How To Buy Data On MTN

MTN is a leading telecommunications company in Nigeria. It has been around for more than 15 years and continues to grow as one of the most popular mobile service providers. However, many people find it difficult to buy data from MTN. This article will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to purchase data through MTN’s website or app.

The quantity of data you want depends on what you want to use the data for. for. For instance, if you want to use the data for your phone, then a smaller amount of data is sufficient. But if you’re using it on a tablet or laptop and need more than one gigabyte (GB) of data, then it’s best to purchase at least three GBs so that there are no unexpected outages in service.

Also, minimal amount of data is required for school assignment or if you want to check stuff online, but if you want to watch a video, download large files, then buying data in large quantity is the best idea for you.

MTN offers a daily, weekly, montly and quarterly plan of data packages. So in this article, we will be looking at all the data plans MTN has to offer.

MTN data plan codes

MTN offers 9 options in their data bundle, it then means that you can subscribe to anyone that settles with your budget. To gain access to all of their dada bundle, simply dial *131*1#

They have the

Daily plan
weekly plan
monthly plan
2-Month plan
3- month plans

MTN daily plan

Under this bundle they have 6 plans and that include:

50 naira for 40MB
100 naira for 100MB
100 Naira for 350MB (IG & TIKTOK ONLY)
200 Naira for 250MB (This is valid for 48 hours)
300 Naira for 1GB
500 Naira for 2GB (Also valid for 48 hours)

MTN weekly plan

we have about 5 premium plans under this pundle and that include:

200 Naira for 1GB (IG & TIKTOK)
300 Naira for 350MB
500 Naira for 750MB (This plan is valid for 2 weeks)
500 Naira for 750MB+500 Naira talk time (It is also valid for 2 weeks)
1500 Naira for 6GB 

MTN monthly plan

In this category, we have about 7 plans and they include:

1000 Naira for 1.5GB (Text 106 to 131 or dial *131*106#)
1200 Naira for 2GB (kindly send 130 to 131 or dial *131*130#
1500 Naira for 3GB
2000 Naira for 4.5GB(send 110 to 131 or dial *131*110#)
2500 Naira for 6GB (*131#)
3,500 Naira for 12GB  (simply text 107 to 131 or dial *131*107#)
5,000 Naira for 40GB  (To subscribe simply send 116 to 131 0r simply dial *131*116#)
10,000 Naira for 40GB
1000 Naira for 1.5GB + 1000 Worth of airtime.

To subscribe, simply dial *131*117# or send 117 to 131

2-Month plan

This plan includes:

8000 Naira for 30GB
20,000 Naira for 100GB
30,000 Naira for 200GB

How to subscribe, simply text 118 to 131 or dial *131*118#

3-Month plans

Under this plan, there are 2 offers and this include:

50,000 Naira for 400GB
75,000 Naira for 600GB

To subscribe, simply text 133 to 131 or dial *131*133#

How to buy data from MTN

To buy data on your MTN line, simply follow the following procedures

Ensure you have an active MTN line
Recharge your line with the amount of data you want to buy
Dial the codes I have provided above
You will receive a notification indicating that you confirm your subscription
 Enter 1 and click on OK to confirm your payment
You will receive a message indicating that your subscription is successful

How to buy MTN data via app?

MTN Nigeria SIM card has a free app called My MTN App.

To buy data on the app simply follow these steps:

Open your My MTN App and click on Current Account

If you’re a new MTN customer, or if your plan is changing in any way, here are some things to consider when buying data on MTN.

• If you have an existing Line subscription with the same number as your old one and will be using the same line for data: Your data will be automatically transferred to your new Mobile Plan

• If you’ve lost or forgotten the password for your account: You’ll need to contact MTN customer service on 0818080800 (Monday – Friday, from 0900-1800 hours) and request a data transfer before transferring. They may ask some questions about how want it done in you’re not sure.

• If you have to buy another device: You can purchase data with your line by following these steps:

-Purchase a new MTN SIM Card from any MTN retail store or online at mtnsimcard.com and swap it out in the device of your choice, depending on whether you want to use a new phone or tablet.

-You will need to activate MTN SIM Card by submitting your details either through the app, a call at 0818080800 (Monday – Friday from 0900-1800 hours) or online on mtnsimcard.com

• If you have the same device: You can purchase data with your line by following these steps:

-Set up a data transfer, either through the app or online at mtnsimcard.com

• You will need to activate MTN SIM Card by submitting your details either through the app, a call at 0818080800 (Monday – Friday from 0900-1800 hours) or online on mtnsimcard.com

-If you want to purchase for a new device, follow these steps:

-Purchase MTN SIM Card from any MTN retail store or online at mtnsimcard.com and swap it out in the device of your choice, depending on whether you want to use a new phone or tablet. This will also require a SIM card swap.

-You will be required to submit your ID, whether National Identity Card or Passport and provide the IMEI number of the device you would like to use MTN Service with

Note, Please note that if you are not using new MTN handset (i.e. unlocked phone), then this new line can only be used with MTN SIM card.

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-If you want to use your existing device, follow these steps:

-Purchase an MTN SIM Card from any MTN retail store or online at mtnsimcard.com and swap it out in the phone of your choice

This is a great way for those who are not MTN subscribers to buy data in Nigeria.

-If you are an existing Sky customer, follow these steps.

*Please note that if you want to use your existing device, follow these steps:

-Purchase an MTN SIM Card from any MTN retail store or online at mtnsimcard.com and swap it out in the phone of your choice

*Please note that if you are not using a new MTN handset (i.e., unlocked phone), then this new line can only be used with MTN SIM card

-Retrieve the serial number from your old phone.

-Choose Home and Data Plans in My Sky app, then select ‘Add data plan’

*Please note that if you want to use your existing device, follow these steps:

*You will also need an active line on another network (e.g., MTN, GLO)

-Insert the SIM card in to your phone and follow the activation process

*Please note that if you are not using a new MTN handset (i.e., unlocked phone), then this new line can only be used with MTN SIM card

-Retrieve the serial number from your old phone.

-Choose Home and Data Plans in My Sky app, then select ‘Add data plan’

*You will also need an active line on another network (e.g., MTN, GLO)

-Insert the SIM card in to your phone and follow the activation process

If you are not using a new MTN handset (i.e., unlocked phone), then this new line can only be used with MTN SIM card.

-Retrieve the serial number from your old phone and insert it in to My Sky app

-Choose Home and Data Plans, then select ‘Add data plan’ where you will need to enter the serial number

-Insert the SIM card in to your phone and follow the activation process.

*If you have a MTN handset (i.e., unlocked phone), then you can purchase pre-paid data from any network provider without purchasing an additional line on”.

The steps for how to buy data are as follows another carrier

-Log in to your MTN account.

Browsers:

-Scroll down and find the “Buy Data” section on the top of the page.

Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Opera; Phone browsers: Android Browser (previously called “Honeycomb” or “Android”) an iPhone

-Click the “Add Data” button.

-Select either “Data Plan – MTN Talk and Text with data bundle” or one of the other plans to activate a new line, if you need more than one phone on your plan for example: Home and Work (selecting this option will prompt you to enter in details suchd Safari on the iPad

-Download and install one of these browsers.

-Visit “mtn.co.za” in your browser or alternatively, type mtn.co.za into your lmobile phone browser’s search bar to visit our website from there.”

OSome users might have a problem with signing up for a new line.

If you’re trying to make a new MTN account and have entered in your details but are still not getting the confirmation email, please contact us at customercare@mtn.co.za.”

-Logging into an existing account or creating a new one is easy on mtn’s website.

-To sign up for a new line, make sure to enter in your phone number and account details and you will be good to go.”

Screenshot of mtn website:

“To sign up for a new line, make sure to enter in your phone number and account details and you will be good to go.”

-The following steps are required signing up:

-Provide the mobile number of the device you want on MTN.

-Enter your full name. Your birth when you want it activated.

-Specify the plan you would like for your line (e.g MTN Social, Double Data).

-Enter a password and confirm it then enter in your email address to create an account.”

Provide the mobile number of the device you want on MTN app

“Provide the mobile number of the device you want on MTN.”

-After verifying your mailing address, you can then proceed to purchase data.

“You will need a minimum balance before being able to buy or recharge any prepaid line or bundle.”

After you have added the data, it can then be used in your device.

Screenshot of mtn website:

The top left corner shows how much data has been purchased and deducted from the account.

“Where to Buy Data on MTN”:

-MTN kiosks, retail stores or at an agent location provide a range of prepaid bundles for purchase.

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