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Posted by: Asphalt
« on: January 09, 2021, 11:34:40 AM »

Call or tariff plans are packages under which all telecom subscribers are domiciled, and the purpose is to offer a uniform outgoing call rate for subscribers of a particular package, while a differing rate is presented for other groups in such a way that each calling package is unique from each other. Additionally, there are package-distinctive discounts and bonuses to serve the diverse needs of differing personalities. All these add up to make tariff plans an important aspect of telecommunication.

Tariff packages aside from dictating the rates by which local calls are made, occasionally define international calling rates. This is possible due to the provision of IDD packs on some tariff plans. Meanwhile, some other discreet characteristics attached to tariff plans include plan-based data offers, attached call and data clauses, et cetera.

MTN is Nigeria's leading telecommunication operator with over 70 million subscribers across the 36 states of the country and FCT. It is the telecom service provider with the most reach among the popular four operators viz: Globacom; Airtel; MTN; 9mobile. Being a Nationwide network provider, their plans are expectedly favorable compared to those of the other four nationwide operators. Likewise, the MTN data plans are comparatively cheap and favorable.

MTN tariff plans 2023

Listed below are the updated tariff plans from MTN. It is however important to note here that migration to a tariff plan from another multiple times under 30 days attracts a N102 fee.

Tariff planCall ratesMigration code
Yafun Yafun36.00k/sec (main account); 77.00K/sec (bonus account)For new subscribers only
BetaTalk36.00k/sec(main account); 64k/s (bonus account)*123*2*1#
XtraValueN27 per sec*131*2#
Pulse 25.6k/s*406*1#

MTN Yafun Yafun

The Yafun Yafun package is the default tariff plan for MTN subscribers. That means after purchase and successful registration of your MTN line, you are automatically included in the Yafun Yafun tariff package. As with default plans, new subscribers get allotted enticing benefits in the form of airtime multiplier offers and data bonuses.

MTN Yafun Yafun offers the following benefits:

  • » 700% bonus on every recharge of N100 and above: 400% of it is to be used for calls and SMS while 300% of the bonus is for data.

    » N500 Activation bonus: N400 is used for National calls/SMS and N100 for data.

    » 100% Data Bonus on select data plans.

Upon making a recharge, you would be foremostly charged from the main account for one minute at a rate of 36.00k/sec. After the first minute charge from the account, subsequent charges would be from the activation and 700% bonus respectively.

The activation bonus is a one-off offer and it gets exhausted before other bonuses and gets wiped off the account if left unused after a seven-day period. Local Calls are at the rate of N42.38/min from the account while local SMS are at N12.29/SMS rate. PAYG browsing is at a rate of N0.10/MB.

The Yafun Yafun 700% bonus account is charged at a rate of N46.20/min for local calls. Local SMS is at a rate of N12/SMS. The 700% bonus like the activation bonus is valid for 7 days from the day of line recharge.

In the same manner, the offered 100% bonus on select data plans serves the data purpose of users on the package. The data multiplier bonus is obtainable through a period of four months from the date a line was registered. The select data plans from which the double data could be obtained are as follows:

S/NDescription/VolumePrice (N)
1   25MB Daily Plan50
3   75MB Daily Plan100
4   200MB 2-Day Plan200
5   250MB 2-Day Plan200
6   350MB Weekly Plan300
71GB Weekly Plan500
82GB Weekly Plan1000
121.5GB Monthly Plan1000
13   2GB Monthly Plan1200
14   3GB Monthly Plan1500
15   4.5GB Monthly Plan   2000
163.75GB Monthly Plan1500
17   4.5GB Monthly Plan   2000
18   6GB Monthly Plan2500
198GB Monthly Plan3000
20   10GB Monthly Plan3500
21   15GB Monthly Plan5000

The Yafun Yafun package is a temporary one. After a period of six months, one would be migrated to the BetaTalk tariff plan, with notices served days before the mandatory switch.

  • » Dial *556# to check your Yafun Yafun main account and total airtime bonus.
    » Dial *559*43#* to view details of the bonus.
    » Dial *131*4# to check your data bundle and bonus.

MTN BetaTalk

The BetaTalk tariff plan is one that gives subscribers an encouraging 250% bonus on all recharges from N1 and above. This package was a popular one years back but has been stripped of some benefits it usually packs.

Local calls are charged at a rate of 36.00k/sec from the main account for the first-minute call of the day and subsequent calls are charged from the account. Calls charged from the bonus account are at a rate of 64k/sec, while the data rate charged from the same account is N15.36 per MB. The airtime bonus is valid for only seven days.

To migrate to MTN BetaTalk, simply dial *123*2*1# or text BT to 131.

Read: How to Migrate to MTN Beta Talk (Best tariff plan)

MTN XtraSpecial

The MTN XtraSpecial tariff package is one that offers a flat rate of 15.36k/sec for calls to all networks in Nigeria and select international locations.

This tariff package has no airtime bonus to offer subscribers, neither has it any data bonus. Probably the cheap call rates that it packs stand in such stead.

The select international destinations that are covered under the reduced 15k/s call charge include:

  • 1. Canada
    2. China
    3. Denmark
    4. Norway
    5. India
    6. Ireland
    7. Malaysia
    8. Romania
    9. Singapore
    10. South Korea
    11. United Kingdom
    12. United States

XtraSpecial subscribers also stand to enjoy some special data bundles which are:

  • » 6GB monthly data bundle at N2000
    » 1.5GB 14-day data bundle at N750
    » 10MB Data Bonus on First recharge of the month
    » 3.75GB monthly data bundle at N1500

Subscribers opting for the XtraSpecial tariff plan need to choose between the postpaid and prepaid packages.
As a prepaid subscriber, opting for a postpaid service from MTN demands you visit one of MTN's service centers with a valid international passport, driver’s license or national ID card; and one Passport Photograph.

Prepaid subscribers need to dial *408*1#, *123*2*4#, or send 408 to 131 to migrate to the plan.

MTN XtraValue

The XtraValue package offers subscribers the benefit of obtaining both airtime and data under one subscription. Subscribers to this package wouldn't need to get a separate top-up for calls and another for data subscription as both functions are well served on the subscribed pack.

The XtraValue bundle is usually valid through a comfortable 30-day period but falls short in the rate at which calls are tariffed. Calls made through the XtraValue package are at a rate of N27 per second.

XtraValue bundles are divided into two: the XtraTalk which gives more airtime than data, and the XtraData which gives much of data than calling credit. To subscribe to XtraTalk bundles, dial *131*2*1#, while a subscription to XtraData bundles is through *131*2*2#.

A successful subscription leads to an automatic migration to the XtraValue plan. Also read:MTN cheapest call rate to all network 2023 | Best tariff plans for calls

MTN Pulse

The Pulse tariff plan is obviously MTN's tariff package for data servings. This is the only MTN tariff plan from which any subscriber could subscribe to the popular midnight data plans, as well as some dedicated special plans. The special plans include:

  • » Data bonus of 10MB on the first recharge of the month.
    » 750MB 3-days data plan at ₦300
    » 1.5GB Weekly data plan at ₦500
    » 350MB IG & TikTok plan for ₦100
    » 1GB IG & TikTok for ₦200
    » 250MB Pulse Nightlife bundle for N25
    » 500MB Pulse Nightlife bundle for N50.

A discreet clause is however placed on the plan's call rate. A subscriber could access the plan's much-promoted calling flat rate of 11.26k/sec only after spending ₦15.36K daily. The initial ₦15.36K used for the first calls of the day are levied at a rate of 25.6k/sec.

Yet again, this change has left much to be desired of the once popular Pulse package.

Subscription to the pulse package is by simply texting 406 to 131, or by dialing *406*1# or *123*2*2#.

Also read

MTN Night Plan Code (Cheap Pulse plan)
How to get 2GB for N200 MTN Pulse Nighlife plans
How to use your MTN Pulse Points

MTN Trutalk

The MTN Trutalk is a call-centric package that allows for calls made to all networks at a rate of 11.26k/s. There's a clause though.

A rental fee of ₦7.17 is deducted upon initiating the first call of the day. And if the airtime balance is lesser than the required access fee necessary to initiate a call or you've been gifted a bonus airtime, calls are charged at a rate of 15.36kobo per second.
To opt into MTN Trutalk tariff plan, text ‘TT’ to 131 or dial *123*2*6#.

MTN mPulse

The mPulse plan is a package for kids aged nine to fifteen. This tariff plan allows the kids affordable access to the mPulse website which is loaded with resources for learning.

Among others, the benefits you get from the tariff package include special discounted data bundles for the mPulse website and a special birthday reward of N200 airtime.

National calls are at 15.36k/secs, while SMS are made at a rate of ₦4/message.

To subscribe to the plan, dial *344*1# or send ‘mPulse’ to 131.

Choosing a tariff plan that aligns with your needs makes for increased productivity. For instance, a student who does more research on the internet would need to be subscribed to the Pulse package to enjoy the full data benefits of the MTN network. Conversely, one whose tasks revolve around making lengthy duration of calls would need to be subscribed to the BetaTalk or TruTalk package for a better and more rewarding experience.