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  1. 1. IME Workshop Prospects Only free SMS Service,Internet Browsing & Connection Brought to you by: Samuel McDimar http://www.lucrativeidearesources.com 1
  2. 2. SEND FREE SMS TEXT MESSAGES TO MOBILE PHONESShort Messaging Service, SMS is one of the most popular means ofcommunication today, more popular than email. Unlike the email, most peoplehave gotten used to paying for their text messages. However, today there areservices that offer free text messaging services. If you plan sending lots of textmessages, bulk SMS services offer cheap SMS to mobile phones.We are all used to sending free e-mails. You just log in to your account andsend the email to any account you want without paying the e-mail serviceprovider. For SMS however, we are used to paying for them. However, you cannow send free SMS with your mobile phone or computer to any mobile phonein the world.Here are some free SMS services that can be used to send SMS to mobilephones in Nigeria. All of them can be used to send free text messagesinternationally. Check for supported countries or networks before sendingfree text messages.  Wadja: www.wadja.com  Wadja on mobile: m.wadja.com  mjoy: mjoy.com  SMSFree4All: smsfree4all.com  text4free (free to only Globacom Nigeria): www.text4free.netYou can send free SMS with your PC or mobile phone. Note that to send freeSMS with your mobile phone, you will need a mobile phone with at least GPRSsupport. Some free text services will require a browser that can access fullwebsites, while others can be accessed with simple WAP browsers.Before using a free text messaging service, make sure that the network and/orcountry you wish to send the free SMS text to is supported by the service. Also,make sure you read the terms and condition of the free SMS service, just to besure your number is safe.Note that if you send an SMS to a network that is not supported by the freeSMS service, you will be billed for the service. 2
  3. 3. Here is a brief description of the free text messaging services listed in thispage.WadjaWadja is a social networking website that allows members to send free textmessages with their mobile phone or PC to any network in the world and inNigeria. Visit www.wadja.com for more information about Wadja free SMStext messaging service.mjoyMjoy is a mobile internet portal offering free text messaging between mobilephones. Mjoy also offer mobile blogging service on its portal. Mjoy is designedfor mobile internet and can be accessed with a WAP 2.0 browser. Visitmjoy.com for more information about mjoy free text messaging service.text4freeText4free a free texting service designed for sending free text from a PC viathe internet to a mobile handset. If you want to send free SMS to a number inNigeria, make sure it is a Globacom number, as free text will send free textmessages to Nigeria via Glo mobile. You can send free text to any network inUK, Belgium, France, Germany, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, South Africa,Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. Over 100 network providers worldwide aresupported. Visit www.text4free.net for more information about text4free freeSMS service.How does free text messaging workMost services that offer genuine free SMS use it as a marketing ploy to attractvisitors to their website. Once on their site and enjoying their free SMSservice, they hope you will try some of their non-free services. This mayinclude music, games, and ringtone downloads. Free SMS text services alsomake money through advertising. Therefore, if this marketing strategy failsfor your free SMS provider, they will be out of business. 3
  4. 4. To reduce cost of your SMS, free text messaging services buy cheaper bulkSMS from different network providers upfront, enabling you to send SMS freeas part of their bulk account with the service providers. Therefore, althoughyou get it free, the free SMS provider pays for it but at a cheaper rate becausethey buy the SMS in bulk.Beware of some free SMS servicesSome free SMS services are not genuine. They claim to offer you free SMSservice, but all they are interested in is your phone number, which they willuse to send you Ads or scams to your mobile phones. So, before using any freeSMS service, make sure it is genuine.  Send free SMS with Wadja: www.wadja.com  Wadja on mobile: m.wadja.com  Send free text with mjoy: mjoy.com  text 4 free (free to only Globacom Nigeria): www.text4free.net  text me free: www.textmefree.com  Send free SMS at Yahoo mail: www.yahoomail.comTherefore, you now know that you can send SMS free. Try any of these freetext-messaging services. 4
  5. 5. ETISALAT FREE INTERNET BROWSING WEEKLY ON EASY CLIQStill looking for free internet browsing in Nigeria and tired of playing Tomand Jerry with network operators? Do you know that one network in Nigeriaoffers you free internet browsing in Nigeria if you can only meet a few simpleconditions? That network is Etisalat. Buy an Etisalat SIM, join the EtisalatEasy Cliq package, and load N200 Etisalat credit on your phone. That is allyou need to do to get 7 days free internet browsing limited to 15MB. Yes, eachtime you load credit worth N200 on your Etisalat Easy Cliq phone within a 7-day period, you get 1 week free internet browsing limited to 15MB. It isautomatic; your N200 credit will still be available for use with other telephoneservices. Etisalat also offers 10 free on-net MMS, unlimited free SMS, free nightcalls, lower off-peak call rates, etc to Easy Cliq subscribers.If you are tired of the cat and mouse game that goes with using free internetbrowsing cheats and you want reliable, free, and legal internet browsing, youwill find migrating to the Etisalat Easy Cliq attractive. Just load N200 in yourEtisalat Easy Cliq phone and get 15MB free. 15MB may seem to be too small,but every smart person knows that nothing is too small if it is free, besides,users who need more than 15MB a week (effectively 60MB per month), canchoose from other Etisalat Internet browsing bundles. Note that you do notneed to load the N200 at once. The free 15MB internet access becomeseffective once your cumulative credit loading within a 7-day period hits N200.You can join Easy Cliq by buying an Etisalat Easy Cliq 4-in-1 SIM pack. You canalso buy Etisalat Easy Starter and migrate to Easy Cliq with the migrationcode. To migrate to Easy Cliq from Easy Starter or any other plan, dial*244*1#. To check the amount of free internet browsing bandwidthremaining, dial *228#.In case the 15MB free internet is not enough, Etisalat has a number ofcompetitively priced internet browsing bundles. Here are some of them withprices validity periods, and activation codes.Access Codes of Internet browsing plans  Etisalat Daily Internet Browsing Bundle (10MB/24 hours) - *229*3*1#  Etisalat Weekly Internet Browsing Bundle (50MB/7 days) - *229*3*4#  Etisalat 100MB Internet Browsing Bundle (30 days) - *229*2*1# 5
  6. 6.  Etisalat 500MB Internet Browsing Bundle (30 days) - *229*2*2#  Etisalat 1.5GB Internet Browsing Bundle (30 days) - *229*2*4#  Etisalat 3GB Internet Browsing Bundle (30 days) - *229*2*3#  Etisalat 6GB Internet Browsing Bundle (30 days) - *229*2*5#  Etisalat Night & Weekends Internet (30 days) - *229*3*3#  Check your Internet balance - *228#Prices of Internet browsing plan  Etisalat Daily Internet Browsing Bundle (10MB/24 hours) - N100  Etisalat Weekly Internet Browsing Bundle (50MB/7 days) - N500  Etisalat 100MB Internet Browsing Bundle (30 days) - N1,000  Etisalat 500MB Internet Browsing Bundle (30 days) - N3,000  Etisalat 1.5GB Internet Browsing Bundle (30 days) - N5,000  Etisalat 3GB Internet Browsing Bundle (30 days) - N6,500  Etisalat 6GB Internet Browsing Bundle (30 days) - N8,000  Etisalat Night & Weekends Internet (30 days) - N5,000  Etisalat USB modem – 5,000 NairaFor more information about Etisalat EasyCliq free internet, visit Etisalatwebsite at www.etisalat.com.ng.Etisalat easy starter, eliteworld, easynet and easycliq packs are available atEtisalat experience centres, dealer outlets and on the streets.Dial Etisalat customer care line 200 with an Etisalat phone, or 08090000200from other networks for more information on Etisalat Easynet Internet plans. 6
  7. 7. MTN BROWSING INTERNET PACKAGES AND COSTSMTN has different browsing packages targeted to different users. There arecheap browsing bundles for entry level users and mobile phone browsing,Blackberry internet, as well as browsing bundles for medium data and highdata users. MTN, like most other networks, offers internet browsing bundlesthat are active as certain times of the day, like day browsing or night internetbrowsing. When choosing a bundle for browsing on the MTN network, it is agood idea to make sure you choose a browsing bundle that meets your needs.Here are browsing bundles currently offered by MTN.MTN currently charges 5 kobo/kb for pay as you go browsing. Browsing onpay as you go is expensive for most users. So it is a good idea to migrate to aninternet browsing bundle as they offer more value for money. To migrate toor activate an MTN browsing bundle, you SMS a three digit number to 131.Activating for Blackberry bundles involves sending the appropriate to 21600.MTN Browsing Bundles  MTN Monthly browsing for mobile, 100MB (24/7 30 days) - N1000  MTN Daily browsing for mobile, 10MB (24 hours) - N100  MTN Weekly browsing for mobile, 25MB (24/7, 7 days) - N500  MTN Daily browsing, 150MB (24 hours) - N500  MTN Monthly browsing, 5GB (24/7, 30 days) - N8,000  MTN Day Time browsing, 3GB (9am - 9pmm, 30 days) - N6,000  MTN Night browsing, 3GB (9pm - 6am, 30 days) - N2,500  MTN Weekend browsing, 3GB (9pm Fri - 6am Mon, 30 days) - N3,000  MTN Blackberry BIS browsing Weekly, (24/7, 7 days) - N1,000  MTN Blackberry BIS browsing Monthly, (24/7, 30 days) - N3,000  MTN Blackberry BIS browsing Weekly, (24/7, 90 days) - N8,000  MTN Blackberry Messaging Weekly, - N450  MTN Blackberry Messaging Monthly, - N1,500  MTN Blackberry Social Bundle Weekly - N450  MTN Blackberry Social Bundle Monthly - N1,500Activation codes for MTN browsing bundles 7
  8. 8. Follow the instruction below to activate any MTN browsing bundle of yourchoice. You will also see code for checking your MTN browsing balance.  MTN Monthly browsing for mobile, 100MB - text 106 to 131  MTN Daily browsing for mobile, 10MB - SMS 104 to 131  MTN Weekly browsing for mobile, 25MB - text 105 to 131  MTN Daily browsing, 150MB - text 103 to 131  MTN Monthly browsing, 5GB - text 101 to 131  MTN Day Time browsing, 3GB - text 107 to 131  MTN Night browsing, 3GB - text 102 to 131  MTN Weekend browsing, 3GB - text 108 to 131  MTN Blackberry BIS browsing Weekly - text BBWEEK to 21600  MTN Blackberry BIS browsing Monthly - text BIS to 21600  MTN Blackberry BIS browsing Weekly - text BBQ to 21600  MTN Blackberry Messaging Weekly - text BBMWEEK to 21600  MTN Blackberry Messaging Monthly - text BBM to 21600  MTN Blackberry Social Bundle Weekly - text BBSWEEK to 21600  MTN Blackberry Social Bundle Monthly - text BBS to 21600To check your MTN browsing data balance, SMS 2 to 131.24/7 internet browsing is great as you can browse anytime you want. MTNNight browsing offer price savings but will not be available during the day.MTN Weekend browsing may also be great as it offers you browsing accessthroughout the weekend from 9pm on Friday to 6am on Monday. Weekendbrowsing may be good for people who are very busy on weekdays. Here areoverviews a couple of other MTN browsing bundles.MTN 100MB BrowsingMTN 100MB browsing bundle: This internet browsing bundle offers 24/7internet access for 30 days at N1,000. The browsing bundle is limited to100MB data. MTN 100MB browsing bundle is best suited for browsingdirectly on your mobile phone. Even when using a mobile phone, it is a goodidea to download and browse with the Opera mini/mobile browser. Set OperaMini/Mobile to mobile view to save bandwidth. To migrate to the 100MBinternet browsing bundle SMS 106 to 131. MTN 100MB Browsing can also beused on your computer but do not expect it to last more than a week except 8
  9. 9. you are on a slow network or browse only occasionally. To save bandwidth, itis a good idea to turn off automatic updates for OS and Antivirus. If yourantivirus allows you to set frequency of updates, set it to daily (24hours/1440 minutes).MTN 5GB internet browsing bundleMTN 30-day 24/7 browsing bundle: This internet browsing bundle offers24/7 (always on) Internet access to prepaid MTN subscribers for a 30-dayperiod at a price of N8,000. It is limited to 5GB data per month. To migrate tothe 30-day internet browsing bundle SMS 101 to 131. Make sure you have atleast N8,000 on your account before migrating. Once migration is successfulN8,000 will automatically be deducted from your MTN account. MTN 5GBbrowsing is recommended for heavy users on high-speed (3G/HSDPA)coverage.MTN 24 hour internet browsing bundles24 hours browsing bundle: MTN offers a daily internet browsing bundle. Thisinternet browsing bundle allows subscribers to pay daily for 150MB bulkinternet access. You pay for this service any day you want to browse theinternet. Just pay N500 any day you want to browse and you will get 24 hoursinternet browsing access from MTN limited to 150MB data.MTN 24 hours internet browsing plan, will appeal to customers who currentlyspend a couple of hours a week browsing internet in cyber cafes, especially ifthey already have a computer at home/office. This is a very good plan, it ischeap and convenient however you may find it wanting if you want 24/7access. This internet service is available to MTN prepaid users only. Tomigrate to the daily internet browsing bundle SMS 103 to 131 on any day youwant to browse the internet. Internet access will be available for 24 hourslimited to 150MB. Make sure you have at least N500 on your account beforemigrating. Once migration is successful N500 will automatically be deductedfrom your MTN account. 9
  10. 10. Activating Internet browsing on MTNMTN internet services can be accessed with an internet enabled mobile phone,an Internet modem, or an Internet router. You can browse with the mobilephone directly or use it as a modem to connect your desktop or laptop to theinternet using a data cable/USB or Bluetooth. To get your 3G/3.5G/GPRSsettings automatically, text SETTINGS to 3888 on an MTN Nigeria mobilephone.You can also manually configure your mobile phone using the followingsettings.Account name: MTN GPRSAccess point name (APN): web.gprs.mtnnigeria.netIP Address: 10.199.212.2Port: 8080 (for HTML) or 9201 (for WAP)Username: webPassword: webPort 8080 is recommended except if your mobile phone supports only WAP.If you buy your internet browsing devices from an MTN service centre, it willbe pre-loaded with MTN internet settings.The 3.5G FastLink USB modem costs around N5,000 from MTN and is alsocompatible to 3G/EDGE/GPRS. MTN also offers a portable Wi-Fi that canenable you share your internet access with up to five Wi-Fi devices within a10m range. The portable Wi-Fi hotspot called MTN Mi-Fi, costs N27,000 with5GB free internet browsing bundle. To activate your MTN free Mi-Fi bundle,text MIFI to 131. 10
  11. 11. AIRTEL INTERNET 1GB - SMARTPHONE BROWSING PLANAirtel has revamped its internet browsing bundles to be more competitive inthe market place. Airtel now offers 200MB, 1GB, 3GB, Night (3GB), 5GB, and10GB internet browsing bundles. Some of these internet bundles have beenpriced for competitiveness in the market place and offer 30-day 24/7 internetaccess limited to their respective data caps. Of all the new Airtel Internetbrowsing bundles we find the Airtel 1GB, Night, and the 3GB internetbrowsing bundles most outstanding. While the Airtel 1GB internet bundlecosts N3,000, the 3GB plan costs N5,000. We also find the 200MB internetbrowsing plan very attractive. Here we will focus on the Airtel 1GB internetbrowsing bundle.What makes Airtel 1GB internet plan very attractive?The Airtel 1GB internet, also called the Airtel Smartphone browsing plan,offers 30-day 24/7 internet access limited to 1GB for N3,000. AirtelSmartphone internet plan strikes the right balance between price,convenience, and data usage limit. Other internet browsing bundles fromother networks in Nigeria, within the same price range offer lower dataallowance or restrict the time you browse like day, night, or weekend internetplans. For example, the Etisalat 500MB internet browsing bundle also goes forN3,000, while MTN and Airtel Night browsing plans cost N2,500 but are onlyaccessible at night, which can be inconvenient. However, Glo has introduced asimilar bundle, which now competes with the Airtel 1GB Internet BrowsingPlan.Who needs Airtel 1GB internet browsing plan?If your internet access needs is above 400MB in 30-days but less than 1GBwithin the same period, we recommend the Airtel 1GB Internet browsingbundle. If you stream lots of video and do lots of download/upload probablyon 3G, 1GB data allowance may be small for you. Airtel recommends that youuse the 1GB internet browsing bundle on your mobile devices like smartphones, and tablet PCs. That is a good advice; however you can still use theplan on your modem for connecting your laptop or desktop to the internet. 11
  12. 12. How to access Airtel 1GB Internet?The Airtel 1GB Internet bundle can be accessed via an internet enabled phone(GPRS/EDGE/WCDMA/HSDPA) or a compatible internet modem. You willrequire Airtel internet settings in your mobile device or modem. For manualconfiguration, just enter internet.ng.zain.com as your Access Point Name(APN). Password and username are not required.Airtel also supports automatic internet configuration. According toinformation on their website, here is the process:"Send an SMS with the word internet[space]phone brand[space] model to232 eg internet sonyericsson P910i to receive your settings.Accept, install or save the settings that will be sent to your phone by sms. Ifasked for a Pin, please use 0 or 0000.Once your Airtel Internet browsing settings is loaded successfully, buy andload Airtel recharge cards worth N3,000 into your internet enabled mobilephone, device, or USB modem and dial *141*712*10#. You will receive anSMS in a short-while informing you of the success or failure of your request. Ifyour request is successful, you can now start browsing the internet. In 30-days or on using 1GB, your Airtel Smartphone internet plan will expire. Thedownside of Airtel internet packages is that you are not alerted when yourinternet package expires. Once your Airtel internet package expires, yourinternet access will automatically default to pay as you go at 15kb/s withoutalerting you. So if you have extra credit on your device, it may be wiped outbefore you know what is going on.Prices and Activation Codes of Airtel Internet packagesHere are prices and activation codes of various Airtel Internet bundles:  Airtel Smartphone Internet Bundle (1GB, 30 day,24/7) - *141*712*10# - N3,000  Airtel Plus Internet Bundle (3GB, 30 day,24/7) - *141*712*1# - N5,000  Airtel Max Internet Bundle (5GB, 30 day,24/7) - *141*712*2# - N8,000  Airtel Premium Internet Bundle (10GB, 30 day,24/7) - *141*712*5# - N15,000 12
  13. 13.  Airtel Lite Internet Bundle (200MB, 30 day,24/7) - *141*712*4# - N1,000  Airtel Night Internet Bundle (3GB, 30 day) - *141*712*7# - N2,500  Airtel Weekend Internet Bundle (3GB, weekends) - *141*712*8# - N3,000  Airtel Weekly Internet Plan (25MB, 7 day,24/7) - *141*712*9# - N400  Airtel Daily Internet Plan (10MB, 24 hours) - *141*712*11# - N100  Airtel Day Internet Plan (150MB, 24 hours) - *141*712*3# - N500  Check your data balance - *141*712*0#  Airtel USB modem – 5,000 NairaFor more information about Airtel internet plans, visit Airtel website atwww.ng.airtel.com.Dial Airtel customer care line 111 with an Airtel phone for more informationon Airtel Internet plans. 13
  14. 14. INTERNET NIGERIA GLO, MTN, AIRTEL, STARCOMMS, ETISALAT, VISAFONEA number of internet service providers ISPs exist in Nigeria to enable youconnect your home or business to the internet. Here you will find informationon internet service providers for connecting your home, business, or office tothe internet in Nigeria.Presently, the cheapest option for connecting to internet in Nigeria is viamobile telecommunications networks like Globacom, Airtel, Etisalat, MTN,Zoom mobile, Visafone, Multilinks, and so on. Over the past years there hasbeen a remarkable improvement in the quality of internet services offered bymobile operators in Nigeria as operators roll out faster and more reliableinternet services targeted at both home and business customers.Businesses require fast and reliable internet services and providers likeLinkServe, Direct on PC, iWay Africa, Globacom, Swift Networks, Mobitel,Starcomms iZap, MTN, 21st Century tech, ipNX, and so on can provide fast andreliable internet. These Internet services companies supply broadband ornear broadband internet services to their clients via cable, satellite, VSAT,fibre optics, wireless, and/or Wi-Fi/WIMAX.However, mobile operators like MTN, Airtel, Visafone, Zoom mobile, Glomobile, and Starcomms now offer fast and reliable internet services especiallyon their 3G networks good enough for micro, small, medium, and even largebusinesses.Connecting to internet using mobile operators is popular in Nigeria, because itis cheaper and simpler. Most people wishing to connect to internet alreadyhave a mobile phone and in some cases, these mobile phones are internetready. This means that all one often needs to connect to internet via a mobileoperator is to subscribe to an internet browsing bundle within his/her budget.If your mobile phone supports USB, Bluetooth, or a data cable and has a built-in internet modem, you will be able to connect your computer to the internetwith your mobile phone. However, connecting your computer to the internetwith a mobile phone is not always convenient because of interruptions as aresult of incoming calls and SMS/MMS. An internet modem is recommended if 14
  15. 15. you want a reliable internet access on your computer.You can buy devices for connecting to internet like internet USB modems orinternet data cards at between N5,000 and N11,000 from mobile networks inNigeria. Compare this with connecting with VSAT or cable where you needsome expensive equipment. Even if you go for a Wi-Fi router from your mobileoperator that enables you share your internet access in an office or homesetting, at around N25,000, you will still be paying less especially for smallbusinesses.Internet services via VSAT and cable are fast, but wireless internet frommobile operators are now catching up with 3G, EDGE, and EVDO. Price ofinternet has been falling and will continue to fall as demand continues toincrease. Today with as low as N1,000 you can get one month internet access.Similarly with as low as N5,000, you can get one month internet access foryour micro or small business. If you looking for cost effective internetsolutions for your home or small/micro business checkout internet bundlesfrom Glo mobile, Airtel, MTN, Swift Networks, Etisalat, Starcomms, and so on.Here are some mobile operators with some of their Internet service packages: 15
  16. 16. GLO INTERNETGlobacom was the first GSM operator in Nigeria to launch any form of packetswitched data service with the launch of GPRS. Then came EDGE and now Glooperates a HSDPA 3.5G high-speed internet service called Glo 3G plus. Theyare currently testing 4G LTE (the first also). Glo boasts of some of the mostcost effective internet bundles in Nigeria today.Glo pre-paid and post-paid internet subscribers can now access high-speedinternet via Glo 3G Plus where they are available in Nigeria. Today with withas low as N1,000, you can get a 200MB internet bundle from Glo, 100% morethan the industry standard. Glo offers a 1GB internet bundle for N3,000, a 3GBinternet bundle for N5,000, a 6GB internet bundle for N7,500, a 10GB internetbundle for N10,000, etc.Globacom has a subsidiary offering Broadband voice internet video and dataservices. Glo broadband solutions for businesses provide high-speed internet,video, and voice via VSAT and/or leased lines for businesses that need largedata capacity and high reliability. Glo Broadband services large corporationslike banks, ISPs, oil companies, individuals, and so on.For more information about Globacom internet services, visit Globacomwebsite at www.gloworld.com.Airtel Mobile internetAirtel used to offer the best internet services in Nigeria, but over the pastmonths the quality of their services has been going south. We hope that theirrecent acquisition deal will bring changes that will lead to better internetservices from Airtel.Aside their quality of service, Airtel as some of the most competitively pricedinternet bundles in Nigeria. In fact, in terms of pricing of internet bundles inNigeria only Glo mobile ranks at par with Aitel. The Airtel 1GB internetpackage is one of the most cost effective internet bundle in Nigeria at 3,000NGN monthly. 16
  17. 17. Airtel Mobile InternetFor more information about Airtel internet services, visit Airtel website atwww.ng.airtel.com.MTN InternetMTN is the mobile operator in Nigeria with the most improved internetservices. MTN has greatly improved its internet services, offering fast andreliable internet services, ignore those negative reviews of MTN internet,things are getting better with MTN internet in Nigeria, especially on 3Gcoverage areas.MTN offers the cheapest night internet browsing package in Nigeria today atN2,500 of all mobile operators except for Airtel that offers a similar internetbundle. MTN also has some interested package, but most of them are oftenover priced compared to other operators. In short, MTN internet bundles areoverdue for review, considering pricing reviews of other operators notablyGlo and Airtel.For more information about MTN internet services, visit MTN website atwww.mtnonline.com.Starcomms internetStarcomms offers one of the best internet services of all the mobile operatorsin Nigeria. Starcomms ranks high on internet services and was the firsttelecoms company to make serious effort in delivering quality internetservices in Nigeria. Starcomms offers internet on CDMA 1x and EVDO. If yourequire high-speed internet go for Starcomms iZap, which is based on CDMAEVDO a 3G technology.Starcomms have a number of internet packages with our favourite being thebulk hour internet bundles. Bulk internet bundle allows a subscriber to buy anumber of hours of internet access. Then they can browse the internet anytime (24/7) within the validity period of their subscription until they use upthe number of hours they bought. Two bundled hour internet package areoffered by Starcomms. They are Starcomms 100-hour and Starcomms 250 17
  18. 18. hour internet plans.Starcomms also offers other internet bundles like day, night, and always-oninternet. These Starcomms internet bundles are unlimited. For moreinformation about Starcomms internet services, visit Starcomms website atwww.starcomms.com.Etisalat InternetEtisalat offers flexible internet bundles under the name Etisalat Easynet.Easynet provide 30-day internet access with data limits of 100MB, 500MB,1.5GB, 3GB, and 6GB depending on the internet bundle you choose. The500MB internet bundle at N3,000 is one of the best priced internet bundles inNigeria.For more information about Etisalat internet services, visit Etisalat Nigeriawebsite at www.etisalat.com.ng.Other mobile operators that offer internet services in Nigeria with theirwebsites include:  Visafone: www.visafone.com.ng  Zoom Mobile Nigeria: www.zoomnigeria.comQuality of internet services offered by mobile operators is improving, withtheir deployment of faster and more reliable internet. To access internetservices via mobile operators you need a mobile phone, a data card, or acompatible USB modem. You can also share your high-speed network with a3G/HSDPA Wi-Fi router.If you require reliability and high-speed multiple user internet for your home,school, or business then you may need to look for dedicated internet servicesproviders. Cost may be high but that will usually result to higher qualityinternet services. Here are some ISPs in Nigeria:  Glo Broadband: www.gloworld.com.  iWayAfrica: www.iwayafrica.com.ng  Swift 4G Networks: www.swiftng.com  MTN Enterprise Solutions: www.mtnonline.com 18
  19. 19.  LinkServe: linkserve.net. 21st Century Technologies: www.21ctl.com Direct on PC: www.directonpc.com Starcomms Broadband: www.starcomms.com 19
  20. 20. GLO INTERNET BROWSING 200MB BUNDLE ALWAYS MICRO: MORE VALUE FOR N1,000Glo Always Micro is a cheap monthly internet bundle, from Glo Mobile. GloAlways Micro is now a 200MB 30-day internet browsing bundle, which goesfor N1,000 per month. Glo Always Micro formally had a download limit of150MB, but Glo has increased it by 33%, consolidating Glo Always Microsposition as the best internet browsing bundle money can buy at N1,000 inNigeria.Glo 200MB Internet Browsing bundle is our recommended browsing plan ifyour data usage is below 400MB in a month or you browse on your mobilephone. Glo Always Micro is a huge relief for most Glo subscribers, especiallysubscribers browsing directly on mobile phones and it is even sweeter withmore data allowance. In this article we will provide an overview of the Glo200MB Internet Browsing plan (Always Micro) and how to access it.Glo Always Micro offers 30 days access to the internet limited to a data usageof 200MB for N1,000. It currently offers 100% more value than other internetbundles priced at N1,000 in the market today (Although we hear that Airtelnow has a similar bundle). While other 30-day internet bundles in the marketoffer data usage limit of 100MB, the Glo Always Micro gives you 200MB, 100%more value for your buck.Getting Glo Always MicroThe first thing to know about browsing on the Glo mobile network is that Glohas a secure internet network. Hence, you may not be able to access interneton the Glo network unless your SIM has been provisioned for internetbrowsing. If you are already browsing with your mobile phone on perkilobytes basis, then accessing Glo 200MB Internet Browsing plan is as simpleas loading the internet setting for Glo prepaid internet browsing packages. Ifyou already have a Glo USB internet modem, the internet setting is pre-loaded,so all you need to do is to send the required command via SMS.To provision your Glo SIM for browsing take your internet enabled mobilephone to a Glo World shop. There, a Glo staff will provision it for internet 20
  21. 21. browsing. Normally the settings that the staff will load to your SIM are for GloWAP, which Glo internet browsing plans do not recognise. With Glo WAPsettings you can only pay in kb, which with time will be very expensive. Askthe staff to load Glo Flat, which is the access point required for Glo AlwaysMicro. Normally, the staff will tell you that bundled internet access is notavailable on mobile phones. Ignore that as we currently browse on Glo AlwaysMicro on our mobile phones. Just follow steps below to setup Glo prepaidinternet browsing bundles.Here is how to set it up:Manually load the following internet setting on your mobile phone:Access Point Name (APN): gloflatUsername: flatPassword: flat.This is all you need, no IP address, no port, etc. Just look for the appropriateplace to enter the Glo Flat settings provided above in your mobile phone.Consult the manual of your mobile phone for details on manually loadinginternet settings on your mobile phone.The next step is to activate the Glo Always Micro:Load your phone with at least N1,000. Note that Glo 200MB Internet browsingplan requires that you have at least 1 kobo balance before you can browse theinternet.Send Activate to 127, this will display the code for all Glo prepaid internetbundles. You can ignore this step and go to the next.Send 13 to 127, this is the actual command for requesting Glo 200MB InternetBrowsing Bundle. Note that you will receive an SMS confirming the receptionof your request and informing you that activation is pending. You will alsoreceive an SMS when the internet package is activated. The confirmation SMSwill contain the expiry date of the internet bundle. However, the expiry date isnot sacrosanct. Once you use up the 200MB data limit, your internet accessbundle will be deactivated whether or not the expiry date has been reached.Note that upload and download are counted in your data usage, so do not 21
  22. 22. assume it is only for download. Text Info to 127 to check your remaining databalance.Make sure you use your gloflat access point when browsing. If not you willstill be billed on per kb basis even after activating the internet browsingbundle.Who needs Glo Always MicroGlo 200MB internet browsing package is a great deal for browsing directly onyour mobile phone. Glo Always Micro may also make sense if you browse on acomputer. For example, if you use less than 400MB in a 30-day period, the GloAlways Micro is the best value for money internet browsing bundle for you inNigeria today. Glo 200MB internet browsing package is great for entry levelusers. It is definitely better than going to a cyber cafe.Glo 200MB Internet Browsing plan is not for users who do lots of downloadsand uploads. Remember that once you use up your 200MB internet accessallocation, even if it is just 3 hours after you activated it, your internet accesswill be deactivated. So if your monthly data need is higher than 400MB, go foranother internet bundle, like the Glo 1GB Internet browsing bundle priced atN3,000 or the Glo 3GB Internet browsing plan priced at N5,000.Glo 200MB Internet Browsing plan is great for Glo subscribers who arecurrently browsing on per kb. If you are tired of being scared when browsingor checking your credit balance, each time you open a web page, then GloAlways Micro is for you. At least it will give you peace of mind. It will alert youwhen your data limit is about to be reached. It will also alert when it is aboutto expire. N1000 for 200MB data and a peace of mind, Glo Always Micro issurely worth it.More Glo Internet Browsing Plans, Prices & Codes  Glo 15GB Internet Browsing - Gold Plan (30 days) – N15,000  Glo 10GB Internet Browsing - Silver Plan (30 days) – N10,000  Glo 20GB Internet Browsing - Platinum Plan (30 days) – N18,000  Glo 1GB Internet Browsing Plan - Always Macro (30 days) – N3,000  Glo 6GB Internet Browsing Plan - Always Max (30 days) – N7,500  Glo 3GB Internet Browsing Plan - Always Min (30 days) – N5,000 22
  23. 23.  Glo Always Day (24 hours) – N500 (150MB)  3G Modem - 5,000  3G Router – N30,000 (with 1 month free rental of N15,000, connects up to 100 devices)Here are codes for activating all day internet browsing bundles:  Glo Always Max – Send 12 to 127 (dial *127*1#)  Always Micro – Send 53 to 127 (dial *127*53#)  Always Macro – Send 54 to 127 (dial *127*54#)  Always Min – send 11 to 127 (dial *127*2#)  Always Day - send 10 to 127 (dial *127*3#)  Glo Platinum Browsing Plan – dial *127*13#  Gold Browsing Plan – dial *127*12#  Silver Browsing Plan - dial *127*11#Internet browsing access codes for bundles activation in NigeriaTo enjoy cost effective internet, you need to activate an internet bundle foryour internet browsing. If not you will be browsing at pay as you go, which isbilled at per kb or per minute bases. Internet browsing on pay as you go isvery expensive, so going for bundled internet access is recommended. Herewe have provided information on Internet browsing activation codes forvarious internet bundles offered by networks in Nigeria. The aim is to provideeasy access to activation codes for internet browsing bundles across networksin Nigeria. To make it more useful, we also included the cost and data limit ofthe internet browsing bundles. You will also find info on checking your databalance.Networks in Nigeria offer two forms of activation for their internet browsingbundles. One is the USSD method, where you dial a code ended with the hashkey (#). Once you dial the code, you will receive a response if successful orunsuccessful. The second method involves sending a code to a number viaSMS. You will receive an SMS if activation is successful. When using a modem,some come with software that makes it possible to activate browsingpackages without any code, just click the button for the internet browsingbundle you are interested in on the software interface and it will be activatedautomatically. 23
  24. 24. Activation codes for Internet browsing bundles in NigeriaHere are activation codes for different internet browsing bundles in Nigeria.We focus on GSM networks as those are the ones have made their browsingactivation codes public. If your CDMA network uses activation codes, you canshare it via a comment.Activation codes for Glo Internet bundlesHere are activation codes for Glo internet browsing bundles. Glo Internetactivation codes involve sending an SMS containing a two-digit number to127. Glo also has USSD commands, but here we has provided code for only theSMS codes, except when unavailable.  Glo 200MB Internet Browsing Plan - Always Micro (30 days) – N1,000 SMS 53 to 127  Glo 6GB Internet Browsing Plan - Always Max (30 days) – N7,500 SMS 12 to 127  Glo 1GB Internet Browsing Plan - Always Macro (30 days) – N3,000 SMS 54 to 127  Glo 3GB Internet Browsing Plan - Always Min (30 days) – N5,000 SMS 11 to 127  Glo 10GB Internet Browsing - Silver Plan (30 days) – N10,000 dial *127*11#  Glo 15GB Internet Browsing - Gold Plan (30 days) – N15,000 dial *127*12#  Glo 20GB Internet Browsing - Platinium (30 days) – N18,000 dial *127*13#  Glo G300 (300 hours internet bundle) – N15,000 (4GB data limit) SMS 21 to 127  Glo G100 (100 hours internet bundle) – N6,000 (3GB data limit) send 20 to 127  Glo G Work (8am – 9pm) – N6,000 (3GB limit) send 31 to 127  Glo G Leisure (8pm – 9am + all day weekend) – N5,000 (3GB limit) SMS 30 to 127  Glo Always Day (24 hours) – N500 (150MB data limit) send 10 to 127To check your data balance, SMS info to 127. 24
  25. 25. Activation codes for MTN Internet browsing bundlesHere are activation codes for MTN internet browsing bundles. Like Glo, MTNactivation code is done via SMS. However, in the case of MTN a three-digitnumber is used and 131 is the number to send the SMS to.  MTN Monthly for mobile, 100MB (24/7 30 days) - N1000 (text 106 to 131)  MTN Daily for mobile, 10MB (24 hours) - N100 (SMS 104 to 131)  MTN Weekly for mobile, 25MB (24/7, 7 days) - N500 (text 105 to 131)  MTN Daily Internet, 150MB (24 hours) - N500 (text 103 to 131)  MTN Monthly Internet, 5GB (24/7, 30 days) - N8,000 (text 101 to 131)  MTN Day Time Internet, 3GB (9am - 9pm, 30 days) - N6,000 (text 107 to 131)  MTN Night Internet, 3GB (9pm - 6am, 30 days) - N2,500 (text 102 to 131)  MTN Weekend, 3GB (9am Fri - 9pm Mon, 30 days) - N3,000 (text 108 to 131)To check your data balance, SMS 2 to 131.Activation codes for Airtel Internet Browsing bundlesHere are activation codes for Airtel (formally Zain) internet browsing bundles.Activation for Airtel internet is done via USSD.  Airtel Smartphone Internet Bundle (1GB, 30 day,24/7) - *141*712*10# - N3,000  Airtel Plus Internet Browsing (3GB, 30 day,24/7) - *141*712*1# - N5,000  Airtel Max Internet Browsing (5GB, 30 day,24/7) - *141*712*2# - N8,000  Airtel Premium Internet Bundle (10GB, 30 day,24/7) - *141*712*5# - N15,000  Airtel Lite Internet Bundle (200MB, 30 day,24/7) - *141*712*4# - N1,000  Airtel Night Internet Browsing (3GB, 30 day) - *141*712*7# - N2,500 25
  26. 26.  Airtel Weekend Internet Browsing (3GB, weekends) - *141*712*8# - N3,000  Airtel Weekly Internet Browsing Plan (25MB, 7 day,24/7) - *141*712*9# - N400  Airtel Daily Internet Browsing Plan (10MB, 24 hours) - *141*712*11# - N100  Airtel Day Internet Browsing Plan (150MB, 24 hours) - *141*712*3# - N500To check your data balance, dial *141*712*0#.Activation codes for Etisalat Internet browsing bundlesHere are activation codes for Etisalat internet browsing bundles. Like Airtel,Etisalats activation code is done via USSD.  Etisalat Daily Internet Bundle (10MB/24 hours) - *229*3*1# - N100  Etisalat Weekly Internet Browsing Bundle (50MB/7 days) - *229*3*4# - N500  Etisalat 100MB Internet Browsing Bundle (30 days) - *229*2*1# - N1,000  Etisalat 500MB Internet Browsing Bundle (30 days) - *229*2*2# - N3,000  Etisalat 1.5GB Internet Browsing Bundle (30 days) - *229*2*4# - N5,000  Etisalat 3GB Internet Browsing Bundle (30 days) - *229*2*3# - N6,500  Etisalat 6GB Internet Browsing Bundle (30 days) - *229*2*5# - N8,000  Etisalat Night & Weekends Browsing (30 days) - *229*3*3# - N5,000To check your data balance, dial *228#.That is the activation codes for internet browsing bundles in Nigeria. Hopeyou find it useful. Feel free to notify us of errors via comments. You can alsonotify us of activation codes for internet browsing bundles for other networksnot included here.MTN Internet Cheap Night Browsing affordable internet package fromMTN 26
  27. 27. Night internet browsing is very popular in Nigeria because it offers cheapbrowsing, and provides internet surfers ample time to search for informationon the internet. Thousands of web surfers book for internet browsing timeeach night in Nigeria. Because of this, a number of telecoms companies haveinternet services targeted at this group of people. MTN currently offers one ofthe cheapest night internet browsing packages in Nigeria.Most mobile and fixed wireless companies that offer night internet browsingpackages have always retained the attraction of night internet browsing,which is its affordability. However, they add privacy and convenience to thepackage making it a lot more attractive.As stated earlier MTN has one of the cheapest night internet browsing rates inNigeria. At N2,500 monthly for both MTN post-paid and prepaid subscribers,MTN night internet bundle is competitively priced. MTN night internetpackage is active between 9pm to 6am, seven hours of internet browsing time,every night for 30 days for just N2,500.However, MTN night internet browsing bundle is limited to 3GB per month,which is reasonable considering the price and industry standard. This internetbandwidth limit is provided by MTN in order to prevent abuse by somecustomers.Therefore, if you are one of those fans of night internet browsing, you willrealise huge cost savings by switching MTN night internet package.You can subscribe to MTN Night internet package with an internet enabledmobile phone or an internet modem. You can either browse directly on yourmobile phone or use your mobile phone as a modem for connecting yourlaptop or desktop computer to the internet. However, the preferred way ofconnecting your laptop or desktop computer to the internet is via an internetmodem. Price of MTN FastLink USB internet modem is currently selling forN8,500 at MTN shops.To migrate to the MTN Night internet bundle on your mobile phone orinternet modem, SMS 102 to 131. Make sure you have at least N2,500 on youraccount before migrating. Once migration is successful N2,500 willautomatically be deducted from your account. 27
  28. 28. MTN now offers fast and reliable internet services in Nigeria. Gone are thedays when MTN was playing catchup to other GSM operators in internetservices. Today MTN is leading the way, deploying one of the fastest EDGEinternet networks in Nigeria as well as a high-speed 3G/3.5G HSDPA internetnetworks. You should ignore previous negative reviews on MTN internet,since late 2009 MTN has been improving its internet services.Latest MTN Internet bundle, prices, and access codes  MTN Monthly for mobile, 100MB (24/7 30 days) - N1000 (text 106 to 131)  MTN Daily for mobile, 10MB (24 hours) - N100 (text 104 to 131)  MTN Weekly for mobile, 25MB (24/7, 7 days) - N500 (text 105 to 131)  MTN Daily Internet, 150MB (24 hours) - N500 (text 103 to 131)  MTN Monthly Internet, 5GB (24/7, 30 days) - N8,000 (text 101 to 131)  MTN Day Time Internet, 3GB (9am - 9pm, 30 days) - N6,000 (text 107 to 131)  MTN Night Internet, 3GB (9pm - 6am, 30 days) - N2,500 (text 102 to 131)  MTN Weekend, 3GB (9am Fri - 9pm Mon, 30 days) - N3,000 (text 108 to 131)MTN 24 hour internet bundlesOne day all day bundle: MTN offers a daily internet bundle. This internetbundle allows subscribers to pay daily for 150MB bulk internet access. Youpay for this service any day you want to browse the internet. Just pay N500any day you want to browse and you will get 24 hours internet access fromMTN.MTN one day all day internet plan, will appeal to customers who currentlyspend several hours a week browsing internet in cyber cafes, especially if theyalready have a PC at home. This is a very good plan, it is cheap and convenienthowever you may find it wanting if you want 24/7 access. This internetservice is available to MTN prepaid users only. To migrate to the dailyinternet bundle SMS 103 to 131 on any day you want to browse the internet.Internet access will be available for 24 hours limited to 150MB. Make sure you 28
  29. 29. have at least N500 on your account before migrating. Once migration issuccessful N500 will automatically be deducted from your MTN account.MTN 5GB internet bundleMTN 30-day all day bundle: This internet bundle offers 24/7 (always on)Internet access to prepaid MTN subscribers for a 30-day period at a price ofN8,000. It is limited to 5GB per month. To migrate to the 30-day internetbundle SMS 101 to 131. Make sure you have at least N8,000 on your accountbefore migrating. Once migration is successful N8,000 will automatically bededucted from your MTN account.MTN 100MB InternetMTN 100MB Internet bundle: This internet bundle offers 24/7 internetaccess for 30 days at N1,000. The bundle is limited to 100MB data limit. Tomigrate to the 100MB internet bundle SMS 106 to 131.The default internet plan on MTN is pay as you go. Once you load MTN3G/3.5G/GPRS settings to your mobile phone or any compatible device like anMTN FastLink data card or MTN FastLink USB modem, you can browse withthis internet package. In addition, if you exceed your internet browsing limitin any of the internet packages above, the system will automatically bill youon a pay per use bases. You are charged for the quantity of data used inkilobits (kb). Currently MTN charges 5 kobo per kb for pay as you use, whichis currently the industry standard in Nigeria.MTN internet services can be accessed with an internet enabled mobile phone.You can browse with the mobile phone directly or use it as a modem toconnect your desktop or laptop to the internet using a data cable or Bluetooth.To get your 3G/3.5G/GPRS settings, text SETTINGS to 3888 on an MTNNigeria mobile phone.You can also manually configure your mobile phone using the followingsettings.Account name: MTN GPRSIP Address: 10.199.212.2 29
  30. 30. Port: 8080 (for HTML) or 9201 (for WAP)Username: webPassword: webAccess point name (APN): web.gprs.mtnnigeria.netIf you intend to get the full power of the internet or you are using your mobilephone as a modem for a personal computer (PC) then you should go for port8080 (HTML). However, if you want to browse WAP pages for news, traffic orweather reports use port 9201.MTN internet services can be accessed via an MTN USB FastLink modem. TheMTN FastLink USB modem will contain a data enabled SIM.MTN internet services can also be accessed using a PCMCIA FastLink datacard. This you install inside your computer. An MTN data enabled SIM cardwill be put into the appropriate slot before installation. A broadband routermay also be used for internet access. MTN broadband router enables morethan one person to share an internet connection.If you buy these devices from an MTN service centre, it will be pre-loadedwith MTN internet settings.The 3.5G FastLink USB modem costs N8,500 from MTN and is also compatibleto 3G/EDGE/GPRS.See you at the top!If you have any question, post it on my Facebook Wall or email me atmcdimar3@gmail.com 30

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