MTN unveils new Postpaid data plans, get 13GB for N4,000

by Johnson Daniel

MTN Nigeria launched a new data offer for its postpaid customers that offers a value for money and competitive prices to all postpaid subscribers on its network. These are the data plans that this plan has to offer:

  • 13GB at N4,000 valid for 30days.
  • 20GB at N6,000 valid for 30days.
  • 35GB at N8,000 valid for 60days.

MTN Postpaid data plans FAQs

What are MTN Consumer Postpaid Data Plans? 

MTN Consumer Postpaid data plans are data bundles that can be purchased by MTN Customers on the Consumer Postpaid tariff plans only.

The bundles are:

  • 13GB at N4,000 valid for 30days.
  • 20GB at N6,000 valid for 30days.
  • 35GB at N8,000 valid for 60days.

Who can subscribe to the Consumer Postpaid Data Plans?

Only customers on the consumer Postpaid tariff plans listed below can purchase the bundles:

  • XtraSpecial ePostpaid  (Sc 403)
  • ePostpaid VIP (Sc 404)
  • XtraSpecial Postpaid (Sc 410)
  • Consumer XtraValue Data (Sc 411)
  • XtraSpecial Postpaid VIP (Sc 412)
  • XtraSpecial Postpaid VIP Exceptional (Sc 414)

How do I subscribe to the MTN Consumer Postpaid Data Plans? 

You can subscribe to any of the MTN Consumer Postpaid data bundles via the following channels:

  • USSD: Dial ∗131∗1∗3#  or ∗123∗3# and select your preferred data plan from the monthly plan
  • SMS: Send the bundle plan keyword to 131.
  • MyMTNApp: Download and log on to the MTN mobile App then select your preferred data plan from the monthly plan
  • MyMTNWeb: by logging on to www.mymtn.com.ng then your preferred data plan from the monthly plan
  • MTN TopIt

What are the different MTN Data bundle plans available?

They are Monthly and Bi-monthly bundles.

I received a pop-up menu to choose either Auto-renewal, One-off, or Buy for a Friend when activating a data bundle. What does this mean? 

The pop-up menu is a feature that allows you to set your data bundle on Auto-renew or One-off purchase, and to “Buy for a Friend”:

  • ‘Auto-renew Purchase’ means that your data bundle will auto-renew after expiry as long as you are having enough airtime on your line.
  • ‘One-off Purchase’ means that your data bundle will not renew after expiry.
  • ‘Buy for a Friend’ option allows you to buy a data bundle for another number on MTN with your airtime.

Note: The ‘Buy For a Friend’ option can only be used to buy data for a friend on Consumer Postpaid Data tariff plans. See the list on the table below.

If I exit the pop-up menu or it times out before selecting an option, will my data bundle be on Auto-renewal or One-off option? 

If you are buying a data bundle via SMS and it exits the pop-up menu, or it times out before selecting an option, the data bundle would be activated as One-off purchase. But, if you are buying the bundle via USSD you will not be able to proceed to buy the data bundle until you select an option; either one-off, auto-renewal or buy for a friend.

If my data bundle is activated on One-off, will I be able to opt-in for Auto-renew or renew the bundle? 

Yes, you will be able to opt-in for Auto-renewal or renew the bundle by sending R+bundle code to 131.

Example: If you have an active 35GB 60-day bundle that is on the One-off option, you will be able to renew it by sending R403 to 131.

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. See the table below.

How do I check my MTN Data Bundle balance? 

You will be able to check your data bundle balance via the following channels:

  • SMS: Texting 2 to 131
  • USSD: Dialling *131*4# (for main data bundle and bonus), or *556#
  • myMTN App
  • myMTN Web

Can I purchase multiple Consumer Postpaid Data Plans? 

Yes, you can activate multiple data bundles and all the data bundle purchased will have its own unique expiry dates.

Will other tariff plans be allowed to purchase the Consumer Postpaid data plans? 

No. Customer that is not on Consumer Postpaid Data plan will not be allowed to buy the Consumer Postpaid Data plan via any of the eligible channels.

If I have multiple data bundles active, which bundle will deplete first? 

If you have multiple data bundles active on your line, the data bundle with the least validity will be used first.

Example: If you have a 30-day bundle plan and 60-day plan both active on your line, the 30-day plan will be used first before the 60 days plan.

What happens if I exhaust my data bundle before the renewal date? 

As soon as you exhaust your data bundle before the expiry, your data access will be suspended and you will not be able to browse again. To continue browsing, you will need to do one of the following:

  • Buy another data plan by dialling ∗131∗1# or *904#.
  • Opt-in for Pay-As-You-Go browsing by dialling ∗131∗200# to continue browsing with your airtime at N3.07/MB.

Will I be able to enjoy data bonus offers when I activate a data bundle? 

Yes, you will be able to enjoy 100%, and any other bonus offers you are eligible for on the network whenever you buy a data bundle. The offer includes.

  • 100% 4G Upgrade Bonus: this offer is available only on N15000 and below N5000 data bundles (excluding N500 for 2GB 2-Day Plan) beginning from month 1 to month 3 after upgrading your SIM to 4G.
  • 100% Device Bonus: you will get a 100% data bonus only when you buy data bundles from N5000 and below buy with a newly activated phone/device.

Will I be able to roll over my unused main data bundle?

Yes, you will be able to roll over your unused main data bundle only if you buy another data plan from the same category with the current bundle within the stipulated grace period.

Note, you will not be able to roll over any unused data bonus. See Data Roll Over table below for details:

Data Plan Bundle Roll Over Category Roll Over period
30-day Monthly 7 days
60-day 2-months 7 days

I am having 1GB remaining from my expired 35GB 2-Months Plan, will I be able to roll over the remaining 1GB if I buy another monthly data bundle? 

Yes, you will be able to roll over your unused 1GB when you activate any data plan from the monthly bundle category, and the validity of the new data bundle you activated will be applied to the unused/remaining bundle.

If I have multiple data bundles active from different categories, which bundle will auto-renew first? 

All bundles will renew according to their bundle category – daily, weekly and monthly, etc. However, if you have multiple data bundles active from the same category, the last data plan you purchased from that category will be the bundle that will be auto-renewed.

For Example: if you activate two data plans from the daily plans; (40MB on June 1st, 200MB on June 2nd), two plans from the monthly plan; (1.5GB on June 3rd and 13GB on June 4th), on the day of renewal, only 200MB from the daily plan and 13GB from the monthly plan will be the plans that will auto-renew.

Can I share my MTN Consumer Postpaid Data Bundles?

Yes, you will be able to transfer from your Consumer postpaid data bundle to another Consumer Postpaid line by dialling 131Phone number* Data amount# or, text Transfer<space>Phone number<space>Data amount and send to 131.

Note: You will only be able to transfer from your Consumer postpaid data bundle to a line that is also on Consumer Postpaid tariff plan.

What will happen if I do not renew my expired bundle or purchase another bundle of the same category after the rollover period?

If you fail to renew your expired bundle or purchase another bundle from the same category after the rollover period, all your un-used bundles will be cleared. See Data Roll- Over table for details.

Will I be able to roll over my unused data bonus?

No, you will not be able to roll over any unused data bonus even if the bundle auto-renews before expiry, upon expiry, or within the applicable rollover period.

If I have multiple data bundles active from different categories, which bundle will auto-renew first?

All bundles will renew according to their bundle category – daily, weekly, and monthly, etc. However, if you have multiple data bundles active from the same category, the last data plan you purchased from that category will be the bundle that will be auto-renewed.

For Example: if you activate two data plans from the daily plans; (40MB on June 1st, 200MB on June 2nd), two plans from the monthly plan; (1.5GB on June 3rd and 10GB on June 4th), on the day of renewal, only 200MB from the daily plan and 10GB from the monthly plan will be the plans that will auto-renew.

Can I share my MTN Data Bundle?

Yes, you will be able to transfer from your data bundle to another line by dialling 131Phone number* Data amount# or, text Transfer<space>Phone number<space>Data amount and send to 131.

Will I be able to browse from my airtime automatically after exhausting my data bundle?

You will be able to browse from your airtime only after exhausting your data bundle, BUT you will be required to opt-in by dialling 131200# before you can browse from your airtime at Pay As You Go rate.

How do I opt-in for PAYG browsing? To opt-in for PAYG browsing, simply;

  • Dial ∗131∗200#.
  • Send RESET to 131.

How much will I be charged for browsing from my airtime after opting in for PAYG browsing?

Your browsing from your airtime will be charged at N3.07/MB.

Will I be charged for opting in for PAYG browsing?

No, you will not be charged for opting in for PAYG browsing.

How do I opt-out of PAYG browsing?

To opt-out of PAYG browsing, simply

  • Dial ∗131∗201#.
  • Send SUSPEND to 131.

How can I check the validity of my Consumer Postpaid data bundle?

You will be able to check the validity and expiry date of your data bundle via the following channels:

  • SMS: Texting 2 to 131
  • USSD: Dialing ∗131∗4# (for main data bundle and bonus), or *556#
  • myMTN App
  • myMTN Web

 

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