Now that we have different night data plans from giant network providers namely, MTN, Etisalat, Glo, and Airtel, it’s right and would be highly useful to compile all of them together and show you how to subscribe to the night plans including a review of what they offer. Last year, some of the Nigerian Telcos rolled out some cheap data plans which are usable at night.
While some customers welcomed the development, few others opposed it saying it is a way of depriving them sleep at night. So in their quest to make the data packages more attractive to everyone, some of the telecom industries like Airtel and MTN slashed the night plan price as low as just N25 per night. Although Airtel scrapped the unlimited timely base plan which was fans favorite then, especially when you have huge files to download.
When looking at the current night data plans from these network providers, I think it’s not something you must subscribe to always but when needed. What I meant by this is when you have a lot of movies to download or whenever you want to perform system upgrade, software updates, application updates, installation of heavy HD games like FIFA 16, PES 17 etc, the night plan is for you.
Meanwhile, at the moment, Airtel seems to offer the best night plan while Etisalat offers the worst even with the newly introduced Etisalat 2GB for N1000 and 5GB for N2000 that offers to browse from 7PM till 6:59AM and WhatsApp MB.
Having said that, I will be briefly reviewing all night data plans on Airtel, MTN, Glo, and Etisalat, price, how to subscribe to them and their validity period.
MTN NG NIGHT DATA PLAN
The cheapest MTN night plan is the 500mb for N25 plan which is also the most popular of the plans from the network. But there is a “condition” and that is; your SIM must be on the MTN Pulse tariff plan before you can enjoy this plan so if you are not very sure of your current tariff, kindly dial *123#* to check tariff plan. Then, you can migrate to MTN pulse by dialing *406#*
Then to subscribe for the N25 plan follow these steps;
=> Make sure you have at least N30 airtime in your balance
=> Send Night to 131 via text message
And you will receive a confirmation SMS from MTN.
ETISALAT NIGHT PLAN
Many people have criticized Etisalat for offering the most expensive night plans ever when compared to what other networks are offering but they responded back by introducing a night plan that starts operation by 7PM to 6:59AM. (first of its kind). Yet it’s not still perfect as customers expected more from them.
Although they started with the 1gb for N200 night plan usable from 12am midnight till 5am in the morning but now, they have improved on that by unveiling new packages. To subscribe for the 1gb for N200 plan, dial *229*3*11#.
Additionally, the latest Etisalat Weekend and “Night Plan” which offers both night and weekend browsing plus 100mb for using WhatsApp is also available. There are two-night plans in that order; see how to subscribe to them below:
Etisalat 2GB For N1000 Plan
To subscribe, dial *229*3*12# for 2GB evening & weekend plan @ N1,000 (7PM – 6:59AM) and the whole of the weekend.
Etisalat 5GB For N2000 Plan
To subscribe, dial *229*3*13# for 5GB evening & weekend plan @ N2000 (7PM – 6:59AM) and the whole of weekend PLUS 100MB WhatsApp (24/7).
GLO NIGHT PLAN
Glo also offers both night and weekend data plans this means their night plan is also usable 24 hours at weekends. The Glo night plan is affordable but last for just 7 days. The night browsing starts from 12:30am in the night till 5:30am in the morning while on weekends, customers enjoy full day browsing starting from 12am on Saturdays till 11:59pm on Sunday.
The Glo night data plan is N500 for 3GB, and while the data can’t be shared, it can be gifted to anyone.
To subscribe to Glo weekend and night data plan dial *127*61#.
Alternatively, you can subscribe to Glo data plan by just dialing *777# and follow the prompt in this manner [Data Services » Buy Data » Night and Weekend plans], then select 1 for Night plan or 2 for the weekend plan.
AIRTEL NIGHT DATA PLAN
Arguably, Airtel offers the best and cheapest data plan at least for now. With just N25 and N200 respectively, you are connected to browse through the night on the network. Another advantage of airtel over its competitors is that their network is very fast in most areas making it easy for fast download and browsing all night.
Now here is a tip, do you know that you can resubscribe the same night after exhausting the allocated MB that same night? Yeah, it’s possible with airtel night plan and that’s why it rocks.
How To Subscribe/Activate Airtel 200 For 1.5GB and 500MB for #25 Night Plan
First of all, you need to be in the airtel SmartTRYBE plan
To migrate to Airtel smartTribe, dial *312# then reply with 1
After that, you can now subscribe with any of the methods below;
=> Dial *312#
=> Then reply with 3 for 500MB for N25 and 1.5GB for N200 [Night Plan 12am – 5am]
Remember that all the above night plans work on all devices including Java phones, Symbian, Android, iPad, iPad, PC with no special settings. Also, night browsing is technically the best time to surf and download from the Internet as the browsing speed increases more than the daytime where there are many traffics and congestion on the networks.