How to Buy Data Bundles on MTN Nigeria

Are your trying to find out which MTN data bundle to buy? If yes, read How to Buy Data Bundles on MTN Nigeria with their subscription codes and prices.

Since the deregulation of the Nigerian telecommunication sector, many telecom companies like glo, Etisalat, Airtel, Starcomm and MTN Nigeria have continuously held sway.

MTN (Mobile Telecommunication Network) is a South African telecommunication company which has spread across African countries of Benin, Botswana, Cameroun, Ghana, Nigeria, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Swaziland, Liberia, Uganda, Zambia, and other countries outside Africa like Yemen, Syria, Iran, Cyprus, and Afghanistan. It was founded in 1994.

MTN Nigeria is a part of MTN Group which is Africa leading cellular telecom company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. Though MTN Nigeria was not the first telecommunication giant to move into Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria, but due to good strategic planning, innovations, and juicy bonuses and packages, it has spread across all nooks and crannies of Nigeria becoming the biggest with highest subscriber base of over 57million – it started operations in Nigeria on 16 May, 2001.

Like I pointed out earlier, MTN made great inroads on Nigeria because of the juicy bonuses and bonanzas, reasonable call rates, good data bundles for Internet service subscription both via mobile devices and computer systems.

To get information on how to buy data bundle on MTN Nigeria is easily available on MTN Nigeria official website Data bundles from MTN Nigeria vary from phones, tablets and computer systems.

The table below will guide you to buy data bundle on MTN Nigeria:

Bundle Plan Price Validity Period Activation Code USSD Code Device used
10MB N100 24 hours 104 *104# Phone
25MB N150 24hours 112 *112# Phone
50MB N200 24hours 113 *113# Phone
150MB N500 7 days 103 *103# Phone
260MB N1000 30 days 106 *106# Phone
325MB N1300 30 days 109 *109# Phone
750MB N2000 30 days 110 *110# Phone
1.5MB N3500 30 days 111 *111# PC/tablet
4.5MB (9pm – 6am) N2500 30 days 102 *102# Phone/tablet/PC
4.5GB N6500 30 days 129 *129# Tablet/PC
7.5GB N8000 30 days 101 *101# PC/Tablet
4.5GB (1.5GB day and 3GB night) N2500 30 days 120 *120# Phone/PC/Tablet
10GB N13000 90 days 300H to 131 PC/Tablet
MTN Weekend Internet 3GB N3000 9am t0 9pm (Mon to Fri), 30 days Text 108 to 131 Phone/PC/Tablet
MTN Night Internet 3GB N2500 9pm -6am, 30 days Text 102 to 131 Phone/PC/Tablet
MTN daytime Internet 3GB N6,000 9am-9pm, 30 days Text 107 to 131 Phone/PC/Tablet

From the table above, you can choose the data tariff plan that suits you. This is because the choice you make depends on the device you browse with, the time you spend browsing the Internet and your earnings (wages and salaries).

Read Also: How To Buy Data Plan On Etisalat Nigeria

Your earnings are important because a salary earner who is paid N20,000 cannot be spending N8000 to buy data bundle from MTN Nigeria considering that you have to feed, clothe, and probably house yourself.

Also, you can buy data bundle on MTN Nigeria for BlackBerry 10 series phones, these special plans have been designed for them and they are tabulated below:

Name Price Validity Data Code to 21600 USSD
BB10 Maxi 3000 monthly 1.5 GB Text BBMAXIM *216*5*3#
1100 weekly 350MB Text BBMAXIW *216*5*2#
200 Daily 50MB Text BBMAXID *216*5*1#
BB10 MIDI 1500 Monthly 500MB Text BBMIDIM *216*4*3#
550 Weekly 125MB Text BBMIDIW *216*4*2#
100 Daily 15MB Text BBMIDID *216*4*1#
BB10MINI 1000 Monthly 260MB Text BBLITEM *216*3*3#
350 Weekly 70MB Text BBLITEW *216*3*2#
70 Daily 10MB Text BBLITED *216*3*1#

To buy data bundle on MTN Nigeria for BlackBerry phones is only a good idea if other networks like glo, Etisalat and Airtel who are also major competitors in the field do not have strong presence in your area.

This is because those networks seem to offer better packages. For example, glo offers 3GB for N1000 valid for one month which means you have to spend about twice of MTN MAXI of N3000 to get equal amount of data (3GB) which is N6000.

Furthermore, for the lower BlackBerry series like BlackBerry 7 Series, MTN does not specify the data bundle allocated to their customers and it appears rather fraudulent to me.

Name Price Validity Codes USSD
BB Absolute N1500 Monthly BIS to 21600 *216*2*3#
N550 Weekly BBWEEK to 21600 *216*2*2#
N100 daily BBDAY to 21600 *216*2*1#
BB Complete N1000 Monthly BBC to 21600 *216*1*3#
N500 Weekly BBWEEK to 21600 *216*1*2#
N100 daily BBDAY to 21600 *216*1*1#
BB Quarterly N4000 Quarterly BBQ

Note that Android phones can be configured to use the same plan of BlackBerry. From the table above, it is safe to say that using BlackBerry phones is a good decision because they have cheaper data bundles.

This explains why BlackBerry phones became very popular amongst many Nigerians coupled with the BlackBerry messenger which was hitherto designed by Research in Motion (RIM) exclusively for only BlackBerry phones.

 Other data bundle on MTN based on hours includes:

Amount Validity Period Days SMS Code
N250 2 hours 2 days Text 2H to 131
N1500 20 hours 7 days Text 20H to 131
N5000 100 hours 30 days Text 100H to 131
N13000 300 hours 90 days Text 300H to 131

You have to consider what you really want before choosing one. Also, the plan you should choose should depend on your earnings and the need to always visit or not to visit the Internet because data bundle allows you to surf the Internet. To check your bundle balance on this plan just sends a text 2 to 131.

As it is often said that no business survives without customers, and customers are kings in business, that explains why MTN Nigeria has continuously made their customers/subscribers their priority by coming up with lofty ideas and innovations to win consumer confidence and loyalty, working round the clock (24/7) to attend to customers’ needs and going ahead to serve them in their local languages – Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba.

I cannot categorically say that to buy data bundle on MTN Nigeria is the best or the worst because there are many competitors in the industry who offer similar or much better packages.

The choice of network depends largely on network coverage in one’s locality because with faint or no network coverage, all juicy bonuses and packages telecommunication companies offer customers amount to nothing, so network coverage is key.

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