It’s amazing how new great things happen and it somehow eludes many of us. I’ve been actively online on my own terms for about 5yrs now, within that space of time like many other people, I have tried all sorts. Having internet access is critical to personal development, almost all the answers you are looking for are available if you can search for it, the Achilles heels in Nigeria however has been internet access. One one side, you have costs, and on the other hand you have the challenge of functionality and coverage.
In the quest to have consistent internet access, or what I call internet-on-demand, I have tried! Multilinks, Starcomms, Glo, MTN, Zain, IPNX, Cobranet, DOPC, VSAT, Reltel, Oduatel e.t.c. Most of these I have personally owned, and interestingly still own and for the last two, I have tried out with friends. I also travel a lot, and have found some of the less reliable ones reliable in other places. I also use a blackberry, all to ensure that I’m always in touch, and always connected to the world. Afterall, you are the same person you were 5yrs ago, except for two things – New People and New Information. A few weeks ago, I got wind of some innovative price slash and re-bundling that MTN was doing. Looking at the details of what the new prices are, there is almost no reason today not to be in touch or be informed. Students, Workers, Job Seekers, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises, Entrepreneurs of all shapes and sizes, now have an interesting deal, that may even set the pace for much more. Please find below an exciting price slash and innovative product bundle that is sure to delight many more.
Research has shown that the highest internet usage in Nigeria happens on mobile phones, with some of these packages, it’s making a lot more sense.
Mobile Internet Bundles
Data Plan: Daily, Data Volume:10MB, Price: N100, Validity Period: 24hrs, Activation Code: Text 104 to 131
Data Plan: Weekly, Data Volume: 25MB, Price: N400, Validity Period: 7days, Activation Code: Text 105 to 131
Data Plan: Monthly, Data Volume: 100MB, Price: N1000, Validity Period: 30 days, Activation Code: Text 106 to 131
The MTN Data Plan with Modems also just got better. The prices have been slashed and for N8,000 (instead of N10,000) you can now get 5GB (Instead of 3GB) download 24/7 for one month, you can get 9pm to 6am and 3GB for N2,500 monthly. There is also a daily plan with 150MB for N500.
For me, personal development just got cheaper. On the days you feel like you can simply connect for N100 and get your mails, facebook updates, twitter updates e.t.c. One can simply also use the N100 option as a trial to see if the link is good, useful or not, and if it is, can scale up in weeks that are busier or the whole month through! I understand that this works well, with any phone that is internet ready.
How does this work? Which types of phones are covered? How do I get my old SIM enabled? How do I know how much data I have used? How do I know how much my data can do? How many MB does gmail consume when I do the basics? How do I activate? Are you asking these questions?
Here is my first challenge, let’s research all there is to know about these bundles and share them here. I think it’s a good opportunity to get some enlightenment and share with others as well. Please avoid cut and paste as much as you can. One point intelligently put forward, positive or negative is worth plenty of unoriginal cut and paste 🙁 In some hours-days, I’ll be sharing what I know, and be putting together a small competition for someone to go away with an exciting phone and enough to kick off a good internet bundle plan.
How does this information benefit you? In many ways – depending on who you are. If you use the internet, great, it means more access. If the internet is a platform for you, this means more audience. If your product relies on the internet, more mileage. Now that we know the price can be better, I guess what we need to find out is how good the service is. Proactively and optimistically, I think great days are ahead. I think this will serve us well in Avenues to Wealth as well, what do you think 😉