In this guide, we will take an extensive look at all MTN data plans to help you make an informed decision as regards the best plan to suit your internet needs.
Nowadays, getting the right internet data plan that is stable, reliable, a perfect fit for your budget, and also has an optimum internet speed based on your location, is getting increasingly difficult by the day. The options out here from the various network providers in Nigeria are many and varied.
So if you’ve settled for MTN and you want to acquaint yourself with all of their data plans, from the cheap data plans to the not so cheap data plans then this article was written with you in mind.
MTN is arguably the largest telecoms provider in Nigeria and they have some of the cheapest data plans that can be found in Nigeria. Like its competitors, MTN offers several data plans to suit the dynamic internet needs of its user base.
You can opt for the MTN daily data plans, weekly data plans, monthly data plans or you can just choose the “Pay As You Go” option which is charged at 5/kobo per KB.
Choosing the right MTN data plan will depend a great deal on what your budget is, how much data you need and how long you need it for.
MTN Data Bundle Plans
Below are the available data plans categorized by the duration of data allocation and validity period.
- MTN daily data plans
- MTN weekly data plans
- MTN weekend data plans
- MTN monthly data plans
- MTN 60 day/quarterly plans
- MTN night plans
- MTN unlimited data plans
To access any of the available MTN data plans in Nigeria simply dial *131# and choose the one that best meets your needs. These MTN plans can be used across multiple devices such as Smartphones, laptops, PC, Mifi, etc. They have no restrictions in terms of what they can be used for.
All MTN Data Bundle Plans, Prices, Validity And Codes
|20MB Daily Plan||₦50||24 hours||TEXT 114 to 131|
|50MB Daily Plan||₦100||24 hours||TEXT 104 to 131|
|150MB Daily Plan||₦200||24 hours||TEXT 113 to 131|
|150MB Weekly Plan||₦300||7 days||TEXT 102 to 131|
|500MB Weekly Plan||₦500||7 days||TEXT 103 to 131|
|1GB Monthly Plan||₦1,000||30 days||TEXT 106 to 131|
|1.5GB Monthly Plan||₦1,200||30 days||TEXT 130 to 131|
|2.5GB Monthly Plan||₦2,000||30 days||TEXT 110 to 131|
|5GB Monthly Plan||₦3,500||30 days||TEXT 107 to 131|
|10GB Monthly Plan||₦5,000||30 days||TEXT 116 to 131|
|22GB Monthly Plan||₦10,000||30 days||TEXT 117 to 131|
|50GB Quarterly Plan||₦20,000||60 days||TEXT 118 to 131|
|100GB Quarterly Plan||₦30,000||60 days||TEXT 138 to 131|
|128GB Quarterly Plan||₦50,000||90 days||TEXT 133 to 131|
|150GB Quarterly Plan||₦75,000||90 days||TEXT 134 to 131|
|250MB Night Plan||₦25||24 hours (12 AM – 5 AM)||Text Night to 131|
|500MB Night Plan||₦50||24 hours (12 AM – 5 AM)||Text Night to 131|
MTN Daily Data Plans
If you are looking for MTN cheap data plans, then you might want to have a look at their daily plans which are cheapest of all their data plans.
MTN has three daily plans and quite rightly they have the lowest data allocation on the MTN network. These plans are best suited for those who just want internet access for only 24hrs.
Below are all MTN Daily Data Plans.
20MB Daily Data Plan
This is the cheapest among the three daily data plan options available on the MTN network. For just ₦50 you get 50MB worth of data with a validity period of 24hrs.
To activate this plan, dial the USSD code *114# or TEXT 114 to 131 on your MTN line to subscribe to this data plan.
50MB Daily Data Plan
Also one of the MTN cheap data plans, it has a validity period of 24hrs but has a slightly larger data cap than the 20MB plan. In this package, you get 50MB + 25MB bonus data when you subscribe to this data plan and it costs only ₦100.
To activate this plan, simply dial the USSD code *104# or TEXT 104 to 131 on your MTN line.
150MB Daily Data Plan
The top end of the MTN daily data plan gives you a total of 225MB with 75MB of those being bonus data i.e. 150MB + 75MB data. Just like the rest of the daily data plans, you get a validity period of 24hrs, and it costs only ₦200.
To subscribe to this data plan, simply dial *113# or TEXT 113 to 131 on your MTN line.
MTN Weekly Data Plans
The MTN weekly data plan is available for users who don’t want a monthly data plan but want to have access to the internet much longer than 24 hours.
If you are in this situation, these data plans are quite suitable for you as it offers a validity period of 7 days.
150MB Weekly Data Plan
This data plan gives you 150MB worth of data for only ₦300 and it comes with a validity period of 7 days. To activate this plan, simply dial *102# or TEXT 102 to 131.
500MB Weekly Data Plan
This data plan gives you 500MB worth of data plus an extra bonus of 250MB making it a total of 750MB for a price of ₦500. It also comes with a validity period of 7days. However, the bonus data will only be available for use within the hours of 1:00 AM – 7:00 AM.
To activate this plan, dial *103# or TEXT 103 to 131 on your MTN line to subscribe to this data plan.
MTN Monthly Data Plans
The MTN monthly data plan is the most popular among all the MTN data plans as it offers a sweet spot between cost, data allocation and validity.
With a starting price of ₦1,000, these data plans have a validity period of 30 days. Prices go up depending on data allocation of the chosen monthly plan.
1GB Monthly Data Plan
This MTN data plan gives you 1GB worth of data with an additional bonus of 500MB of data for ₦1,000 with a validity period of 30days. The bonus 500MB will only be available for use at night between the hours of 1:00 AM – 7:00 AM ON MTN DEAL ZONE.
To subscribe to this plan, simply dial the USSD code *106# or TEXT 106 to 131 on your MTN line.
1.5GB Monthly Data Plan
This data plan gives you 1.5GB worth of data for ₦1,200 with a validity period of 30days. To activate this plan, simply dial *130# or TEXT 130 to 131 on your MTN line to subscribe to this plan.
2.5GB Monthly Data Plan
This data plan gives you 2.5GB worth of data with a bonus 1GB of data for ₦2,000 with a validity period of 30days. The bonus however, can only be used at night between the hours of 1:00 AM – 7:00 AM ON MTN DEAL ZONE.
To subscribe to this plan, simply dial *110# or TEXT 110 to 131 on your MTN line to subscribe.
5GB Monthly Data Plan
This data plan gives you 5GB worth of data for ₦3,500 with a validity period of 30days. To activate this plan, simply dial *107# or TEXT 107 to 131 on your MTN line to subscribe.
10GB Monthly Data Plan
This data plan gives you 10GB worth of data for ₦5,000 with a validity period of 30days. To activate this data plan, simply dial *116# or TEXT 116 to 131 on your MTN line to subscribe.
22GB Monthly Data Plan
This data plan gives you 22GB worth of data for ₦10, 000 with a validity period of 30days. To activate this data plan, simply dial *117# or TEXT 117 to 131 on your MTN line to subscribe.
MTN 60 Day/Quarterly Data Plans
The MTN 60 day/quarterly data plans offer more value for those with huge internet needs so it’s only right that there is a data plan well suited to handle their needs.
Below are the available data plans in this category.
50GB Quarterly Data Plan
Price is ₦20,000
Validity period is 60 Days
To activate, dial *118# or Text 118 to 131
100GB Quarterly Data Plan
Price is ₦30,000
Validity period is 60 Days
To activate, dial *138# or Text 138 to 131
128GB Quarterly Data Plan
Price is ₦50,000
Validity period is 90 Days
To activate, dial *133# or Text 133 to 131
150GB Quarterly Data Plan
Price is ₦75,000
Validity period is 90 Days
To activate, dial *134# or Text 134 to 131
MTN Night Data Plan
MTN night plan is a special data plan that allows MTN subscribers to buy 500MB for ₦50 and 250MB for ₦25.
The MTN data plan just as the name suggests, can only be used at night between the hours of 12:00 AM – 5:00 AM. And it is only available for users in the MTN Pulse tariff plan so you have to migrate to the said tariff plan to have access to the MTN night plans.
Firstly, dial *406# to migrate to the MTN Pulse tariff plan with a minimum of ₦50 airtime on your MTN line. You can also Text 406 to 131 to migrate.
Next Text Night to 131 or simply dial *406# and follow the onscreen prompt to select night plan of your choice.
If texting “Night” to 131 does not work. Try the new codes “NT1” for 250MB and “NT2” for 500MB. Each cost ₦25 and ₦50 respectively.
How to Buy MTN Data Plan
To subscribe to any of the MTN data plans is pretty straight forward. You can subscribe to your preferred data plan via SMS by simply sending the data plan code to 131 or dialing the corresponding USSD code for that plan as we have highlighted in all MTN data plans mentioned in this post.
To make it easier to subscribe to any MTN data plan, you can also dial the USSD code *131# on your MTN line and all the available data plans on the MTN network will be highlighted.
All you need to do is just follow the onscreen prompt to select the plan you want. After selecting your preferred plan, the Naira equivalent will be deducted from your prepaid airtime balance.
How to Check MTN Data Balance
You’d be surprised how quickly your data can get exhausted when you don’t keep track of your data usage. You can get so engrossed online especially when you are on data consuming apps like Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, and forget your data is diminishing rapidly.
Thankfully, checking your MTN data plan balance isn’t as difficult as one might think. MTN has made it easy to check the data balance for an existing data plan via USSD codes and SMS.
- OPTION 1: Dial *131*4#
- OPTION 2: Simply Text 2 to 131
By using either option, a request for your data balance is sent to the MTN network, and you will receive a reply shortly containing all the information about your current data plan which includes the data balance, data bonuses and expiry date.
How to Opt Out Of Any MTN Data Plan
MTN has quite a lot of data plans to suit your internet needs. However, sometimes you want to opt out of your existing data plan to move on to another plan once it has expired.
MTN has made it easy to opt out of any data plan. To opt out, simply Text NO<data plan code> to 131. For instance, Text NO103 to 131 to opt out of the 500MB weekly data plan.
Do you have enough data in your existing data plan and you want to share with someone else on the MTN network? You’re in luck. MTN subscribers are allowed to share data on the MTN network with friends and families. With just a few steps you can share your data.
- First, you have to register for MTN data share. To do this, simply dial *131*2*1# or Text REG to 131.
- A system generated security pin will be sent to you and you are required to change this default PIN to a new PIN that you can easily remember. To do this, dial *131*2*5# or Text Change <OLD PIN> <NEW PIN> <NEW PIN> to 131. For example, Text Change 0000 1234 1234 to 131.
- After changing the pin, the next step is to add beneficiaries to your data share account via the USSD code menu *131*2*2# or you can add beneficiaries via SMS by sending Add<NUMBER><PIN> to 131. You can add up to a maximum of five beneficiaries.
- After successfully adding beneficiaries, you will be able to share your available data plan to your added beneficiaries by simply dialing *131*2*3#.
How to Borrow Data from MTN
MTN extra byte was introduced to enable MTN subscribers borrow data in situations where they are low on airtime balance and are unable to purchase a new data plan. So instead of borrowing airtime to subscribe, one can just go ahead and borrow data directly.
The MTN extra byte has proved to be a lifesaver in dire situations as it helps users stay connected even when stranded and can’t afford to pay for a data plan at that moment.
Before you borrow data here are a few things to note;
- To check if you are eligible to borrow data, dial *606# to check for eligibility.
- If you are eligible, you can re-dial *606# to borrow data.
- You can borrow 10MB, 50MB, 100MB, 200MB, and 750MB with varying validity periods.
- Data can’t be borrowed until all outstanding debts are settled.
- Data borrowed can’t be shared or transferred to another MTN line.
- MTN charges 10% on all data borrowed.
- MTN will deduct the equivalent amount of data borrowed on your next recharge.
- To check your extra byte data balance, dial *606#
There you have it, a complete list of all available MTN data plan and how to navigate your way around everything that has to do with MTN data bundles.
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