MTN Always-On data bundles – Enjoy 200MB for N60

by Johnson Daniel

MTN has always been consistent with offering affordable data bundles to their customers. To add to this, there is the MTN ‘Always-On’ data bundles, affordable data plans with day and night elements that give you an excellent internet experience with higher night volume usage.

MTN customers will be delighted with this plan because it considers both day and night elements to give you the best experience. The Always-On data bundles are categorized into three sets of data plans – 1-day, 7-day and 30-day plans.

Here is a summary of MTN Always-On data bundles.

Plan Price (N) Total Data Allowance Daily Data Allowance Time of Use Validity (SMS to 131) (USSD) SMS (R Code 131) SMS (No Code 131)
Daily 60 200MB 50MB Day +150MB Night Day & Night 24hrs 160  *131*160#  NO160  R160
Weekly 120 450MB 120MB Day+330MB Night Day & Night 7 days 161 *131*161#  NO161  R161
Monthly 3000 15GB 500MB All-day 30 days 162 *131*162#  NO162  R162
6000 45GB 1.5GB All-day 30 days 163 *131*163#  NO163  R163

How to subscribe to the MTN Always-On data bundles

All MTN subscribers can subscribe to the MTN data bundles via the following channels:

  • USSD: Dialling ∗131∗1# or ∗904# and select your preferred data plan
  • SMS: Sending the bundle plan keyword to 131. (See table above for keywords)
  • myMTN App: download and log on to the MTN mobile App
  • myMTN Web: by logging on to
  • MTN Bot (Zigi)
  • MTN Top-It/VTU

How to check MTN Always-On data balance

  • SMS: SMS 2 to 131
  • USSD: Dial ∗131∗4# (for main data bundle and bonus), or *556#
  • myMTN App
  • myMTN web
  • MTN Bot (Zigi)

You won’t be able to enjoy any bonus offers even if you are eligible for the Always-On data bundle and you can activate multiple Always-On data plans and all the data bundles purchased will have their unique expiry dates. If you have multiple data bundles active on your line, the data bundle with the least validity will be used first.

You can rollover both your unused day and night data element of the bundle only if you buy another Always-On data plan from the same category with the current bundle within the stipulated grace period.

Finally, you can share the data bundle with friends and family members on the MTN network. You will be able to transfer only from the day data element to another line by dialling ∗131∗Phone number∗Data amount# or, text Transfer<space>Phone number<space>Data amount and send to 131. But you will not be able to transfer from the night data element.


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