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Cheapest and Fastest Data Networks / Data Plans In Nigeria

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Cheapest and Fastest Data Networks / Data Plans In Nigeria by : 11:34 pm On January 14, 2019

In this post, we are going to compare the prices of different data plans offered by the major Nigerian Networks (MTN, Airtel, Glo and 9Mobile) so as to ascertain the cheapest and fastest Network for data subscription and online browsing.

Airtel, Etisalat, MTN and Glo Cropped Image
Airtel, Etisalat, MTN and Glo Cropped Image

Different Networks in Nigeria have their own data subscription plans. However, all the Networks still have some elements of similarities in the data plans they offer. For example, there is no network in Nigeria that does not have a monthly subscription plan for its data as well as weekly, daily and night browsing plan.

Because of this connection, it may appear difficult to say that this network or data plan is the best and cheapest at the same time. When we talk of a network or data plan being the best, we not only consider the price but also the availability of the network in different parts of the country. For example, it is a known issue that Glo has a sluggish network in many parts of Nigeria. But it is also a known fact that Glo always provides its customers with amazing data bonuses. With these two contrasting features, one cannot just come and say that Glo is bad or good.

Being good or bad, therefore, depends largely on the user as well as the user’s location. While many criticize Glo for their sluggish network, I am here enjoying it because the network is available in my area.

That being said, it is also important for users to know how many gig bytes of data each of the Networks in Nigeria offers for their monthly data subscriptions so that you can determine which one is cheapest, fastest and best for you.

When I travelled to my village, I was surprised to see how strong 9Mobile internet connection was there. It was full everywhere. However, because I had fallen in love with Glo, I did not even mind checking the current price of 9Mobile data plans. It was a shock to me when a friend of mine revealed to me that 9Mobile was doing promo and as such offered cheap data plans that couldn’t be compared with Glo. Since the network was fast there, I did not waste any time to switch to my 9Mobile SIM.

I believe you can see some reasons why you should not only read this article but also bookmark it on your browser.

8 Cheapest Data Bundle Plans in Nigeria

To save you the time and stress, we have scoured the web for all the data bundle plans offered by Nigerian network providers. After comparing their prices, data involved and strength of the network, we have come up with the 8 below as the cheapest and fastest data bundle plans or networks you can get in Nigeria.


Ntel WAWU Sim

The Ntel WAWU Sim is one of the cheapest and fastest Data bundle plan but sorry, it is only for some selected states. To use Ntel WAWU sim, you will have to register a new NTEL SIM. When you register a new NTEL Sim, you will be given two SIM cards. One comes with 1GB of data, usable for 48hours and the other; comes with 10GB of data valid for 30 days.

MTN Double Data

Who has not heard about MTN Double Double? If you have not, here is what it is all about. MTN Double Double multiplies your data by 100%. For instance, if you subscribe to a 5GB monthly plan, you will receive free 5GB which you can increase it up to 10GB by re-subscribing.

It is expected to be available to all MTN SIM cards but unfortunately, it is not eligible for all SIM card. However, if it is available for your SIM, below is how to activate it:

To activate MTN Double Double, send PROMO via SMS to 131. You will receive a message similar to this “thank you for your request for device bundle at naira 1/day” it will arrive, don’t worry, Reply with 1 and then select any MTN data plan below and subscribe.

How to Subscribe to MTN 2.5GB + 1GB for N2,000

With N2000, you can get 3.5GB worth of browsing data on MTN. Here is how to activate;

To activate it, send 110 to 131. The paln is valid for 30 days

How to Subscribe to MTN 4GB for N1000 (30days) / 1GB for N200

This one gives you 4GB data for N1000 and is valid for 30days. You can also get 1GB for N200 as well as 250MB for N100.Tpo subscribe to any of these plans, dial *131*65# to get started.

Airtel Double Data

Airtel Double Data is an amazing data plan similar to MTN Double Double. The plan, just like MTN Double Double, is not eligible for all SIM cards. The guide below will show you how to check whether you eligible and how to activate it right away. If your SIM card is not eligille, you can try buying a new Airtel SIM though it is still not 100% that it will work.

The Airtel Double Data bonus gives you back 100% of your subscribe data as bonus e.g if you buy 5GB data plan on Airtel, you will be given extra 5GB rounding it 10GB of data for a month.

You can get new Airtel sim card to check for yourself. To check if your SIM is eligible then you can dial *144#. You will receive a message like;

“Enjoy Airtel 100% double Data

3GB for N1000

10GB for N2500”

Sometimes, you may not receive that message and hence you can check it by subscribing to one of their data plans.

Airtel 3GB for N1000

This is one of the cheapest data bundle plans for Airtel users, where you are allowed to enjoy 3GB monthly plan for just N1000. This plan is simple to activate if you are interested. Then dial *431#. To check-in for balance, then dial *140#.

Please note that this plan works almost on all devices including your smartphones. You might want to check the Airtel Youtube Streaming that with N1k, you can get 4.5GB and N4k can get you huge 19GB. You can dial *323# and follow the prompt. Well, the validity date is 30 days, just like the Normal Monthly Plan.

Glo Monthly Plans

You all know that Glo Nigeria has finally reduced their data but the prices remain normal. Before, you can use N500 to get 2GB, 1,000 can get you 3.2GB, 2,000 for 7.5GB but right now, everything has changed.

*. 500 to get 1GB for 14 Days
*. 1,000 to get 2GB for 30 days
*. 2000 to get 4.5GB for 30days
*. 2,500 to get 10GB for 30days

Well, it isn’t that bad though, the plans still remain good and wonderful compared to the recent changes in both MTN and Airtel’s day and night bundle plan.

9mobile 1GB / 1.5GB for N200

One of the biggest offers 9Mobile is giving to their customers is the amazing 1GB data plan for N200. This one does not require any tweaking. The 9mobile 1GB for N200 offer is valid for 3days. Again, you can get up to 5GB for N1000 by re-subscribing at the end of each plan? Dial *929*10#.


9Mobile Heavyweight Awoof

9Mobile Heavyweight Awoof gives us the opportunity to enjoy 250% airtime bonus + free 1.5GB data + free weekly chat pak and after the free 1GB of data, you can get 1GB for N500 on your next subscription. It is really wonderful being on 9mobile.

However, to activate this plan, you need to get a new sim card from any of the 9Mobile retail shops near your area. Register the SIM, recharge any amount & enjoy all benefits of the offer.

9Mobile Youtube Streaming

The 9mobile Youtube streaming is bundled with any 9Mobile Monthly Data plans to start from the 1GB Plan for 30days, 4GB for N3000 for 30 days. The 9Mobile Youtube streaming works on all Sim card and all devices.

Also, note that it is only activated when you subscribe to any monthly data plans. To get started, just dial *200# from any phone, select 3 for data option and buy any data plan of your choice.



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