Cheapest Data Plans For MTN, Airtel, Glo And 9mobile

cheapest data plans

This article listed and gave codes to activate the cheapest data plans in Nigeria for all networks, MTN, Airtel, Glo, 9mobile, etc.

Smartphones have come to become a part of many of us, our generation can hardly do without the use of smartphones. We use it in our bedroom, school, restroom, office; in fact, almost everywhere.

As you already know, a smartphone without data/internet connection is so very boring.

What makes it smart is its internet-communication functions, most of these features of smartphones that make them work properly require data, as such we are always conscious of the amount of data we consume.

We are going to look at the latest, best, most affordable and cheapest data plans across all major mobile networks in Nigeria (MTN, Glo, Airtel, and 9mobile), to help you get the best value for your money.

MTN Cheapest Data Plan

For most occasional and regular users, MTN has a data plan that suits. They have now included data plans that cater for SME (data plans that allocate 10GB upwards), so whether you are a heavy user or light user MTN covers you.

For light data users, the best MTN data plan is 1.5GB plan which costs ₦1,000 Naira.

For Normal and regular data users, the best MTN data plan is 4.5GB plan which costs ₦2,000 Naira.

For heavy data users, you can either choose the 20GB MTN data plan which costs ₦5,000 Naira, or the 40GB MTN data plan which costs ₦10,000 Naira

  • To subscribe for MTN 1.5GB Plan Text 106 to 131 for ₦1,000
  • To subscribe for MTN 4.5GB data plan Text 110 to 131 for ₦2,000
  • To subscribe for 20GB MTN data plan Text 116 to 131 for ₦5,000
  • To subscribe to MTN 40GB data plan Text 117 to 131 for ₦10,000
  • To subscribe to MTN 75GB data plan Text 150 to 131 for ₦15,000
  • To subscribe to MTN 120GB data plan Text 149 to 131 for ₦20,000.
 MTN speed is fairly fast if you have 4G LTE signal strength and it is more stable too.

Cheap Airtel Data Plans

Airtel has various data plans that cater to both normal and heavy users, with a data plan of up to 200GB at ₦126,000 Naira (Dial *408#), it may not be ideal for SME and very heavy users because of the cost.

List of Airtel Data Plan

Price Value Bonus Total Days
₦50 40MB 40MB 80MB 1
₦100 100MB 100MB 200MB 1
₦200 200MB 200MB 400MB 3
₦300 350MB 350MB 700MB 7
₦500 750MB 750MB 1.5GB 14
₦1000 1.5GB 1.5GB 3GB 30
₦1500 3GB 3GB 6GB 30
₦2000 4.5GB 4.5GB 9GB 30
₦2500 6GB 6GB 12GB 30
₦3000 8GB 8GB 16GB 30
₦4000 11GB 11GB 22GB 30
Cheapest Glo Data Plans

Globacom’s variety of data plans ensure you get the best value at your own preference. Glo has the most affordable data plans currently in Nigeria.

According to Glo: “We offer much more data volumes for much lesser prices.“; and this is true.

Glo has plans that cater to both normal, heavy, and very heavy users.

Glo provides a self-care data management portal, a High-Speed Internet portal where you can view your data usage, share data, buy data, and gift data, available at.

List of Glo Data Plan

To active any of the Glo data plan below, simply dial *777# USSD code and follow the on-screen instruction.

Prices (₦) Data Volume Validity
50 27MB + 5MB * 1day
100 90MB + 15MB * 1day
300 1GB 1 day
200 240MB + 110MB * 2days
500 2GB 2 days
200 1.25GB Only on Sundays
1500 7GB 7days
500 800MB + 250MB * 14days
1000 (2.5GB) 1.9GB + 600MB * 30days
1500 (4.1GB) 3.5GB + 600MB * 30days
2000 (5.8GB) 5.2GB + 600MB * 30days
2500 (7.7GB) 6.8GB + 900MB * 30days
3,000 (10GB) 9GB + 1GB * 30days
4000 (13.25GB) 12.25GB + 1GB * 30days
5000 (18.25GB) 17GB + 1.25GB * 30days
8000 (29.5GB) 27.5GB + 2GB * 30days
10,000 (50GB) 46GB + 4GB * 30days
15,000 (93GB) 86GB + 7GB * 30days
18,000 (119GB) 109GB + 10GB * 30days

To active any of the glo data plan below, simply dial *777# USSD code and follow the on-screen instruction.

Cheapest 9mobile Data Plans

9mobile has data plans for light, normal users, and heavy. For heavy users, just like Airtel, they have the plans that offer the highest allocation of validity, with an annual plan that gives 120GB for ₦110,000 Naira, Dial *229*5*3# and a monthly plan that give 100GB for ₦84,992 Naira, Dial *229*4*5#.

However, as you can see, this is quite costly as you are paying as much as ₦850 Naira per GB for such a high volume.

List of 9mobie Data Plans

9mobile data plan Price (N) USSD Code Validity (days)
Daily 10MB 50 *229*3*8# 1
Daily 40MB 100 *229*3*1# 1
150MB 200 *229*2*10# 7
500MB 500 *229*2*12# 30
500MB 500 *229*2*11# 30
1GB 1,000 *229*2*22# 30
2.5GB 2,000 *229*2*44# 30
5GB 3,500 *229*2*33# 30
11.5GB 8,000 *229*2*55# 30
Quaterly plan (30GB) 27,500 *229*5*1# 90
Bi-annual plan (60GB) 55,000 *229*5*2# 120
100GB Plan 84,992 *229*4*5# 130
Annual plan (120GB) 110,000 *229*5*3# 365

Cheapest Ntel Data Plans

Ntel is a new entrant in Nigeria’s telecommunication space. They are still rolling out their services and are only available in Lagos, Port-Harcourt, and Abuja with other states coming soon. See the areas currently covered by Ntel.

Ntel offers high-speed 4G LTE data plans, they are focused on heavy users. Their service is also available to only LTE-enabled devices.

Smartphone data monthly gives you unlimited data for 30 days at ₦12,500 Naira. Smartphone data weekly gives you unlimited data for 7 days at ₦3,750 Naira. Smartphone lite gives you unlimited data for 2 days at ₦1,500 Naira.

The see the list of the current Ntel data plans and price visit

Note: Glo offers the most affordable and cheapest data plans in Nigeria for light, normal and heavy data users, followed by Airtel.


Have you used any of the above networks for browsing? How fast is it in your area? Share your experience with the comment box below.

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