13 Cheapest Data Plans In Nigeria 2018 (MTN, Glo, Airtel, 9Mobile)

Cheapest Data Plans in Nigeria 2018 for MTN, Glo, Airtel and 9Mobile subscribers using Android, iPhone, Windows phones, PC, modem, Mifi and even java phones.

Now that most free browsing cheat loopholes has been blocked, you should look for cheap alternatives which comes as data bundles. And yes there are various affordable data plans available in Nigeria from almost all the network providers but unknown to many subscribers.

While some of these very cheap plans are exclusively for "eligible" subscribers, some are for the general customers with a registered SIM card.

You don't need to be worried anymore about the high cost of data subscription because there are options that won't tear your pocket and you should go for them.

Here Are The 13 Cheapest Data Plans From MTN, Glo, 9mobile and Airtel

9mobile n200 for 1gb plan

1. 9mobile N200 for 1GB Bonus Offer
The 9Mobile n200 for 1GB offer lasts for 3 days and the offer is available for both existing and new subscribers but based on eligibility.

Maybe you want to know if you are eligible, of so, dial *929*10# without having any airtime on your SIM. If you get a message like “You have insufficient balance….“ it means you are eligible but if otherwise, your SIM isn't eligible for the offer.

To activate the special bonus offer, dial *929*10# and enjoy your specially designed bonus that will definitely suite you. For more information, check this 9Mobile 1gb for N200 and 5GB for N1000 offer.
mtn 2000% bonus

2. MTN 2000% Instant Bonus Offer
MTN recently launched this crazy offer to bring back customers who had dumped their MTN SIM.

In other word, if you haven't used your MTN SIM for over 45 days i.e the SIM must have not been used for calls, text messages, browsing or any chargeable activity for 45 days and above. Then, recharges from N100 or above will give you 20 times value of your recharge for the next 3 months. Assuming, you recharged N100, you’ll get N2,000, recharge of N200 gives N4,000, recharge of N400 gives 6,000 and so on. For more information about this offer, see this MTN 2000% Welcome Back Bonus.

The money recharged won’t be touched, the 500% will be used for calls and 1500% will be used for data. You can check your bonus by dialling *559*65# and that’s all.
airtel 1GB for N500 cheapest data plans

3. Airtel 1GB for N500
Airtel is one of the best data networks in Nigeria because of the price of their plans and network coverage. One of the best plans is the N500 for 1GB plan.

To activate the data bonus, you need to migrate to Airtel SmartTrybe for free by dialling *312# and select option 1 to migrate.

After successful migration, dial *312# again and select option 2 to activate the N500 for 1GB data bonus offer. To learn more about this plan, check this
Airtel 4G Lite Bonus

4. Airtel 4G LTE 4GB Data Bonus Offer
Though Airtel was the last to launch 4G network in the country but once they did, they brought enticing offers for customers on the 4G LTE connection.

This offer is exclusively for customers using 4G supported phones as well as Airtel 4G SIM.

To activate, visit any nearest Airtel experience centre and swap your old Airtel SIM to 4G LTE supported SIM or simply get a new 4G LTE SIM. Insert it into your 4G enabled phone and browse the way you like.

To always check your 4G data bonus on airtel, dial *140#.
airtel double data

5. Airtel Double Data Bonus Offer
I am a complete beneficiary of this offer because I have been enjoying Airtel n1500 for 6GB plan for a year now. It's actually a BB plan on Android devices but doubled.

Apart from the 6GB offer, there is also airtel N1000 for 3GB double data bonus.

This offer based on eligibility but if you are eligible, you should be very glad.

To activate, dial *144# and a list of data plans you will buy for the doubling of data will appear, kindly purchase those applicable data plans and it will be doubled immediately.

You can check your data balance by dialling *140# and note that once activated, the offer will valid for 6 months and your data purchased will expire depending on the type of plan you bought. Though I have used n1500 for 6gb for more than 6 months.
mtn double data

6. MTN Double Data Offer
Just like Airtel and other networks, MTN, being the top network provider in Nigeria also offers double data bonuses for eligible customers that valid for 6 Months

Meanwhile, the basic way to get the bonus from MTN is to get a new MTN line but you can still get it with your old line by applying this simple trick.

Send DOUBLE, PROMO and FREE to 131 as SMS and wait for the three replies to hit your inbox. After that, dial *131# and purchase any data plans from the list, and finally, check your doubled data by dialling *131*4# and that’s all.

If you are still confused, you can check this post for the full explanation and guidelines.
9mobile double data

7. 9mobile Double Data Bonus Offer
Unlike other networks, 9Mobile double data offer is based on tariff plan and not eligibility.

In other words, you need to be in the Morecliq tariff plan (formally easycliq) for you to be eligible or enjoy the offer and to migrate to 9mobile Morecliq tariff plan, simply dial *244*1# and you are welcome to the tariff.

Then, to activate 9mobile double data offer, simply dial *545# and activate the 100% double data offer.

Now, dial *200# and buy a data plan from 9mobile, you’ll see that the data will be doubled to X2 of the data you purchased. Enjoy the data with the speed! See more details about it here.
glo double data

8. Glo Double Data Bonus Offer
The "grandmasters of data" as they claim, Glo also offers double data bonus which also doesn't base on eligibility.

Glo double data offer is available for old and new subscribers and it's attached to their existing plans.

To get it, dial *777# to purchase a data plan from Glo, the next auto-renewal will double data. Simply, dial *127*0# to check your double data and enjoy!

So the trick here is you should automatically renew your plan before the validity date and you will get your double data.

Meanwhile, I haven't been able to use Glo network for 2 years now. In fact, my Glo SIM should have been disabled by now simply because there is no Glo network in my area. So the information on this particular topic is based on what I read from others and not my own experience. See more info about Glo Double data here.
airtel 6gb for n1500

9. Airtel 6GB for N1,500
I said something about this plan earlier on this page and I had to testify that it has been my best plan ever.

This bonus works based on eligibility for existing and new subscribers on the network.

Once you receive the eligibility message, saying; “Enjoy Airtel 6GB Monthly Data Plan for N1500. Simply Dial *440*161# NOW to activate this Amazing Offer!….,” simply dial this code *440*161# without having credit on your phone and if it says “insufficient credit”, it means you are eligible but if it says otherwise, kindly know you are not eligible.

If you are eligible, dial *440*161# to activate the bonus offer from Airtel and also dial *140# to check your data bonus but note that it zaps.
9mobile heavyweight awoof

10. 9mobile Heavyweight Awoof

9Mobile (formally Etisalat Nigeria) introduced "Heavyweight Awoof" to welcome new subscribers handsomely with mouth watering offers. So it's basically for new customers but if an existing customer wishes to enjoy the offer, you have to get a new SIM.

9mobile heavyweight Awoof offers 250% airtime bonus, free 1.5GB data, free weekly chat pak and N500 for 1GB.

Customers using the 9mobile heavyweight SIM will get 250% bonus on all recharges for 90 days for calls to other networks and to 9mobile network. Recharge up to N500 in a week and enjoy free weekly chat pak to all social media. You can purchase N500 for 1GB for the first 30 days. Lastly, you will get 1.5GB on first recharge of N500, first recharge of N200 will give 1GB and N100 first recharge will give 500MB data. More information on this offer was previously written on this blog and you can check it here. You can also see the advantages and disadvantages of the offer on that post.

Just visit any 9mobile experience centre and get the heavyweight Awoof SIM to enjoy all the benefits aforementioned.
airtel smartrecharge

11. Airtel SmartRecharge Offer
Airtel SmartRecharge gives 10 times more of your recharges for voice and data.

For instance, when you recharge 200 naira, you get 1000 naira for calls and 1000 naira for data. Recharge of 500 naira gives 2000 naira for calls and 3000 naira for data plus extra 3000 naira for data. While 1000 naira gives you 2500 naira for calls and 7500 naira for data plus extra 7500 naira for data.

You like it right? To activate, recharge your line using *220*Recharge PIN# and enjoy! For more information see this post.
airtel 2g plan

12. Airtel 2G Plans
These plans were introduced in 2016 and exclusively for 2G network users. Note it's very slow but also very affordable.

With n200, you get 2GB of data which valid for 14 days (two weeks plan).
With n500, you get 6GB valid for one month.

To activate, dial *482# and select 1 to subscribe for the 2GB for N200 that valid for 10 days. The second 2G plan is N500 for 6GB and can be activated by dialling *482# and select 2 to subscribe. See more information here.

Remember, before you can use this plan on your phone, you need to enable "2G only" network mode. Goto settings>mobile networks and set preferred network to 2G and enjoy your surfing. If your phone doesn't support 2G only network, it's of no use subscribing to it because it won't work.
best night plan

13. Airtel and MTN Night Plans
There are many night plans available in Nigeria but I singled out Airtel and MTN night plans because they are the best.

Just as the name indicates, night plans are usable only at night but are affordable. So if you have an important thing to do online or you wish to download or solve assignments online, you can go for these plans.

To activate MTN night plan, simply send NIGHT to 131 and you are done activating the night plan, it costs just N25 only and valid from 12pm to 4am.

To activate Airtel night plan, migrate to Airtel smartTrybe by dialling *312# and select 1 option, then dial *312# again and select option 3 (Trybe Night Browsing) and select from the N25 for 500MB valid from 12am to 5am and the N200 gives 1.5GB data valid from 12am to 5am.

Wise people usually find a way to survive. Funny but interesting, some people are not aware of these plans but they actually exist.

So stop complaining of high cost of data plans and make a wise decision. Select from the one that suits you here and you will be glad you did.

Meanwhile, if you have any question, kindly let me know via the comments box.


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