Internet browsing is great 24/7 as you can browse whenever you want. At least for now, MTN Night browsing appears to have been suspended. MTN Weekend data plan, which was active throughout the weekend from 9 o’clock on Friday to 6 o’clock on Monday, seems to have suffered the same fate. Browsing the weekend and browsing the night made sense in the days of the fixed internet, but the mobile will always seem lame in the world.
Activating Internet browsing on MTN
Mobile phones, Internet modems or Internet routers can access MTN Internet services. You can directly browse your mobile phone or use it as a modem to connect your desktop or laptop to the internet via a USB or Bluetooth data cable. Text SETTINGS to 3888 on an MTN Nigeria mobile phone to automatically get your 3G/3.5G/GPRS settings.
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 purchase your internet browsing devices from an MTN service centre, they will be preloaded with MTN internet settings.
The 3.5 G FastLink USB modem costs about N5 000 from MTN and is also 3G / EDGE / GPRS compatible. According to MTN website ads, 6 months of free data are available, although we can not confirm the limits.
MTN also offers a portable Wi – Fi router that allows you to use up to five Wi – Fi devices within a 10 m range to share your Internet access. The portable MTN Mi-Fi hotspot costs N21,000 with a 3 GB free browsing bundle. Type MIFI to 131 to activate your MTN free Mi-Fi bundle.
1GB MTN Data Plan
MTN 1 GB Data plan (formally 100 MB, 200 MB, 260 MB, 1.5 GB): This MTN data plan provides 30-day, 24/7 N1000 Internet access. The browsing package is restricted to 1 GB data. Our MTN data plan provides a 500 MB bonus, bringing the total data allowance to 1.5 GB. The 500 MB bonus is only available between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m.
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 move to the 1 GB web browsing package SMS 106 to 131. You can also use this MTN data plan on your laptop or desktop, but do not expect it to last more than a week unless you are on a slow network or browse only occasionally.
It’s a good idea to switch off automatic updates for OS and antivirus to save bandwidth. If your antivirus allows you to set update frequency, set it to 24 hours a day (1440 minutes a day).
10GB MTN Data Plan
This MTN data plan is the best way to browse your desktop or laptop. It offers 24/7 (always on) Internet access for 30 days at a price of 5,000 NGN to prepaid MTN subscribers. The MTN data plan shall be limited to 10 GB per month (formally 5 GB). Migrating to this 30-day SMS 116 MTN Data Plan to 131.
Before migrating, make sure that you have at least N5 000 on your account. Once migration has been successful, N5000 will be deducted from your MTN account automatically. The 10 GB MTN data plan is recommended for high speed users (4G/3G / HSDPA).
22GB MTN Data Plan
Another exciting MTN package is the 22 GB Data Plan. This MTN data plan is the best plan for building a hotspot in your home or office using a wireless router. You can connect multiple devices to your smartphone, laptop, desktop, set-top boxes, etc. with the hotspot. You can access the Internet 24/7 (always on) for 30 days at a price of NGN 10 000. I limit the plan for MTN data to 22 GB per month. Migrate to this MTN data plan for 30 days SMS 117 to 131.
Before migrating, ensure that you have at least N10,000 on your account. Once the migration has been successful, N10,000 will be deducted from your MTN account automatically. The 22 GB MTN data plan is advisable for high – speed (4 G LTE/3G / HSDPA) heavy users.
24 hour MTN Data Plan
Bundle 24 hours: MTN offers daily Internet data plan. This Internet browsing package allows subscribers to pay for 150 MB of Internet access on a daily basis. You pay for this service every day you browse the web. Just pay N200 every day you want to browse and MTN’s internet browsing access is limited to 150 MB data for 24 hours.
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. It’s a very good plan, it’s cheap and convenient, but if you want 24/7 access you can find it. This web service is only available to prepaid users of MTN.
Migrate to the daily MTN data plan SMS 103 to 131 every day by browsing the internet. Access to Internet will be limited to 100 MB for 24 hours. Before migrating, make sure you have at least N200 in your account. Once migration has been successful, N200 will be deducted from your MTN account automatically.
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