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Internet Service Plans In Nigeria with Pricing, Validity, Data Cap, and Activation Codes

Internet Access in Nigeria is improving. Today, there are many service providers to choose from. Some of these service providers are crappy in certain locations so it’s important to know what your options are. I was using Starcomms for a while and then switched to MTN. Not only was the service cheaper but it was much faster and reliable. While Starcomms says I have 20GB monthly data cap (though I never got to 2GB) I found that MTN’s service plan makes me more productive even though they have a 3GB cap. Recently, I had course to reconsider using Starcomms, but the painful memories of screaming at customer care for days and long hours I wasted uploading small files made me make a U-turn.

Don’t settle for crappy internet! Find the best for your location and lifestyle and be happy. Here is a list of providers and their service plans. I’ll update as I get more info. Please share your experience with internet providers so we can all learn.

Internet Service Provider Data Plan Data Cap Access Period (If Applicable) Price Validity (Days) Activation

Starcomms EVDO

Purple Always REN 20G 24 hours 15,950 30
EvDO 100 Hrs 20G 24 hours 6,500 30 *242**1234# to 37938
Requires another phone for activation 250 Hrs 20G 24 hours 15,000 90
Dail *121 for customer care Purple Business REN 20G 9am – 9pm 7,000 30 *245**1234# to 37938
Purple Night REN 20G 9pm – 9 am 5000 30
Friendly 8 20G 7-11 am & 7-11pm 6,000 30
Starcomms CDMA 1 Green Always REN 20G 24 hours 10,000 30
CDMA1 Green Business REN 20G 9am – 9pm 7,000 30
Dail *121 Green Night REN 20G 9pm – 9 am 5000 30
Green Corporate REN 20G 24 hours 8,000 30
Green 100 Hours REN 20G 24 hours 5,000 30
Green 250 Hours REN 20G 24 hours 10,000 90
Peak N/A 06.00-23.00 hrs 3/min
Off-Peak N/A 23.00-06.00 hrs 3/min

MTN

Monthly Plan 5G 24 hours 8,000 30 Text 101 to 131
HSPA (3.5GB) Nite 3G 10 pm – 5am 2,500 30 Text 102 to 131
Dial 180, Dial 181 for customer care Daily Plan 50MB 24 hours 500 1 Text 103 to 131
Pay-As-You-Use 24 hours 15 kobo per kilobyte
MicroSIM 3GB 24 hours 10,000 30

Glo HSI

Always Max 5 GB 24 hours 10000 30 Text 12 to 127
HSUPA (3.5GB) Always Min 1.5 GB 24 hours 5000 30 Text 11 to 127
Dial 121 for customer care Always Day 150 MB 24 hours 500 30 Text 10 to 127
Always Micro Text 13 to 127
G300 4 GB 300 Hrs 15000 90 Text 21 to 127
G100 3 GB 100 Hrs 6000 30 Text 20 to 127
G Work 3 GB 8am – 9pm 6000 30 Text 31 to 127
G Leisure 3 GB 8pm – 9am, All Day Weekends 5000 30 Text 30 to 127

Multilinks

MultiLinks AnyTime 6GB 24 hours 9,000
EvDO MultiLinks DayTime 6GB 8am to 8pm 6,000
Requires another phone for activation MultiLinks NightTime 20GB 12am to 8am 3,500
MultiLinks MyTime 250 24 hours 9,900 60
MultiLinks MyTime 100 hours 24 hours 5,600 30
MultiLinks MyTime 50 hours 24 hours 3,400 30

Zain

Zain Day 50 MB 24 hours 500 1 *141*712*3#
HSUPA (3.5GB) Zain Lite 100 MB 24 hours 1,000 30 *141*712*4#
Zain Plus 1 GB 24 hours 5,000 30 *141*712*1#
Zain Max 3 GB 24 hours 10,000 30 *141*712*2#
Zain Premium 6 GB 24 hours 15,000 30 *141*712*5#

Tips

  • MTN’s most annoying issue is that once your service plan expires they immediately start billing you at 15kobo/KB. If you have about N10k credit, that would expire in no time so BEWARE!!!.
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