of discounts on different products ranging from kitchen utensils, phones, laptops, office gadgets, computers and so on. If you no like awoof, me I like am o!
  1. Financial: There are quite simply many Nigeria consumers that cannot afford more than the absolute basic necessities — and many that can’t afford even those. The opportunity to buy new clothes and household items at lower prices is heaven sent. And extras such as gift cards help supplement tight budgets for food and other consumables when redeemed later
  1. It’s sweat-free and stress-free: Freezing winter, scorching summer, windy or rainy days, they don’t matter anymore, as long as you have a computer, a laptop, or simply your smartphone around and that’s enough. Just get your items shipped to you with most retailers carrying 100% full return policies during this season.
  2. Deals can pop up quickly: In the world of Black Friday shopping, deals can change quickly. Limited-time offers may disappear as quickly as they appear. In case new deals pop up over the course of Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and the weekend leading into Cyber Monday, shopping online gives you the flexibility to find and act on new sales as they happen. Keep your computer or phone close by to monitor your email inbox and social media feed for news of late-breaking specials.
  3. Sport: There’s a school of thought that says shopping satisfies the human drive to hunt, and Black Friday behavior lends credence to that theory. How else to explain those who camp out in the cold, hoping to be the first line for a new TV? The stampeding hordes and bad behavior? The thrill of the hunt is fueled by some of our baser instincts.
  4. Tradition: It’s not every person’s idea of family fun, but there are many who have made Black Friday shopping expeditions an annual tradition. Memories are being made. Don’t knock it.
  5. You Have Tremendous Self-Control: Stores like Best Buy (another of those on the 6 p.m. Thursday bandwagon) will make money on you by selling the TV at cost, and loading your cart with all of the accessories and other smaller items that aren’t discounted at all. Also, if the store has advertised that the sale on the item you want is “only while supplies last”, will you have the strength not to buy something else? If you can manage to get in and out of the place without those, you’ve won
  6. It’s super quick: Long gone are the days when you’d have to wait for several days until a package would get delivered to your home. To make Black Friday a big online event, many retailers are coming forward with one-day shipping. Amazon has taken this to the next level with its Prime Free Same-Day Delivery where you could order an item in the morning and have it at home by afternoon.
  7. It’s germ-free: Fighting crowds on special days like Black Friday can also be bad for your health. Confused? You cannot deny that the chances of people catching a cold or even the flu are quite high in crowded places. Steer clear of these places, be sick free and shop from the comfort of your own home by steering away from any potential viral or bacterial attack. Winter is coming!
  8. Free shipping is a growing trend: Historically, one of the drawbacks of making purchases online has been the shipping fees. Consumers are in for a treat this year, as many stores are offering free seasonal shipping. At Best Buy, shoppers can enjoy free standard shipping on eligible products with no minimum purchase amount required

Keep your fingers crossed for jaw-dropping discount deals on Nigeria’s biggest online sales event. There is also an option to pay on delivery if you don’t feel comfortable paying online.

Black Friday 2016 is making a comeback again and different on Jumia Nigeria with 12 DAYS from 14th – 25th November 2016 to give you more time, ease and deals to choose from; Excited! Ready!! Can’t wait!!! and invite your friends & family now >> CLICK HERE

 

iTel 1516 Plus Phone Specifications, Price and Review

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The all new iTel 1516 Plus smartphone was launched in September 2016. The phone comes with a 5.0-inch IPS Touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 pixels by 854 pixels.

iTel 1516 Plus Phone Specifications
iTel 1516 Plus

iTel 1516 Plus Specifications

 Technology

  • GSM: GSM 900 / 1800
  • 3G: HSDPA 900 / 1800 / 2100
  • 4G: No
  • SIM Type: Dual SIM
  • OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop

Design

  • Dimensions: 145.5 x 72.8 x 9.95 mm
  • Weight:
  • Display: 5.0 inches, 480 x 854 pixels (195 PPI) IPS display
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity
  • Build: Plastic
  • Colours: Silver. Champagne. Grey

Hardware

  • Processor Type: Quad-Core 1.2 GHz
  • Processor Name: Mediatek
  • Graphics Processor:
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Internal Storage: 8 GB
  • External Storage: MicroSD card up to 32 GB

Camera

  • Rear: 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash
  • Video recording: Yes
  • Front-facing: 2 megapixel camera

Multimedia

  • Music Support: mp3, aac, aac+, eaac+, amr
  • Loudspeaker: Mono
  • Video Support: mpeg4, h.263, h.264
  • FM Radio: Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth: v2.1
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes
  • USB: microUSB v2.0; OTG; Reverse Charging

Miscellaneous

  • Charging: Regular
  • Battery: 5000 mAh
  • Announcement: September 2016
  • Availability: October 14, 2016
  • Launch Price: N24,500

Buy iTel iT 1516 Plus from Jumia.com.ng at  24,500| Buy Now!

Price and Availability

As displayed in the spec-sheet above, Itel It 1516 Plus Price in Nigeria ranges from 26,100 Naira to 35,000 Naira.

iTel iT 1516 Plus Smartphone was launched in September 2016. The phone comes with a 5.0-inch IPS Touch screen display with a resolution of 480 pixels by 854 pixels.

STORAGE / MEMORY:

The iTel 1516 Plus is powered by 1.2GHz quad-core Processor it comes with 1GB of RAM. The phone packs 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the iTel iT 1516 Plus packs a 5-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 2-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

OPERATING SYSTEM – BATTERY:

The iTel 1516 Plus runs Android 5.1 (Lollipop) and is powered by a 5000mAh removable battery which means less charging and long usage, you can enjoy your phone up-to 36hours while browsing on a single charge. It measures 145.5 x 72.8 x 9.95 mm (height x width x thickness).

CONNECTIVITY :

The iTel 1516 Plus is a Dual SIM (GSM) Smartphone that accepts a Regular-SIMs. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM and 3G. Sensors on the phone include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor and Accelerometer.

CONCLUSION:

I think iTel should up there game by increasing the RAM and Internal Storage size to 2GB and 16GB respectively. Battery is better this time and smarter.

Buy iTel iT 1516 Plus from Jumia.com.ng at  24,500| Buy Now!

GLO 4G LTE: What You Need To Know

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Glo has also joined the list of Nigeria network providers that are rolling out 4G LTE to her customers. Today TechPhreak will tell you What You Need To Know about the new GLO 4G LTE

What is the difference between 3G and LTE?
GLO LTE is multiple times faster than 3G network. LTE is the fastest wireless data technology available today in the World.

HOW TO CHECK IF YOUR GLO SIM IS 4G ENABLED

If you’re a GLO NG user and wondering if your sim card is 4G Enabled or maybe your phone is compatible with the GLO 4G network type.

INFINIX HOT S is compatible with GLO 4G
INFINIX HOT S is compatible with GLO 4G

Goto SMS create a new message text 4G to 400 and you should get the most appropriate reply for your device and sim card similar to the image above.

Where is GLO 4G LTE coverage available?

Glo 4G LTE network is still at its beta stage and has not been rolled out to every state in Nigeria, as at the time this article was compiled GLO 4G is available in the cities listed on the image below. They include :  Lagos: Lekki, Ikoyi, Victoria Isla, Ajah and Akoka, Abuja: Maitama, Wuse, Asokoro, Garki/Central Business District and Airport Road, Port Harcourt: Aba Road, Trans Amadi, Diobu, Old GRA and UNIPORT, Benin, Warri, Eket, Jos, Zaria: ABU, Yola: ABTI. Other major cities coming soon nationwide.
GLO 4G LTE COVERAGE

Where do I get the GLO 4G LTE SIM?
You can get GLO 4G LTE SIM from any Gloworld, Glozone or Glo dealer outlets closest to you.

How to check if your current phone is GLO 4G LTE supported?
To check your phone support LTE for Glo, text 4G to 400.

How can I subscribe for GLO 4G LTE data plan?
Just dial *777# and select your choice of 4G LTE plans

GLO 4G LTE DATA PLANS
Wow! Same with the 3G Plan

Which devices are supported by GLO 4G LTE service?

iPad Air 2 HTC One M9 LTE-A Alcatel One Touch Pop 4S LTE
iPad Mini 4 HTC One M9+ Alcatel One Touch Idol 4S LTE
iPhone 6 Huawei P9 Plus VIE-L29 Alcatel One Touch Pixi 4 6.0 LTE
iPhone 6 Plus LG G5 H860 Alcatel One Touch Pop 4 Plus
iPhone 6s LG G5 H860N Alcatel One Touch Pop 4 LTE
iPhone 6s Plus Microsoft Lumia 950 Alcatel One Touch Pixi 3 8.0 4G
iPhone SE Microsoft Lumia 950 TD-LTE Xiaomi Hongmi Note Pro/ Redmi Note 3 Pro 2015116
iPad Pro Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
BlackBerry DTEK 50 Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
BlackBerry Priv STV100-4 Samsung Galaxy S7 Duos
Blu Studio 7.0 Samsung Galaxy S7

More Devices to be added soon….

If you don’t have a 4G Enabled phone its time to prepare for one, keep visiting TechPhreak as we are going to give you list of devices that are 4G LTE enabled and don’t cost much in our future post.

Glo Launches 4G LTE Service In Nigeria

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While MTN was busy anticipating and creating social media awareness, Glo has launched her 4G services and its live in major cities of Nigeria on supported devices.

glo-4g

Glo is the third mobile network in Nigeria to activate 4G LTE, after nTel and MTN. This service is fully available to Subscribers in key locations such as Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja the Federal Capital Territory, Jos, Warri, Eket, Benin City, Yola and Zaria can, while the network will be made available to other locations very soon.

The  4G LTE, which is the country’s first nationwide network roll-out, is offering instant efficient broadband internet services at speeds multiple times faster than the 3G network and also at cheaper rates ranging from as low as ₦500, for 1.6GB (1 week) to as high as ₦18,000, for 90GB (30 days).
You can confirm if the service is available in your area now by dialing *777#. If you are already using this service, share your experience about it using the comment section.
To check if your phone is 4G LTE compatible TEXT 4G to 400 and you will be replied with the next step to take.

Nokia Phones Really Do Stop Bullets

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​It’s a running joke how the Nokia phones of years gone by are so tough, however. that might also be true for its newer models. 

Microsoft’s General Manager of Core UX Peter Skillman reported that an Afghani man was saved by his Nokia phone last week after a bullet got stuck in it.

That being said, other brands like the iPhone & HTC Evo 3D have also behaved as Kevlar vests in the past. Keep in mind though that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones are doing the opposite by acting as actual explosives due to their faulty batteries. 

Original Image Credits: 

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Happy Belated Birthday: Google Just Turned 18!

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​18 Years ago Google first saw the light of day, to make it the world’s favourite search engine, browser, map service, email client, mobile OS, ok, let’s stop there. The world as we know it would be very incredibly different if it weren’t for Google with at least one third of the global population using its very many services.  

Doodler Gerben Steenks designed this Doodle in celebration of Google’s 18th birthday.

Apple has nothing compared to that. Take a moment to let that sink in. Even tech companies aspire to reach the indispensable status that Google has achieved. Amazon & Facebook have come closest to replicating Google’s success but through rather different approaches.
Google’s relevance can be attributed to its ubiquity & quality of its services. Google’s strategy of being everywhere so that it no longer matters where its users are or what programmes they use has put it above the rest.
Even though this blog post is coming late we at TechPhreak use this opportunity to wish Google an Happy Belated Birthday and we hope it’s not too late to share some cakes. 

Leaked Specs, Prices & Images Of Infinix Zero 4 X574

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Infinix Mobility Inc. is yet to dispatch their most expected Android Smartphone known as Infinix Hot S Smartphone. Be that as it may, while really busy dispatching the Hot S, they are reported to be preparing to release another two distinctive Android Smartphones this year. 

That is to say,  Infinix intends to launch more than 3 – 4 Smartphone in 2016.

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As at the time this blog post was published we are yet to confirm the exact specifications of the upcoming Infinix Zero 4 X574.

If you’re conversant with the Infinix Zero series you would notice that all the Zero series comes with awesome and mind blowing specifications, suffice to say we do not expect the Infinix Zero 4 to do any less.

This🚺 is all that we know of the much anticipated  Infinix Zero 4 X574.

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Major Specifications of Infinix Zero 4 X574

Screen Size: 5.5′ or 5.7-inch, 1080 × 1920 pixels, IPS LCD screen with a resolution of Full HD 1080p

Camera: 16MP or 20.7MP rear back camera with LED flash and video recording capability quality 4K (ultra-HD) then with a 8MP front camera.

Battery: 4000mAH Non-removable Li-on battery capacity

OS; Infinix Zero 4 will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box!

It will also feature Fingerprint Scanner!

Infinix XOS: Infinix might feature XOS on Infinix Zero 4!

Processor: Type; MediaTek Helio X20 64-bit mesh and a Processor Speed of Dual-core 2.3 GHz Cortex-A72 and quad-core 2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 and quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 with a Graphical processor, including  Mali 780!

RAM: 4GB

Internal Memory: 64 GB expanded to 128GB

Other connectivity: 4G LTE Network, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi, Accelerometer, proximity

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HOTTEST ZERO EVER LIVETH

Infinix Zero 4 might be the best out of the Infinix Zero series ever seen with a massive 4000mAh battery and HD 16MP Back camera coupled with a sharp 5MP Front camera it also comes with the trending Fingerprint security to protect your privacy. And more on that, the Infinix Zero 4 reached a maximum of 92000+ in Antutu score? Even the former Infinix Zero 3, did not match up to half of it.

SUPPORT FOR VIRTUAL REALITY

Shout out to every VR fan out there and who has been waiting for an Infinix device that supports Virtual Reality, Yes the Infinix Zero 4 might support Virtual Reality with the presence of Gyroscope as some of the latest sensors for Zero 4.

PRICING

From the above listed specifications one can boldly say that the Infinix Zero 4 will be sold for nothing less than 70 thousand Nigerian Naira.

CONCLUSION

We at TechPhreak think Infinix is getting better day by day as they continue to hit the Africa Smartphone Market with more lovely devices that will make you wanna ditch your old one for the new ones.