ETISALAT Data Plans and Subscription Codes

Etisalat Nigeria has quite a number of Etisalat Data Plans that fits almost every subscribers need. Not only that, they have one of the fastest browsing connection speed which makes them one of the preferred networks when considering purchasing data plane.
Their wide Network coverage also gives them the edge over most networks as Etisalat Network coverage can be found almost in every community you can think of in Nigeria.

Etisalat Nigeria has several Data Plans that are categorized into three namely:
1. Internet bundles
2. Smartphone plans
3. BlackBerry plans

Etisalat Data Plan Type: Internet Bundles

The Internet bundle data plan types are for all kinds of devices but specifically for Laptop Computers as the plan can range from 10MB to 120GB.

The Internet Bundle Data Plan Types are also categorized into Daily Plan, Weekly Plan, Monthly Plan, Quarterly Plan, Bi-Annual Plan and Yearly Plan.

The 10MB and 50MB plans are the only daily and weekly Etisalat Data Plans while the 1GB, 2GB, 3GB, 5GB, 8GB, 10GB, 15GB, 20GB and 100GB are the monthly plans available, meaning after 30days the Etisalt Data Plan would expire and any outstanding data would be rolled over during auto-renewal, or if another data plan is purchased before the current plan expires.

The 30GB, 60GB and 120GB are the quarterly, bi-annual and annual plans available. However there is no data rollover on daily plan, night & weekend Plan

Find below the Etisalat Internet Bundle Data Plan Types

plans price(N) USSD codes SMS to 229 validity
1GB 1,000 *229*2*7# AND1 30 days
2GB 2,000 *229*2*8# AND2 30 days
3GB 4,000 *229*2*4# MB4 30 days
5GB 6,500 *229*2*3# MB5 30 days
8GB 8,000 *229*2*5# MB6 30 days
10GB 10,000 *229*4*1# SM1 30 days
15GB 15,000 *229*4*2# SM2 30 days
20GB 18,000 *229*4*3# SM3 30 days
please note: valid for 30 days. auto-renewal & data rollover apply. bundles not applicable while roaming.
Daily 10MB 100 *229*3*1# MI1 expires midnight
weekly 50MB 500 *229*3*4# MI2 7 days
quaterly plan (30GB) 27,500 *229*5*1# 4M 90 days
bi-annual plan (60GB) 55,000 *229*5*2# 6M 120 days
100GB Plan 84,992 *229*4*5# SM5 30 days
annual plan (120GB) 110,000 *229*5*3# 12M 365 days
please note: auto-renewal applies. no data rollover on daily plan, night & weekend period (9PM – 6AM weekdays & all weekend). bundles not applicable while roaming.

Etisalat Data Plan Type: Smartphone Plans

The Smartphone Plans is another category of Etisalt Data Plans which is targeted at smartphones only.
Although i do not see the difference between the prices of the Internet Bundle and Smartphone Plan however they have a different subscription code for the plans that fall under this category.
The three data plans available under the Smartphone Data Plans are 3GB, 5GB and 8GB and they have a validity period of one month and as the Internet Bundle Plan unused data will be rolled over during auto-renewal, or if another data plan is purchased before the current plan expires.

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Find below the Etisalat Smart Phones Data Plan Types

smartphone plans
plan monthly cost(N) activation code
(sms to 8183)
activtion code
3GB 4,000 smartc *229*2*44#
5GB 6,500 smartd *229*2*33#
8GB 8,000 smarte *229*2*55#

Etisalat Data Plan Type: BlackBerry Plans

Under the Blackberry Plans, Etisalat has numerous packages namely:
1. Blackberry 10 lite with unlimited BBM
2. Blackberry 10 mid with unlimited BBM
3. Blackberry 10 max with unlimited BBM
4. Blackberry Cbsolute
5. Blackberry Complete

All the Etisalt Blackberry Data Plans listed above also have daily, weekly and monthly plan types.
The plans ranges from 10MB to 1.5GB for those that have BlackBerry phones with Android Operating System.

While the blackberry absolute and blackberry complete plans are usually for the classic Blackberry Phones that do not have Android operating system and the  subscription would only expire after the duration for the plan. Please also note that there is a fair usage policy that applies to this plan as most subscribers have abused this plan to download data over 100GB.

From Investigation it has been observed that once a user under the classic blackberry plan (blackberry complete and blackberry absolute) exceeds 3GB access to the internet becomes limited and some have reported they no longer have any sort of internet access and so it is advised to use fairly.

The cheapest plan starts from 100 naira which only lasts for a day and it goes up to 1500 naira.

Find below the Etisalat Blackberry Data Plan Types

Blackberry Plan (Android)
plan data price(N) *voice
non-voice SMS to 399
blackberry 10 lite with unlimited BBM® monthly 260MB 1000 *599*2# MLITE
weekly 70MB 350 *599*2*1# WLITE
daily 10MB 70 *599*2*2# DLITE
blackberry 10 mid with unlimited BBM® monthly 500MB 1500 *599*3# MMID
weekly 125MB 550 *599*3*1# WMID
daily 15MB 100 *599*3*2# DMID
blackberry 10 max with unlimited BBM® monthly 1536MB 3000 *599*4# MMAX
weekly 360MB 1100 *599*8# WMAX
daily 50MB 200 *599*7# DMAX
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Blackberry Plan
plan duration *voice opt-in non-voice opt-in price (₦)
blackberry absolute monthly *499*1# *399*1# 1500
weekly *499*6# *399*6# 550
daily *499*5# *399*5# 100
monthly 2 for 1 promo *369*2# *369*3# 1500
blackberry complete monthly *499*3# SMS COM to 399 1000
weekly *499*3*1# SMS COW to 399 500
daily *499*3*2# SMS COD to 399 100
monthly 2 for 1 promo *369*1# *369*4# 1000

How to Stop Auto Renew on Etisalat Data Plans

As explained above, whenever a subscriber purchases any of the Etisalat Data Plans, there is an automatic renewal that comes with all the plans.
The advantage to this is that when your subscription expires, you will not know as Etisalat would automatically bill you for another addition data of the previous plan purchased and also if you have any unused data it would be automatically rolled over.

Example: When you purchase 1GB of Data on the 1st of January, it would expire on the last day of the month, however if you have 100MB left from your subscription and the auto renewal kicks in then your balance for the newly purchased data plan would be 1GB + 100MB.

However the down side to this and why most subscribers do not like this feature and usually want it turned off is due to the fact that they want to control how credit/ airtime is taken from their phone and also sometimes one may not necessarily want to browse or access the internet the following month.
Below we will explain how to turn off the Etisalat Data Plan Auto Renewal feature.

To Turn Off Auto Renewal, all you simply need to do is:
Dial *229*0#
TEXT, Stop to 229

How To Check Etisalat Data Plan Bundle Balance

Checking your Data bundle balance on Etisalat is easy. To check simply dial *229*9#

There you have it all Etisalat Data Plans, Prices, USSD  and SMS Subscription Codes, and the duration of every plan.

If for any reason any of the plan, price or subscription codes gets changed be rest assured that it would be duly updated as quickly as possible. You can also check with the Etisalat Site for verification.

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