The Best MTN Data Plans for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs in Nigeria

by Adedoyin Awe
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Being a freelancer and an entrepreneur means you are on the internet 24/7 to meet potential customers and executing tasks online.

The importance of data can’t be overemphasized in the life of a freelancer or an entrepreneur, especially in our current dispensation, the digital world. 

Without data, it will be difficult to function as an entrepreneur or freelancer in Nigeria. Like they say in Nigeria, “data is life.”

This article will show you why you should subscribe to MTN data plans. Customers of MTN can purchase various data plans for low costs if they want to save money and get more for their money by reducing their spending on data subscriptions.

MTN has some of the most affordable data plans available, despite not many people being aware of them. If you want to enjoy the data plans, you have to upgrade your MTN SIM to 4G network, and use a 4G supported smartphone.

MTN Data Plan Packages

The MTN data packages available are divided into three broad groups; the daily plan, the weekly plan, the monthly plan, and the yearly plan. Let’s look at the best MTN data plan packages that can help you in delivering services.

  1. MTN double data bundle

This bundle means subscribers to this data plan also receive access to double the data they regularly buy. In other words, you receive all the data for any bundle you buy. For instance, if you buy 1 GB of data, you will get an additional 1 GB to make it 2 GB. As a result, this data plan is regarded by many as being the most affordable.

This bundle gives better offers, especially freelancers. Instead of depending on the normal data plan, 1GB for one month, you get double for a month. So you can execute tasks and be active online to answer clients, and search for jobs.

Later in this post, we’ll tell you how to activate the MTN double data plans.

  1. MTN data 4me bundle

The second data bundle from MTN for freelancers and entrepreneurs in Nigeria is the MTN Data4me data plan. This arrangement from MTN allows customers to access data at affordable prices.This data plan is for you. I’ve use this plan while freelancing because I don’t have to be afraid of my data exhausting. I buy the amount of data that fits my activities online. Best thing after ice-cream.

Below are some of the data offers under the MTN data 4me plan:

9GB for N2,000

2GB for N500

24GB for N3,500

40GB for N5,000

Note that MTN doesn’t give customers access to these bundles at once. Instead, the company offers you a bundle based on how much data you purchase. So when you purchase more data over time, you enjoy juicier data deals from MTN Data 4me.

  1. MTN night browsing bundle

The MTN night plan is a lifesaver for freelancers and entrepreneurs because it works from 11pm and 6am when you activate it.

You can activate the N25 for 250mb plan or the N50 for 500mb.

The MTN night browsing bundle time is one of the coolest for freelancers and entrepreneurs who work two jobs. They can work at night to complement their corporate jobs. It’s affordable, likewise. A good thing about the night plan is that you can purchase 2gb in night. So you can browse for a long time.

MTN Cheapest Data Codes for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs in Nigeria

We have just seen the MTN data bundles from MTN and how they benefit freelancers and entrepreneurs. The question going through your mind is, “how do I activate these data bundles?” This section will address this question as we will show you how to activate these different data plans.

  1. MTN Double Data Plan

As mentioned earlier, MTN gives its customers the benefit of enjoying double their data subscription through this arrangement. This service is available to both new and old customers.

How you purchase the bundle doesn’t matter. You can purchase through a USSD code, text messages, or the MTN app. Once your SIM is activated to this service, you will always enjoy twice the data you purchase.


To activate this service via SMS, take the following steps:

  • Launch the messaging app on your phone.
  • SMS “DOUBLE” to 131. Once you do this, you should get a message from MTN. Ignore this message and go to the next step.
  • SMS “PROMO” to 131. You will receive another message upon doing this, but you should ignore this message as well.
  • SMS “FREE” to 131.
  • After completing these steps, purchase the data, and you will get double the bundle you purchase.

If you are using a new SIM, you can still activate the MTN Double Data service on this SIM card. However, the process is quite different; you will need to omit some of the SMS codes we provided above.

Here’s the process for activating the Double Data service on your new SIM:

  • SMS “PROMO” to 131. You should get a popup message telling you the process is successful.
  • Reply to the popup message with “1” to proceed. You should get another confirmation message.
  • Dial *131# to purchase the data bundle you desire, and you will get double the bundle you purchase.

Below is a list that shows the different plans that you can purchase and get double the data on MTN:

Data Plan Price (NGN) Activation Code Validity

750MB 500 *131*103# 14 days

1.5GB 1000 *131*106# 30days

2GB 1200 *131*130# 30days

3.5GB 2000 *131*110# 30days

6.5GB 3500 *131*107# 30days

11GB 5000 *131*116# 30days

25GB 10000 *131*117# 30days

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  1. MTN data 4me

As mentioned above, another way to access the cheapest MTN data bundles is through MTN Data 4me. So how do you access the data bundles under this service? The steps below will guide you through this process:

  • Go to your phone dialer and dial *121#.
  • Your action will reveal an on-screen prompt with several options.
  • Select “3” by typing the digit and tapping “Send.” Option three is the ‘Data4me” bundle.

You will see an array of data bundles that you can access from this service.

Don’t forget that you wouldn’t have all the data bundles we listed above. Type the corresponding number of the bundle that you want to choose. Ensure you have the amount of airtime required to activate the bundle.

After subscribing, you can always check your data bundle balance by dialing *131*4#. Alternatively, you can send “2” via text to “131.”

  1. Mtn night plan

To subscribe to MTN pulse nightlife bundles, your tariff plan must be MTN Pulse. So if you are not on MTN pulse already, you can migrate by dialling *406#.

To subscribe to the 500mb MTN Night plan, send NT2 to 131.

To subscribe to the 250mb MTN Night plan, send NT1 to 131. Note: You must have a minimum of N50 on your phone.

You can also use the USSD code by following these steps:

  • Dial *406#
  • A drop box will appear to pick an option
  • Select “NightLife Bundles” by typing “3” in the typing area, then click send
  • A option menu will appear asking you pick 1 for 250MB or 2 for 500MB
  • Select your preferred option and follow the instructions.

You can repeat this process until you get to 2GB in a night. You can try again the following night.

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  1. Other cheap MTN data bundles and their activation codes

MTN has cheap data plans that you can activate yearly, quarterly, or monthly. Data plans of 2GB and above come with 4GB free YouTube streaming. See some of the plans below: These plans are best for Freelancers and entrepreneurs in Nigeria who want to get value for their money due to the nature of their jobs.

  • 5GB at N1000 (valid for 30 days) – Text 106 to 131
  • 2GB MTN Data Plan (valid for 30 days) – Text 130 to 131: N1200
  • 3GB Data Plan (valid for 30 days) – Text 131 to 131: N1500
  • MTN 4.5GB Mobile Data Plan (valid for 30 days) – Text 110 to 131: N2000
  • 6GB Plan (valid for 30 days) – Text 147 to 131: N2,500
  • 10GB MTN Data Plan (valid for 30 days) – Dial *131# : N3000
  • 12GB MTN Data Plan (valid for 30 days) – Text 107 to 131: N3500
  • 20GB Package (valid for 30 days) – Text 116 to 131: N5000
  • 25GB Package (valid for 30 days) – Dial *131#: N6000
  • 45GB MTN Data Plan (valid for 30 days) – Text 163 to 131: N1000
  • 40GB MTN Data Plan (valid for 30 days) – Text 117 to 131: N10000
  • 75GB Plan (valid for 30 days) – Text 150 to 131: N15000
  • 120GB Plan (valid for 30 days) – Text 149 to 131: N20,000
  • 200GB Package (valid for 30 days) – Dial *131#: N30,000
  • 30GB 2-Month Bundle (valid for 60 days) – Text 119 to 131: N8000
  • 100GB 2-Month Bundle (valid for 60 days) – Text 118 to 131: N20000
  • 160GB 2-Month Bundle (valid for 60 days) – Text 138 to 131: N30000
  • 400GB 3-Month Bundle (valid for 90 days) – Text 133 to 131: N50000
  • 600GB 3-Month Bundle (valid for 90 days) – Text 134 to 131: N75000
  • MTN 800GB 6-Month Bundle (valid for 180 days) – Text 115 to 131: N90,000
  • MTN 1TB Yearly Bundle (valid for 360 days) – Text 136 to 131: N100,000
  • 5TB Yearly Bundle (valid for 360 days) – Text 137 to 131 : N250,000
  • 5TB Yearly Bundle (valid for 360 days) – Text 137 to 131: N450,000

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MTN is a household name in the telecommunications sector both in and outside Nigeria, and they are daily looking for ways to improve their customers’ experience. As a freelancer or entrepreneur in Nigeria, research carefully and pick the best MTN data plans that suit your pocket and work mode. 

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Avatar of Nife writes
Nife writes November 25, 2022 - 6:31 am

The data4me plan seems like my kind of option.

However, mtn can be funny.
Good read
Thanks for the article

Avatar of Iyiola Ayodeji
Iyiola Ayodeji November 25, 2022 - 12:01 pm

Nice one thaks


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