MTN is the largest telecom network in Nigeria and Africa as a whole wide range of network coverage hence their slogan “Everywhere You Go”. As one of the heavyweights in the industry, the network has been penetrating every nooks and cranny of Nigeria which has resulted to them having most subscribers which amounts to millions of registered SIM cards.
This post provides detailed review of MTN data plans in 2018 and how to subscribe to the plans with the respective USSD codes and SMS where applicable.
Data plans are now affordable unlike what it used to be some years back. For instance, there was a time we were subscribing 350MB for N1,300. But now with just N1000, you get 1.5GB on MTN Nigeria. You can see the huge difference.
Meanwhile, if you are looking for the network with currently the cheapest data bundles, I will categorically tell you it’s Glo, not MTN. If you have a good Globacom network in your area, you should consider going for their bundles because you get increased data volumes at affordable prices. You can check Glo data plans here.
However, that doesn’t mean that MTN plans are very expensive, NO! Even though the updated their data plans recently in such a way that N1000 subscription now gives you 1GB usable all day and 500MB usable only at night for a month.
Most of these data plans from MTN works on all Android devices, tablets, iPhones, Mifi, internet modems and even java phones. This 2018, we are expecting the implementation of “data rollover” which NCC mandated network operators in Nigeria to add to their plans. This simply means that after subscribing for a data plan and you couldn’t use it up before the expiry date, it will be rolled over to the next month and 15 days will be added.
When talking about MTN data plans and packages, there are daily plans, weekly plans, monthly plans, night plans, weekend plans and even social plans which are for chatting on whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter etc.
- 1 Latest MTN Data Plans and Subscription Codes
- 2 MTN Night Plan 2018
- 3 MTN Activation Codes and Prices (Table)
- 4 Simple Code To Subscribe Any MTN Plan
- 5 How To Check MTN Data Balance
Latest MTN Data Plans and Subscription Codes
The monthly data plans lasts up to 30 days, the weekly is up to 7 days, the daily plans can be used in 24 hours which is their validity period. Meanwhile, there are heavy data packages that valid for 60 days and 90 days, they are Quarterly plans.
Moreover, some current MTN data plans have additional bonus that can be used between 1am to 7am. These bonus are time-restricted, you don’t expect it to browse a whole day like the main data plan.
MTN Daily Plans For 2018
50MB for N100: To activate this plan, dial *104# or send an SMS of 104 to 131 and you are done subscribing.
150MB for N200: To activate this plan, dial *113# or send an SMS of 113 to 131 and you are done subscribing.
MTN Weekly Plans For 2018
150MB for N300: to activate this plan, dial *102# or send an SMS of 102 to 131 and you are done subscribing.
500MB + 250MB (Bonus data) for N500: The plan is awesome. Just N500 will give you 500MB, not only that, you also get an additional 250MB data that’s usable between 1am to 7am on daily basis.
To activate this plan, dial *102# or quickly send an SMS of 102 to 131 and you are done subscribing.
MTN Monthly Data Plans for 2018
MTN Monthly data plans are the most popular and most subscribed plans on the network. Subscribers chooses these series of data bundles because they last longer so they can serve you very well for the month as long as you didn’t exhaust the data volume. You have to be very conservative and do some data management for it to serve you best. MTN has 6 different monthly plans you can opt for.
1GB + (500MB bonus data) for N1,000: This monthly plan valid for 30 days. Within 30 days, you can browse, download and enjoy up your internet data at your comfortable time within the period. With just N1,000, you’ll get 1GB data plus 500MB as an additional bonus that’s usable between 1am to 7am on daily basis.
To activate this plan, dial *106# or send 106 to 131 as SMS text message to subscribe to the plan.
1.5GB for N1,500: This plan give you the data without restrictions. You don’t have to get additional bonus that’s restricted to time. By adding N500, you’d get 1.5GB data as main data which will valid for 30 days.
To subscribe to this plan, dial *130# or send 130 to 131 as SMS text message to activate the plan.
2.5GB + 1GB (Bonus data) for N2,000: Of you are a heavy internet users, you can go for this plan as it gives you 2.5GB data plus 1GB as an additional bonus that can be used from 1am to 7am on daily basis. It valid for 30 days which is complete full month.
To get it dial *110# or send 110 to 131 as SMS text message to activate the plan.
5GB for 3,500: To opt-in to this plan, dial *107# or send 107 to 131 as SMS text message to activate the plan.
10GB for N5,000: To opt-in to this plan, dial *116# or send 116 to 131 as SMS text message to activate the plan.
22GB for N10,000: To avtivate this data bundle, dial *117# or send 117 to 131 as SMS text message
MTN Quarterly Plans (60/90 Days)
This plan is targeted at customers who doesn’t need interuptions for a long time. Once you activate any of these heavy plans, you have opened the door of browsing but remember “better soup na money kill am 😂”
50GB for N20,000: You can activate this plan if you are a super heavy data user or a business owner. With this bundle, you can connect and share data with your colleagues, family and friends via wifi. It will also be a good option for offices. It valid for 60 Days which is two months.
dial *118# or send 118 to 131 as SMS text message to activate the plan.
85GB for N50,000: here comes another heavy plan for internet crawlers valid for 90 Days (3 months).
dial *133# or send 133 to 131 as SMS text message to activate the plan.
MTN Night Plan 2018
For night crawlers and those that prefers browsing at night, MTN offers the cheapest data plan. With just N25 you get 500MB for the night. No data throttling here.
But MTN night plan is only available for subscribers on Pulse Tariff so for you to enjoy it, you need to migrate to MTN Pulse by dialling *406# USSD code.
The night plan can be used and utilized between 12am to 4am in the night and is only valid for one night. However, multiple night plan activation in a night isn’t allowed.
Now that you are in Pulse tariff, send an SMS “NIGHT” to 131 as text message activate it.
MTN Activation Codes and Prices (Table)
|MTN Daily Plans|
|50MB @ N100||1 Day||Dial *104#|
|100MB @ N200||1 Day||Dial *113#|
|MTN Weekly Plans|
|150MB @ N300||7 Days||Dial *102#|
|500MB (+ 250MB bonus data) @ N500||7 Days||Dial *103#|
|MTN Monthly Plans|
|1GB + (+ 500MB bonus data) @ N1,000||30 Days||Dial *106#|
|1.5GB @ N1,200||30 Days||Dial *130#|
|2.5GB (+ 1GB bonus data) @ N2,000||30 Days||Dial *110#|
|5GB @ N3,500||30 Days||Dial *107#|
|10GB @ N5,000||30 Days||Dial *116#|
|22GB @ N10,000||30 Days||Dial *117#|
|Quarterly 60/90 Days MTN Plans|
|50GB @ N20,000||60 Days||Dial *118#|
|85GB @ N50,000||90 Days||Dial *133#|
|MTN Night Plan|
|500MB @ N25||For one night||Send “NIGHT” to 131 as SMS text message|
Simple Code To Subscribe Any MTN Plan
To opt-in for any MTN plan at any time, simply dial *131#
How To Check MTN Data Balance
To check your MTN data balance at any time, simply send “STATUS” to 131 or dial *131*4# to check your data balance.