Few days ago, I was privileged to have MTN visit my school which gave me the opportunity to engage in a discussion with some of their staffs got engaged in a discussion. After interacting with some of the MTN staffs, I just got more enlightened about MTN Pulse plan and I decided to share this with you all reading this.
MTN Nigeria has had quite the number of tariff plan in the last few years that has helped us in a specific area that we needed help the most. You remember MTN Zone tariff plan, this tariff plan was meant for those who needed to spend less on making phone calls. We also had TrueTalk and the rest that served us well.
Throughout the course of these few years, we have seen some of our beloved tariff plans get wiped out of the system by our network provider. The reason for this is best known to them as the only thing that we can do is to either lament or face the fact and move on.
If you are a very huge fan of the MTN network, I must give it to you that you are really trying to still be their esteemed customer. Many individuals have complained of their high cost of data and call rates but you still stick with their price rates, that’s quite good.
The truth is that MTN Nigeria really want the best for their subscribers that’s why they have a tariff plan called MTN Pulse. As an MTN customer you should have heard or even know what and how MTN Pulse works. As an MTN customer that has being or is on the plan, you can say that MTN Pulse is the biggest, hippest, hottest, flyest, dopest and trendiest package exclusively for the youth and the young at heart.
In real life, MTN Pulse tariff plan is a prepaid tariff plan that allows you enjoy FLAT rate of 11kobo/sec for calls ACROSS ALL local Networks in Nigeria after the first 50 seconds call of the day at 25K/sec.
Honestly speaking, MTN Pulse has one of the cheapest call rate as an MTN tariff plan. 11kobo/sec is a fair deal, but there are better deals for those of you on the MTN Pulse tariff plan.
Recently, MTN made some minor upgrades to their MTN Pulse tariff plan and it has seemed to attract few new customers here and there. The blunt truth is that, if you are an MTN customer and you are not on the MTN Pulse plan, you might actually be missing out on quite a lot of exclusive offers.
Do you know that by being on the MTN Pulse plan, you can enjoy 1GB data for
N500 (valid for 7 days), 1GB data for N200 (Instagram Bundle) & 500MB data for N50 (Nightlife Data Bundle). It doesn’t end there, you can also get Free 4GB data & 25% bonus on any data that you purchase within the space of 3 months.
Last but not the least, by being on MTN Pulse you get to enjoy 1GB data for
N200 (valid for 7 days). Now, take a look at what you are going to enjoy if only you are on the Pulse plan.
- Flat rate of 11kobo/sec for calls ACROSS ALL local Networks after spending ₦10 daily.
- Music streaming on Music+ at ₦10/day
- Pulse Nightlife Bundles (250MB Pulse Nightlife bundle for N25 and 500MB Pulse Nightlife bundle for ₦50)
- Special Instagram Bundles: InstaBinge Lite 250MB for ₦100 and InstaBinge Heavy 1GB for ₦200
- 100% data bonus on purchase of 500MB weekly bundle
- Data bonus on recharge
- Plus other life-enriching products and services from MTN
Why you should be on the Pulse plan
1. 1GB data for
Q. How do I subscribe to 500MB Weekly bundle?
A. You can subscribe to 500MB weekly bundle by sending 103 to 131 or by dialing *406*2# and the bundle fee of ₦500 will be deducted. Then, you will then receive a total of 1GB but 500MB will be credited to your data main account while the 500MB bonus will be credited to the bonus account. To check your bundle balance, send 2 to 131 or by dialing *131*4# and your bonus balance by dialing *559*63#.
Q. What is the validity of the data bundle activated?
A. The bundle is valid for 7 days after which it will be renewed.
Q. What is the validity of the 500MB data Bonus received?
A. The Bonus is valid for 7 days after which any unused bonus will be cleared.
Q. Will I be able to subscribe to the data bundle multiple times?
A. Yes, you will be able to purchase 500MB weekly bundle multiple times but all the data bundles purchased will have its own unique expiry dates.
Q. If I activate multiple 500MB weekly bundle, which bundle will deplete first?
A. If you have multiple 500MB weekly bundles active, the first bundle bought will be used first.
Q. Will I be able to rollover my unused data bundle?
A. Yes, you will be able to roll over any unused data bundle as long as you buy another bundle before the current bundle expires BUT you will NOT be able to roll over unused bonus.
Example: If you activate the 500MB weekly plan and on the day of expiry you have 500MB remaining in your data main account and 100MB in your data bonus account. After renewal, the remaining 500MB data bundle will be rolled over to the new data bundle and unused 100MB will be cleared. This means that you will have 1GB in your data main account and 500MB in your bonus account.
Q. Will I be able to rollover my unused data bonus?
A. No, you will not be able to roll over any unused data bonus even if the bundle auto-renews before or upon expiry.
Q. What is Pulse InstaBinge bundle?
A. MTN Pulse InstaBinge bundle is an Instagram bundle that allows Pulse customers enjoy access to Instagram anytime of the day at a special rate.
Q. How do I subscribe to Pulse InstaBinge bundles?
A. You can subscribe to any Pulse InstaBinge bundle via the following channels:
- USSD: Dialling *406# and selecting your preferred InstaBinge plan.
- SMS: Sending INSTD1 to 131 for InstaBinge Lite bundle and INSTD2 to 131 for InstaBinge Heavy bundle.
Q. How much will I be charged for subscribing for the Pulse InstaBinge bundles?
A. For the 250MB InstaBinge bundle, you will be charged N100 and for the 1GB InstaBinge bundle, you will be charged at N200.
Q. What is the Validity of the Pulse InstaBinge Bundles?
A. The Pulse InstaBinge bundles will be valid for 24 hours.
Q. I just received a pop-up menu to choose either One-off or Autorenew option after activating an InstaBinge bundle. What does this mean?
A. The Pop-up menu is a feature that allows you to set your InstaBinge bundle on One-off or Renewal purchase:
- One-Off Purchase means that your InstaBinge bundle will not renew after expiry.
- Auto-renew Purchase means your InstaBinge bundle will auto-renew after expiry.
Q. If I exit the Pop-Up Menu or it times out before selecting an option, will my InstaBinge bundle be on One-off or Autorenew option?
A. If you exit the Pop-Up Menu or it times out before selecting an option, your InstaBinge bundle will be on One-off purchase. This means that your data bundle will not auto-renew upon expiry.
Q. If my InstaBinge bundle is on One-off option, will I be able to opt in for Autorenew option to renew the bundle?
Yes, you will be able to opt in for Autorenew option to automatically renew your bundle by sending R+bundle code to 131. See keywords below:
- For 250MB InstaBinge Lite, send RINSTD1 to 131 or dial *406*5# and select Opt in for Autorenewal.
- For 1GB InstaBinge Heavy, send RINSTD2 to 131 or dial *406*5# and select Opt in for Autorenewal.
Q. Will I be able to cancel auto-renewal anytime?
Yes, you will be able to cancel auto-renewal on your bundle anytime by sending the opt-out keyword to 131.
- For 250MB InstaBinge Lite, send NOINSTD1 to 131 or dial *406*5# and select Cancel Autorenewal.
- For 1GB InstaBinge Heavy, send NOINSTD2 to 131 or dial *406*5# and select Cancel Autorenewal.
Q. Will I be able to subscribe to the Pulse InstaBinge bundle multiple times or subscribe to combination of both bundles?
A. Yes, you will be able to subscribe to any of the InstaBinge bundles multiple times. You will also be able to subscribe to combination of both InstaBinge bundles.
Q. Will I be able to subscribe to InstaBinge bundle if I migrate to another tariff plan?
A. No, you will NOT be able to subscribe to InstaBinge bundle on other tariff plan. You must on be on the Pulse tariff plan to activate and enjoy the bundle.
Q. How do I check my Pulse InstaBinge Bundle balance?
A. You will be able to check your InstaBinge bundle balance by dialing *559*39#.
Q. Can I rollover my unused Pulse InstaBinge bundle?
A. No, you will NOT be able to rollover your unused Pulse InstaBinge bundle balance. All unused Pulse InstaBinge bundle balance will be cleared upon expiry.
Q. If I have an active InstaBinge bundle, Instagram goody social bundle, Data bonus and Data bundle, which account will be charged first?
A. You will be charged in the below order;
InstaBinge Bundle -> Goodybag Social Instagram Bundle -> Data bonus -> other data bundles -> PAYG (if active)
3. 500MB for
N50 (Nightlife Data Bundle)
Q. Will I be able to use the Pulse Nightlife bundle ALL day?
A. No, you will NOT be able to use the Pulse Nightlife bundle all day. You will ONLY be able to use the bundle from 12am to 5am.
Q. Will I be able to subscribe to the Pulse Nightlife bundle multiple times?
A. Yes, you will be able to subscribe to 250MB Pulse Nightlife bundle bundles multiple times but NOT more than 500MB in a day BUT you can ONLY subscribe to 250MB Pulse Nightlife bundle ONCE.
Example: You can activate the 250MB Pulse Nightlife bundle two (2) times (i.e. 25MB0 + 250MB = 500MB).
Q. How do I check my Pulse Nightlife bundle balance?
A. To check your Pulse Nightlife bundle balance, simply dial *559*96#.
Q. Will I be able to activate 250MB Pulse Nightlife bundle and 500MB Pulse Nightlife in a day?
A. No, you will NOT be able to both 250MB and 500MB Pulse Nightlife bundles in a day because the maximum you can activate in a day is 500MB.
Q. Will I be able to activate the Pulse Nighlife bundle within the browsing period 12am – 5am, if I exhaust my 500MB?
A. No, you will NOT be able to activate another Pulse Nightlife bundle within the browsing period of 12am – 5am once you have exhausted the maximum of 500MB BUT will be able to activate another Pulse Nightlife bundle after 5am.
You will ONLY be able to activate another Pulse Nightlife bundle within 12am – 5am if you are yet to use up to 500MB.
Example: If you activated a maximum of 500MB Pulse Nightlife bundle and exhausted it before 5am. You will ONLY be able to activate another Pulse Nightlife bundle after 5am.
Q. Can I rollover my unused Pulse Nightlife bundle?
A. No, you will NOT be able to rollover your unused Pulse Nightlife bundle balance. All unused Pulse Nightlife bundle balance will be cleared after 5am.
Q. Do I need to subscribe every day to enjoy the Pulse nightlife bundle or will my subscription be renewed automatically?
A. No, your subscription will NOT be renewed automatically. You will need to subscribe daily to enjoy the free night browsing.
4. Free 4GB data & 25% bonus on any data purchased for 3 months
This particular offer is only valid for those users who upgrade their MTN SIM card to a 4G SIM. It is very easy to do, juts SMS “4G” to “131”, then visit the nearest MTN outlet and ask them for a SIM upgrade.
5. 1GB for
This particular offer is valid for those users who have not made use of their MTN SIM card in the last 30 days or more. Dial *131*65# to enjoy this offer.
Breakdown of all the benefits on MTN Pulse plan can be seen in the table below:
|Migration||Dial *406*1# or *123*2*2#|
Text 406 to 131
|Daily Fee||NGN15 i.e. 60secs @25k/sec|
|Calls to MTN Numbers (after daily fee has been spent)||11k kobo per second|
|Calls to other networks (after daily fee has been spent)||11k kobo per second|
|Music plus||Music streaming on MTN Music+ service @N10|
|Pulse Nightlife Bundles|
|Pulse InstaBinge Bundles|
|Weekly bundle||100% data bonus on purchase of 500MB weekly bundle|
|Data bonus on recharge||10MB on ₦100 recharge or 20MB on ₦200 and above. ONLY on first recharge of the week|
MTN Pulse is sometimes an underrated tariff plan, but I hope that after reading this article, your thoughts about being on this plan will become positive. Don’t forget to share with your friends and family members.