Night Data Plans are indeed a life saver. I still am yet to get the rationale behind these night data plans. I’ve asked a couple of people what they think about the Night Data plans these network providers have, and the answers I’ve gotten were different.
Some said these networks providers know that people won’t be waking up every night to use it and that is why they make it cheaper. Some others said these networks providers usually have fewer people browsing during the night. Thus giving them the opportunity to sell data plans far cheaper than they would during the day.
I also got so many other answers but the latter kinda seems more realistic and the fact that browsing and downloading is always faster at night. Whichever might be the case, I for one am Grateful for these plan as it has helped me keep up with my numerous Series, movies and games Downloads.
Some people might say they can’t sacrifice their sleep for browsing. But if you are like me that still stay up late at night regardless of if you subscribe to the night data plans or not. Then you would really find these night data plans very useful, especially when it comes it downloading.
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All Networks Night Data Plans – MTN, Airtel, Glo, 9mobile
All these Night Data Plans are available across all platforms like Android, iPhone, Windows, Blackberry, Modems, MiFi and Wifi Devices.
MTN night data plan gives 500MB for just N25 to be used Anytime from 12:01 am to 4:00 am. You can subscribe by texting the word “Night” To 131.
Note – You have to be on the MTN Pulse for you to be able to subscribe to this plan. If you are not on MTN Pulse and would like to migrate then send 406 in a text to 131 and wait for the confirmation message. Alternatively, you can dial *406 *1#. If you haven’t migrated in the past month then it should be free. But if you have then it should cost a small fee.
Airtel gives two options to pick from When it comes to their night data plans. One goes for N25 and you get 500MB just like MTN while they other costs N200 for 1.5GB of internet data usable From 12 am to 5 am. To subscribe dial *312# and pick the subscription you want.
Note – You have to be on the smart tribe Tariff to be able to Subscribe for the night plan. To migrate to the smart tribe Tariff Dial *312# and reply with 1.
9mobile has one night plan and it costs N200 for 1GB. The night plan is usable from 12 am to 5 am. To subscribe dial *229 *3 *11#.
There also other 9mobile data plans which are under the night/weekend options. These subscriptions include the following:
- 2GB for N1000 Usable from 7 pm to 7 am During weekdays and All Day on Weekends. This plan is valid for 30days. Subscribe by dialing *229 *3 *12#.
5GB for N2000 Usable from 7 pm to 7 am During Weekdays and All day on Weekends. This plan is also valid for 30days. To subscribe dial *229 *3 *13#.
For GLO, we have a very nice value for money in their two night plans available for all subscribers.
- 3GB for N500. This plan is valid for 7 Days. In that 7 day period, you can use it from 12 am to 5 am During Weekdays and Anytime During Weekends from 12:01 am on Saturday until 11:59 pm on Sunday.
To subscribe dial *127 *61# or Text 61 to 127.
- 1GB for N200 night plan is Valid from 12 am to 5 am. To Subscribe simply dial *127 *60# or text 60 to 127.
Night Data plans are the best when it comes to fast browsing and downloading. Don’t know if it is because most people would be asleep by that time but night plans are usually very very fast than daytime subscriptions. I’ve used and still using MTN’s and GLO’s night data and I comfortably say that they are both very good.