Data Plans for MTN, Etisalat, Glo, Airtel & Visafone - Price and Activation Codes

on . Posted in Internet

The internet is becoming more popular than ever in Nigeria. Telecommunications companies in Nigeria are taking advantage of this internet boom as they constantly create new/different data plans to suit the need of the ever growing number of internet users in Nigeria thereby making millions monthly.

Here's a complete list of all data plans, their price and activation code provided by the major telecommunications companies in Nigeria (MTN, etisalat, glo, airtel and visafone) for smartphones, tablets and pc. At the end of this list, we'll expose the cheapest and most expensive network.

MTN Data Plan for Phones, Tablet and PC - Price and Activation Code

MTN Data Plans
Plan Price (₦) Validity Period Activation (Text to 131) Activation (Dial) Target Device
10MB 100 24 Hrs 104 *104# Phone
25MB 150 24 Hrs 112 *112# Phone, Tablet
50MB 200 24 Hrs 113 *113# Phone, Tablet
150MB 500 24 Hrs 103 *103# Tablet, PC
25MB 400 7 Days (24/7) 105 *105# Phone
100MB 1,000 30 Days (24/7) 106 *106# Phone
250MB 1,300 30 Days (24/7) 109 *109# Phone, Tablet
500MB 2,000 30 Days (24/7) 110 *110# Phone, Tablet
1GB 3,500 30 Days (24/7) 111 *111# Tablet, PC
3GB 6,500 30 Days (24/7) 129 *129# Tablet, PC
5GB 8,000 30 Days (24/7) 101 *101# Tablet, PC
3GB (Night) 2,500 30 Days (9pm - 6am) 102 *102# PC
3GB (Wkend) 3,000 30 Days (9pm Fri - 6am Mon) 108 *108# PC
3GB (Daytime) 6,000 30 Days (9am - 9pm) 107 *107# PC

*MTN's out of bundle rate is 5kobo per kb.
*To check your data balance at anytime, text 2 to 131.
*All MTN data plans has been programmed to auto renew at the end of the validity period. To opt out of auto renewal, simply text NO to 131.
*All unused data will rollover to the next cycle as long as you subscribe to another plan before the expiration of the previous plan (or allow your plan to auto-renew).
*You can share your MTN data with your loved ones.

Etisalat Data Plan for Phones, Tablet and PC - Price and Activation Code

Etisalat Data Plans
Plan Price (₦) Validity Period Activation (Text to 229) Activation (Dial) Target Device
10MB 100 24 Hrs MI1 *229*3*1# Phone, Tablet
50MB 500 7 Days MI2 *229*3*4# Phone, Tablet
200MB 1,000 30 Days (24/7) MB2 *229*2*1# Phone, Tablet
500MB 2,000 30 Days (24/7) MB3 *229*2*2# Phone, Tablet
1.5GB 4,000 30 Days (24/7) MB4 *229*2*4# Phone, Tablet
3GB 6,500 30 Days (24/7) MB5 *229*2*3# Tablet, PC
6GB 8,000 30 Days (24/7) MB6 *229*2*5# Tablet, PC
10GB 10,000 30 Days (24/7) SM1 *229*4*1# Tablet, PC
15GB 15,000 30 Days (24/7) SM2 *229*4*2# Tablet, PC
20GB 18,000 30 Days (24/7) SM3 *229*4*3# Tablet, PC
Night & Wkend 4,000 30 Days (Night & Wkend) MB7 *229*3*3# PC

Etisalat has a different set of data plan for smart phones. When you subscribe to any of the smart phone data plan, you get to call any network at 20kobo per second (no access fee). Also, all unused data will be carried over to the next cycle provided you subscribe before the end of the validity period. Here's a list of etisalat's smart phone data plan.

Etisalat Smart Phone Data Plans
Plan Price (₦) Validity Period Activation (Text to 8183) Activation (USSD) Target Device
200MB 1,000 30 Days (24/7) smarta *229*2*11# Smart Phones
500MB 2,000 30 Days (24/7) smartb *229*2*22# Smart Phones
1.5GB 4,000 30 Days (24/7) smartc *229*2*44# Smart Phones
3GB 6,500 30 Days (24/7) smartd *229*2*33# Smart Phones
6GB 8,000 30 Days (24/7) smarte *229*2*55# Smart Phones

*For more info, text help to 8183.

*Etisalat's pay as you use rate is now 5 kobo/per kb.
*To check your data balance anytime, just dial *228#.
*All Etisalat data plans has been programmed to auto renew at the end of the validity period. To cancel auto renewal or to opt-out of any active data plan, simply dial *229*0# or text STOP to 229.

Glo Data Plan for Phones, Tablet and PC - Price and Activation Code

Glo Data Plans
Plan Price (₦) Validity Period Activation (Text to 127) Activation (Dial) Target Device
13MB 100 24 Hrs 51 *127*51# Phone
195MB 500 24 Hrs 10 *127*3# Tablet, PC
65MB 400 7 Days 52 *127*52# Phone
260MB 1,000 30 Days (24/7) 53 *127*53# Phone
1.5GB 3,000 30 Days (24/7) 54 *127*54# Phone, Tablet
4GB 5,000 30 Days (24/7) 11 *127*2# Tablet, PC
4GB 6,000 100 Hrs / 1 Month (24/7) 20 *127*5# Tablet, PC
4GB (Day time) 6,000 30 Days (8am - 9pm) 31 *127*6# PC
4GB (Night & Wkend) 5,000 30 Days (Night & Wkend) 30 *127*7# PC
8GB 7,500 30Days (24/7) 12 *127*1# Tablet, PC
12GB 15,000 300 Hrs / 3 Months (24/7) 21 *127*4# Tablet, PC
13GB 10,000 30 Days (24/7) 15 *127*11# Tablet, PC
20GB 15,000 30 Days (24/7) 16 *127*12# Tablet, PC
30GB 18,000 30 Days (24/7) 17 *127*13# Tablet, PC

*Text menu to 127 for more details.
*All glo data plans has been programmed to auto renew at the end of the validity period. To cancel auto renewal, text CANCEL to 127.
*You can share your Glo data with your loved ones.

Airtel Data Plan for Phones, Tablet and PC - Price and Activation Code

Airtel Data Plans
Plan Price (₦) Validity Period Activatn (Text to 141) Activation (Dial) Target Device
4MB 50 1 Day Entry *141*11*9# Phone
10MB 100 1 Day Daily *141*11*1# Phone
150MB 500 24 Hrs Day *141*12*5# Phone, Tablet
25MB 200 3 Days Three *141*11*8# Phone
50MB 300 7 Days Weekly *141*11*2# Phone
80MB 500 14 Days Easy *141*11*3# Phone
125MB 786 30 Days 786 *141*11*786# Phone
200MB 1,000 30 Days (24/7) Lite *141*11*4# Phone
250MB 1,300 30 Days (24/7) Midi *141*11*5# Phone, Tablet
500MB 2,000 30 Days (24/7) Smart1 *141*11*6# Phone, Tablet
1GB 3,000 30 Days (24/7) Smart2 *141*11*7# Phone, Tablet
3GB 5,000 30 Days (24/7) Plus *141*12*1# Tablet, PC
5GB 8,000 30 Days (24/7) Max *141*12*2# Tablet, PC
10GB 15,000 30 Days (24/7) Premium *141*12*3# Tablet, PC
15GB 22,000 30 Days (24/7) Prime *141*12*7# Tablet, PC
3GB 2,500 30 Days (Night) Night *141*12*4# PC
3GB 3,000 30 Days (Wkend) Wkend *141*12*6# PC

*To check your data balance at anytime, text status to 141 or dial *141*11*0#
*You can share your Airtel data with your loved ones.

Visafone Data Plan for Phones, Tablet and PC - Price and Activation Code

Visafone operates on two different classes of networks: CDMA EVDO (a 3G network) and CDMA 1X. The 1X network offers moderate internet speed of about 153kb/s while the EVDO network offers a higher internet speed of about 300kb/s making the EVDO data plan more expensive than the 1X plan.

Note: "Num" in the table below is the account number (phone or modem number) that you want to buy the data plan for or load the data in. You can dial or text from any visafone number or modem.

*For sms activation, text the activation code (in the table below) space your number to 444.

Visafone Data Plans
Ntwrk Plan Price (₦) Validity Period (Text to 444) Activation (Dial) Target Device
1X 2MB 25 1 Day 661 Num *444*661*Num# Phone
50MB 120 1 Day 641 Num *444*641*Num# Phone
500MB 1,500 30 Days (24/7) 662 Num *444*662*Num# Phone, PC
2GB 3,000 30 Days (24/7) 642 Num *444*642*Num# Phone, PC
5GB 5,999 30 Days (24/7) 643 Num *444*643*Num# PC
EVDO 12MB 100 1 Day 663 Num *444*663*Num# Phone
150MB 499 1 Day 651 Num *444*651*Num# Phone, PC
1.2GB 3,000 30 Days (24/7) 664 Num *444*664*Num# Phone, PC
3GB 5,999 30 Days (24/7) 652 Num *444*652*Num# Phone, PC
10GB 9,999 30 Days (24/7) 653 Num *444*653*Num# PC
15GB 12,999 30 Days (24/7) 654 Num *444*654*Num# PC
Un limited* 15,999 30 Days (24/7) 655 Num *444*655*Num# PC

*Fair data usage of 50GB (was 20GB) applies.

*All plans are automatically renewed when subscribers load required amount on modem with recharge cards.
*To cancel your current subscription, dial *444*603*Number#. Your data account will be suspended.
*To check the status of your data subscription, dial *444*601*Number#.

Conclusion

From the list above, Visafone has the cheapest data plans. Most of MTN, airtel and etisalat's data plans are the same price but MTN still managed to claim the most expensive data plan spot. Glo's data plans are cheaper than that of mtn, etisalat and airtel but more expensive than visafone.

Share:

Comments  

 
Ifeanyi
+2 # Ifeanyi 2014-01-07 05:03
The problem I always find is when my etisalat plans expires, my data download switch over to per seconds which is usually very exorbitant. Except when there is enough money to subscribe on my SIM and the subscription is renewed automatically notwithstanding
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
Jide Ojo
0 # Jide Ojo 2014-01-29 07:04
Etisalat's "pay-as-you-use " rate is 5Kobo per Kb. Yes; that's quite expensive but you can opt-out of any active data plan on the etisalat network. Just dial *229*0# or text STOP to 229.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
Osayuwamen
0 # Osayuwamen 2014-01-27 15:45
When it states that *Fair data usage of 20GB applies.* on the airtel tariff, Does it apply to the Unlimited Subscription as well??

Thanks
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
Jide Ojo
0 # Jide Ojo 2014-01-29 06:59
The fair data usage of 20GB applies to only the unlimited data plan on the VISAFONE network (not Airtel).
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
cappaccinno
0 # cappaccinno 2014-04-30 12:50
Hw do I get a 20G data on visafone modem
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
Olammy
-1 # Olammy 2014-01-28 20:37
Can i use Visafone sim on smart phone
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
Jide Ojo
+1 # Jide Ojo 2014-01-29 07:17
Yes and No. No because you can't just buy any smartphone and slot in a Visafone Sim; it won't work. Yes because Visafone Sim can work on some smartphones (programmed to work with CDMA network). To be on a safe side, buy your smartphone from any Visafone outlet. Any smartphone you buy from them has been programmed to work with Visafone Sim and will NOT work with a SIM from any other network.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
LARRY
0 # LARRY 2014-07-05 16:59
Quoting Olammy:
Can i use Visafone sim on smart phone

Can I use visafone sim on sumsung galaxy tablet 10.1 2014 edition?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
owolabi
0 # owolabi 2014-01-31 14:09
pls i have visafone modem but it is not wit sim pls how can i load on it pls
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
Jide Ojo
0 # Jide Ojo 2014-02-02 12:06
Visafone modems do not use SIMs (anymore). You can load and subscribe to a data plan using 2 methods. (1) Using a Visa phone: If you have a visa phone, simply load it with the required amount then dial any of the appropriate activation codes above. Note: "Num" in the activation code should be your MODEM number. (2) Using the modem: connect your modem to a computer; open the modem dialog window by double clicking its icon on your computer (assuming you've successfully installed the modem). Navigate to "voice calls" on the modem dialog window. Dial the appropriate code to load the recharge card then dial the appropriate activation code above to subscribe to a data plan.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
Dammy
0 # Dammy 2014-06-24 13:39
how can i sub for visafone internet modem which cost 6500# and it 7gb
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
uche
0 # uche 2014-02-03 16:54
D unlimited visaphone data, does it mean that d data doesn't finish. Plz explain.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
Jide Ojo
-1 # Jide Ojo 2014-02-07 06:47
Yes (technically). The unlimited Visafone data plan has a fair use policy of 50GB. This means that, when your data usage exceeds 50GB, Visafone has the right to drastically reduce your data speed or do something else in a bid to control or reduce your data usage.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
Mike
0 # Mike 2014-02-04 13:28
The NIGHT-DATA Plan of Airte does not stipulate the ACTUAL DURATION OF THE TIME IN THE NIGHT !(ie from when to when ?). PLS KINDLY FURNISH ME WTH THE ACTUAL TIMING , THNX !!
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
Jide Ojo
0 # Jide Ojo 2014-02-07 06:54
Between 9pm and 6am
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
owlabi
0 # owlabi 2014-02-12 23:07
pls can u explain better meaning of AIrtel Day (Night) 3G. Thanks
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
AABNigeria
0 # AABNigeria 2014-10-20 20:59
It simply means that you can only use the Internet service at night and it is valid for 1 month (30 days)
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
Far
0 # Far 2014-03-15 07:15
Pls update the information above. A lot has changed since it was published
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
AABNigeria
0 # AABNigeria 2014-10-20 21:00
We will. Thanks...
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
maureen
0 # maureen 2014-06-04 13:12
MTN NITE PLAN does not carry over unused data. I had over 1 GB left on my plan when I renewed but it was not reflected in my new balance.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
AABNigeria
0 # AABNigeria 2014-10-20 21:03
Hello Maureen,
All unused data will ONLY rollover to the next cycle IF you subscribe to another plan before the expiration of the previous plan (or allow your plan to auto-renew). Did you follow this rule?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
waasu
0 # waasu 2014-07-09 08:27
can glo 10gb monthly plan be renewed by other plans lower than it?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
AABNigeria
0 # AABNigeria 2014-10-20 21:11
To change your data plan to any other plan of your choice, simply cancel auto-renewal, wait for the active plan to expire then subscribe to your referred plan..
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote