Picture this – you live on the mainland in Lagos and work on the Island. The horrible Lagos traffic means you have to wake up very early to beat the rush  to the office. 

Official closing hour is slated for 6:00 pm, but you have to close your books daily, and sometimes you don’t get to leave until about 9:00 pm. 

At this time, traffic is still raving mad; which means you’ll be home at about 11:00 pm. Were it not for the traffic and busy schedule, you miss the days when you drove yourself; now you’re not sure if you still know your ABC’s of driving, not to mention when and how to change your car engine oil.

As a tech enthusiast, you’ve entertained the prospect of owning a driverless car, and cannot wait for this fantasy to become reality. Also, you can’t wait for the introduction of embedded SIMs (E-SIMs) so as to stop stacking phones for your multiple needs. Easily, the characteristics of driverless cars and E-SIMs speak to your needs. While one is very conspicuous, the other works its magic quietly away from the public view. Both offer users’ freedom and flexibility. With driverless cars, it’s more of the freedom to drive without driving; and for SIM-less phones, the flexibility to effectively manage personal and business lines seamlessly.

Maybe you need better luck with the driverless cars, but you hear that soon, Nigeria will have “SIMless” phones. You once read on how it’s a virtual SIM built into a phone and  allows users to choose their network of choice with the option of switching anytime.

In Nigeria, MTN is the pioneer. The ICT company has the approval of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to try the technology on an initial 5,000 E-SIMs. 

Your dream of a seamless and suave lifestyle is about to be real, joining the rank of the few Nigerians to have an electronic SIM. Isn’t that cool?


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