What is MTN Data bundle?
It’ll interest you to know now that MTN Data bundles have been cleaned up to be more affordable by subscribers, giving them more value for money and excellent internet experience on MTN data network. The telecommunication company has deemed this necessary in view of the fact that not all of its subscribers can afford to buy data plans at higher prices. Hence, the need to segment MTN data bundles into different categories so that all fingers can afford theirs without stress in their own path. That is why today, everyone can afford to buy MTN data for as low as #25.
Who can subscribe to MTN Data bundle?
Recently, one of our esteemed readers asked me the above question. While answering that question, I made him understand that everyone is eligible to get any MTN data bundles of their choice so long as they’re MTN network subscribers. When I said subscribers, I simply mean customers that are individuals that are on the MTN network.
How do I subscribe to MTN Data bundles?
Like I said earlier, all MTN customers who wish to buy MTN data plan can do that via USSD code. To do that, you need to dial *131*1# and select your preferred data plan. MTN customers can also get MTN data bundles via SMS. If you wish to do that via SMS, all that you need do is to send the bundle plan keyword to 131.
As I’m typing, I can hear some people whispering this to my hearing; bro what are the different MTN Data bundles plans available?
Well, There several MTN data bundles which subscribers are expected to choose from depending on what they like and amount they are willing to offer. MTN service providers have segmented MTN data bundles into Daily, Weekly, Monthly, quarterly etc. To make it easier for you, I’ve taken the time to arrange them in a tabular form.
MTN Data Plans
1. MTN Daily Data Plans
Under this daily plans, there are basically two types. The 50MB and the 150MB data plans. Both data plans last for a period of 24 hours. Once that period elapses, the data will automatically be disabled. So, if you wish to use this data plan do always ensure to finish it within the stipulated period whenever you subscribe.
How To Purchase MTN Daily Plans Data Bundles
The procedure you need to follow to buy either of the two daily MTN data plans is as easy as the word. The 50MB daily data plan cost N100 only and as I earlier told you will expiry within 24Hrs. The 150MB MTN daily data plan, on the other hand, cost N200 only and just like the 50MB counterpart last for a period of 24Hrs too. To enjoy these data plans, you must endeavour to have your battery fully charge so that you’d be able to finish it within the time interval.
To purchase the 50MB MTN daily data plan, text this USSD code (104) to 131. Whereas, to purchase the 150MB MTN daily data plan, text this USSD code (113) to 131. When once you do that, your phone will be activated with the required data if you have the said amount in your account. Subsequently, to purchase these data plans, you can simply dial *131# and follow the on-screen instruction.
2. MTN Weekly Data Plans
Just like the MTN daily data plans, there are also two MTN weekly data plans. The first one is the 150MB data plan which cost N300 and lasts for a period of 7 days. The second one is the 500MB + 250MB(*bonus data) which cost N500 and also last within a period of 7 days. To purchase these data plans, you need to follow a similar procedure as we did in the preceding section though here, different codes will be required of you.
To purchase 150MB MTN weekly data plan, simply text this USSD code (102) to 131. Once you do that, your account will be credited with the data and you can then browse the web 24/7. In the same vein, to activate the 500MB + 250MN(*bonus data bundles), simply text this code(103) to 131. Note that if you have the required amount in your account balance and you follow the procedure accordingly, your data will be credited to your account and you can then start enjoying your browsing.
3. MTN Monthly Data Plans
Here, there are altogether six data plans bundles. The various data plans are as follows;
1GB + 500MB (*bonus data) at N1,000,
1.5GB at N1,200,
2.5GB + 1GB(*bonus data) at N2,000,
5GB at N3500,
10GB at N5,000 and finally,
22GB at N10,000.
How To Purchase The MTN Monthly Data Plans
Just like the previous ones, to buy all of these MTN monthly data plans all you need do is to send a code that is for the particular plan you wish to purchase. All of the various plans outlined above hasve their own USSD codes. Remember you that you can’t use the USSD code number that is for 1G for the one that is for 1.5G. In essence, if peradventure you want to subscribe for 1G and you mistakenly sent the USSD code that is for the one of 1.5G, bear it in mind that if you have an amount in your account that afford that 1.5G, that your account shall be recharged with that data plan.
So, in doing this, you need to know the code that is peculiar to the plan you want to opt for before you go on texting it to 131 to void unwanted hassle. In view of that, I’ve taken the time to list the USSD codes for the various plans below. Just write them somewhere or you can bookmark this page so that you can always get access to this page at any given time you need to reach out to them.
A. To purchase 1GB + 500MB (*bonus data) at N1,000 simply text this USSD code(106) to 131
B. To purchase 1.5GB at N1,200, text this USSD code(130) to 131
C. To purchase 2.5GB + 1GB(*bonus data) at N2,000, simply text this USSD code (110) to 131
D. To purchase 5GB at N3500, simply text this USSD code (107) to 131
E. To purchase 10GB at N5,000, simply text this USSD code (116) to 131
F. To purchase 22GB at N10,000, simply text this USSD code (117) to 131
Please note that all of these data plans when activated will last for a period of 30 days. If you still have an unused data balance and the period within which the data is expected to elapse is almost at hand, you can always roll over the data. This MTN data bundle feature enables you to still use your data that was supposed to expire in the near future.
To roll over MTN data balance is just like warming your food to preserve it till the next day. When you roll over data that was meant to expire, the data will automatically be added to the new one you will subscribe for the forth-coming month or period. This prevent the data from being automatically removed by the MTN data service providers. This can only be done if you renew your MTN data bundle before expiration. So, to roll over your unused data balance, simply renew your bundle before expiration.
4. 60 Day/Quarterly MTN Data Plans
Here, we’ve basically two MTN data plans bundles. The first one is the 50GB at N20,000 which last for a period of 60 days when activated. The second one is the 85GB at N50,000 which last within a period of 90 days when activated. If you want to purchase of these data plans, you’re also expected to send a USSD code to 131. Note that before you send the code to 131 you’ll need to have the said amount in your account balance. If not your transaction won’t be successful at all. So, want to buy or purchase any of these plans, if yes, then do the following;
A. To purchase 50GB at N20,000, simply text this USSD code(118) to 131
B. To purchase 85GB at N50,000, text this USSD code(133) to 131
That is all the MTN data plans that are currently available at the moment. In the latter part of this post, we’ll show you how you can purchase any of these above MTN data plans directly from your banks. But before that, bear this at the back of your mind; (*bonus data) will be available for use from 1:00am – 7.00am ON MTN DEAL ZONE. You simply dial this USSD code *131# to activate any of the data plans wish to opt to at your convenience.
MTN Data Plan FAQ’s
Here are some of the few questions that are frequently asked by MTN data subscribers which I believe will be of help to you and your friends.
Q. How do I check my MTN Data Bundle balance?
A. To check your data bundle balance, simply dial *131*4# or text 2 to 131.
Q. Can I purchase multiple MTN Data bundles?
A. Yes, you can activate multiple data bundles and all the data bundle purchased will have its own unique expiry dates.
Q. If I have multiple data bundles active, which bundle will deplete first?
A. If you have multiple data bundles active, the data bundle with the least validity will be used first. Example: If you have a 30-day bundle plan and 1day plan active, the 1 day plan will be used first before the 30-day plan.
Q. What happens if I exhaust my data bundle before the renewal date?
A. As soon as you exhaust your data bundle before the expiry, your data access will be suspended and you will not be able to browse again. To continue browsing, you will need to do one of the following:
– Buy another data plan by dialing *131*1#,
– Borrow data by dialing *606#
– Opt-in for a Pay As You Go browsing by dialing *131*200# to continue browsing from your airtime @N3/MB
Q. Is there data bonus on any of the MTN data plans?
A. Yes the following data bundles offers you data bonus after activating them.
– 250MB Bonus on the 500MB weekly plan
– 500MB Bonus on the 1GB monthly plan
– 1GB Bonus on the 2.5GB monthly plan
However, you can only use the data bonus between 1am and 7am daily but the main data bundle will be used any time of the day. Also note that the bonus will have the same validity with the main bundle.
Q. Will I be able to rollover my unused data bundle?
A. Yes, you will be able to roll over any unused data bundle as long as you buy another bundle before the current bundle expires BUT you will NOT be able to roll over unused bonus.
Q. Will I be able to rollover my unused data bonus?
A. No, you will not be able to roll over any unused data bonus even if the bundle auto-renews before or upon expiry.
Example: If you activate the 500MB weekly plan + 250MB Bonus and on the day of expiry you have 500MB remaining in your data main account and 100MB in your bonus account. After renewal, the remaining 500MB data bundle will be rolled over to the new data and unused 100MB will be cleared. This means that you will have 1GB in your data main account and 250MB in your bonus account.
Q. If I activate the same data bundle with bonus multiple times, will I be able to use the bonus of the first bundle I activated?
A. Yes, if you active the same data bundle with bonus multiple times, you will be able to use the data bonus of the first bundle until the last day of its expiry or it is exhausted after which your data activities will be charged from the next data bonus. But on the day of renewal, only the last bundle activated will be auto renewed.
Example: If you have activate 500MB Weekly plan + 250MB Bonus on April 5th and activate the same data plan on April 7th, you will be able to use the data bonus of the bundle activated on April 5th until it is exhausted or last day of its expiry.
Q. If I have multiple data bundles active, which bundle will auto-renew first?
A. If you have multiple data bundles active from the various plans, the last bundle purchased from that plan will be the bundle that will be auto-renewed. I.e. All bundles will renew according to their bundle category – daily, weekly and monthly.
Example: if you activate two data plans from the daily plans; (50MB on Oct 1, 150MB on Oct 5), two plans from the weekly plan; (500MB on Oct 3 and 1GB on Oct 4), on the day of renewal, only 150MB from the daily plan and 1GB from the weekly plan will be the plans to auto-renew.
Q. Will I be able to cancel auto-renewal anytime?
A. Yes, you will be able to cancel auto-renewal on your bundle anytime by sending the opt-out keyword to 131. See table below.
Q. Can I share my MTN Data bundle?
A. No, you will not be able to share your data bundle.
Q. I have 1GB + 500MB bonus data plan active and then activated 1.5GB Monthly Data plan, which of them will used first?
A. The 1GB + 500MB bonus data plan will be used first (1GB at any time of the day and the data bonus of 500MB can only be used from 1.00am to 7.00am) and after the data bundle has been exhausted then data charges will be deducted from the new 1.5GB Monthly plan.
Q. Will I be able to browse from my airtime automatically after exhausting my data bundle?
A. You will be able to browse from your airtime after exhausting your data bundle BUT you will be required to opt in before you can browse from your airtime at Pay As You Go rate.
Q. How do I opt in for PAYG browsing?
A. To opt in for PAYG browsing, simply;
– Dial *131*200#.
– Send RESET to 131.
Q. How much will I be charged for browsing from my airtime after opting in for PAYG browsing?
A. Your browsing from your airtime will be charged at N3/MB.
Q. Will I be charged for opting in for PAYG browsing?
A. No, you will not be charged for opting in for PAYG browsing.
Q. How do I opt out of PAYG browsing?
A. To opt out of PAYG browsing, simply
– Dial *131*201#
– Send SUSPEND to 131.
* Note that bonus data will be usable from 1.00am – 7.00am.
MTN Data Plans Terms
Here’re the various MTN Data bundle renewal terms and conditions
1. To roll over your unused data balance, simply renew your bundle before expiration.
2. Auto-renewal applies on any data bundle you buy.
3. To check your active bundle(s) and data balance(s), simply Text 2 to 131 or Dial *131*4#
4. To opt out, send “NO” to 131 e.g Text “NO104” to 131
How to Activate Intenet Browsing On MTN Network
Here is a brief guide on how you can activate your MTN internet settings on your device. You can activate MTN internet services on your mobile phones, internet modem and a router. When once you get that done properly, you can then browse with the mobile phone directly or use it as a modem to connect your personal computer to the internet via USB/CABLE.
For those of us that wish to know, let me quickly inform you that there are a lot of benefits attached to setting up your MTN internet settings for browsing. One of those benefits is that it’ll enable you to start enjoying the high-speed internet. Follow the few guidelines we’ve outlined below to set up your MTN internet settings on your devices.
To enable the settings on your device, text SETTINGS to 3888. The service is free of charge for those us that want to know. When once you did that, the settings will be sent to you by SMS. To proceed with the settings successfully, you’ll need to save the settings as soon as they are delivered to your device to avoid deleting them in error.
– Account Name: MTN WEB
– Port :
– Access point name (APN): web.gprs.mtnnigeria.net
Feature phones (WAP settings)
– Account Name: MTN WAP
– IP address (Proxy): 10.199.212.2
– Port: 9201
– Username: web
– Password: web
– Access point name (APN): web.gprs.mtnnigeria.net
How To If You Have The Right Proxy Settings On Devices
In order to check that you have the right Proxy settings on your Smartphones, follow the gidelines given below;
– Go to Settings
– Click More Network or Mobile Network
– Click Access Point Name
– Click MTN GPRS or MTN WEB
– Remove the Proxy IP address: 10.199.212.2
– Remove the Port setting: 8080
– Then save and browse again.
Still having issues with your settings? If yes, then visit the nearest MTN Service Center or Call 180 for help.