MTN, Glo, Etisalat Or Airtel - Which One Has The Best Data Plans?

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Most of the major Network operators in Nigeria have seen the huge market potential for internet services and have unveiled a number of data packages in other to lure undecided data subscribers to their fold.


Some of the major network operators offering data services in Nigeria include MTN, Airtel, Glo, and Etisalat, but selecting the best data plan can be very difficult. We are going to examine the major network operators, with a view to determining which of them offers the best data plans.

MTN Nigeria Data Plans

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MTN Nigeria has the largest mobile phone subscriber base in Nigeria as well as Africa. This South African owned telecoms operator has vast spread across the African continent and they offer browsing plans that are active at different times of the day. Before choosing a browsing plan, make sure it satisfies all your needs



3.5GB MTN mobile data plan (24/7 30 days) – 2000 Naira

10GB MTN data plan (24/7 30 days) – 5,000 NGN
22GB MTN data plan (24/7, 30 days) – N10,000
50GB MTN data plan (24/7, 60 days) – N20,000
85GB MTN data plan (24/7, 90 days) – N50,000
MTN Daily data plan for mobile, 30MB (24 hours) – 100 Naira
750MB MTN Weekly data plan for mobile (24/7, 7 days) – 500 NGN
MTN Daily data plan, 100MB (24 hours) – N200



Glo Data Plans

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Glo mobile is a Nigerian owned mobile network operator that offers a vast array of mobile telecommunication services. Their internet data services are one of the very best in Nigeria because they offer affordable high-speed internet to their teeming subscribers. Glo’s 3G Plus, also known as Glo bolt, is an HSDPA internet service that allows customers upload and download web contents at amazing speeds.



N100 –35MB – Valid for 24hours. Dial *127*51#

N200 –100MB – Valid for 5 days. Dial *127*56#
N500 –800MB – 7 days validity. Dial *127*57#
N1,000 –1.6GB – 30 days Validity. Dial *127*53#
N2,000 –3.75GB – 30 days Validity. Dial *127*55#
N2,500 –5GB – 30 days Validity. Dial *127*58#
N3,000 –  6GB – 30 days Validity. Dial *127*54#
N4,000 –8GB – 30 days Validity. Dial *127*59#
N5,000 –12GB – 30 days Validity. Dial *127*2#
N8,000– 30 days Validity. Dial *127*1#
N10,000 –Valid for 30 days. Dial *127*12#
N15,000 - 30GB – 30 days Validity. Dial *127*12#
N18,000 – 90GB 45GB – Valid for 30 days. Dial *127*1




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    Ever since the commencement of its operation in 2008, Etisalat Nigeria has continued to offer innovative mobile phone services to its customers. They are the newest of the big-four network operators in Nigeria, but that doesn't make them minnows in the Nigeria telecommunication industry. They have one of the best data plans in Nigeria and are currently giving the major players a run for their money with their innovative data plans. They offer normal GPRS/EDGE services popularly known as Easy net as well as 3G services also known as Easy Blaze.

    Etisalat daily internet browsing plan (10MB/24 hours)-N100

    Etisalat weekly internet browsing Plan (200MB/7days)-N500

    Etisalat internet browsing plan 1.5GBMB (30 days)-N1000

    Etisalat internet data plan 2GB (30 days)-N2000

    Etisalat Data Plan 7.5GB (30 days)- N4000

    Etisalat Data Plan 10GB (30 days)- N6500


    Airtel Nigeria data plan
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    Formally known as Zain, Airtel Nigeria is one of the oldest and largest telecommunication network operators in Nigeria. They have flexible mobile internet and data plans that appeals to various classes in our society. Airtel Nigeria has the basic GPRS/EDGE internet access as well as the 3G high-speed internet access, which is one of the most stable in the country. The major drawback with Airtel Nigeria is their data burn rate, which is one of the highest in Nigeria. E.g. you can purchase a 10GB data plan and your data account might show that you have 10MB, but in reality, you would be getting 5MB worth of data. Which means 
    80MB for #300 : This plan is valid for 7 days (1 week) , Dial *417#

750MB for N500 : Get 500MB Airtel data plan for #500 , valid for 14 days. Dial *418# to subscribe
1.5GB for N1,000 (Android 1.0) : Get 1.5GB for #1,000 , valid for 30 days. Dial *496# to subscribe.
3.5GB for N2,000 (Android 2.0) : You can get 3.5GB data bundle for #2,000 , valid for 30 days. dial *437#
5GB for N2,500 (Android 2.5) : This Airtel Data Plan gives 5GB data for #2,500 which is valid for 30 days. Dial *437*1#
7GB for N3,500 (Android 3.5) : This plan is valid for 30 days. Dial *438# to subscribe
9GB for N4,000 (Android 4.0) : This plan is valid for 30 days. Dial *438*1# to subscribe.
12GB for N5,000 : This plan is valid for 30days. Dial *452# to subscribe
           24GB for #N8,000 : This airtel data plan is valid for 30 days. Dial *460# to



These are the main data plans of the major telecom operators in Nigeria. From the information stated above, the major mobile network operators have amazing data plans but some are more customer responsive than others.

 At the moment, MTN Nigeria currently has the best and cheapest data plans in the country. Glo Nigeria is good but highly unstable, which may not be good for business oriented individuals.
Airtel Nigeria is fairly stable, but their data burn rate is on the high side. Etisalat Nigeria is fast and stable, but their data plans are more expensive than the other network operators. With competition on the rise, prices are expected to crash, which is the expectation of the average internet user in Nigeria.
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