A look at MTN, GLO, AIRTEL, & 9MOBILE
Imagine you are chatting with a prospective customer, and just when it is time to upload the picture or videos of your product, you run out of data. Very offensive, right? Well, you don’t need to be in that situation. Every business, including small and medium sized businesses, has things to do online. It could be running ads, updating your business profile online, chatting up prospective buyers or generally engaging with followers. Whatever the case, you need internet data, and you need lots of it.
We do not live in a country that provides us free internet access yet, so we have to keep looking out for cheap data plans that offer much more value. The Smartpreneur team has checked around and here are some exceptional data packages from the telecommunication companies specially designed for small and medium scale businesses. When choosing a package, keep in mind the network availability in your location, the price of the package and how much value you get.
- MTN SME DataShare
This is a prepaid service that allows business owners to buy data bundles and share with their staff. This service is specifically designed for growing businesses offering them the ability to centrally manage internet usage per staff across their business.
- MTN ITY BUNDLE
This bundle allows SMEs access daily data plans for Instagram, TikTok and YouTube at N100 for 350mb. There are also other affordable data plans like N500 for 2GB data for two days and N300 for 1GB.
- MTN MSME LEARNING BUNDLE
If you are that entrepreneur that is always on Google looking for something new to learn, then this could be your package. This service enables you to binge on courses and content videos without losing existing data. It is a good package if you are trying to up your business skills by learning online. By dialing *460*600# you get 2GB (valid for7 days) for N200 only. This bundle automatically migrates you to the BizPlus plan where you get other benefits as well.
It enables you to browse existing content on Fate Foundation, SMEDAN & EDC websites.
- MTN BROADBAND MiFi Plans
This enables SMEs to connect to customers using broadband MiFi which has been reduced from N25,000 to N10,000. If you have 3 to 8 staff who constantly need to access the internet to get their job done, then you should try. When you purchase a new MiFi from MTN, you would need to buy and register a new SIM, after you have turned on the device, you would be granted free 30GB worth of data! You can also purchase data from N3500 to N20,000 to access 10GB to 110GB monthly data plan.
- Glo Flexible Plan
This plan was specifically designed for Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Nigeria. The plans offer very low rates for voice and data while CUG (C is optional) Out of Bundle Rate is 18k/sec or ₦1/MB.
- GLO WTF BUNDLE (WhatsApp, Twitter & Facebook)
Here, SME’s can purchase 500mb for 30 days for N100 ONLY, 200mb for 7 days for N50 ONLY and 100mb for a day for N25 ONLY. These are not bulk data plans but they can come in very handy at those moments when you suddenly run out of data and need a contingency plan.
- More Glo Data Plans
There are several other Glo plans you can explore like:
- My Phone Plan: here, with N2000, you can access 5GB worth of data when you dial *127*55#
- So Special Plan: here, with only N2,500 you get 10GB valid for 30 days when you dial *127*58#
- Always Macro Plan: here, with N3,000,you get 12GB valid for 30 days when you dial *127*54#
- AIRTEL 1500 FOR 6GB DATA
This is a cheap data plan for SMEs as they can access a weekly 6GB data plan with just 1500! If you run out of data, and you know you have so much to do, you might not want to go for those 200 or 500mb plans. This can be a solid option for you.
- AIRTEL W&F BUNDLE
Airtel also has a social bundle for WhatsApp and Facebook. By dialing *141*254# you can access 100mb at N25 and 200mb for N50 daily plans.
- 9MOBILE MIFI
This feature provides SMEs all the data they need with the 9mobile mifi which has been reduced from N16,000 to N10,000 with 25GB Instant data and 1 year bonus data.
9mobile has upgraded its MiFi and Router offerings,and has designed it to offer customers with more affordable and superfast data. The new offering has provided customers with 380GB for only N60,000, plus a free router device valid for one year, and up to 200GB at N36,000, plus a free MiFi device also valid for one year. If you are looking to solve your data needs once and for all, this is a good plan for you to consider.
You can get the device from the nearest 9mobile experience center or by clicking eshop.9mobile.com.ng
- 9MOBILE SOCIAL PLAN
This plan allows you unlimited access to Instagram, BBM, Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp for the entire week at just N150. You just need to recharge your line, and dial *343*6*10# to get the plan. Imagine that you can create and upload all your marketing content on these social media accounts without worrying about running out of data. You can also engage aggerssively with your followers, and start converting them to paying customers.
- 9MOBILE 7GB FOR 1500 WEEKLY PLAN
On this plan, you can get 7GB of internet data (valid for 7 days) at N1,500. It is a good plan for small business owners, and it basically means you would be paying just about N215 for each gigabyte of data.
- 9MOBILE WEEKEND DATA FESTIVAL
This feature gifts SMEs 3.17GB for the entire weekend when they buy 650mb daily plan for N200 five times in a week by dialing *229*3*2#
Also, when you buy the 7GB weekly plan at N1500 twice in a week, you get back 14GB bonus data to use for the entire weekend!
It enables small business owners to follow on the fun spree of experiencing and being part of sales growth sessions, Instagram live sessions and all the learning tips happening on all their social media favorites accounts and also experience non-stop trends and challenges with the weekend 100% data bonus.
All of these data packages available for the various networks have taken out time to make sure smart entrepreneurs like you have enough internet data to do as much business as they want to do online. Some of them are plans for monthly, weekly and quarterly subscriptions while the others are smaller plans you can jump on when you run out of data.