Night internet browsing is very popular in Nigeria because it offers cheap browsing, and provides internet surfers ample time to search for information on the internet. In the early days of the internet in Nigeria, thousands of web surfers book for internet browsing time each night in Nigeria.
Because of the popularity of Night browsing, a number of telecoms companies have internet services targeted at this group of people. MTN currently offers one of the cheapest night internet browsing plans in Nigeria.
Most mobile and fixed wireless companies that offer night internet browsing plans have always retained the attraction of night internet browsing, which is its affordability. However, they add privacy and convenience to the package making it a lot more attractive.
As stated earlier MTN has one of the cheapest night internet browsing rates in Nigeria. At N2,500 monthly for both MTN post-paid and prepaid subscribers, MTN night internet bundle is competitively priced. MTN night internet package is active between 9pm to 6am, seven hours of internet browsing time, every night for 30 days for just N2,500.
To offer more value to customers MTN has also increased the data allowance of its night browsing bundle from 3GB to 4.5GB (50% increase) per month, which is reasonable considering the price and industry standard. This internet bandwidth limit is provided by MTN in order to prevent abuse by some customers.
Therefore, if you are one of those fans of night internet browsing, you will realise huge cost savings by switching MTN night internet package.
You can subscribe to MTN Night internet package with an internet enabled mobile phone or an internet modem. You can either browse directly on your mobile phone or use your mobile phone as a modem for connecting your laptop or desktop computer to the internet. However, the preferred way of connecting your laptop or desktop computer to the internet is via an internet modem. Price of MTN FastLink USB internet modem is currently selling for N5,000 at MTN shops in Nigeria and comes with 6 months free data.
To migrate to the MTN Night internet bundle on your mobile phone or internet modem, SMS 102 to 131. Make sure you have at least N2,500 on your account before migrating. Once migration is successful N2,500 will automatically be deducted from your account.
MTN now offers fast and reliable internet services in Nigeria. Gone are the days when MTN was playing catchup to other GSM operators in internet services. Today MTN is leading the way, deploying one of the fastest EDGE internet networks in Nigeria as well as a high-speed 3G/3.5G HSDPA internet networks. You should ignore previous negative reviews on MTN internet, since late 2009 MTN has been improving its internet services.
A Few MTN Internet bundle, prices, and access codes
|Data Plan||Data Limit||Duration||Price||Subscription Code|
|MTN Cheap Browsing for Mobile||1.5GB||30 Days||1000 Naira||Text 106 to 131|
|MTN 3.5GB Mobile Data Plan||3.5GB||30 Days||2000 Naira||Text 110 to 131|
|10GB MTN Browsing Bundle||10GB||30 Days||5000 Naira||Text 116 to 131|
|22GB MTN Browsing Bundle||22GB||30 Days||10,000 Naira||Text 117 to 131|
|MTN Daily Mobile Browsing||30MB||1 Day||100 Naira||Text 104 to 131|
|MTN Weekly Browsing Plan||750MB||7 Days||500 Naira||Text 103 to 131|
|MTN Daily browsing Plan||100MB||1 Day||200 Naira||Text 113 to 131|
MTN 24 hour internet bundles
One day all day bundle: MTN offers a daily internet bundle. This internet 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 N500 any day you want to browse and you will get 24 hours internet access from MTN.
MTN one day all day internet plan, will appeal to customers who currently spend several hours a week browsing internet in cyber cafes, especially if they already have a PC at home. 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 internet bundle SMS 103 to 131 on any day you want to browse the internet. Internet access will be available for 24 hours limited to 150MB. Make sure you have at least N500 on your account before migrating. Once migration is successful N500 will automatically be deducted from your MTN account.
MTN 7.5GB internet bundle
MTN 30-day all day bundle: This internet plan offers 24/7 (always on) Internet access to prepaid MTN subscribers for a 30-day period at a price of N8,000. It’s limit is now 7.5GB from 5GB per month. To migrate to the 30-day internet bundle SMS 101 to 131. Make sure you have at least N8,000 on your account before migrating. Once migration is successful N8,000 will automatically be deducted from your MTN account.
MTN 100MB Internet
MTN 200MB Internet bundle: This internet bundle offers 24/7 internet access for 30 days at N1,000. The internet is limited to 200MB from 100MB. To migrate to the 100MB internet bundle SMS 106 to 131.
The default internet plan on MTN is pay as you go. Once you load MTN 3G/3.5G/GPRS settings to your mobile phone or any compatible device like an MTN FastLink data card or MTN FastLink USB modem, you can browse with this internet package. In addition, if you exceed your internet browsing limit in any of the internet packages above, the system will automatically bill you on a pay per use bases. You are charged for the quantity of data used in kilobits (kb). Currently MTN charges 5 kobo per kb for pay as you use, which is currently the industry standard in Nigeria.
MTN internet services can be accessed with an internet enabled mobile phone. 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 or Bluetooth. To get your 3G/3.5G/GPRS settings, 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
IP Address: 10.199.212.2
Port: 8080 (for HTML) or 9201 (for WAP)
Access point name (APN): web.gprs.mtnnigeria.net
If you intend to get the full power of the internet or you are using your mobile phone as a modem for a personal computer (PC) then you should go for port 8080 (HTML). However, if you want to browse WAP pages for news, traffic or weather reports use port 9201.
MTN internet services can be accessed via an MTN USB FastLink modem. The MTN FastLink USB modem will contain a data enabled SIM.
MTN internet services can also be accessed using a PCMCIA FastLink data card. This you install inside your computer. An MTN data enabled SIM card will be put into the appropriate slot before installation. A broadband router may also be used for internet access. MTN broadband router enables more than one person to share an internet connection.
If you buy these devices from an MTN service centre, it will be pre-loaded with MTN internet settings.
The 3.5G FastLink USB modem costs N5000 from MTN and is also compatible to 3G/EDGE/GPRS.
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