[Latest] Top 5 Cheapest Data Plans in Nigeria

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Data is life. In the world of digital technology, internet connectivity has become an essential part of our daily living.

In the early 2000s, owning a computer was considered a luxury, and browsing through the Internet was only limited to rich institutions, government agencies, and the Military. However, things have significantly changed since then. Nowadays, personal computers and smartphones are available everywhere.

It is very difficult to travel to someone’s house whether rich or poor without seeing a computer or a smartphone.

The availability of smartphones and PCs which were hitherto restricted to privileged alone has been drawing concerns for cheaper data plans by consumers.

All network providers in Nigeria offer a wide variety of data plans. These data sometimes have been criticized to be too expensive, thereby further enlarging the digital divide.

Common Networks that offer data subscriptions in Nigeria include; Glo, MTN, Airtel, and 9Mobile.

In this post, we are going to talk about the top 5 cheapest data plans in Nigeria that you can take advantage of. This list is not ranked. Therefore, you should read through this post and choose what is best for you.

MTN Pulse Night Plan


MTN rarely disappoints when it comes to data plans. The MTN Pulse Night plan is a great data plan for those who need a lot of data but don’t have the necessary funds to buy a full data plan.

Although you will sacrifice your Night sleep, it is worth it if what you want to do is important.

To subscribe to MTN Pulse Night Plan you must first switch to MTN pulse by Dialing *406*1# and follow the remaining instructions.

After switching to MTN Pulse, you can now subscribe for the MTN Night plan by dialing *406*3#

The MTN Pulse Night plan offers a whooping data of 250MB for as low as N25. You can also get 500MB for just N50.

However, the MTN Pulse has set the total data you can purchase per day at 2GB for its fair use policy.

Glo Night Plan

Glo Night plan is another cheap data plan by Glo network provider. Glo is acclaimed as the king of Data in Nigeria. The good thing about this plan is that it has a long expiry period of 5 working days, unlike the MTN Night Plan which is just valid for 1 day.

To subscribe to the Glo Night plan, dial *777# and follow the remaining instructions.

Glo Campus Booster

Where else do you need much data apart from a higher institution campus. The Glo campus plan is meant for those who live within University Campuses. The Glo Campus booster gives you as high as 2x any data plan you purchase, with a validity of at least 3days.

To subscribe to this plan, dial *777# and follow the remaining instructions.


Airtel Mega Pack

Airtel is another network known for its cheap data plan. MTN has been here for a while and it has a wide variety of data plans for its customers.

To get Airtel Mega Pack dial *141*5000# and follow the prompt. The Airtel Mega Pack offers as high as 20GB of data for as low as N5000.

MTN 1GB for N200

This is another offering from the networking giant MTN. With this plan, you can get as high as 1GB of data for just N200. The plan validity is 7days.

To subscribe for this MTN bundle, dial *131*65#.


We have discussed all the top cheap data plans you can get as a Nigerian. You can now go ahead and try these plans.

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