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7 Best Unlimited Data Plans In Nigeria

Are you looking for the best unlimited data plan in Nigeria?

Unlimited data allows you to browse endlessly within a specific period of time. You can browse without fear of exhausting your data when browsing with unlimited internet.

In this article, you will learn the best unlimited data plans in Nigeria.

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By the time you are done reading this article, you will be able to choose the best unlimited plan that suits your budget and location.

We encourage you to read from the beginning to the end so that you can know the plan that fits your budget and location.

Unlimited Data Plan History in Nigeria

Over the years, Nigerians have been clamouring for an unlimited data plan. Although some Internet service providers (ISP) like Smile and Spectranet provided unlimited plans but the problem with most ISP’s were that they had no service in a lot of areas and customers need to buy a Mifi device that is most times locked to the network.

Also, the price of getting the Mifi devices and the price of the unlimited plans have discouraged customers from subscribing to unlimited plans in Nigeria.

The closest you could get an unlimited plan was the Blackberry plans of the 2010s. Cheap access to unlimited browsing died with the defunct blackberry phones.

Smile Network Nigeria introduced an unlimited plan to woo customers but that offer did not last long as the company backtracked to a fair usage policy.

Ntel formerly NITEL also had an unlimited plan in the early years of the company that cost 17,500 Naira per month. This plan had no fair usage policy until 2020, NTEL increased the plan and introduced a fair usage policy of 150GB.

The competition for Network providers with the best unlimited plan just got stiffer as mobile network operators like MTN and Airtel have recently joined the list of ISP’s with an unlimited plan. Although they are new to the game, we predict that there will be price wars in years to come.

What is Fair Usage Policy (FUP)?

FUP is the acronym for Fair Usage Policy. If you want to subscribe to an unlimited plan in Nigeria, you have to get used to this word. FUP is a policy used by mobile networks or ISP’s to limit the data usage of heavy users.

Imagine this scenario. 

Ten customers buy an unlimited data plan from NTEL. Out of these ten customers, 3 are heavy users that can use up to four terabytes per month while the remaining 7 barely use 20GB monthly. The way ISP’s are structured, the browsing activities of the 3 heavy users will affect other people on the same network.

If there is any FUP of 40GB, once the 3 heavy users exhaust their fair usage policy, they will still be able to browse but at a slower speed compared.

You might be wondering why the plan is called an unlimited plan when there is actually a limit. Well, it is unlimited in the sense that you will still be able to browse after exhausting the FUP but at a throttled speed.

7 Best Unlimited Data Plans in Nigeria

1. MTN Nigeria

MTN Nigeria has four different unlimited data plans and all the plans have a fair usage policy attached. The MTN unlimited plan is available in any state where MTN has a 4G LTE network coverage. To use this unlimited plan, you must first purchase the MTN Hynetflex device. The device also comes with a special Hynetflex sim card; MTN unlimited data plan works only on the Hynetflex sim card.

Below is the list of MTN unlimited data plan, pricing and validity period.

  • Bronze weekly unlimited
  • 7 days validity.
  • 5,000 naira per week.
  • FUP of 30GB
  • Speed reduces to 512kbps after exhausting the FUP limit.
  • Silver monthly unlimited
  • 30 days validity.
  • 20,000 naira for 30 days.
  • FUP of 130GB.
  • Speed reduced to 512kbps after exhausting the FUP limit.
  • Gold monthly unlimited
  • 30 days validity.
  • 30,000 Naira for 30 days.
  • FUP of 210GB.
  • Speed reduced to 512kbps after exhausting the FUP limit
  • Platinum monthly unlimited.
  • 30 days validity.
  • 60,000 Naira for 30 days.
  • FUP of 550GB.
  • Speed reduced to 512kbps after exhausting the FUP limit.

2. SMILE

Smile Nigeria is known for its excellent speed in areas where it has network coverage. Smile has network coverage in only Lagos, Port Harcourt, Ibadan, Abuja, Benin City, Kaduna, Onitsha and Asaba. If you do not live in these areas, you will not be able to enjoy the speed that Smile offers. There are four different smile unlimited plans with the cheapest starting from 10,000. One good thing about Smile is that it has a very stable network.

Here is a list of Smile unlimited data plans.

  • Unlimited lite
  • 30 days validity.
  • 10,000 Naira for 30 days.
  • FUP of 35GB applies.
  • Speed reduces to 512kbps after exhausting the FUP limit.
  • Unlimited Essential
  • 30 days validity.
  • 15,000 Naira for 30 days.
  • FUP of 70GB applies.
  • Speed reduces to 512kbps after exhausting the FUP limit.
  • Unlimited Freedom (3mbps)
  • 30 days validity.
  • 20,000 Naira for 30 days.
  • Data speed of 3 megabytes per seconds
  • FUP of 180GB applies.
  • Speed reduces to 512kbps after exhausting the FUP limit.
  • Unlimited Freedom (6mbps)
  • 30 days validity.
  • 24,000 Naira for 30 days.
  • Data speed of 6 megabytes per seconds.
  • FUP of 300GB applies.
  • Speed reduces to 512kbps after exhausting the FUP limit.
  • Freedom BestEffort
  • 30 days validity.
  • 36,000 Naira for 30 days.
  • Data speed of 21 megabytes per seconds.
  • FUP of 1 terabyte.
  • Speed reduces to 512kbps after exhausting the FUP limit.

3. NTEL

NTEL has one of the best unlimited plans in Nigeria and there are a lot of options to choose from. It also has the cheapest price for the best value of money. Although NTEL is a great network, it has its shortcomings of regular outages and limited network coverage. For now, NTEL is only available in some areas of Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt.

Check out the list of NTEL unlimited data pricing;

  • Unlimited daily.
  • 2 days validity.
  • 1,500 Naira for two days.
  • FUP of 10GB.
  • Speed reduced to 512kbps after exhausting the FUP limit.
  • Unlimited Weekly
  • 7 days validity.
  • 5,200 Naira for 7 days.
  • FUP of 40GB.
  • Speed reduced to 512kbps after exhausting the FUP limit.
  • Unlimited Family
  • 30 days validity.
  • 18,500 Naira for 30 days.
  • FUP of 150GB.
  • Speed reduced to 512kbps after exhausting the FUP limit.
  • Unlimited Night Plan
  • 30 days validity.
  • From 12am (midnight) to 7am daily.
  • 10,000 Naira for 30 days.
  • No FUP.
  • Speed reduced to 512kbps after exhausting the FUP limit.
  • Unlimited Plus
  • 30 days validity.
  • 25,000 for 30 days.
  • FUP of 200GB.
  • Speed reduced to 512kbps after exhausting the FUP limit.
  • Unlimited Extra
  • 30 days validity.
  • 40,000 Naira for 30 days.
  • FUP of 350GB
  • Speed reduced to 512kbps after exhausting the FUP limit.
  • Unlimited Prime
  • 30 days validity.
  • 60,000 Naira for 30 days.
  • FUP of 600GB
  • Speed reduced to 512kbps after exhausting the FUP limit.
  • Unlimited 90
  • 3 months validity.
  • 51,000 Naira for 3 months.
  • FUP of 450GB applies.
  • Speed reduced to 512kbps after exhausting the FUP limit.
  • Unlimited 180
  • 6 months validity.
  • 100,000 Naira for 6 months
  • FUP of 900GB applies
  • Speed reduced to 512kbps after exhausting the FUP limit.
  • Unlimited 365
  • 12 months validity.
  • 195,000 Naira for 12 months.
  • FUP of 1.8 Terabyte.
  • Speed reduces to 512kbps after exhausting the FUP limit.

4. SPECTRANET

Spectranet, one of the oldest internet service (only) provider in the country is not left out in the league of networks providing unlimited service to its customers. In fact, Spectranet is among the forerunners of unlimited browsing in Nigeria. Spectranet calls its unlimited plans the “Always On Plan.

Among the list, Spectranet has the highest starting offer.

Below is the price of the Spectranet Unlimited data and the features that comes with it;

  • Always on (120GB)
  • 30 days validity.
  • 18,425 Naira for 30 days.
  • FUP of 120GB applies.
  • Speed reduces to 512kbps after exhausting the FUP limit.
  • Always on (100GB)
  • 30 days validity.
  • 19,960 Naira for 30 days.
  • Free unlimited night browsing.
  • FUP of 100GB applies.
  • Speed reduces to 512kbps after exhausting the FUP limit
  • Always on (200GB)
  • 30 days validity.
  • 38,390 Naira for 30 days.
  • Free unlimited night browsing.
  • FUP of 200GB applies.
  • Speed reduces to 512kbps after exhausting the FUP limit.
  • Always on (300GB)
  • 30 days validity.
  • 56,820 Naira for 30 days.
  • Free unlimited night browsing.
  • FUP of 300GB applies.
  • Speed reduces to 512kbps after exhausting the FUP limit.

**Free unlimited night browsing is separate data that does not affect the initial plan.

5. SWIFT

Swift is another network that offers unlimited internet data in Nigeria. Swift is also stable in areas where they have good coverage. Also, Swift does not reveal its fair usage policy to customers. Before you choose Swift as your prefered unlimited data provider, you need to confirm if the network speed is stable in your area as the company does not have a link on its website that shows its coverage areas.

If you only have time to browse during the weekend, you can check out the Swift unlimited weekend plans.

Check out Swift unlimited data plans below;

  • Swift unlimited weekly
  • 7 days validity.
  • 6,500 Naira for 7 days.
  • Swift unlimited supreme
  • 30 days validity.
  • 25,000 Naira for 30 days.
  • Swift Essential Weekend
  • 30 days validity.
  • 9,210 Naira for 30 days.
  • 37GB data limit.
  • Free and unlimited browsing only on Sundays.
  • Swift Club Weekend
  • 30 days validity.
  • 13,300 Naira for 30 days
  • 55GB data limit.
  • Free and Unlimited browsing every Saturday and Sunday..

6. AIRTEL

Just like the MTN unlimited plan where you have to buy a router with a special SIM card, Airtel is also bringing something similar to the table. You must buy an Airtel router to enjoy Airtel unlimited data offerings. 

Airtel unlimited plan comes with a string attached. Once you exhaust the fair usage policy, you will get limited data daily until your bundle expires. If you exhaust the free data given to you which is likely to happen, you will not be able to browse any longer.

It is safe to say that Airtel does not have a true unlimited plan.

You can see the list of Airtel unlimited data offerings below;

  • Unlimited Ultra lite
  • 7 days validity.
  • 5,000 Naira for 7 days.
  • FUP of 30GB applies.
  • 1GB daily after exhausting the FUP.
  • Unlimited Ultra Standard
  • 30 days validity.
  • 20,000 Naira for 30 days.
  • FUP of 130GB applies.
  • 3GB daily limit after exhausting the FUP.
  • Unlimited Ultra Diamond
  • 30 days validity.
  • 30,000 Naira for 30 days.
  • FUP of 210GB applies.
  • 3GB daily limit after exhausting the FUP
  • Unlimited Ultra Platinum
  • 30 days validity.
  • 60,000 Naira for 30 days.
  • FUP of 550GB applies.
  • 3GB daily limit after exhausting the FUP.

7. Wifi.com.ng (Tizeti)

Wifi.com.ng by Tizeti is quite new to the game but they have deployed a strategy to help them grow faster. Wifi.com.ng has the cheapest unlimited data plan you can find in the country. The company also claims that its plans do not have a fair usage policy; this means you can browse without reaching any limit. To enjoy this service, you need to purchase the Tizeti router and pay a one-time setup fee of 37,000 Naira.

Check out the Wifi.com.ng Unlimited data pricing below;

  • Residential Unlimited
  • 30 days validity.
  • 12,500 Naira per month
  • No FUP
  • Unlimited Residential Pro
  • 6 months validity.
  • 75,000 Naira for 6 months.
  • No FUP
  • Unlimited Residential Yearly
  • 1-year validity.
  • 150,000 Naira for one year.
  • No FUP.

There you have it. Our list of the 7 best unlimited data plans in Nigeria.

Which Network has the Best Unlimited Data in Nigeria?

To answer this question, you have to consider two things; Network coverage, downtime and price.

MTN Nigeria has the largest network coverage as of when this article was written. Almost every city or town in Nigeria has MTN 4G LTE network.

MTN experiences downtimes but it is at the barest minimum. In terms of pricing, MTN is not the cheapest option but it is affordable. The price margin for the MTN unlimited monthly plan is not much.

 Our choice for the best unlimited data plan in Nigeria goes to MTN Nigeria.

For the second-best, we will stick with NTEL. NTEL has amazing speed and affordable pricing. In fact, it has the cheapest unlimited data plan of 1,500 for two days.

Which unlimited plan would you rather go for? Let us hear from you in the comment section.

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