Among the four biggest telecom firms in Nigeria, MTN stands out for its wide coverage and efficient services. MTN has the largest share of the Nigerian telecoms market, with over 52 million subscribers and counting. It has been years since the telecoms firm first entered the local market, amassing a cult-like following among many subscribers over time.
Just like every other telecom firm in the country, MTN has had its own fair share of criticism. Complaints of dropped calls, unsolicited SMS and rip-off pricing of its product among subscribers have always made national headlines.
Even in the face of complaints, most of this subscribers are still stuck with the company regardless. Even when faced with challenges, reliable service has always been MTN’s strongest selling point. With an unrivaled coverage in all 36 states of the federation, one in four persons in Nigeria is an MTN subscriber.
With the rapid penetration of the internet, MTN’S data packages have also been a major selling point. It may not offer the best in terms of quantity of data, but its reliability and quality still make a lot of firms grin with envy. MTN data plans work on a wide range of devices including Smartphones, tablets, laptop, desktop, and PDAs. Here is a breakdown of available MTN standard Data packages as of December 2018;
MTN Daily Plans
MTN offers two standard daily plan; 50MB for ₦100 and 150MB for ₦200.
Get 50MB + 25MB bonus for ₦100
The 50MB for ₦100 plan comes with a 25MB data bonus on subscription. To activate this plan text 104 to 131 with your MTN sim or simply dial *104#. This plan has a validity period of 24 hours.
Get 150MB for ₦200
This plan offers 150MB of data for ₦200 with a 24 hours validity period. To activate this plan simply dial *113# to subscribe. You can also text 113 to 131 with your MTN line to subscribe for this plan.
MTN Weekly Data Plans
MTN also offers two standard weekly data plans; the 150MB for ₦300 and the 750MB for ₦500.
Get 150MB for ₦300
MTN brings back the 150MB daily data offer with a 7 days validity for ₦300. The weekly plan is activated by dialing *103# or by texting 102 to 131 with your MTN SIM.
Get 750MB for ₦500
MTN offers 750MB of data for ₦500 in its weekly data package with a validity period of 7 days. To activate this plan simply dial *103# to subscribe or text 103 to 131 with your MTN line to subscribe for this plan.
MTN Monthly Data Plans
MTN offers 6 different standard monthly data plans. With a validity period of 30 days you have enough time to expend your data balance.
Get 1GB + 500MB Bonus For ₦1,000
With a validity period of 30 days, you get 1GB of data plus 500MB for only ₦1,000. To subscribe for this plan either dial *106# or text 106 to 131 to activate.
Get 1.5GB for ₦1,200
To activate the 1.5GB plan simply dial *130# to subscribe or text 130 to 131 to activate the plan. Validity for this plan is pegged at 30 days.
2.5 GB + 1GB bonus for ₦2,000
This plan offers a whopping 1GB bonus on top of a 2.5GB data offering. To activate simply dial *110# or text 110 to 131. The validity period is also 30 days.
Get 5GB for ₦3,500
With ₦3,500 you get about 5GB of data valid for 30 days under this plan. To activate simply dial *107# or text 107 to 131 to subscribe. Validity is still pegged at 30 days.
Get 10GB for ₦5,000
On activation, this plan gives you 10GB of data for ₦5,000 only. Simply dial *116# or text 116 to 131 with your MTN sim to activate. It also comes with a validity period of 30 days.
Get 22GB for ₦10,000
This is the last standard package on the monthly plan. You can activate this plan by simply dialing *117# or text 117 to 131 to subscribe. This package also has a validity period of 30 days.
MTN Bi-monthly Data Plans
MTN also offers a single standard bi-monthly data plan with a validity period of 60 days.
Get 50GB for ₦20,000
With this bi-monthly plan, you get 50GB of data for ₦20,000 valid for a period of 60 days. To activate this plan simply dial *118# to or text 118 to 131 with your MTN
sim to subscribe.
MTN Quarterly Data Plans
The biggest standard data plans available for MTN subscribers is the quarterly plan with a 90 days validity period.
Get 85GB for ₦50,000
This is the only available MTN data plan with a validity period of 90 days. This plan offers 85GB for ₦50,000. Simply dial *133# or text 133 to 131 to subscribe.
To view a list of available data options on your phone, dial *131# or *123# and follow the instruction prompt. Apart from the available standard data plans, MTN also offers packages tailored for different purposes and time-based plans. Here’s a list of some other available MTN utility plans;
MTN Hourly Plans
MTN’s standard time-based data plans is offered via the MTN Simple surf. MTN claims Simple Surf presents a new range of hourly based data plans that offer unrestricted access to data. MTN’s fair usage policy, however, fixes a limit on the amount of data to use during this period. Rather than pay for the amount of data you use, with simple surf you pay for the time you spend online. These are the available MTN hourly data packages;
2 Hours for ₦250
The two hours plan offers access to the internet for 2 hours with a 100MB fair usage cap. It has a validity period of 24 hours. To activate this plan, text the code 2H to 131
20 Hours for ₦1,500
The twenty hours plan offers access to the internet for 20 hours with a 1.5GB fair usage cap. It has a validity period of 7 days. Text the code 20H to 131 activate this plan.
100 Hours for ₦5,000
The one hundred hours plan offers access to the internet for 100 hours with a 3GB fair usage cap. It has a validity period of 7 days. To activate this plan, text the code 100H to 131
300 Hours for ₦13,000
The three hundred hours plan offers access to the internet for 300 hours with a 1.5GB fair usage cap. It has a validity period of 7 days. To activate this plan, text the code 300H to 131
MTN YouTube Plan
MTN also offers an hourly based YouTube plan for fans of the video streaming platform. It remains the only MTN data plan with unlimited and uncapped access.
1 Hour for ₦150
This YouTube pack offers 1 hour of unlimited video streaming on YouTube. This plans has a 24 hours validity. To subscribe to this plan, simply text VP1 to 131.
3 Hours for ₦400
This YouTube pack offers 3 hours of unlimited video streaming on YouTube. This plan also has a 24 hours validity. To subscribe to this plan, simply text VP3 to 131.