9mobile formerly known as Etisalat is one of the best mobile networks in Nigeria with good internet connectivity in most locations across the country. Though the prices of 9mobile data plans are quite high compared to other networks such as Glo, MTN and Airtel, it offers reliability and speed better than the rest and hence is a good option if you need to do tasks that require reliable and fast internet.
9Mobile is the new name for Etisalat Nigeria which was in a serious debt crisis of about $1.2 billion and had to be sold to Teleology Holdings in early 2018 as the company had only managed to pay 42% of the loan.
The new name was chosen based on the 0909ja brand Etisalat built and the evolution of the network over the period of 9 years, Mr. Boye Olusanya was appointed as the new CEO and Mr. Joseph Nnanna was appointed the Chairman of the board. The company also changed its colours and states that the new colours represent vibrancy, dynamism and life.
The change in the company also affected some of their products, some data plan volumes were increased while prices remained the same while some were left untouched.
9Mobile Data Plan Codes
The latest 9mobile data plans for Android smartphones, Blackberry and iPhone in 2018 and their codes are:
9Mobile (Etisalat) Night Data Plan
9mobile offers a 1GB night only data plan for 200 Naira valid for 1 day from 12 am to 5 am, to subscribe dial *229*3*11#.
For people who do not mind been awake all night to download movies and do other stuff online, this plan is just perfect.
9Mobile (Etisalat) Daily Data Plan
Etisalat offers daily data plans for lightweight data users at affordable prices, these plans include:
10MB data plan for 50 Naira only valid for 24 hours, subscription code is *229*3*8#.
40MB for 100 Naira valid for 24 hours, to subscribe, dial *229*3*1#.
9Mobile (Etisalat) 1000 Naira Data Plan
9mobile offers 2GB data for evening (7pm – 7am) and 24 hours weekend browsing at 1,000 Naira only valid for 30 days from purchase, to subscribe, dial *229*3*12#.
9mobile also offers a 1GB data plan for 1,000 Naira valid for 30 days (24/7), to subscribe, dial *229*2*7#.
This plan is suitable for lightweight users of smartphones who do basic browsing, chatting and do not frequently make use of data guzzling applications like Instagram, Snapchat, etc.
9Mobile (Etisalat) 2000 Naira Data Plan
Etisalat also offers a 5GB evening (7pm – 7am) and weekend plan (24 hours) for 2,000 Naira valid for 30 days, to subscribe dial *229*3*13#.
9mobile also offers 2.5GB of data for 2,000 Naira valid for 30 days 924/7), subscribe by dialing *229*2*8#.
This plan is good for average data users as it can last the whole month if you do not use data intensive apps very frequently.
9Mobile (Etisalat) Monthly Data Plans
9mobile provides a 500MB data plan valid for 1 month, available all day for 500 Naira, dial *229*2*12# to subscribe. Etisalat also offers a 1GB weekend data plan for 500 Naira valid from 11:59pm Friday tp 11:59pm Sunday.
Etisalat offers 1.5GB of data for 1,200 Naira valid for 30 days (24/7), to subscribe, dial *229*2*25# or text “AND11” to 229.
Etisalat 4GB data bundle costs 3,000 Naira and is valid for 30 days, available for use at all hours, the subscription code is *229*2*35#.
To subscribe for the 5.5GB data plan for 4,000 Naira, dial *229*2*36#, the plan is valid for 30 days (24/7).
For high data users, 9mobile offers 11.5GB data for 8,000 Naira valid for 30 days (Available 24/7) with a subscription code of *229*2*5#.
Etisalat offers 15GB and 27.5GB data plans valid for 30 days, available all day at 10,000 Naira and 18,000 Naira respectively with subscription codes of *229*4*1# and *229*4*3# respectively
9Mobile (Etisalat) 200 Naira Data Plan
Etisalat offers 200 Naira data plan for 150MB valid for 7 days, dial *229*2*10# to subscribe. This plan is suitable for use to do a quick task on the internet when other networks are loading slowly, it is also very good when you need reliable internet connectivity for an important purpose for a short while but don’t want to spend much on data.
9mobile Unlimited Data Plan
9mobile does not have an unlimited data plan but they offer a 90 day plan of 30GB for 27,500 Naira, the subscription code is *229*5*1# and a 4 month plan of 60GB at 55,000 Naira, the code for subscribing is *229*5*2#.
They also offer a 100GB data plan for 65,000 Naira valid for one month, the code is *229*4*5#. The largest data plan offered by 9mobile is the 1 year plan for 120GB costing 110,000 Naira, the subscription code is *229*5*3#.
9Mobile (Etisalat) Data Plan Balance
9mobile data plan balance can be checked using *228# or by texting ‘Bal’ to 228.
9mobile data plans all have the auto-renewal feature so you have to manually disable it to avoid getting subscribed automatically after it expires or finishes, to disable auto-renewal, dial *229*0# or text “STOP” to 229.
9mobile Data Plan FAQs
Can you roll over unused data?
Yes, 9mobile lets users roll over all unused data from previous subscriptions if they renew their subscription or subscribe to another plan before the expiration of the current one. The amount of unused data is added to the new data purchased and the validity is added as well.
Can you share your data?
Yes, you can, to transfer data, simply dial *229*Transfer Pin*Amount of Data You Want to Transfer*Recipient’s Number#. The default PIN is 0000 and you can change it by dialing *247*0000*New Pin#, the maximum data you can send at once is 50MB and you can send it for a maximum of 5 times daily bringing it to 250MB while the minimum is 10MB at once. You must have a minimum data balance of 100MB to be able to use the transfer service.
Can you gift data?
You can send data as a gift to your friends and loved ones on Etisalat, to do this dial the associated data code with the bundle you want to send and add the person’s number before the #, for example the code for 200MB subscription is *229*2*10# so to gift someone the 200MB data, you need to dial *229*2*10*Recipient’s Phone Number#.
Etisalat Multi-Device Plan
This plan enables users clone their Etisalat SIM card into as many as 4 secondary SIM cards which can be used on different devices while using the same data bundle as the parent SIM. Your main SIM is used to setup and manage the other SIMs.
9mobile Internet Settings
Most phones get automatic browsing settings once a SIM card is inserted in them, if you have issues with browsing configuration settings on 9mobile, you can simply text “SETTINGS” to 790, the configuration settings will then be sent to you, save it and activate as default settings and you’re good to go.
You can also use the manual settings if the automatic way does not work for you. Go to Access Point settings on your phone and input this information.
Account Name: 9mobile internet
Access Point Name (APN): 9mobile
Home Page: http://mobile.9mobile.com.ng
IP Address: 10.71.170.5