In a bid to match competitor’s current data offerings, MTN has be launched the Data Portfolio Revamp tagged “Always-On” Data bundles.


MTN Always-On Data bundle are affordable data plans with day and night elements which gives excellent internet experience to customers with higher night volume usage.

The Always-On data plans are aggressively priced lower when compared with the respective data volumes.

How MTN “Always-On” Data bundles works?

The daily and weekly plans allow customers to enjoy the “Day allocation at any time of the day while the night allocation can only be used from 11pm – 6am.

The monthly plans have a monthly data volume that is dropped in a drip system on a daily basis. The daily allocation will be dropped at 12am (midnight) every day for the 30days period.

Who is this service meant for: All MTN customers can subscribe to Always-On data bundle.

How To Activate MTN Always-On Data Bundle

You can subscribe to any MTN data bundles via the following channels:

  • USSD: Dialling *131*1# or *904# and selecting your preferred data plan
  • SMS: Sending the bundle plan keyword to 131. (See table below for keywords).
  • myMTN App: download and log on to the MTN mobile App
  • myMTN Web: by logging on to
  • MTN Bot (Zigi)
  • MTN Top-It/VTU

How To check MTN Always-On data balance

You will be able to check your data balance via the following channels:

  • SMS: Texting 2 to 131
  • USSD: Dialing *131*4# (for main data bundle and bonus), or *556#
  • myMTNApp
  • myMTNweb
  • MTN Bot (Zigi)

Important Points To Note

>> You can activate multiple Always-On data plans and all the data bundle purchased will have its own unique expiry dates


>> You can activate Always-On data bundle if you are having Access bundle active on your line. All the data bundles you purchased will have their own unique expiry dates

>> If you have multiple data bundles active on your line, the data bundle with the least validity will be used first.

>> You will not be able to enjoy any bonus offers even if you are eligible on Always-On data bundle.

>> You will only be able to roll over both your unused day and night data element of the bundle ONLY if you buy another Always-On data plan from the same category with the current bundle within the stipulated grace period

>> you will be able to transfer only from the day data element to another line by dialing 131*Phone number Data amount# or, text TransferPhone numberData amount and send to 131. But you will not be able to transfer from the night data element.

PlanData PlansValidity PeriodActivationOpt–in for Auto-renewalOpt–out of Auto-renewal
PlanPrice (N)Total Data AllowanceDaily Data AllowanceTime of UseValidity(SMS to 131)(USSD)SMS (R Code 131)SMS (No Code 131)
Daily60200MB50MB Day +150MB NightDay & Night24hrs160*131*160#NO160R160
Weekly120450MB120MB Day+330MB NightDay & Night7 days161*131*161#NO161R161
Monthly300015GB500MBAll day30 days162*131*162#NO162R162
600045GB1.5GBAll day30 days163*131*163#NO163R163
MTN ALWAYS ON Different Types of Data and the rollover period
Different Types of Data and the rollover period

Check here for more information or for quick reference.


  1. Please dear MTN , why can’t I use my midnight data, you always give when ever I subscribe. When ever an browsing in the midnight, my daily data, will be reducing, instead of the midnight data, you gave . And it will always expire without me using it. Is not fair. Thanks my data phone number is 08035592923.


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