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The MTN night browsing plan, MTN nightlife bundle, or MTN night plan which everyone you prefer to call it is one of the best data offers for Nigerians that love to spend time on the internet to check out the latest trends on Instagram, download games, or apps on your AppStore, and even download videos on Youtube, FZmovies, and o2tvseries.
The MTN night plan is very cheap and reliable. You typically get 500MB for ₦50, it used to be 250MB for ₦25 and ₦50 for 500MB, but there were adjustments made by MTN, so now it is ₦50 for 500MB. You can even purchase up to 2GB night browsing data in one night.
Like Airtel night browsing, MTN users can purchase the MTN their preferred plan either the ₦25 for 250mb plan or the ₦50 FOR 500MB plan.
Although the MTN night plan is limited, MTN subscribers enjoy some of the fastest networks and bandwidth that allows you to enjoy smooth surfing as long as your data is running.
If you are interested in knowing all about the MTN night plan, the article will tell you all you need to know about MTN night browsing in detail.
HOW TO SUBSCRIBE TO MTN NIGHT PLAN
MTN night browsing is not available to all MTN users. You have to be on the MTN Pulse tariff plan before you can begin to enjoy the MTN night browsing plan. You can know more about MTN tariff plans here. If you are not on the MTN pulse plan, dial *406*1# to migrate to MTN pulse.
Once you are on MTN pulse, you can request an MTN night plan if you have ₦25 or ₦50 for the 250MB and 500MB plan respectively depending on which one suit your needs.
The subscription is a onetime offer and will not be automatically renewed. You will need to request for a Night subscription any time you want to use the MTN night plan.
HOW TO REQUEST FOR MTN NIGHT PLAN VIA SMS
To subscribe to any MTN night plan, simply send “NT1” or “NT2” to 131 to request for 250MB OR 500MB respectively.
To request for 250MB night plan, send “NT1” to 131, ₦25 will be deducted from your airtime balance and your account will be credited with 250MB. Almost immediately, you’ll get a message from 131 to confirm your purchase. The message looks like this;
“Activation of 250MB MTN Pulse nightlife bundle @N25 was successful. The Night plan bundle can only be used from 12 am to 5 am. You can purchase up to 2GB, Enjoy.”
If you are interested in subscribing to the 500MB night plan, you can request it via SMS. Simply send “NT2” to 131, ₦50 will be deducted from your airtime balance and your account will be credited with 500MB. When you purchase a plan, you will receive this confirmation message;
Activation of 500MB MTN Pulse nightlife bundle @N50 was successful. The Night plan bundle can only be used from 12 am to 5 am. You can purchase up to 2GB, Enjoy”.
Once you get any of these messages, you know that your purchase is successful and you begin enjoying your data as long as it is between 12 am and 5 am.
HOW TO REQUEST FOR MTN NIGHT PLAN VIA USSD CODE
You can alternatively request an MTN nightlife bundle using USSD code. It works like the SMS method above so you don’t need to worry, your data will be allocated to you if you use USSD or SMS. I use the USSD code provided by MTN to request for data anytime I need one.
If you want to request for 250MB using USSD, simply dial *406*4*1*1# and your account will instantly be credited with 250MB that is valid from 12 am and 5 am. You will also receive a confirmation message that acts as a receipt for your purchase.
If you want to subscribe to the 500MB night plan using USSD, simply dial *406*4*2*1# and your account will instantly be credited with 500MB that can only be used between 12 am and 5 am.
HOW TO CHECK YOUR MTN NIGHT PLAN BALANCE
There is also two way to check your MTN night plan balance: data usage or USSD. If you want to check you MTN nightlife bundle balance using the MTN provided USSD, just dial *406*4*3#, and your night plan balance will be sent to your device via SMS.
You can also use the data usage feature on your smartphone to detect your nightlife balance. Simply go to your phone setting > wireless & network > data usage > data usage cycle. Set the time and date to when you requested a night plan and you’ll be able how to detect how much data your phone has used.
How to Cancel MTN Night Plan?
Once you subscribe the MTN Night plan, your subscription becomes active and cannot be reversed. Once you get the activation successful message, you cannot cancel your purchase. The good thing is that this plan does not auto renew after that night, you will have to manually activate it to get night browsing data.
Is MTN Night Plan good?
I think that the MTN night plan is a great offer for MTN customers especially students and small agencies who want to reduce the amount they spend on data and increase the time they spend on the internet. But I’m not a big fan of night browsing.
One of the biggest disadvantages of the MTN night plan is that you lose sleep to stay on the internet. If you use this plan from 12 am to 5 am, you are going to sleep late and when you wake up, you’ll wake up with a very annoying headache.
Another con of using the MTN nightlife bundle is that the plan is limited. The maximum data available to an MTN customer is 500MB per SIM. You will need four MTN SIM cards if you plan on purchasing a 2GB night subscription.
If it were unlimited, then maybe staying up all night is worth it. That aside, the MTN night plan is the best option if you plan to get big data at a super low cost.