Are you tired of searching for the most suitable data bundle for a limited budget? Then check this article on Freenaija the best and cheapest data plans in Nigeria for 2019. This is a compilation for all networks in Naija namely Airtel, Glo, MTN, 9mobile (Etisalat), Ntel etc.
I understand what it feels to want cheap and affordable data plans. In fact, I am one of the many people who aren’t happy with the prices of internet data bundle in Nigeria.
So to cut that slack, I will be sharing all the various data bundles from the top telecommunication companies in Nigeria.
Have you landed here from another blog post on our website?
Are you are searching for the best and cheapest data plans in Nigeria for the new month, then this article is just what you are looking for.
Now let’s begin, here are the cheapest data plans in Nigeria fit for Android, downloading, Windows, PC, iOS, streaming, MiFi and modems.
Cheapest Data Plans For Airtel Network In Nigeria
Here are all Airtel cheapest data plans, these plans have been listed accordingly. Check them out and let’s know what you think about them.
1. Airtel Free 4GB
Airtel understands how important it is to be online so they’ve offered you 4GB free data for just one thing in exchange.
“Switch your old SIM to a 4G SIM!”
Yes… That’s all you have to do to get the free 4GB on your fresh 4G enabled line. You will also get 25% data bonus every time you activate a data plan of N500 and above for 3 months.
2. Airtel 1.5GB for N1000
1.5GB for N1000 is the best and cheapest monthly data plan you can get on the Airtel network.
So… if you are searching for a data plan on this network that powers all apps without limitation or restrictions on social media app then here is the plan for you. Works well on all device (PC, Android, Windows, Mifi etc)… Click to see more details here.
3. Airtel N25 Naira Night Plan
This is a perfect plan to relieve the pressure on your regular plan.
This night plan is suitable for anyone using SmartTRYBE prepaid tariff plan on Airtel.
You can get 500MB for N25, isn’t that the definition of cheap data plan?
Also, you can get 1.5GB for N200 on the same package. Works well on all devices. Click here to get started.
4. Airtel Unlimited Data Plans
This one was newly introduced in August 2018 and was unveiled in a coveted manner.
If you’re looking to enjoy what Airtel purportedly claim to be an unlimited data plan, then this plan is for you.
Is this plan truly unlimited?
The answer is no!
I asked Airtel customer care representative about this new plan but there weren’t giving me the answer I wanted.
They told me to drop my phone number in a facebook comment section that they would call. Well, I will cover the whole story later!
This plan comprises of 3 major packages:
Airtel Unlimited 10, 15 and 20!
Just like the bundles were offered.. the prices are N10,000, N15,000 and N20,000 respectively.
If you have a stable and fast Airtel network, simply click here to learn more.
How to check Airtel Data Balance
Contained here is a code to check your Airtel data balance if you want to keep track of your remaining Airtel data bundle.
- Dial *140# to check Airtel data balance
That’s all the cheapest Airtel data bundles for the month of August 2018 you should know for now!
Cheapest Data Plans For 9mobile Network In Nigeria
Here are all 9mobile cheapest data plans (formerly Etisalat), these cheap internet bundles are listed below accordingly. Check them out and let’s know what you think about them.
1. 9mobile Social Plan
Social Plan gives you unlimited access to all the social media platforms you can think of.
If you’re looking for an affordable plan basically giving you access to these social apps, then you’re in the place.
With this plan, you can now enjoy unlimited access to Instagram, BBM, Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp for half the price @N150, valid for one (1) week.
- To subscribe: Recharge N150 and dial *343*6*10#
2. 9mobile Daily, Weekly & Monthly Plans | 500MB,1GB & 1.5GB
In December 2016, 9mobile modified some of their data plans. This is a normal plan that is usable across all device; Android, iOS, modem, MiFi, PC or Windows phone.
It is valid for 30 days and best for those that intend to stay within the social network. 500MB or 1GB is not supposed to be enough, but there are sure ways in which you can manage your data on Android to make it last longer.
- To subscribe for 500MB: Recharge N500 and dial *229*2*12#
- To subscribe for 1GB: Recharge N1000 and dial *229*2*7#
- To subscribe for 1.5GB: Recharge N1200 and dial *229*2*7#
3. 9mobile Night & Weekend Plans
The 9mobile (Etisalat) night and weekend data plans were designed to give you confidence browsing all your favorite sites, updating applications and downloading all you want through the night or/and weekend.
So, no more fear of data exhaustion without prior notice, you can now save your normal internet plan and use this as a cover at night. You can get 1GB for ₦200 & more.
I have frequently used 9mobile weekend plan when other networks have frustrated me with the very slow networks.
Do you know what I love about the 9mobile weekend plan?
When I subscribe for the 9mobile 2GB for N1000, It’s specially made for weekends but I can also enjoy this plan between 7PM to 7AM every weekday (Monday to Friday + weekends) for 30 days!
The joy about 9mobile is, you enjoy unlimited and unthrottled data speed! It’s the fastest data network in Nigeria as at now!
4. 9mobile 1GB for N200
Have you heard of the new 9mobile data plan that offers 1GB of data for only N200?
Yes, 9mobile has introduced a new data bundle perfect for those who cannot afford the regular plans. This plan is, however, limited and can be used on certain (mobile SIM. That is to say, it is SIM selective.
How to check 9mobile Data Balance
Contained here is a code to check your 9mobile data balance if you want to keep track of your remaining 9mobile data bundle.
- Dial *228# to check 9mobile data balance
And that ends my list of all the cheapest 9mobile data bundles.
Cheapest Data Plans For Glo Network In Nigeria
Here are all Glo cheapest data plans, these plans have been listed accordingly. Check them out and let’s know what you think about them.
1. Glo Daily, Weekly & Monthly Plans | 4G & 3G
This is arguably the best and cheapest data plan in Nigeria.
They have amazing data plans on both 3G and the new 4G LTE network.
Do you want to know the interesting part of it?
You can enjoy the same amount of data for the same price on 3G & 4G. Both plans work on any device (PC, Android, Wifi, Modem, Windows etc).
Imagine you buying 10GB for N2500, 3.2GB for N1000, 7.5GB for N2000 and more (*terms and conditions applies).
2. Glo Night + Weekend Plan
Just like Airtel and Etisalat, Glo is also providing cheap data plans for night and weekend. Glo night plan offers 1GB for N200 and weekend offers 3GB for N1000.
How to check Glo Data Balance
Contained here is a code to check your Glo data balance if you want to keep track of your remaining Glo data bundle.
- Dial *127*0# to check Glo data balance
That’s all the cheapest Glo data bundles for the month of August 2018!
How to Borrow Credit or Data from Glo
If you don’t have airtime or data on your Glo SIM at the moment, don’t worry, Glo will lend you credit or data to pay back later when your recharge.
- For Airtime & Data: Click here to learn how to borrow credit from Glo
Cheapest Data Plans For MTN Network In Nigeria
Here are MTN cheapest data plans, these plans have been listed accordingly. Check the cheap MTN plans out and let’s know what you think about them.
1. MTN Daily, Weekly & Monthly Plans | 4G & 3G
MTN has affordable data plans for browsing, they are closely trailing Glo in providing cheap plans. Android, PC, iOS and others can use them without any extra settings.
2. MTN 1GB for ₦500 for Pulse Users
9mobile provides 500MB for N500, but why choose 9mobile when you can get double for the same price.
With MTN Pulse, you will get twice the data 9mobile would give. If this is true, now imagine how much data you’d get when you accumulate this plan multiple times?
If you do this plan more times, for example, you can get 4GB of data for just ₦2000!
So… When subscribed on this plan, you will get 1 gigabyte of data for 500 naira valid for 14 days and suitable for any device. This, however, is only available on MTN Pulse.
3. MTN Night Plan
This plan is solely designed for Pulse users. Best for those who don’t want to use up their regular internet plan.
You are allowed to browse only within specified hours of the night (12 am to 4 am).
You will get 500MB with just ₦25 and the speed is perfect especially if you’re using 4G enabled phone. Also, it works on all devices. Click here to get started.
4. MTN Youtube Data Plans
Are you a lover of streaming videos on YouTube?
Is that a yes? This one is for you.
Well then… this one is for you.
MTN introduced this plan particularly made for those who love the YouTube video streaming platform. If you follow a lot of channels that share videos frequently, bother yourself no more. This plan was specially made for you. MTN Youtube plan is quite cheap and comes in two different packages – 1 hour for N150 and 3 hours for N400.
You can click here to learn more about the Youtube data plans and its subscription codes.
How to check MTN Data Balance
Contained here is a code to check your MTN data balance if you want to keep track of your remaining MTN data bundle.
- Dial *559*4# or *131# to check MTN data balance
That’s all the cheapest MTN data bundles for the month of August 2018 you should know for now!
Perhaps, before you go, you can check this comprehensive the cheapest MTN data plans in Nigeria or just navigate to the next cheap internet plans on Ntel.
Cheapest Data Plans For Ntel Network In Nigeria
Newest mobile telecommunications but gradually blending in. NTel is not available in all states at the moment, you will only get to enjoy the taste of NTel 4G LTE service in Lagos, Abuja and Portharcourt.
1. Daily, Weekly & Monthly Plans
They offer unlimited data plan but I believe it’s very expensive for a start and considering the financial capacity of an ordinary man, it’s very expensive.
Perhaps, you might want to give it a shot, they have a day plan that is very fast and truly unlimited.
More Affordable Data Plans In Nigeria
Here are all other cheap data plans for August 2018, these plans have been listed accordingly. Check them out and let’s know what you think about them.
1. ExpressWiFi Data Bundles
ExpressWifi by Facebook offers one of the cheapest and most affordable data plans in Nigeria. Here is an updated list of their bundle size, rates and validity.
ExpreeWifi Daily Plans
- 100MB | 1 Days | N40
- 300MB | 1 Days | N110
ExpreeWifi Weekly Plans
- 750MB | 7 Days | N270
- 3GB | 7 Days | N820
ExpreeWifi Monthly Plans
- 5GB | 30 Days | N1,250
- 10GB | 30 Days | N2,000
Click here to learn more about ExpressWIFI by Facebook.
2. Smile 4G LTE
For now, SMILE network is available in Ibadan, Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Benin, Kaduna, Asaba and Onitsha.
You can get it for N1000 only. You also enjoy a super value starter pack that offers consumers 30 days unlimited access to social network sites, 30 days access to unlimited browsing, 30 minutes Short Message Service [SMS] and 30 minutes calls to any network.
3. Flobyt Free WiFi
If you’ve not started using free Wifi in Lagos, then what are you waiting for?
Flobyt Free WiFi was launched by Don Jazzy (MAVIN CEO) – Flobyt is a free wi-fi mounted in public spaces and offer free unlimited internet plans.
To sum it all up:
I believe you’ve seen all the best and cheapest data plans in Nigeria on Airtel, 9mobile, Glo, MTN and NTel this month, subscribing to your desired plan now depends on your financial capacity and the strength of the network signal in your location.
There is no point forcing yourself on cheap Glo data plans when you know it’s terrible, or using Airtel when it can’t even buffer an ordinary video on YouTube. Choose the right plan depending on the strongest network signal, there is nothing more annoying than a slow internet!
Also, you should learn not to be wasteful data user. Instead of your data bundle using the required duration, you then realize it finishes twice as fast. Here is an article for you… You should click here to learn how to manage your data plan to make it last longer on your mobile phone.
if you have any questions about the plans listed above, go ahead and ask using the comment section below. Thanks for reading!