MTN is one of the most widely used networks in Nigeria gaining more than 45% customer weekly. There were usually complains about the MTN being exploitative leading to the turn of a new leaf by the company.
Today, many customers patronize and praise the network for its speed and bonus activation and all you need to do to begin enjoying unlimited offer from MTN as one of the network’s subscribers is to migrate to a particular data plan. If you are not a customer but would love to then you should get a MTN Sim card and subscribe to the bundle of your choice.
Currently, MTN charges 5kb for pay as you go browsing. Browsing on pay as you go is expensive for most users. So it is a good idea to migrate to an internet plan as they offer more value for money. For information about MTN Data Plans in Nigeria, just dial *131# on your MTN line.
MTN Data plan is now cleaner and offers a lot more value for money. From having over 15 different data plans, MTN have reduced it to 9, making it very easy to choose the best.
MTN seems to have axed the weekend and nightly data plans in its latest updates, which is great since those data plans never really made any sense to me.
MTN Data Plan Prices
- For Infinix Hot 2, 1GB data (24/7 30 days) – 500 Naira (promotional)*
- Cheap Browsing for Mobile, 1.5GB (24/7 30 days) – N1000
- 3.5GB MTN mobile data plan (24/7 30 days) – 2000 Naira
- 10GB MTN data plan (24/7 30 days) – 5,000 NGN
- 22GB MTN data plan (24/7, 30 days) – N10,000
- 50GB MTN data plan (24/7, 60 days) – N20,000
- 85GB MTN data plan (24/7, 90 days) – N50,000
- MTN Daily data plan for mobile, 30MB (24 hours) – 100 Naira
- 750MB MTN Weekly data plan for mobile (24/7, 7 days) – 500 NGN
- MTN Daily data plan, 100MB (24 hours) – N200
Activation Codes for MTN Data Subscription
Follow the instruction below to activate any MTN browsing bundle of your choice. You will also see code for checking your MTN data subscription balance.
- MTN Cheap Browsing Plan for Mobile, 1.5GB (24/7 30 days) – text 106 to 131
- MTN 3.5GB mobile data plan (24/7 30 days) – text 110 to 131
- 10GB MTN data plan (24/7 30 days) – text 116 to 131
- 22GB MTN data plan (24/7 30 days) – text 117 to 131
- 50GB MTN data plan (24/7 30 days) – text 118 to 131
- 85GB MTN data plan (24/7 30 days) – text 133 to 131
- MTN Daily data plan for mobile, 30MB (24 hours) – SMS 104 to 131
- 750MB Weekly browsing for mobile, 750MB – text 103 to 131
- MTN Daily data plan, 100MB – text 113 to 131
To check your MTN browsing data balance, SMS 2 to 131.
Activating Internet Browsing on MTN
MTN internet services can be accessed with an internet enabled mobile phone, an Internet modem, or an Internet router. You can browse with the mobile phone directly or use it as a modem to connect your desktop or laptop to the internet using a data cable/USB or Bluetooth. To get your 3G/3.5G/GPRS settings automatically, text SETTINGS to 3888 on an MTN Nigeria mobile phone.
You can also manually configure your mobile phone using the following settings.
- Account name: MTN GPRS
- Access point name (APN): web.gprs.mtnnigeria.net
- IP Address: 10.199.212.2
- Port: 8080 (for HTML) or 9201 (for WAP)
- Username: web
- Password: web
Port 8080 is recommended except if your mobile phone supports only WAP.
If you buy your internet browsing devices from an MTN service center, it will be pre-loaded with MTN internet settings.
The 3.5G Fast Link USB modem costs around N5,000 from MTN and is also compatible to 3G/EDGE/GPRS. According to Ads on MTN website offers 6 months free data, though we cannot confirm the limits.
MTN also offers a portable Wi-Fi router that enables you share your internet access with up to five Wi-Fi devices within a 10m range. The portable Wi-Fi hotspot called MTN Mi-Fi, costs N21,000 with 3GB free internet browsing bundle. To activate your MTN free Mi-Fi bundle, text MIFI to 131.
MTN 1.5GB Data Plan (formally 100MB, 200MB, and 260MB): This MTN data plan offers 24/7 internet access for 30 days at N1,000. The browsing bundle is limited to 1.5GB data. MTN 1.5GB data plan is best suited for browsing directly on your mobile phone.
Even when using a mobile phone with this MTN data Plan, it is a good idea to download and browse with the Opera mini/mobile browser or a similar cloud based data compression browser like the UC Browser or UC Mini.
To migrate to the 1.5GB internet browsing bundle SMS 106 to 131. This MTN data plan can also be used on your laptop or desktop but do not expect it to last more than a week except you are on a slow network or browse only occasionally.
To save bandwidth, it is a good idea to turn off automatic updates for OS and Antivirus. If your antivirus allows you to set frequency of updates, set it to daily (24 hours/1440 minutes).
10GB MTN Data Plan
This MTN Data plan is the best for browsing on your laptop or desktop. It offers 24/7 (always on) Internet access to prepaid MTN subscribers for a 30-day period at a price of 5,000 NGN. The MTN Data Plan is limited to 10GB data (formally 5GB) per month. To migrate to this 30-day MTN Data Plan SMS 116 to 131.
Make sure you have at least N5, 000 on your account before migrating. Once migration is successful N5, 000 will automatically be deducted from your MTN account. The 10GB MTN data plan is recommended for heavy users on high-speed (3G/HSDPA) coverage.
MTN 24 Hour Internet Data Plan
MTN offers a daily internet data plan. This internet browsing bundle allows subscribers to pay daily for 100MB bulk internet access. You pay for this service any day you want to browse the internet. Just pay N200 any day you want to browse and you will get 24 hours internet browsing access from MTN limited to 100MB data.
The 24 hours MTN data plan, will appeal to customers who currently spend a couple of hours a week browsing internet in cyber cafes, especially if they already have a computer at home/office. This is a very good plan, it is cheap and convenient however you may find it wanting if you want 24/7 access. This internet service is available to MTN prepaid users only.
To migrate to the daily MTN data Plan SMS 103 to 131 on any day you want to browse the internet. Internet access will be available for 24 hours limited to 100MB. Make sure you have at least N500 on your account before migrating. Once migration is successful N200 will automatically be deducted from your MTN account.