MTN has updated its internet browsing data plans adding more data allowance and introduce a couple of new data plans that offers more value for money. You now have several MTN Data Plan to choose from. There are cheap browsing plans for entry level users and mobile phone browsing as well as browsing bundles for medium data and high data users.
MTN, like most other networks offers daily data plans and weekly data plans in addition to the standard monthly subscription. The cheapest monthly plans still remains flat 1000 Naira for 1.5GB (used to be 1GB years back) and 1,200 Naira for 2GB.
However, an even better option for MTN Cheap Browsing is the newly introduced 3GB plan, which goes for just 1,500 Naira. See the list below for details.
When choosing a data plan for browsing on the MTN network, it is a good idea to make sure you choose a browsing bundle that meets your needs. In this page you will find latest browsing data plans offered by MTN.
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.
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For information about MTN Data Plans in Nigeria, just dial *131*1# on your MTN line.
MTN Data plan has been updated to offer a lot more value for money.
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MTN demoed 5G in 2019/2020 and some of the value plans have gotten some bump like the 20,000 Naira plan beefed up from 110GB to 120GB looks great for a 5G network. The operator has also added free 4GB YouTube Night Video streaming to some of its monthly packages.
Now now let us look at the prices of MTN Data Plan, their activation codes is listed immediately below it.
MTN Data Plan Prices
Here are latest MTN Data Plan Prices. You will also see code for checking your MTN data subscription balance.
- 1.5GB Browsing Plan for Mobile (24/7 30 days) – text 106 to 131 – ₦1000
- 2GB MTN Data Plan (24/7 30 days) – text 130 to 131 – ₦1200
- 3GB Data Plan (24/7 30 days) – text 131 to 131 – ₦1500
- MTN 4.5GB Mobile Data Plan (24/7 30 days) – text 110 to 131 – ₦2000
- 6GB Plan (24/7 30 days) – text 147 to 131 – ₦2,500
- 10GB MTN Data Plan (24/7 30 days) – text 148 to 131 – ₦3000
- 12GB MTN Data Plan (24/7 30 days) – text 107 to 131 – ₦3500
- 15GB MTN Data Plan (24/7 30 days) – text 162 to 131 – ₦3000
- 20GB Package (24/7 30 days) – text 116 to 131 – ₦5000
- 25GB Package (24/7 30 days) – text 153 to 131 – ₦6000
- 45GB MTN Data Plan (24/7 30 days) – text 163 to 131 – ₦6000
- 40GB MTN Data Plan (24/7 30 days) – text 117 to 131 – ₦10000
- 75GB Plan (24/7 30 days) – text 150 to 131 – ₦15000
- 120GB Plan (24/7 30 days) – text 149 to 131 – ₦20,000
- 200GB Package (24/7 30 days) – text 111 to 131 – ₦30,000
- 30GB 2-Month Bundle (24/7, 60 days) – text 119 to 131 – 8000 NGN
- 100GB 2-Month Bundle (24/7, 60 days) – text 118 to 131 – 20000 NGN
- 160GB 2-Month Bundle (24/7, 60 days) – text 138 to 131 – 30000 NGN
- 400GB 3-Month Bundle (24/7, 90 days) – text 133 to 131 – 50000 NGN
- 600GB 3-Month Bundle (24/7, 90 days) – text 134 to 131 – 75000 NGN
- MTN 800GB 6-Month Bundle (24/7, 180 days) – text 115 to 131 – 90,000 Naira
- MTN 1TB Yearly Bundle (24/7, 360 days) – text 135 to 131 – 100,000 Naira
- 2.5TB Yearly Bundle (24/7, 360 days) – text 136 to 131 – 250,000 Naira
- 4.5TB Yearly Bundle (24/7, 360 days) – text 137 to 131 – 450,000 Naira
The data plans above are for monthly, quarterly, bi-yearly, and yearly plans. Note that the 2GB, 3GB, 4.5GB, 6GB, 10GB, 12GB, and 20GB plans come with free 4GB YouTube streaming. The entry-level monthly plan that sells for 1,000 Naira offers 2GB free YouTube streaming. See below for weekly and daily plans.
MTN Weekly Plans
- 6GB Weekly Browsing for Mobile (7 days) – text 143 to 131 – 1,500 NGN
- 1GB Weekly Browsing for Mobile (7 days) – text 142 to 131 – 500 NGN
- 2GB Weekly Browsing for Mobile (7 days) – Dial *131*105# – 1,000 NGN
- 750MB Weekly Browsing for Mobile (7 days) – text 103 to 131 – 500 NGN
- 350MB Weekly Browsing for Mobile (7 days) – text 102 to 131 – 300 NGN
Note that with the exception of the 6GB package, all the other MTN offers a 100% bonus when you subscribe for the weekly package. i.e subscribe for 1GB, get 2GB. Note that the offer may have terms and may be withdrawn at any time without being updated on this page.
MTN Daily Plans
- 1GB MTN Daily (24 hours) – SMS 155 to 131 – ₦300
- MTN Daily Data Plan for Mobile, 100MB (24 hours) – SMS 104 to 131 – 100 NGN
- MTN Daily Plan for Mobile, 40MB (24 hours) – SMS 114 to 131 – 50 NGN
- 2GB 2-Day Plan (48 hours) – text 154 to 131 – 500 Naira
- 2.5GB 2-Day Package (48 hours) – 500 Naira
- 200MB 3-Day Package (72 hours) – text 113 to 131 – 200 Naira
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 4G Phones.
24/7 internet browsing is great as you can browse anytime you want. MTN Night browsing seem to have been suspended at least for now. MTN Weekend data plan, which used to be active throughout the weekend from 9pm on Friday to 6am on Monday seem to have suffered the same fate.
Weekend browsing and Night browsing made sense in the days of fixed internet, but will the mobile always on world both data plans seem lame.
MTN demoed 5G in Nigeria in November 2019.
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 4G/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 centre, 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.
1.5GB MTN Data Plan
MTN 1.5GB Data plan (formally 100MB, 200MB, 260MB, 1GB): This MTN data plan offers 24/7 internet access for 30 days at N1,000. The browsing bundle is limited to 1.5GB data.
The 1.5GB MTN data plan is best suited for browsing directly on your mobile phone.
Even when using mobile phones with this 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 1.5GB internet browsing bundle SMS 106 to 131. This package 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).
20GB 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 Plan is limited to 20GB data (formally 5GB, 10GB, 11GB, then 15GB) per month. To migrate to this 30-day Plan SMS 116 to 131. You also get free 4GB Night YouTube Streaming.
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 15GB MTN plan is recommended for heavy users on high-speed (4G / 3G/HSDPA) coverage.
40GB MTN Data Plan
The 40GB Data Plan is another exciting package from MTN. This MTN 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 40GB (formally 22GB, then 25GB) per month. To migrate to this 30-day bundle 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 40GB MTN plan is recommended for heavy users on high-speed (4G LTE / 3G/HSDPA) coverage.
You may also be interested on 9Mobile Data Plan.
200GB MTN Data Plan
This latest addition is a great data package if you stream or download a lot of multimedia content. It is also a great plan for businesses, especially in an office setting. With router staff can connect via Wi-Fi.
You get 200GB at a price of 30,000 Naira (valid for 30 days) and with data rollover support you do not have to worry about whether you use all the data within 30 days as your remaining data will be added to your new subscription once you renew your subscritpion whether or not you choose the same plan.
This is a good package if your 75GB or 120GB are not meeting your monthly data requirement.
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 N350 any day you want to browse and you will get 24 hours internet browsing access from MTN limited to 1GB data.
The 24 hours package, 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 155 to 131 on any day you want to browse the internet. Internet access will be available for 24 hours limited to 1GB.
Make sure you have at least N350 on your account before migrating. Once migration is successful N350 will automatically be deducted from your MTN account.
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