From using social media, search engines, applications, to playing online games and all, you’d agree with me that data is the new life, isn’t it?
In this age, if you don’t have data, you’re close to not existing – or say some of us feel disconnected from the rest of the world.
9mobile (formerly Etisalat) is one of the network providers in Nigeria. Aside the primary calling services, it allows its users browse the internet too. However, we both know you can only surf the internet if you have data.
In this article, I’ll show you how to subscribe to or buy a data plan on 9mobile so could get connected and browse the internet seemlessly too. All you need do is follow through calmly.
Subscribing to a 9mobile Data Plan Using USSD Codes
There are different ways to subscribing to a data plan, and one very common method is to use USSD codes.
USSD codes are those strings we dial on our mobile phones that are usually in this format: *123# or *222*1#
There are like 100 different (exaggerated though) USSD codes to subscribe to or buy a data plan on 9mobile and I’ll be showing you them all here:
|9MOBILE DATA PLAN||PRICE||USSD CODE||VALIDITY|
|Daily 10MB||N50||*229*3*8#||24 hours|
|Daily 40MB||N100||*229*3*1#||24 hours|
|Quaterly plan (30GB)||N27,500||*229*5*1#||90days|
|Bi-annual plan (60GB)||N55,000||*229*5*2#||120days|
|100GB Plan||N84,992||*229*4*5#||130 days|
|Annual plan (120GB)||N110,000||*229*5*3#||365 days|
|1GB night only plan (12am -5am)||N200||*229*3*11#||1day|
|2GB evening & weekend plan (7PM – 7AM) and the whole of weekend||N1000||*229*3*12#||30days|
|5GB evening & weekend plan (7PM – 7AM) and the whole of weekend||N2000||*229*3*13#
100MB whatsapp (24/7)
Aside the already listed plans, 9mobile offers yet another thing called the Smartpaks. There are three types of Smartpaks: the chat pak, the social me pak, and the video pak.
The chat pak gives you access to Whatsapp, WeChat, and BBM. The social me pak gives you access to the already mentioned apps in the chat pak, now including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Eskimi. The video pak gives you access to unlimited streaming.
The Smartpaks are further broken down into plans. Here are the codes to subscribe to a Smartpak plan:
|SMARTPAK PLAN||PRICE||USSD CODE||VALIDITY|
|Daily chat pak||N50||*343*5*5#||24 hours|
|Weekly chat pak||N150||*343*5*6#||7days|
|Monthly chat pak||N400||*343*5*7#||30days|
|Daily social pak||N100||*343*6*7#||24hours|
|Weekly social pak||N300||343*6*8#||7days|
|Monthly social pak||N700||*343*6*9#||30days|
|2hours video pak||N400||*229*3*5#||2hours|
|3hours video pak + 3days free streaming at night||N500||*253*1#||3days|
|7hours video pak + 7days free streaming at night||N1,000||*253*2#||7days|
|Special smart chat pak + additional 1.5GB data||N500||*343*5*10#||7days|
|Special smart social pak + additional 2GB data||N700||*343*6*12#||7days|
Buying a 9mobile Data Plan from Your Bank Account
Banking institutions have improved their services so much that you could do a lot of things right from the comfort of your mobile phone. One of those lots of things is subscribing to a mobile data plan directly from your bank account.
Although the steps to buying a data plan from your account differs for each bank, there’s, however, similarities in the whole process. The procedures below will work for most banks:
- From the mobile number you registered with your bank, dial your bank’s USSD code, navigate and select Data or so, select which network (in this case 9mobile) you’re subscribing, select the plan, enter your PIN or token and confirm the transaction.
- If you use a mobile banking app instead, log in, navigate to and select Data, select 9mobile, select your desired plan, input your PIN and confirm the transaction.
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