MTN currently charges 5 kobo/kb 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 using its internet browsing codes 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 has reduced it to 9, making it very easy to choose the best.
MTN Data Plan Prices
Here are latest MTN Data Plan Prices:
- MTN Cheap Browsing for Mobile, 1GB (24/7 30 days) – N1000
- 1.5GB MTN mobile data plan (24/7 30 days) – 1200 Naira
- 2.5GB MTN mobile data plan (24/7 30 days) – 2000 Naira
- 5GB MTN mobile data plan (24/7 30 days) – 3500 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, 50MB (24 hours) – 100 Naira
- 500MB MTN Weekly data plan for mobile (24/7, 7 days) – 500 NGN
- MTN Daily data plan, 150MB (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, 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
- MTN Daily data plan for mobile, 100MB (24 hours) – SMS 104 to 131 – N100
- 750MB Weekly browsing for mobile, 500MB – text 103 to 131 – N500
- MTN Daily data plan, 150MB – text 113 to 131 – N200
To check your MTN browsing data balance, SMS 2 to 131.
MTN supports 4G LTE, for some good smartphones that are supported on the MTN network, check our lineup of Best Android Phones.
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)
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 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.
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. Our 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.
Are there any plans we missed? How much do you spend on data in a month?
Let us know in the comments section!