Over time Nigerians have been subjected to several phone hoaxes that affected their usage of the electronic device. Listed are some of them.
Nigerians have wholeheartedly embraced technology especially when it comes to the use of mobile devices. In nearly every household, you will find a more than 3 phones with internet access as mobile service providers continue to make data affordable.
In spite of all these positives, there are some ridiculous things that have happened as a result of the way Nigerians use their phones. However, before anybody could put a stop to it, it has gone viral.
Jovago, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal details 4 hilarious yet weird phone hoax in Nigeria below:
1. Collapsing after picking a call
This is the best-known phone hoax in Nigeria. The story was all over that some people collapsed and died after picking a particular number. It was so real that some Nigerians stopped picking unknown numbers. Of course, this was a rumour. You cannot collapse except you have health issues. Unfortunately, many Nigerians fell for this hoax. It was later dispelled by the Nigerian communication Commission (NCC).
2. Mobile network giving out Free credit and data
Getting a service for free is in the DNA of a Nigerian. They want to take full advantage of a free offer of a free deal. So, when there is information the public domain that a particular network is giving free credit and data, you see Nigerians migrating to that network. Even your friend will tell you that he received 50,000 from a network. Unless there is a network error such a thing can never happen!
3. Hausas are always dialling the wrong number
You received a call from an unfamiliar number, the likelihood it is a Hausa man that dialed your number. Before you respond to his hello, he has started speaking Hausa. You have to tell him that he is calling the wrong number. This is not completely true because other Nigerian ethnic groups also dial the wrong digit but it is mostly common among Hausas. why, we know not!
4. Picking calls at night
This is common among the aged folks, they do not pick their calls in the night or they switch it off. There is no rea for switching off your phone than the fear of the unknown. Nigerians are very superstitious people. You can pick your calls at any time of the day!