The year 2016 surely brings the best of data experience for data users in Nigeria, this is because of the unending competitions between the various network providers in the country when it comes to data plans also known as data bundles.
If there’s one thing the current economic recession in Nigeria does not affect is the subscription plans for internet usage in the country, this is noticeable in all the networks. And I believe very soon, the UNLIMITED internet that we’ve been craving for will soon become a reality. For now, let’s enjoy low data plan rates as low as ₦25 for 500MB.
Awesome right? who could have thought when just few months back, we were paying ₦1000 for 100MB and ₦1,300 for 350MB on the MTN network. I’m sure many of you must have forgotten that you paid that much for data subscription.
Only those who enjoyed MTN data plans back then were the blackberry users who paid just ₦1000 for 3GB of data. If you were an Android or PC user, thinking about the price of data alone will discourage you from using the internet.
In this post, we’ll be focusing on all of the browsing data plans available on the MTN network so you can choose the best data bundle that suits you based on your level of data consumption or all pocket size.
Also Read: How to Upgrade to 4G LTE on GLO and MTN
Table of Contents
- 1 All MTN Nigeria Data Plans for 2017
- 2 MTN Hourly Data Plans (MTN Simple Surf)
- 3 MTN Daily Data Plans
- 4 MTN Weekly Data Plans
- 5 MTN Monthly Data Plans
- 6 MTN Night Plans
- 7 MTN Goody Bag Social Data Plans
- 8 The Best MTN Data Plans and Prices for 2017
All MTN Nigeria Data Plans for 2017
I’ll be breaking down the plans by bits and you can skip to any section of this post with the table of content below;
MTN Hourly Data Plans (MTN Simple Surf)
The MTN hourly plans also known as MTN simple surf data plans are the most flexible plans available on the network. Though they are not as economical as other data plans on the network, but they are very useful when you need an instant surfing alternative.
Who Uses this MTN Data Plan
This plan is specifically for those who want something quick and urgent and don’t want to commit themselves to a long data deal with the network. For example, someone who have an alternative long term internet plan with other network, but due to network problem on his current data network provider, he urgently switches to MTN for a quick way out.
MTN Hourly Data Plans and Subscription Codes
2 Hours (100MB)
This is the lowest plan in the MTN hourly Data subscription category. It has a data Validity of 2 hours, and a lifespan validity of 24 hours with a data cap of 100MB. This means you can only browse for 2 hours within 24 hours of the time of your subscription. This plan works on all devices (Android, PC, MAC, Windows Phone and BB10). The MTN 2 hours data plan costs ₦250.
To subscribe for this plan, Simply Text 2h to 131.
20 Hours (1.5GB)
If you need something more than the 2 hours data plan, then MTN 20 hours data plan is your closest option. It has a data validity of 20 hours, and it’s lifespan validity is 7 days with a data cap of 1.5 GB (1500MB). This plan is perfect is for those who are very busy and do not want long time commitments. This plan works on all devices (Android, PC, MAC, Windows Phone and BB10).This plan works on all devices (Android, PC, MAC, Windows Phone and BB10).The MTN 20 hours data plan costs ₦1500.
To subscribe for this plan, Text 20h to 131.
100 Hours (3GB)
This is an upgrade to the MTN 20 hours data plan. With 3GB of data cap and 100 hours and 30 days validity, this plan is good for those who want to stick to the hourly plans which is pay as you use. The turn off of this plan is the 3GB data cap at the rate of ₦5000, this seems high considering other monthly data options available. This plan works on all devices (Android, PC, MAC, Windows Phone and BB10).
To Subscribe for this plan, Text 100h to 131.
300 Hours (10GB)
This is the biggest among the MTN simple surf category. It offers good browsing time of 300 hours and in addition comes with 10GB of data cap, that is more than enough for an average internet user. This plan has a validity of 90 days, meaning you can enjoy your data 300hrs withing a period of 3 months. So if you are the type that is always on the road, you have little to worry as your internet data plan awaits you for up to 3 months. This plan costs ₦13,000.
To subscribe for this plan, Text 300h to 131.
MTN Daily Data Plans
The MTN daily plans are flexible subscription data plans are mainly for low end devices users who who need their devices for light browsing or for light social media usage like whatsapp, facebook lite, bbm, opera mini and other less data consuming activities. If you are the type with an high end device, then don’t even think of going for this plans because your data will be consumed before you even start to use it. The MTN daily plans works on all devices.
MTN Daily Data Plans and Subscription codes
This plan is meant for only those who need quick internet access for urgent purposes and who at the same time uses a low end device. This is because an high end device will zap the whole of this data withing 5 minutes due to updates and processes that run in the background on high end devices and PC. MTN used to offer 10MB for this plan months back before the stiff competition began among network providers in Nigeria.
This plan has a validity of 24hrs and a data cap of 30MB. The MTN 30MB daily data subscription costs ₦100.
To subscribe for this plan, Text 104 to 131. OR Dial *104#.
This is an upgrade plan for the 30MB data plan, it also has a 24hours validity period, but this offers a higher data allocation which is 3 times more than the 30MB plan and cost just twice as much as the ₦100 plan.
If you can control your device’s data consumption, then this MTN data subscription might just be the ideal plan to serve you for the next 24 hours.
To subscribe for this plan, Text 113 to 131. OR dial *113#.
MTN Weekly Data Plans
MTN over the time have kept on changing the data allocation of their weekly plans. When the plan was lauched about 3 years ago, the MTN weekly data bundle offers 25MB for ₦500, that was ridiculous right? Well I think MTN thought so too, some months after, MTN increased the Weekly data plan data allocation to 150MB for the same ₦500 naira. Impressive? well I don’t think so because even when you browse with data compressed browsers like Opera mini or the UC web, you might likely still exhaust the allocated 150MB in few days when you are on a 3G service.
Thanks to the stiff competition among Nigeria’s data service providers, MTN have finally launched a more friendly weekly data plan, this plan offers 750MB for Five hundred Naira Only.
MTN Weekly data plan offers you both affordable data bundle and also a long 7 days validity for as low as ₦500. This plan is perfect for those who want to stay in between the daily and monthly plans. This subscription plan offers you 750MB that will be perfect for any smartphone or pc. It works perfectly on all devices.
To subscribe for MTN Weekly data bundle, Text 103 to 131.
MTN Monthly Data Plans
The monthly data plans are the most popular data plans on the MTN network. They offers ranges of data bundles at different rates and for different internet users. And many internet users in Nigeria always prefer to go for the Monthly data subscription plans because it gives them a good time range for renewals and these plans also offers good bargains for money.
The MTN monthly data plans are the first set of plans to be launched in Nigeria, and even though plans were not too friendly back then, allocating data ranging from just 500MB for one month to 3GB, and prices ranging from ₦3000 to ₦7,500.
However, current MTN Nigeria data plans are way more friendly and affordable than what we’ve experienced in the past, now MTN offers a wide range of monthly data subscription plans from 1.5GB for ₦1000 to 22GB for ₦10,000, and these plans works on all devices including, Android Phones and Tablets, Windows Phones, iOS Phones, Windows PC, Mac PC and Linux PCs.
You can find all MTN monthly data plans and their subscrition codes below;
MTN Monthly Data Plans and Subscription Codes
MTN 1.5GB (₦1000)
This is arguably the most used MTN data bundle in Nigeria, it offers a competitive data allocation at a very competitive price, coupled with the fact that it has a validity period of 1 month, MTN definitely got it right with this data plan. This is a plan that works flawlessly on all devices and does not zap data as most would say.
I have tested this plan on almost every device and I can say this is arguably the MTN Nigeria data plan of the people. The plan meets all expectations on all devices, Blackberry BB10, Android, Windows Phone and PC.
To Subscribe for this plan, Text 106 to 131 OR Dial *106#.
MTN 3.5GB (₦2000)
This is an upgrade to the MTN 1.5GB monthly plan, it offers the same one month validity period but offers an additional 2GB of data at an additional ₦1000. This is a perfect plan for those who are a little above the average internet users. And also perfect for those who share data between their devices. This mtn data plan also works on all devices perfectly.
To subscribe for this data plan, Text 110 to 131 OR Dial *110#
MTN 10GB (₦5000)
Are you a heavy internet user? then MTN got something for you. If you are the type that wants to go for something higher than the 3.5GB plan, you need something higher for streaming and downloading that is withing 10GB limit, then this is your perfect MTN data plan.
This plan allocates a handsome 10GB of data for as low as ₦5000, that means you pay just ₦500 per 1GB, isn’t that awesome?
To subscribe for this data plan, Text 116 to 131 OR dial *116#.
MTN 22GB (₦10,000)
This is the highest data plan in the MTN monthly data subscription category. This plan allocates each Gigabyte of data for less than five hundred Naira. 22GB is more than enough data for anyone to use per month if you are ready to cough out the sum of 10 thousand Naira monthly.
It is the perfect data plan for heavy internet users, those who download a lot and and who stream a lot. It is also a good plan for small businesses to share among their workers.
To subscribe for this data plan, Text 117 to 131 OR dial *117#.
MTN Night Plans
Are you a night surfer? if yes then this is definitely for you. The MTN night data plans offers the most interesting data packages you’ll ever find on the network right now. These plans are so tempting that they have turned many of their internet subscribers into night surfers. These plans are also perfect for watching late night shows and movies.
Who would have thought that MTN will give out 500MB for as low as ₦25, YES twenty five naira! I couldn’t believe this myself, and it doesn’t just end there, there are other interesting MTN data plans for the late night surfers. They include the 1GB for ₦200, 2.5GB for ₦500 and then my favorite, 5GB for only ₦1000.
Your eyes are not deceiving you, those are MTN data plans at ridiculously low prices. Now let us look at how you can subscribe for these plans.
NOTE: All MTN night plan browsing starts from 9pm and ends 6am.
MTN Night Plans subscription Codes
500MB for ₦25
MTN have actually surprised many of their customers with this data bundle plan, it is the cheapest plan of it’s kind not only on the MTN network but across all network providers in Nigeria. This MTN data plan offers you more value than what you are paying for.
This data bundle gives you a one night validity period
The first limitation of this plan is that you must be on the MTN Pulse plan to be able to enjoy this particular data offer. To migrate to MTN Pulse, simply dial *406# on your MTN line and you’ll be automatically migrated for FREE.
And the second barrier to this data plans is that you can only subscribe once per sim per night. So if you want to enjoy 1GB of data in one night at ₦50, you need two MTN sim cards. And if you want more than that, you need to get more sim cards.
To subscribe for this data plan, Text NIGHT to 131.
MTN Goody Bag Social Data Plans
The MTN Goody Bag social data plans are for those who want to be connected with their loved ones only through the various social media metworks available in Nigeria. These plans are very affordable and you only go for what you need.
The MTN goody bag is very good because instead of you to spend a large amount of money to get a full or complete data plan, you narrow your expenses to those social media networks you know you make use of and that are available in the goody bag. Rather spending around ₦1000 to get a 1.5GB of data every month (the data might get exhausted in less than a month), you can get Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp chat for a combined fee of ₦180 per month. You are surely saving a lot there.
MTN Goody Bag Social Plans and Subscription Codes
MTN Facebook Social Plan
This plan enables you to use the Facebook app on your smart phone and to access facebook from your browser.
Weekly for ₦25 : Text FBW to 131
Monthly for ₦60: Text FBM to 131
MTN Twitter Social Plan
This plan enables you to use the Twitter app on your smart phone and to access Twitter from your browser.
Weekly for ₦25 : Text TWBW to 131
Monthly for ₦60: Text TWTM to 131
MTN Whatsapp Social Plan
With the Whatsapp Social Plan, you can perform all Whatsapp functions on your device. The only limitation is that you can’t go to external urls without being charged for data.
Weekly for ₦25 : Text WW to 131
Monthly for ₦60: Text WAM to 131
2GO Social Plan
Even though it is no more popular or widely used as it used to, MTN still gives importance to 2go loyal members by making social data bundles available for them at a very affordable rate.
Weekly for ₦25 : Text 2GOW to 131
Monthly for ₦60: Text 2GOM to 131
MTN WeChat Social Plan
WeChat is not a common chat app in Nigeria, but due to it being pre-installed in many android devices purchased in Nigeria, many Nigerians are now use it and some are even addicted to this wonderful chat application.
Weekly for ₦25 : Text WCW to 131
Monthly for ₦60: Text WCM to 131
Also Read: How to Upgrade to 4G LTE on GLO and MTN
The Best MTN Data Plans and Prices for 2017
|Plan||Validity||Opt-in Code||Price (₦)|
|MTN Night Plans|
|500MB||One Night||Text “Night” to 131||₦25|
|MTN Daily Plans|
|30MB||24 Hours||Dial *104#||₦100|
|100MB||24 Hours||Dial *113#||₦200|
|MTN Weekly Data Bundles|
|750MB @||7 Days||Dial *103#||₦500|
|MTN Monthly Data Bundles|
|1.5GB||1 Month||Dial *106#||₦1,000|
|3.5GB||1 Month||Dial *110#||₦2,000|
|10GB||1 Month||Dial *116#||₦5,000|
|22GB||1 Month||Dial *117#||₦10,000|