Categories:

Cheapest Data Plans for PC, Android, iPhone, iPad in Nigeria

Data and power is no doubt the biggest challenge every person in Nigeria has to contend seriously with.

Epileptic power supply has made data bundles so expensive that most Smartphones has turned toys in the hands of heavy internet users like me.

As the holidays draws very close, I’ll like us to discuss on the cheapest, most affordable and budget friendly data bundles you can use on the computer, android phones, iPad, iPhone, iPod, tablets and any other devices that uses SIM card to get access to the internet.

Airtel Android and Android 2×1 Plan

Airtel android 2×1 data plan gives you a sizable data of about 4GB for only NGN2,000 and 9GB for only NGN3,500. This data works across all devices that allows you get access to the internet including Mac and PC(s).

The only limitation with this plan is that your SIM card have to be eligible before you are allowed to subscribe to it. Believe me, it’s a great deal for you if you aren’t the YouTube kinda person.

Airtel regular android data bundle on the other hand, offers 2GB of data for NGN2,000 and 4.5GB of data for NGN3,500. This one has no limitation as it works for SIMs and on all devices.

To subscribe to any of this plans, check data balance or read more about it, check out our earlier post on Airtel Android Data Subscription Plans  and Activation Codes

Airtel Blackberry Unlimited Plan

Airtel Blackberry unlimited data bundle plan gives you access to a whooping 2GB of data for NGN1,500 only. Luckily this plan works across all smartphones, tablets, computer and other devices that lets you get access to the internet via a SIM card.

If it doesn’t work on your computer, you tweak it to work using the hack below:

Subscribe to the blackberry unlimited plan by dialing *440*16# or by sending bbum to 440==> top it up with 10MB @ NGN100 by dialing *141*11*1# ==> Start surfing with your computer and non-blackberry devices.

N/B: The code to subscribe to the Airtel blackberry unlimited plan is *440*16# and the code to check data balance is *123*9#.

Glo Complete Blackberry Plan

Glo Complete Blackberry data bundle plan is priced at NGN1,000 and capped at 3GB, I mean this is insane! Getting a whooping 3GB of data @ NGN1,000 is as tempting as not having to pay to browse the internet D);

As tempting as this offer is, it is not going to work for your non-blackberry devices without giving it a little tricky tweak .

To make the Glo complete Blackberry plan work on computer and non-Blackberry smartphones, you need have access to a blackberry device or stay close to someone who owns one.

As a student, this shouldn’t be a big deal as you can easily borrow a blackberry device from your course-mate, lodge-mate or even a friend , after all you are only going to use it for about 10 minutes .

The Tweak

To check your data balance send info to 777 or use the USSD menu.

MTN Night Bundle Plan

MTN night bundle data plan should be an automatic pick for you if you are working, or loves surfing during late night hours. It offers 1.5GB extra data and 3GB main data making it a total of 4.5GB for NGN2,500.

The 1.5GB extra data works round the clock (24/7) and on all devices. The 3GB part kicks in once the 1.5GB is exhausted and works only in the night (9pm to 6am).

If you ask for my opinion, I’ll say that this is the best data offer we can get from MTN Nigeria until they decide to come up with something else more tempting than this.

To subscribe to the MTN Night Bundle plan, you need send 2 to 131 or dial *102# from your phone’s USSD menu.

To check data bundle balance, you need send 2 to 131 or use the USSD menu as well.

We pray the 1.5GB extra data remains there for a very long enough time.

Update! April, 2015

MTN Nigeria has introduced a data plan that gives you access to 1.5GB of data during the day and 3GB of data during the night (9pm to 6am) – totaling 4.5GB priced at NGN2,500

To subscribed for this data bundle plan – send “120” as an SMS to “131”. This is a cheaper internet data bundle plan than the regular night bundle plan.

Globacom Nigeria has also introduced a data subscription plan that allows you to browse day and night (24/7), 30 days at NGN2,500.

The data cap for the GLO special all day-all night data bundle plan is 4.5GB.

To subscribe to the GLO so special data bundle plan – you need send “58” as an SMS to “127” or dial *127*58#

The GLO so special package has other sub-categories, see the full list below –

4.5gb for 2500 dial *127*58#
12gb for 5000 dial *127*2#
24gb for 8000 dial *127*1#

Etisalat Nigeria isn’t left out in the mix, they have recently introduced a cheap data plan of NGN1,000 for 1GB and NGN2,000 for 2GB which seems to be the cheapest data plan they have ever come up with.

To subscribe to this cheap and affordable data bundle plan from Etisalat Nigeria – Dial the following USSD code:

This Cheap Etisalat data plan will work on Android, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Windows mobile, computers and internet enabled devices.

This should be the cheapest android, iOS data plan on the Etisalat network.

Use *228# to check your data balance.

 

Update! May, 2015.

Some users reported via our Facebook page that the Glo NGN1,000 blackberry tweak isn’t working for them. We tested this tweak before sharing it but do not really rely on cheap data subscription plans.

We advice you ignore it for now until we can test it again and confirm it still works fine – choose from the other options in our list of cheapest internet data bundle plans for Nigerian subscribers.

Update! August, 2015

Some Nigerian networks has reviewed their internet data bundles plans downward which made it necessary for us to update you with some of this updated cheaper internet data subscription plans for cheaper browsing on your Android, iOS, Computer and tablet devices.

Update! February 2016

The time based plans introduced by most providers and the whooping 3GB at NGN1,000 introduced by Airtel Nigeria has prompted us to update this article to reflect the even more cheaper data plans obtainable in the Nigerian mobile telecommunication space.

Update! May 2016

MTN Cheapest Data Bundle Plan Unveiled

The competition is getting really interesting as MTN Nigeria recently bombarded the data market with what seems to be their most interesting data bundle offer in decades.

The plan tagged MTN 500% deal zone lets you get access to a whooping 700MB for NGN500, 1.3GB for NGN1,000 and 3.75GB for NGN2000.

It came from the usual MTN surprise channel and has proven to be a great deal so far as the data bundle isn’t divided into day and night like their previous 4.5GB at NGN2,500 smartphone data offer.

The table below has all details for the new data plan.

Data AllocationPrice (NGN)Subscription CodeValidity
700MBNGN500Text 103 to 1317 days
1.3GBNGN1000Text 106 to 13130 days
3.75GBNGN2000Text 110 to 13130 days

Remember to send 2 to 131 to check your remaining data bundle balance after subscribing to a data plan of choice.

Etisalat Nigeria has Introduced Cheaper Data Bundle Plans

The competition is becoming quite stiffer and amazing for the data users as Etisalat Nigeria has in recent week slashed down their data bundle plans to 1.5GB for NGN1,000 and 3.5GB for NGN2,000.

To subscribe to any of their recent plans, you will need use any of the USSD code in the table below.

Data AllocationPrice (NGN)Subscription CodeValidity
1.5GBNGN1,000*229*2*7# or text AND1 to 22930 days
3.5GBNGN2,000*229*2*8# or text AND2 to 22930 days
5GBNGN6,500*229*2*3# or text MB5 to 22930 days

Airtel Nigeria: have just reviewed their android data bundle subscription plans downward, you can see their new data bundle offer with mouth-watering data cap at the updated section of our post on Airtel android data bundle plans.

Glo Nigeria: have also joined the party by introducing newer, cheaper and highly affordable data bundle plans with a whooping, massive data cap allocations.

You can subscribe to the cheaper data bundle plans from Glo by dialing the *777# USSD code on your mobile device, and then follow the screen prompt to select a data bundle plan of your choice.

glo nigeria cheapest data bundle plans

The image above should give a pointer to the mouth-watering data bundle offers.

Your Turn

We have done our best to bring to you this data bundle plans that should help your small business get online, help you do your projects and researches as a student and/or engage with your buddies on the social media.

You can’t just read this alone without sharing with your friends, they might find it interestingly amazing. Use the social media icons below to get this over to your friends.

Do not forget to share other cheap and affordable data plans you know below, they might help someone else get online D );.


Sign Up in Seconds


Join us to get latest updates (ONLY) delivered to your inbox. No Spam, We Promise!


Related Posts

By Obasi Miracle on October 28, 2014 · Posted in Telecommunication

Tags:



Author: Obasi Miracle

Obasi Miracle is one of the brains behind 3rd Planet Techies. A webdesign afficionado and IT Support brainbox, he flourishes and revel in helping many-a-techies in their aspiration to become the best they can. For more of him, keep a date with him on Techies Forum.

54 Comments

Ayotunde Akinsola

Thanks man your site is really helpful. I was looking for the best available data plan for my gf and it seems 1 + 1 Airtel plan is the deal. But if I may ask what do they mean by eligible sims only??

Posted on May 5th, 2015

Obasi Miracle

Hi Ayo,

Thanks for dropping by and for your kind compliments.

To see if her SIM is eligible for the 1+1 offer dial *437*1# or *440*161#

If you get the response of not having enough balance, know that the SIM is eligible for the 1+1 offer, else, try the other available cheaper data options.

Note: *437*1# is for 4GB at NGN2,000 while *440*161# is for 4GB at NGN1,500

Posted on May 5th, 2015

Abbey

what is the difference between both ” *437*1# is for 4GB at NGN2,000 while *440*161# is for 4GB at NGN1,500 “

Posted on May 16th, 2015

Obasi Miracle

They both work fine on all devices. The difference lies in their various names; while the first is originally made for android devices, the later is for blackberry devices.

It is really a great option for eligible SIMS

Posted on May 16th, 2015

Abbey

“Glo Complete Blackberry data bundle plan is priced at NGN1,000 and capped at 3GB, I mean this is insane! Getting a whooping 3GB of data @ NGN1,000 is as tempting as not having to pay to browse the internet D);”

How many GB Data plan is coming with this?

Posted on May 16th, 2015

Obasi Miracle

Glo blackberry data bundle plans comes with 3GB of data

Posted on May 16th, 2015

Abbey

It doesn’t work as u explained

Posted on May 17th, 2015

Obasi Miracle

What challenges are you having with it bro?

Posted on May 17th, 2015

Abbey

It’s not just browsing and I followed all day procedure am using Lenovo

Posted on May 17th, 2015

Obasi Miracle

I have updated for it bro

Posted on June 5th, 2015

Abbey

I have used the airtel X2

Posted on June 5th, 2015

Web Design

The code for MTN smart phone plan (April 2015 update) is 120 not 102. Kindly cross check.

Posted on July 23rd, 2015

Obasi Miracle

You are right about that web, I’ll update it right away. We greatly appreciate

Posted on July 23rd, 2015

Teddy Tatoola

Well, MTN offers 2015MB for N2015 now…. Be sure to research it and inform others.

Posted on July 28th, 2015

Obasi Miracle

you are right about that bro, the code to subscribe to the data plan is *123*4*3*1#

Posted on July 31st, 2015

Solomon

would like to know more on the airtel and etisalat, I mean their speed limit,
Again I would like to know what airtel mean on 1.5k per 1kb in the day time and 1k in night .

Posted on August 15th, 2015

Solomon

I mean 1k per 1kb in the night

Posted on August 15th, 2015

Obasi Miracle

The Airtel NGN1,500 for 2GB has been upgraded to 3GB which offers better durability than the former data allocation for this plan.

The 1k per 1KB ish is a mechanism used to run down the data allocation (MB) faster on non-blackberry devices.

This means that your data allocation (MB) will run down faster during the peak (1.5kobo per 1kilobyte) and slower during the off-peak (1kobo per 1kilobyte) times.

Posted on August 15th, 2015

Solomon

Thanks, Obasi! but please can you tell me why some network are more clear than other one in the city like Lagos. for example in Alaba Lagos area there, I have been using etisalat for video calls but as I changed it to airtel because of the 3,500 of 4.5gb the change was high in that, it always hang and am using Samsung note 3 n9005 and there is service but is always hanging.

Please do u have an idea what might be the cause? I remain Solomon Thanks

Posted on August 18th, 2015

Obasi Miracle

Hi buddy,

Here’s what you should do on the Samsung galaxy device, navigate to “settings” ==> data management and set to 3G network only.

3.5G or H+ will start showing on your network continually, if the speed doesn’t improve, you can owe that to the high number of Users making use of airtel broadband in that area.

The Base Station (Mast or Tower location) could be doing so many routing and re-routing hence reducing the communication efficiency which means that you can do nothing much about it as that isn’t in your control.

The speed will normally go higher in the night or early morning hours when fewer persons are using the network.

Posted on August 18th, 2015

Solomon

Thanks for your advice, I will try that ok

Posted on August 19th, 2015

Solomon

But in case you know any cheaper internet data plan that is from 3gb up, please just let me know ok

Posted on August 19th, 2015

Obasi Miracle

I think the updated version of this post have them included.

Posted on August 22nd, 2015

Abraham

What about Airtel 1k – 3gig BIS… does it work on android like Blackberry Unlimited Plan does?

Posted on September 6th, 2015

Obasi Miracle

No, it does not work on android devices sir.

Posted on September 12th, 2015

Sodiq Oluwatobi Rasaq

Kudos to you bro, please confirm to me if the AIRTEL you updated works perfectly.. God bless you bro

Posted on September 15th, 2015

Obasi Miracle

Yeah bro.
It sure does. Thanks for the compliments

Posted on September 16th, 2015

Judoski

Hello Obasi, are these plans especially the Airtel 4GB for 2k own. Does it work for androis or is it BB only. Thanks!

Posted on September 22nd, 2015

Obasi Miracle

It works for all devices including modem and PC

Posted on September 30th, 2015

age

Great updates obasi. But users should have this in mind. Only go for network data that is fast where you reside. Don’t look for only cheap network but and try and utilise the network services. Like me i use Etisalat and airtel. Works 80% in where ever i go

Posted on October 3rd, 2015

Obasi Miracle

That’s a good one age.
Thanks for your lovely contribution

Posted on October 4th, 2015

Sodiq Oluwatobi Rasaq

Please,is it possible to have Airtel Data Plan and as well as 100naira weekend plan at the same time

Posted on February 28th, 2016

Obasi Miracle

I haven’t tried this before

Posted on March 1st, 2016

Uptown

Hi Obasi,good works.The blackberry is working for me now but need your assistance on MTN or GLO for 1k for higher like 3G for android.Waiting for your response. Thanks.

Posted on March 2nd, 2016

Obasi Miracle

To subscribe to Glo BB complete monthly service, you’ll need send comonth as an sms to 777 while for MTN, you’ll need send BBC to 21600

Posted on March 3rd, 2016

raj

hw can dis work for my android boom j8… plzz

Posted on June 1st, 2016

Obasi Miracle

Depending on the amount you want to subscribe for, just use the USSD code here to activate a cheap data bundle plan of choice

Posted on June 2nd, 2016

EyebiokinG

Is the mtn 150 Naira unlimited one hour still working alongside with the Airtel 100 naira 1gig weekend data.

Posted on March 30th, 2016

Obasi Miracle

I haven’t tried that in a while bro, but you can check if your SIM is eligible before opting to any of them.

Good luck with it already

Posted on March 30th, 2016

raj

Plz provide me with plans for android for airtel, mtn, etisalat

Posted on June 1st, 2016

Obasi Miracle

The Android data bundle plans are listed above, just read through the updated section of the post carefully.

Posted on June 2nd, 2016

Charles

Hello Obasi, will Glo BB 3Gb @1k work on my Lumia 535 ?

Posted on June 3rd, 2016

Obasi Miracle

You need not stress yourself with such plans again Charles. data bundle plans are now relatively cheaper, read the updated section of this article for the newer USSD codes or dial *777# on Glo for the NGN1,000 at 1.5GB internet data subscription plan

Posted on June 3rd, 2016

Charles

Boss Obasi, which of these plans will not work on my Nokia Lumia 535 Dual sim?

Posted on June 3rd, 2016

Charles

Okk thanks so much

Posted on June 4th, 2016

Iyke

Hello bro, can you advice me on the cheapest data for my modern. Thanks.

Posted on June 4th, 2016

Obasi Miracle

NGN2,500 for 5GB on airtel is good while any of the Glo latest data bundle plans works well if there’s a good 3g coverage

Posted on June 4th, 2016

dupe

Hello Obasi.
A fine post you have here. I will like to know the telecommunication provider that has the most coverage across Nigeria and most affordable data package across devices.

Am sorry if my question sounds, general, I have been away for a while.

Thanks

Posted on June 23rd, 2016

Obasi Miracle

Globacom is very generous with their data bundle plans, but the coverage is poor. So if they are stable in your area, it should be your best bet as a huge data user. Airtel is next in the affordable data category while MTN has the best coverage so far.

N/B: Airtel data coverage is best for rural areas as they have 3G coverage in such places.

Posted on June 23rd, 2016

kefas

thanks a lot obasi. I recently acquired an iphone 6s for myself, my best two networks are mtn and etisalat. i need your advice on best option for my device in terms of speed since all the plans look great. thanks

Posted on July 17th, 2016

3ptechies Default

MTN is a smart option bro. Their coverage is quite wide

Posted on July 17th, 2016

mariam

Hi Obasi, please will these codes work for iphones too?

Posted on August 10th, 2016

3ptechies Default

It will work for both iPhone and iPad

Posted on August 10th, 2016

seike

God bless you admin for this relevant info. I think I will go for airtel although I would have preferred glo but I’m not sure of their coverage over here in Dawaki, Abuja.

Posted on August 15th, 2016

Post Comment