Best Affordable Data Plan for Android 2016 - MTN, Etisalat, Airtel, Glo


Customer Care agents are notorious for subscribing unsuspecting customers to the most expensive instead of the cheapest data plan. Like they say, the price for ignorance is expensive; you can now choose the best and cheapest Android data plan for your device. Updated for May 2016
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For your data hungry Android devices, this is a summary of the best and cheapest data plan suitable for each network.

[ For All New Data Plans for 2016, Click Here ]

MTN

  
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OPTION 1 - Cheapest Data Plan for MTN
MTN Surprise Data Plan (500% Deal)
Price: Total 1.5 GB for N1000
Validity: 30 days
Usage: Flat
To subscribe: Text “106” to “131”
To check data balance: Text “2” to “131”

Check out the lists of MTN newly rolled out data bundles for May 2016;

Daily Users
MTN 30MB for N100, SMS 104 to 131 - Valid for 24Hrs
MTN 100MB for N200, SMS 113 to 131 - Valid for 24Hrs

Weekly Users
MTN 750MB for N500, SMS 103 to I31 - Valid for 7 days

Monthly Users
MTN 1.5GB for N1000, SMS 106 to 131 - Valid for 30 days
MTN 3.5GB for N2,000, SMS 110 to 131 - Valid for 30 days
MTN 10GB for N5,000, SMS 116 to 131 - Valid for 30 days
MTN 22GB for N10,000, SMS 117 to 131 - Valid for 30 days


Data Plan For All Mifi Users (3Months)
MTN 50GB For N20,000, SMS 118 to 131 - Valid for 3 months
MTN 85GB For N50,000, SMS 133 to 131 - Valid for 3 months

OPTION 2 (Better)
Data Share
Price: Depending on Reseller
            1 GB for N1200
            2 GB for N2400
Validity: 30 days
Usage: Flat
To subscribe: Transfer the equivalent amount to your reseller
To check data balance: *461*7#
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OPTION 3 (Good)
Night Plan Reloaded
Price: Total 4.5 GB for N2500
Validity: 30 days
Usage: 1.5 GB for day use
            3 GB for night use
To subscribe: Text “120” to “131”
To check data balance: Text “2” to “131”

The difference between this plan and the previous Night Plan is that you do not have to wait till the 1.5 GB day usage is exhausted before using the 3 GB night usage. It uses both and automatically switches depending on the time of usage.

Airtel

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OPTION 1 - Cheapest Data Plan for Airtel
Android 1+1 Offer (Only if you are eligible)
Price: 4 GB for N2000
Validity: 30 days
Usage: 1.5x rate for day use
            Normal rate for night use
To subscribe: Dial *437*1#
Code to check data balance: *223# or *123*9#

Note: before loading your account, dial *437*1# first, if you are eligible, you will be given an “insufficient credit” message.

Click Here to see How to get 4 GB with N1500 on Airtel Blackberry plan

OPTION 2 (Better)
Android Plan
android 1.0 is now 1.5 GB for N1000, valid for 30days
android 2.0 is now 3.5 GB for N2000, valid for 30days *437#
To subscribe: Dial *496# 
To check data balance: *223# or *123*9#

OPTION 3 (Good)
Android Plan
Alternatively, you can also use this
Price: 3 GB for N1500
Validity: 30 days
Usage: 1.5x rate for day use
            Normal rate for night use
To subscribe: Dial *435#
To check data balance: *223# or *123*9#


Etisalat 

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They are blazing fast, and they have recently introduced very affordable and competitive plans for their subscribers. They also have affordable Data Sharing through Resellers like MTN..

OPTION 1 - Cheapest Data Plan for Etisalat
New Data Plan
Price: 1.5 GB for N1000 & 3.5 GB for N2000
Validity: 30 days
Usage: Flat
To subscribe: Dial “229*2*7#” or "*929*9#"  (updated for all sims) for 1.5 GB and *229*2*8# for 3.5 GB
To check data balance: Text “228#”


OPTION 2 (Better)
All New Etisalat Data Plans

» 5GB for N6,500, dial *229*2*3#
» 8GB for N8000, dial *229*2*5#
» 10GB for N10,000, dial *229*4*1#
» 15GB for N15,000, dial *229*4*2#
» 20GB for N18,000, dial *229*4*3#
Validity: 30 days
Usage: Flat
Code to check data balance: *229*9#

Glo 

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OPTION 1 - Cheapest Data Plan for Glo December 2015
Glo New Data Rates
Price: 1.5 GB for N1000
                     
Validity: 30 days
Usage: Flat
To subscribe 1.5 GB: Dial *777#
Alternatively, dial *777#, enter 1, after that choose 1 again, then press 2, and lastly, choose 1
You can as well share the data with others

To check data balance: Dial 124 or Text “MENU” to “127”

OPTION 2 (Better)
Glo Data Rates
Price: 1.5 GB for N1000
            3 GB for N2000
4.5 GB for N2500
           
Validity: 30 days
Usage: Flat
To subscribe 1 GB: Dial *127*53#
To subscribe 2.5 GB: Dial *127*55#
To subscribe 4.5 GB: Dial *127*58#
You can as well share the data with others

To check data balance: Dial 124 or Text “MENU” to “127”

OPTION 3 (Good)
Glo Overload
Price:
4.5 GB for N3000
Validity: 30 days
Usage: Flat
To subscribe 4.5 GB: Dial *127*54#
You need to subscribe to Glo Overload package to enable you enjoy the data promo. Dial *200# to opt in to Glo Overload.
You can as well share the data with others
Code to check data balance: Dial *127*0# or 124 or Text “MENU” to “127”

Enjoy your device!

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