The way SAPA is going around these days… omooo… Even little things like getting data to log into your Social Media accounts are very expensive. As a true Comrade, I decided to write this article on the Best and Cheapest Data plans in Nigeria in 2022.
Data is a National Treasure and is one thing that, if you’ve got it, can easily ease boredom. You just keep scrolling through your Twitter feed, checking out beautiful pictures on Instagram, Browsing through random stuff on the Internet, or having interesting video calls with friends via Facetime or Google Duo.
By the end of this article, you should know every single one of the cheapest data plans you can get, no matter what network you’re using. Let’s get started with the best and cheapest data plans you can get if you’re an MTN user, and then after that, we’ll check out the best plans for other networks.
Cheapest Data Plans in Nigeria on MTN
MTN is Nigeria’s leading telecom network provider, and it gives some of the best internet services in the country, as well as reasonable data plans. Furthermore, MTN has a data package for everyone, whether you require a day’s worth of data or a ton of Gigabytes for Months.
MTN, like every other network in Nigeria, offers daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly data packages. When deciding which MTN data plan to purchase, consider what you intend to use the data for, how much data you intend to use, how long you intend to use it, and how much you intend to spend to purchase it.
1. MTN 2GB For 1,200NGN
This has to be the best and cheapest MTN Data Plan you can get out there. It’s just 1200NGN, and it lasts you for a whole month. But, the thing about this data plan is that it isn’t available for everyone’s sim card, and it’s always primarily available for those who haven’t purchased any data plans on their sim cards for a month or more.
To activate MTN’s 2GB for 1,200NGN data plan, send 130 to 131 using your Messaging app or type *131*25# on your dialer and then search for this plan among the plans available.
2. MTN 2.5GB For 500NGN
Personally, I use this data plan a lot, and it’s helped me to get a lot of work done with the massive 2.5GB I get very cheaply. It’s also perfect for people who like downloading movies and series. Instead of doing the 1GB for 1,500 Naira monthly plan and exhausting it in a day downloading movies, it’s better to do this 2.5GB for 500NGN and then use that to download your movies instead.
The only disadvantage of purchasing this data plan is that it lasts for just two (2) days. But, even if it expires after two days, you can do a 50 Naira for 40MB data plan to reactivate the expired data plan and still use it.
For you to activate the MTN 2.5GB for 500NGN;
- Download the MTN App from the Google Playstore or Apple AppStore
- Register and Login using your MTN Phone Number
- In your dashboard, click on “Bundles”
- Click on “Default” if you’d like to buy the data directly to the sim you used to register on the app or use the box provided to input another number you’d like to recharge to.
- Click on “Data Bundles”
- Scroll downwards, and then you’ll see the 500NGN for the 2.5GB 2-Day Plan.
- Click on “Buy Now”, tap on “Proceed to Pay,” and your data should get data directly on your sim card in less than three seconds.
3. MTN 500MB For 50NGN
This data plan has been saving Nigerians for years, and it has to be one of the best data plans rolled out by MTN for Nocturnal Human Beings like me. This data plan can only be used between 11 PM and 6 AM the next day. For those of us that like downloading movies or working late at night, this is the best data plan for you.
You can activate this data plan by;
- Make sure you’re on MTN Pulse Plan. To subscribe to MTN Pulse Plan, dial *406*1# or *123*2*2# or text 406 to 131
- After subscribing to MTN Pulse Plan, go to your “Phone” app and type in “*406#”
- Then click on “Nightlife bundles”
- Now, you can choose to do the 250MB Pulse Nightlife Plan for 25NGN or the 500MB Pulse Nightlife Plan for 50NGN
4. MTN 200MB For 50NGN
The MTN 200MB for 50NGN is one of those data plans that not a lot of MTN users know about and for good reason. But, the best thing about this data plan is that, unlike the low duration of other data plans, this lasts you for half a month.
To activate this data plan, go to your dialer and type in *131*25#
Cheapest Data Plans in Nigeria on GLO
We’ve checked out the cheapest data plans you can get for those using the MTN network above, and now we’ll be checking out the best and cheapest data plans you can get if you’re using the GLO network in Nigeria.
1. GLO 1.25GB For 200NGN
The 1.25GB for 200NGN GLO data plan was only available to GLO Users a while ago, and it’s been a very excellent choice for its users. But, the only downside to this data plan is that it can only be used on Sundays, but it can be done multiple times, which gives its users a bit of advantage to do this multiple times.
To activate this data plan, open your messages app and send 37 to 127, or you can opt to open your dialer and type *127*37#.
2. GLO 3.2GB For 1000NGN
This data plan is one of the best monthly data plans that GLO has to offer. You get 3.2GB for just a thousand Naira, which lasts for a month? That’s Crazy. To activate this data plan; Dial *127*53# Or Text “53” to 127
3. GLO 1GB For 100NGN
Just like the 500MB for 50MB Nightlife Plan that MTN offers, Glo also offers a Night plan for its users, and it’s actually better than the MTN Plan in the sense that you can do it as many times as you want within 12 AM till 5 AM but, MTN only allows you to do the Nightlife plan only four times each night.
To activate the GLO 1GB for 100NGN, dial *777# on your dialer and navigate to the “Night and Weekend” Plan. You can also activate this data plan by sending 60 to 127 or directly dialing *127*60#.
Cheapest Data Plans in Nigeria on Airtel
Now, we’ll be checking out the Cheapest Data Plans in Nigeria you can get if you’re using Airtel as your Network provider.
1. Airtel 1GB for 300NGN
The Airtel 1GB for just 300NGN is the best data plan you can use to browse on your smartphone if you use an Airtel network. And unlike other plans as cheap as this, it can be done any day of the week and at any time. To activate this data plan, dial *141*354#.
2. Airtel 3GB for 1,500NGN
The second data plan we’ll be talking about under the cheapest data plans in Nigeria on Airtel is the 3GB for 1500NGN data plan. This data plan can be used to stream and download movies and music, check all your social media platforms, and surf the Internet. To activate this data plan, dial *141*1500#.
3. Airtel 6GB for 1,500NGN
This has to be one of the best weekly data plans ever rolled out by a service provider here in Nigeria. But I’m not very sure if this data plan is still active and working, but you can try it out by opening your dialer and typing in *141*1504#.
Cheapest Data Plans in Nigeria on 9Mobile.
Here are the cheapest data plans in Nigeria that you can get if you’re using 9Mobile as your network provider in Nigeria.
1. 9Mobile 7GB for 1,500NGN
Airtel gives you 7GB for 1,500 while Airtel gives you 3GB for the same amount. MTN also gives you about 3GB for 1,500NGN too. But, Airtel will give you a whooping 7GB for 1,500NGN, and this lasts you for a week and can also be done any time. To activate this data plan, dial *229*2*2#.
2. 9Mobile 2GB + A Social Data Plan for 500NGN
This data plan is very popular among 9Mobile users, and it gets you a cool 2GB and also has an extra free social data plan bundle that you can use to message people freely on WhatsApp and post content on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter. The downside to this data plan is that it will only last you three (3) days max. To activate this data plan, dial *229*3*4#.
3. 9Mobile 1.5GB for 1,000NGN
I was reluctant to add this data plan to this list. I mean, it gives you just 1.5GB for a thousand Naira. But, the best thing about this data plan and what made it worthy of making this list is the fact that it’s unlike other data plans on this list.
This actually lasts you a full month. So, if you’re someone who prefers to do all their data plans for the month at the beginning of the month, you can opt for this and even do it multiple times and then use it throughout the month.
To activate this data plan, dial *229*2*7#.
Conclusion on The Best and Cheapest Data Plans in Nigeria on MTN, Glo, Airtel, and 9Mobile.
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