UPDATE: MTN NG has revisited its monthly data plans and now offers more data, same price. Check the new MTN plans for yourself. Here is a summary of all MTN data plans in Nigeria for the year 2020.
Subscribing for any MTN data plan is now made easy with this short code *131# which can be dialed to bring up all the available data plans on the network for you to choose from. But if you need more detailed list of all MTN Data Plans in 2020, this post is for you, so continue reading.
MTN NG offers daily data plans, weekly data plans and monthly data plans but have discontinued its night plan and weekend plans in recent updates. This also makes it easy to scan through the available plans and subscribe to them. The current prices and subscription codes for all these data bundles can be found on this article.
MTN as we all know is the most popular network providers in Africa and Nigeria in particular. This means there are millions of customers hooked on this South African owned mobile network and so they are continuously searching for the best MTN data plan from MTN to subscribe to.
There is a saying that says “data is life” and it’s absolutely true especially in this 21st century where the world has gone digital. Smartphones has become a vital part of us and the social media as well as the internet has made the world look like a small village but you cannot have access to the internet or social media without an internet data. In fact, a smartphone without internet connection is like an ordinary feature phone so data is very important and MTN has several options for you to choose from.
Most MTN customers search for the best data plan that meets their need so it’s important to go through these list of MTN data plans in Nigeria to make the right choice.
There are cheap MTN data plans as well as expensive plans.
However, it’s more expensive browsing from your airtime as MTN charges 5 kobo/kb for pay-as-you-go browsing so you definitely need to activate a data bundle to reduce cost and enjoy the best value for your money.
All these data bundles can be used on smartphones, Laptops, internet dongles, java phones, PC, modem, Mifi etc. Once activated, you have unlocked the floodgates of internet connectivity on your desired devices.
So without wasting much time, let’s see the currently available MTN internet data bundles, the price, validity period and code to activate any of them.
Latest MTN Data Plan 2020 & Prices
- MTN Daily data plan for mobile, 70MB (24 hours) – ₦100 Naira
- MTN Daily data plan, 225MB (24 hours) – 200 NGN
- 750MB MTN Weekly data plan for mobile (24/7, 7 days) – 500 NGN
- MTN 1GB Plan (24/7 30 days) – ₦1000
- 1.5GB MTN mobile data plan (24/7 30 days) – ₦1200
- 2.5GB MTN mobile data plan (24/7 30 days) – ₦2000
- 5GB MTN mobile data plan (24/7 30 days) – ₦3500
- 10GB MTN data plan (24/7 30 days) – ₦5,000
- 22GB MTN data plan (24/7, 30 days) – ₦10,000
- 50GB MTN data plan (24/7, 60 days) – ₦20,000
- 85GB MTN data plan (24/7, 90 days) – ₦50,000
Codes To Activate MTN Data Bundles
The below information contains the activation codes for all the listed MTN internet data bundles as well as the code to check your data balance.
- MTN Daily data plan for mobile, 75MB (24 hours) – SMS 104 to 131 – N100
- MTN Daily data plan, 225MB – text 113 to 131 – N200
- 750MB Weekly browsing for mobile, 500MB – text 103 to 131 – N500
- MTN Cheap Browsing Plan for Mobile, 1GB (24/7 30 days) – text 106 to 131 – 1000 NGN
- 1.5GB MTN data plan (24/7 30 days) – text 130 to 131 – 1200 NGN
- MTN 2.5GB mobile data plan (24/7 30 days) – text 110 to 131 – 2000 NGN
- 5GB MTN data plan (24/7 30 days) – text 107 to 131 – 3500 Naira
- 10GB MTN data plan (24/7 30 days) – text 116 to 131 – 5000 Naira
- 22GB MTN data plan (24/7 30 days) – text 117 to 131 – 10000 Naira
- 50GB MTN data plan (24/7 60 days) – text 118 to 131 – 20000 NGN
- 85GB MTN data plan (24/7 90 days) – text 133 to 131 – 50000 NGN
- Check also MTN 2.5GB for N500 plan.
- Latest 9GB for N2000 MTN double data plan is now available.
Alternatively, you can subscribe to amy of these MTN plans with a simple USSD code *131# without the sms method. Just dial the code and follow the on-screen instructions to activate your preferred data bundle.
To check your MTN browsing data balance, SMS 2 to 131 or dial *559*4#.
TIPS: One thing you have to understand about MTN is that it gives you bonuses upon subscription but these bonuses are only usable at night. For instance, when you subscribe to the 1GB monthly plan which goes for N1000, you will get extra 500mb as bonus usable at night between 12am and 5am. This makes it a total of 1.5GB for N1000 on the 30 day plan.
Cheapest MTN Plans 2020
- MTN Daily data bundles now offers 75MB for just N100 and 225mb for N200 Naira. See more about this plan and how to activate.
- MTN Pulse InstaBinge Bundle is a new internet bundle for Instagram users. It offers N250MB for N100 and 1GB for N200. Read more.
- MTN WeChat 5GB for N50 and 20GB for N200 data trick. Read more.
- MTN MPulse Plans activation code and prices – read more.
MTN APN Settings For Internet Browsing
Without the correct MTN APN Settings or configuration on your phone or PC, you will not be able to browse the Internet even after subscribing for a data plan so it’s a very important thing to do. In most cases, these internet settings are automatically sent to your phone by MTN once you insert your SIM on a phone but in a situation where you didn’t get the configuration sent to you, here is the manual setup for it.
To get your 3G/3.5G/GPRS settings automatically, text SETTINGS to 3888 on an MTN Nigeria mobile phone.
For manual setup, use below 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 centre, it will be pre-loaded with MTN internet settings.
The 3.5G FastLink 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.
Check out more details about MTN Data Plans and the huge data bundles suited for commercial use and those that runs business centers.
1GB MTN Data Plan
MTN 1GB Data plan (formally 100MB, 200MB, 260MB, 1.5GB): This MTN data plan offers 24/7 internet access for 30 days at N1,000. The browsing bundle is limited to 1GB data. This MTN data plan offers a bonus of 500MB bringing the total data allowance to 1.5GB. However, the 500MB bonus can only be used between 1 am and 7 am in the morning
1GB MTN data plan is best suited for browsing directly on your mobile phone.
Even when using mobile phones 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 1GB 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 (4G / 3G/HSDPA) coverage.
22GB MTN Data Plan
The 22GB Data Plan is another exciting package from MTN. This MTN Data plan is the best if used with a wireless router to build a hotspot in your home or office. With the hotspot you can connect multiple devices smartphones, laptops, desktop, set top boxes, etc. You get 24/7 (always on) Internet access for a 30-day period at a price of 10,000 NGN. The MTN Data Plan is limited to 22GB per month. To migrate to this 30-day MTN Data Plan SMS 117 to 131.
Make sure you have at least N10,000 on your account before migrating. Once migration is successful N10,000 will automatically be deducted from your MTN account. The 22GB MTN data plan is recommended for heavy users on high-speed (4G LTE / 3G/HSDPA) coverage.
24 hour MTN Data Plan
24 hours browsing bundle: MTN offers a daily internet data plan. This internet browsing bundle allows subscribers to pay daily for 150MB 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 150MB 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 N200 on your account before migrating. Once migration is successful N200 will automatically be deducted from your MTN account.
MTN Free Browsing Cheats
Free browsing cheats is MTN users that runs out of data with no money to subscribe to the official data plans. Cheats comes handy when one is broke and we have a couple of currently working MTN cheats you can try out today.
- MTN free browsing with HTTP Injector – read more.
- MTN cheat with KPN Tunnel Rev Config – read more.
- XP Psiphon Config for MTN FBT – read more.
There you have it. MTN data plan is not actually the best in terms of data volume value because both Airtel and Glo offers better values but considering the relative popularity of MTN and availability of its network in virtually every part of the country, it remains a force to be reckoned with in the internet business.