There are several mobile networks that are operational in Nigeria including MTN, Airtel, Etisalat (now 9mobile), and Globacom (GLO). Each of these networks have various packages for their customers that make them desirable.
Below are some of the packages available on the MTN network.
MTN StartPack (MTN YafunYafun SIM Offer)
MTN StartPack is also called MTN YafunYafun SIM Offer and it is a unique tariff plan that provides customers of the Y’ello network with some really cool offers. One of these offers is a 700 percent bonus on every recharge beginning from N100 and above. This 700 percent bonus will be credited to your account as soon as you recharge the account and there are no restrictions as the bonus can be used to make calls as well as send text messages across all networks in Nigeria. The bonus can also be used to browse the internet and it is valid for 7 days.
The reception of this bonus will last for about three months after which, you will stop receiving the bonus and be automatically migrated into the MTN BetaTalk tariff plan. If you want to check your bonus balance, dial *559*43#.
MTN XtraValue is a tariff plan that is available to all subscribers of the Y’ello network, offering a great deal of airtime for calls as well as a lot of data for browsing the internet at the same time. There are two major categories of the MTN XtraValue tariff plan and each one of them has a price packaging beginning from N300 and upward to N20,000.
The first category is the XtraTalk Bundles which offers more airtime for calls rather than data and the second category is the XtraData Bundles that offers more data instead of airtime for calls.
They are available in several sizes such as: 300 Naira (XS), 500 Naira (S), 1000 Naira (M), 2000 Naira (L), 5000 Naira (XL), 10000 Naira (XXL) 15000 Naira (XXXL), 20000 Naira (XXXXL).
There are various bundle sizes offered on this plan and you can purchase any one of them as long as you have migrated to the plan.
In order to migrate to MTN XtraValue, dial *131*2# and then buy any bundle size you wish. To check your bundle balance, dial *556# or *559*61#.
MTN Xtra Special Prepaid Plan
MTN Xtra Special Prepaid Plan is a tariff plan that lets subscribers of the MTN mobile network to make calls to every other mobile network in Nigeria as well as mobile networks in 18 international countries at a rate of 15 kobo/second. These 18 countries include Canada, China, Germany, India, Ireland, Malaysia, South Africa, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States, Sweden, South Korea, Israel, Hong Kong, Romania, Denmark, Cyprus, Malta, Mexico, and Luxembourg.
Text messages cost N4 per SMS across all networks in Nigeria. Subscribers also get a 50% bonus of data when they purchase a N2,000 monthly data bundle. To purchase this bundle, text 110 to 131 or dial *131*110#. Subscribers enjoy a free subscription to the EPL service for 7 days and the plan does not attract a daily access fee neither does it require a subscription plan per day or per month.
In order to migrate to MTN Xtra Special, dial *408*1# or *123*2*3# or send 408 to 131.
MTN Pulse is a tariff plan that is available to all MTN subscribers, however, it was designed specifically for youths. In this plan, subscribers are allowed to make calls to calls to all networks in Nigeria at 11 kobo/second a day once they have spent N11 in that same day.
In this plan, subscribers;
- Are allowed to stream music on Music+ at N10 a day. To enjoy this, text “M” to 5900.
- Enjoy night browsing at N25 a night beginning from 12am. To subscribe, text “Night” to 131.
- Get 100 percent bonus when they subscribe to the 500MB weekly bundle. To do this, dial *406*2# or send 103 to 131. To check balance, dial *131*4# or send 2 to 121.
- Get 10MB on a recharge of N100 and 20MB on a recharge of N200 and above. The bonus is given on the first recharge of the week and validity period is a day.
In order to migrate to MTN Pulse, dial *406*1# or text 406 to 131.
MTN BetaTalk is one of the cheapest prepaid tariff plan for subscribers of the MTN mobile network. Customers that are using this tariff plan enjoy 250 percent bonus airtime whenever they recharge their accounts with N100 and above, and when they recharge their accounts with any amount below N100, they get 150 percent bonus. Also, every week, they get 10 megabytes’ worth of data.
For calls that are made within the borders of Nigeria on this plan, MTN charges a rate of 42 kobo/second or N25.20/minute from the main account balance and 45 kobo/second or N27/minute from the bonus account. Local calls, SMS, and Pay-as-you-go browsing will be charged from the bonus account, but when the account is exhausted, they will be charged from the main account.
In order to migrate to MTN BetaTalk, dial *123*2*1# or text BT to 131.