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November 18, 2012

MTN Nigeria Data Plan and Subscription Codes

MTN Data Plans for Mobile Phones:
MTN Nigeria is known to be the most popular and widely covered GSM network service provider, without any doubt the also offer Internet data bundles for mobile phones, data modems, and other mobile devices like the iPad amongst others. MTN Nigeria offers various data bundles to suite your need on mobile phone and computer platforms respectively. 

Presently, for any sim card to be activated with the Internet, it must be first registered with the network provider as directed by the regulatory body, Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC). To setup or activate your sim card for any Internet access and data plan, you'll need to send an SMS by typing SETTINGS and sending to 3888 from
your mobile phone unless it is the FastLink modem which is already pre-configured to take any of the data plans chosen.

MTN Nigeria Internet Settings - Manual Internet configuration for phones and computers:
The following Internet settings are applicable to GPRS or 3.5G.
  • Account Name:                                  MTN GPRS
  • Access Point Name (APN):               web.gprs.mtnnigeria.net
  • IP Address:                                        10.199.212.2
  • Port:                                                   8080 or 9201 
  • Username:                                         web
  • Password:                                          web

MTN Mobile Phone Data Plans (Bundle):
Internet subscription codes on phone plans: Text the data plan code to 131 and send.
  • Daily Plan      -  Data: 10MB      24hrs     Cost: N100     Code: 104 to 131
  • Weekly Plan   -  Data: 25MB      7days    Cost: N400     Code: 105 to 131    
  • Monthly Plan -  Data: 200MB    30days  Cost: N1000    Code: 106 to 131
  • Monthly Plan -  Data: 375MB    30days  Cost: N1300    Code: 109 to 131
  • Monthly Plan -  Data: 750MB    30days  Cost: N2000    Code: 110 to 131
  • Monthly Plan    Data: 1.5GB      30days  Cost: N3500    Code: 111 to 131
MTN Blackberry Internet Service (BIS):
  • Weekly Plan    - Duration: 7days   Cost: N500   Activation Code: Text BBCWEEK to 21600
  • Monthly Plan  -  Duration: 30days Cost: N1500 Activation Code: Text BBC to 21600
  • Quarterly Plan - Duration: 90days Cost: N4500 Activation Code: Text BBQ to 21600
  • To check your BIS balance or expiry date, text STATUS to 21600
General MTN Nigeria Data Plans (Bundle):
The following Internet subscription codes and data plans cover data modems for computers and iPad:
  • Daily       -  Data: 150MB   24hrs.                       Cost: N500.    Code: 103 to 131
  • Night       -  Data: 3GB.      9pm-6am                  Cost: N2500   Code: 102 to 131
  • Daytime  -  Data: 3GB.      9am-9pm(30days)    Cost: N6000   Code: 107 to 131
  • Weekend -  Data: 3GB      (Fri 9pm-Mon 6am)  Cost: N3000   Code: 108 to 131
  • Monthly  -  Data: 5GB      24/7 (30days)            Cost: N8000   Code: 101 to 131  
MTN Simple Surf Plan - Hourly Internet Bundle Subcrition codes:
To activate your desired simple surf data bundle plan, text the keyword to 131
  • 2 Hours   N250        - Text 2H to 131      Validity(1day)
  • 20 Hours  N1,500    - Text 20H to 131    Validity(7days)
  • 100 Hours N5,000   - Text 100H to 131  Validity(30days)
  • 300 Hours N13,000 - Text 300H to 131  Validity(90days)
To change to another data plan at will, text RESET to 131 and you're to go with a new desired subscription of choice with ease.


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27 comments:

  1. pls is there a data plan of 1G for phones?. i really need to know so that i can enjoy the full plan on my phone

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    1. Yes, there's 1GB MTN data plan for phones and mobile devices, but you'll get an allowance of up to 1.5GB from MTN Nigeria when you get your phone recharged with N3,500 for the plan then send as text, 111 to 131.

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  2. If I were you, I would see the best writer job service to have a lot of supreme data about this good topic Good information here. I will post these information to my facebook page. It is really very informative for others.

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  3. Which mtn data plans are available for iphone5.
    I learnt data plans dont work on iphone iscthat true?

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    1. Same MTN data plans work on iPad, all iPhones series and other mobile devices with same APN/Internet Settings. You could chose any plan of choice depending on the volume of your Internet data usage.

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    2. If the evil iCult is denying you freedom to use your device, get wise and get yourself a smart mobile communicating device. Go Android, Go!

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    3. But yet the 'icult' devices are more stable than android and blackberry. They dont freeze and are preferred by more ppl outside nigeria, tho expensive!!!!!

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  4. i hate mtn data plan, consume like hell without doing anythin

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  5. Mr. Andrew, what is the code to send to 131 if I want to subscribe for MTN 2hour unlimited data plan?

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  6. Hi Anonymous, the MTN Simple Surf family for 2hours unlimited data plan SMS code is by simply sending a text: 2H to 131 which has a 1day validity and it costs N250.

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  7. Please I want to know if mtn plans allow a roll-over of balance (unused data) on account from one plan period to another.

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  8. Mrs Andrew, What plan for Android phone

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  9. how do I check my data balance on mtn data plan? I do not mean the *559# request

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    1. To check MTN Data Bundle plan balance, you'll need to simply dial *559# or text 403 to 131.

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  10. Andrew pls I'd like to knw how the mtn simple surf plan operates.am totally a novice and really require ur help coz am interested

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    1. MTN Simple Surf is an hourly based data plan where you get billed for hourly usage, and not necessarily in bytes usage. The subscription codes are stated above on this blog post.

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  11. To Check your data plan. Simply text '2' and send to 131.

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  12. I've just exhausted my monthly 375 data in 3 days,do I need to opt-out and re-register for the same plan,because I don't want mtn to mistake my new plan with the old plan

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    1. You might need to opt-out from your yet to be expired data plan though finished bytes. To opt out from the data plan, send as SMS: DATA OFF to 131 and re-subscribe anew.

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  13. I have exhausted my 1.5 gb plan but my plan is yet to expire what code should I use to renew

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    1. The subscription code is contained in this blog post above, however, for MTN monthly data plan of 1.5gb for mobile devices, please text: 111 to 131

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  14. i just want to buy mtn modem for my computer and i need the one of monthly subscription, where will i purchase it and will i install it

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    1. Hi Biola, you can get MTN Internet modem for your computer from any MTN office or Friendship center. It's an easy plug and play device that can be installed by simply clicking next, next and next on the installation wizard. You can also choose any affordable monthly data plan within the modem installed firmware.

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  15. how can I use 1500 to get one 1.G? help me Andrew

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    1. MTN 1gb or 1.5gb data plan goes for N3000 or N3500, you can still make use of N1,500 to subscribe for a plan, but it will be less 1gb.

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  16. Hi
    i need explanation within two days seprate days my a/c was debited 2k for each day on my request accordingly and was given 28 sept as my data expiry date only for me to receive a message that my date has 143 left the next day pls i want an answer

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