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4 Best Prepaid SIM Cards in Nigeria: Buying Guide

Nigeria – named after the Niger River that runs through the country. It is also the 7th most populous country in the world.

The country has the largest economy in Africa and is expected to be in the top ten economies by 2050. Mostly because of its abundance of natural resources (mainly oil and gas).

Together with Ghana, Nigeria has an Afrobeats scene, with top Afrobeats artists like Burna Boy, Davido, Naira Marley, Tiwa Savage & Wizkid representing the country.

There is no reason to be bored when in Nigeria. From overcrowded cities like Lagos to being fully immersed in nature in the Omo Forestry Reserve.

You can always cool down at Tarkwa Bay Beach if you think it is too hot during the day. Or you can wait until it is dark and enjoy the active nightlife in Port Harcourt, for example.

While in Nigeria, you will most likely share your travel experiences online. Before you do so, be aware that international roaming can be expensive. If you do not watch out, you will come back home and experience bill shock when looking at your roaming bill.

Luckily, there is a way to avoid expensive roaming bills – using local SIM cards like a Nigerian one. That way, you can enjoy local rates, which are almost always cheaper than international roaming.

So, how expensive are SIM cards in Nigeria?

You can get a Nigerian SIM card for as low as 100 NGN (0.25 USD) to 400 NGN (1 USD) in MTN's, Airtel's, Glo Mobile's & 9mobile's official stores. 1 GB valid for 7 days will set you back 500 NGN (1.20 USD).

Cannot see the video above? Watch it here or on YouTube.

Those are some incredibly low prices! There are almost no operators worldwide that would charge you 1.20 USD/GB for roaming in Nigeria. So yeah, these are good deals.

Moreover, Nigeria is one of the African countries with the lowest mobile data rates.

Before you get all excited and buy yourself a SIM card, there are quite some things you should know before purchasing a Nigerian SIM card.

In this guide, I will go over everything you need to know about buying a SIM card in Nigeria. Let's do this.

Buying a SIM Card in Nigeria Guide (logos of MTN, Glo Mobile, Airtel & 9mobile)

Original publication: 6th of May 2020. Last updated: 30th of July 2021.

Table of Contents

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Can You Buy a SIM Card in Nigeria?

Everyone 16 years or older living or visiting Nigeria can buy a Nigerian SIM card without restrictions.

You do need to be aware that you have to go through a SIM card registration procedure. Additionally, you need a phone that supports the frequencies used in the country (preferably all of them to have the most optimal experience while in Nigeria). Finally, you need to have a SIM-lock-free (unlocked) phone to use local SIM cards.

Where Can You Buy a SIM Card in Nigeria?

You can get a Nigerian SIM card in the operators' official stores (MTN, Glo, Airtel & 9mobile). In addition, SIM cards can be obtained at several international airports, including Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport.

You can buy a SIM card at the following International Airports:

  • Murtala Muhammed International Airport (Lagos Airport)
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (Abuja Airport)
  • Port Harcourt International Airport
  • Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (Kano Airport)

Cannot see the video above? Watch it here or on YouTube.

You can expect to pay the following for a Nigerian SIM card:

  • MTN Nigeria: 400 NGN
  • Airtel Nigeria: 150 NGN
  • Glo Mobile Nigeria: 100 NGN
  • 9mobile: From 100 NGN

The following operators also have SIM cards targeting tourists:

  • MTN Nigeria: 5000 NGN & 10 000 NGN

Can You Use Your Phone in Nigeria?

Nigeria uses GSM technology for mobile communications. CDMA is used sparsely in the country.

Traditional European frequencies are used in Nigeria, which are mostly used in ITU Regions 1 & 3 (Africa, Asia (including the Middle East), Europe & Oceania).

The Americas (North-, Central– & South America + the Caribbean – ITU Region 2) use American Frequencies, which differ from the European ones.

ITU Regions Map
By Maximilian Dörrbecker (Chumwa) – Own work, using this file by Denelson83, CC BY-SA 2.5

If you bought your phone in Africa, Asia, Europe, or Oceania (ITU regions 1 & 3), you should not experience any issues with using your phone in Nigeria.

If you purchased your phone in the Americas (ITU Region 2) and have a low/medium-end device (without Tri-Band or Quad-Band) support, then there is a possibility you cannot use your phone when in Nigeria or can only on 2G.

If you have a medium/high-end device with Tri-Band or Quad-Band support, you can use your phone in Nigeria – even on 4G/LTE.

Mobile Operators, Networks & Frequencies in Nigeria

Nigeria has four mobile network operators:

  • MTN Nigeria
  • Airtel Nigeria
  • Glo Mobile Nigeria
  • 9mobile

The following frequencies are used in Nigeria:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28), 800 MHz (Band 20), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2600 MHz (Band 7)

You can learn more about frequencies in the video below.

Cannot see the video above? Watch it here or on YouTube.

To check whether your phone will work in Nigeria, check out this page by Will My Phone Work (may be outdated or inaccurate at times).

Again, make sure your phone is unlocked. Otherwise, you will not be able to use any SIM card except the one from your home operator (meaning you have to roam internationally or buy another unlocked phone that does support the frequencies listed above).

If you want to learn how international roaming works, this guide explains it in-depth. If you wonder why it is often so expensive to roam, this article explains the hidden reason they do not want you to know.

A Note About 4G/LTE-Only Operators in Nigeria

Nigeria has four 4G/LTE-only operators:

  • NTel
  • Spectranet
  • Smile Nigeria
  • Swift

The coverage of these four operators is minimal, making them bad options for travelers. Mostly because these operators are useful for stationary use (mobile broadband at home).

NTel is the only operator that has national roaming agreements with one of the big four operators. However, it is a 2G and 3G roaming agreement with 9mobile (which has the worst coverage in the country).

Overall, these operators should be avoided. If you are looking for relatively affordable mobile data plans, are confident you will be staying in a location where these operators have (great) coverage, or live in Nigeria and are looking for mobile broadband, follow the links to learn more about these operators:

5G in Nigeria

5G NR is not available in Nigeria as of 2021. However, the regulator (Nigerian Communications Commission – NNC) approved 5G NR trials back in 2019, and several trials have been held since.

In the same year, MTN Nigeria showed off 5G in several Nigerian cities (Abuja, Calabar & Lagos) on 26 GHz.

In 2020, the NCC announced a 5G NR deployment policy and reserving 3500 MHz & 26 GHz frequencies for 5G NR services, in line with the frequencies used in ITU regions 1 & 3. MTN Nigeria was also selected to conduct 5G NR trials for six months in co-operation with the NCC.

In November that year, the NCC published the consultation document for the 5G NR deployment policy. Based on the document, 5G NR frequency auctions will be held in the second half of 2021. The commercial launch of 5G NR should be in the last quarter of 2022.

Although Nigeria will not be the first African country with 5G NR, it will be one of the first few.

At the time of writing, Mauritania still does not have commercial 4G/LTE.

Best SIM Card in Nigeria

If you want to buy the best SIM card in Nigeria, I recommend going with either MTN or Airtel. MTN has the best network, but it is also the most expensive option. Airtel has the fastest speeds in Nigeria. Glo used to be the second-best, but its speeds have suffered over the years.

SIM Card Registration in Nigeria

SIM card registration, with the use of your passport information, is mandatory in Nigeria. This will often be done at the point of sale.

Nigeria has a history of restarting the SIM card registration process. The latest SIM card registration campaign started in April 2021 after the federal government banned new SIM card purchases and registration in December 2020.

This meant that anyone with a Nigerian SIM card who wanted to keep their phone number had to re-register themselves with their mobile operators again. This also applied when they already (re-)registered themselves in the past.

As part of the latest SIM card registration campaign, all SIM cards have to be registered with the mandatory National Identity Number (NIN), which is basically Nigeria's national ID.

As a traveler, you will be exempt from the NIN requirement. Instead, you can go through the SIM card registration process with your passport with the use Visa permit.

Nigeria is one of the few countries where biometric data is captured as part of the SIM card registration process.

Fingerprints (up to four) and a live photograph will be taken for registering your SIM card. If you have an NIN, in addition to fingerprints and photos being taken, your NIN and biometrics will be verified.

Do note that not all MTN Nigeria, Glo Mobile Nigeria, Airtel Nigeria, or 9mobile stores can register SIM cards. Only select stores in most, but not all, states can do so.

Below are links to lists of stores that can register SIM cards:

Nigeria Speeds, Internet Prices & Insights

Flag of Nigeria

Sub-Saharan Africa is an interesting region in terms of mobile data pricing. In some countries, the cost of mobile data is nothing (even for national standards). In other countries, it is straight-up daylight robbery (like Equatorial Guinea).

Fortunately, the cost of mobile data is affordable in Nigeria. Even when looking at it from a global perspective.

But how cheap is mobile data in Nigeria?

The average price for 1 GB of data in Nigeria is 0.88 USD, far below the African average of 5.80 USD. The world average is 4.07 USD.

When looking at just Sub-Saharan Africa, using Cable.co.uk's definition, the average cost of 1 GB of data is 6.44 USD – that is on the higher end.

Then again, countries and territories like Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Malawi, Saint Helena & São Tomé and Príncipe pull the average by a lot (with the average cost of 1 GB of data being more than 20 USD up to 50 USD).

Enough about costs, what about mobile internet speeds in Nigeria? Are the speeds fast?

Nigeria's average mobile download speed is around 23 Mbps, about half the global average.

Do not get discouraged yet. There is no African country that has an average download speed higher than the global average. South Africa is close and has the fastest mobile download speed in Africa.

The telecom market is highly competitive in Nigeria. Most Nigerians have at least two SIM cards to enjoy lower on-net rates or take advantage of operator-specific promotions.

Competition became so bad (read: fierce) that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) had to set a price floor between 2013 and 2016 on mobile data because there was an all-price war. This was to prevent the big players from squeezing out the smaller players.

After 2016, this policy was scrapped because of public outcry – and the smaller operators were exempt from this policy. Since the reversal of the policy, the cost of mobile data has gone down significantly. Now, Nigeria is one of the 53 countries worldwide, with an average cost of 1 GB of less than 1 USD.

Currency in Nigeria

10 Nigerian Naira Bank Note
© Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

Nigeria uses the Nigerian Naira with the symbol NGN (which will be used throughout this article). However, prices in Nigeria are listed in or N. For example, 25 NGN = ₦/N 25. For reference, below are some exchange rates between NGN and USD (US Dollars – Rounded):

  • 10 NGN = 0.02 USD
  • 100 NGN = 0.25 USD
  • 1000 NGN = 2.45 USD
  • 10 000 NGN = 24.35 USD
  • 100 000 NGN = 243.65 USD
  • 1 000 000 NGN = 2436.45 USD

For up-to-date NGN:USD exchange rates, search NGN to USD on Google, or replace USD with the currency you use.

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Nigerian Prepaid SIM Cards

Below, I will guide you through MTN Nigeria, Airtel Nigeria, Glo Mobile Nigeria, & 9mobile, and go through:

  • Background information
  • Mobile coverage
  • SIM card types, prices, and availability
  • Recharge / top-up information
  • Combo plans, data plans, and special packs (such as social media packs) 

What that being said, let's see what Nigeria has to offer to us.

MTN Nigeria

MTN Logo
© MTN

MTN Nigeria, just MTN, is the largest operator in Nigeria. It also has the best network in Nigeria. However, it is also regarded as the most expensive option in the country.

MTN uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 800 MHz (Band 20), 1800 MHz (Band 3) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)

This is what you will learn about MTN:

* Coverage
* How to Get an MTN SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Click on the links above to jump to the section you are interested in.

Jump to: Airtel | Glo Mobile | 9mobile

Coverage – MTN Nigeria

MTN has the best coverage in Nigeria.

4G/LTE is available in the larger cities and towns. However, there are still quite some places where only 3G or 2G is available.

Below is MTN's coverage map.

SIM Card Price – MTN Nigeria

You can get an MTN SIM card for 400 NGN in MTN stores. They can also be obtained at select international airports.

To register your MTN SIM card, visit one of the MTN Enrolment CentersSIM card registration is not possible at all MTN outlets.

Upon purchasing and activating an MTN SIM card, the YafunYafun tariff plan will be activated.

The YafunYafun tariff plan includes:

  • 1000 NGN credit bonus for 7days (800 NGN national airtime/200 NGN for data activities)
  • 700% bonus on every recharge of more than 100 NGN for 6 months (of which 400% can be used for national airtime and 300% for data activities)
  • 100% data bonus on select data activities for 4 months
  • 10 MB monthly data bonus on the first recharge or the first call of the month

Short-term visitors and tourists can also get an MTN Visitor SIM card for 5000 NGN or 10 000 NGN.

The Visitor SIM card includes the following benefits:

PriceSIM CardDataLocal Minutes/SMSCredit for International CallsValidity
5000 NGN7 Days Special Visitor's Bundle5 GB100 minutes/SMS2000 NGN7 days
10 000 NGN14 Days Special Visitor's Bundle12 GB220 minutes/SMS4500 NGN14 days 

The Visitor SIM cards are valid for 30 days. If your Visitor's Bundle expires or when the 30 days are over, your SIM card will automatically be migrated to a regular tariff plan, allowing you to purchase a regular plan.

Speaking of tariff plans, MTN has seven tariff plans to be aware of:

  • AWUF4U
  • BetaTalk
  • mPulse
  • Pulse
  • TruTalk
  • XtraSpecial
  • XtraValue (Prepaid)

In most cases, there is no need to switch tariff plans if you simply want data because any data-featured plan can be purchased with whatever tariff plan. However, activating select data plans may automatically migrate you to another tariff plan. Here is an overview of what each tariff plan includes.

It is also possible to get the MTN eSIM for the same prices listed above. To use an MTN eSIM, you need to have one of the following devices:

  • Google Pixel 3/3 XL
  • iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS/XS Max
  • Samsung S20 Series

MTN SIM cards get deactivated if there has been no activity for 180 days (no top-up for 180 days or no activity for 180 days).

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – MTN Nigeria

MTN top-up vouchers are sold in MTN stores and other places, such as kiosks, convenience stores, and grocery stores.

To top up your MTN SIM card, dial *555*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *555*123456#.

You can also tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

You can also recharge online with (international) debit and credit cards.

Dial *556# to check your MTN balance. The same can be done by calling 180.

You can also use the MyMTN app to refill and check your balance (Android/iOS).

MTN Nigeria App
© MTN Nigeria

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – MTN Nigeria

MTN has six data-featured plans:

Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

XtraTalk Bundles – MTN Nigeria

The XtraTalk Bundles are combo plans with data and call credit for the XtraSpecial tariff plan. A handful of plans allow you to use your allowance when roaming in select destinations.

When you enable an XtraTalk Bundle when not on the XtraSpecial tariff plan, you will automatically be migrated to that tariff plan.

The following XtraTalk Bundles are available, which you can activate by texting the Activation Code to 131:

PriceDataCall CreditValidityActivation Code
300 NGN50 MB1000 NGN7 daysV300
500 NGN100 MB1950 NGN7 daysV500
1000 NGN300 MB3900 NGN30 daysV1000
2000 NGN 1650 MB7850 NGN30 daysV2000
5000 NGN 11.5 GB19 500 NGN30 daysV5000
10 000 NGN 12.5 GB39 000 NGN30 daysV10000
15 000 NGN 13.5 GB59 000 NGN30 daysV10000
20 000 NGN 14.5 GB80 200 NGN30 daysV20000

1 can also be used when roaming in Canada, China, Denmark, Ireland, India, Malaysia, Norway, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom & United States

XtraData – MTN Nigeria

The XtraData Bundles are combo plans with data and call credit for the XtraSpecial tariff plan. A handful of plans allow you to use your allowance when roaming in select destinations.

When you enable an XtraData Bundle when not on the XtraSpecial tariff plan, you will automatically be migrated to that tariff plan.

The following XtraData Bundles are available, which you can activate by texting the Activation Code to 131:

PriceDataCall CreditValidityActivation Code
300 NGN300 MB300 NGN7 daysD300
500 NGN750 MB500 NGN7 daysD500
1000 NGN1.5 GB1000 NGN30 daysD1000
2000 NGN 14.5 GB2000 NGN30 daysD2000
5000 NGN 115 GB5000 NGN30 daysD5000
10 000 NGN 130 GB10 000 NGN30 daysD10000
15 000 NGN 150 GB15 000 NGN30 daysD10000
20 000 NGN 170 GB20 000 NGN30 daysD20000

1 can also be used when roaming in Canada, China, Denmark, Ireland, India, Malaysia, Norway, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom & United States

Hot Data Deals – MTN Nigeria

The Hot Data Deals are data-only plans.

You can activate a Hot Data Deal on the MyMTN App:

PriceDataValidity
100 NGN100 MB1 day
500 NGN750 MB7 days
1500 NGN3 GB30 days
6000 NGN15 GB30 days
Data Plans – MTN Nigeria
MTN Nigeria Data Plans
© MTN Nigeria

The Data Plans are data-only bundles.

You can activate a Data Plan by texting the Activation Code to 131:

PricePlanDataYouTube DataValidityActivation Code
50 NGN40 MB Daily Plan40 MBN/A24 hours114
100 NGN100 MB Daily Plan100 MBN/A24 hours104
300 NGN1 GB Daily Plan1 GBN/A24 hours155
500 NGN2 GB 2-Day Plan2 GBN/A2 days154
500 NGN2.5 GB 2-Day Plan2.5 GBN/A2 daysOnline/App Only
200 NGN200 MB 3-Day Plan200 MBN/A3 days113
300 NGN350 MB Weekly Plan350 MBN/A7 days102
500 NGN1 GB Weekly Plan1 GBN/A7 days142
1500 NGN6 GB Weekly Plan6 GBN/A7 days143
500 NGN750 MB Weekly Plan750 MBN/A7 days103
1000 NGN2 GB Weekly Plan2 GBN/A7 days*131*105#
1000 NGN1.5 GB Monthly Plan1.5 GBN/A30 days106
1200 NGN2 GB Monthly Plan2 GB4 GB 130 days130
1500 NGN3 GB Monthly Plan3 GB4 GB 130 days131
2000 NGN4.5 GB Monthly Plan4.5 GB4 GB 130 days110
2500 NGN6 GB Monthly Plan6 GB4 GB 130 days147
3000 NGN10 GB Monthly Plan10 GB4 GB30 daysOnline/App Only
3500 NGN12 GB Monthly Plan12 GB4 GB30 days107
5000 NGN20 GB Monthly Plan20 GB4 GB30 days116
6000 NGN25 GB Monthly Plan25 GBN/A30 daysOnline/App Only
10 000 NGN40 GB Monthly Plan40 GBN/A30 days117
15 000 NGN75 GB Monthly Plan75 GBN/A30 days150
20 000 NGN120 GB Monthly Plan120 GBN/A30 days149
30 000 NGN200 GB Monthly Plan200 GBN/A30 daysOnline/App Only
8000 NGN30 GB 2-Month Plan30 GBN/A60 days119
20 000 NGN100 GB 2-Month Plan100 GBN/A60 days118
30 000 NGN160 GB 2-Month Plan160 GB N/A60 days138
50 000 NGN400 GB 3-Month Plan400 GBN/A90 days113
75 000 NGN600 GB 3-Month Plan600 GBN/A90 days134
90 000 NGN800 GB 6 Months Plan800 GBN/A180 days115
100 000 NGN1 TB Yearly Plan1 TBN/A365 days136
250 000 NGN2.5 TB Yearly Plan2.5 TBN/A365 daysOnline/App Only
450 000 NGN4.5 TB Yearly Plan4.5 TBN/A365 days137

1 between 23:00 – 6:00

GoodyBag Social – MTN Nigeria
MTN Nigeria GoodyBag Social Plans
© MTN Nigeria

The GoodyBag Social bundles are data-only plans for select (social media) apps (2Go, Ayoba, Eskimi, Facebook, Instagram, Opera Mini, Opera News, TikTok, WeChat & WhatsApp).

Get a GoodyBag Social bundle by texting the Activation Code to 131:

PriceSocial DataApp(s)ValidityActivation Code
20 NGN25 MBOpera Mini & Opera News1 dayOBD
25 NGN20 MB2Go1 day2GOD
25 NGN20 MBEskimi1 dayESKD
25 NGN20 MBFacebook1 dayFBD
25 NGN20 MBInstagram1 dayINSD
25 NGN20 MBWeChat1 dayWCD
25 NGN20 MBWhatsApp1 dayWAD
25 NGN25 MBAyoba1 dayABD
25 NGN100 MB Facebook & WhatsApp 21 dayWFD
50 NGN50 MB2Go7 days 2GOW
50 NGN50 MBAyoba7 days ABW
50 NGN50 MBEskimi7 days ESKW
50 NGN50 MBFacebook7 days FBW
50 NGN50 MBInstagram7 days INSW
50 NGN50 MBWeChat7 days WCW
50 NGN50 MBWhatsApp7 days WAW
50 NGN100 MB Opera Mini & Opera News7 days OBW
50 NGN150 MB All 11 dayASD
50 NGN200 MBFacebook & WhatsApp 27 days WFW
50 NGN200 MBTikTok1 dayTBD
100 NGN300 MBInstagram & YouTube 1 dayTIB
100 NGN300 MBOpera Mini & Opera News30 daysOBM
100 NGN350 MBAll 17 days ASW
100 NGN500 MBFacebook & WhatsApp 230 daysWFM
150 NGN150 MB Ayoba30 daysABM
150 NGN160 MB2Go30 days2GOM
150 NGN160 MBEskimi30 daysESKM
150 NGN160 MBFacebook30 daysFBM
150 NGN160 MBInstagram30 daysINSM
150 NGN160 MBWeChat30 daysWCM
150 NGN160 MBWhatsApp30 daysWAM
250 NGN1 GB All 130 daysASM
350 NGN2 GB TikTok7 days TBW

1 2Go, Eskimi, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, WeChat & WhatsApp
2 for BetaTalk tariff plan customers only

YouTube Streaming Pack – MTN Nigeria
MTN Nigeria YouTube Steaming Pack
© MTN Nigeria

The YouTube Streaming Pack is a data-only pack with regular data allowances and a dedicated data allowance for YouTube streaming.

The following YouTube Streaming Packs are available, which can be activated by texting the Activation Code to 131:

PricePlanDataYouTube DataValidityActivation Code
50 NGNYouTube 1 HrN/A400 MB1 hourVP1
50 NGNYouTube Night (Daily)N/A500 MB1 night (0:00 – 5:00)VP5
130 NGNYouTube 3 HrsN/A1.2 GB3 hoursVP3
200 NGNYouTube Night (Weekly)N/A2 GB7 nights (23:00 – 6:00)VP7
300 NGN350 MB + YouTube Weekly350 MB350 MB7 days/7 nights for YouTube (23:00 – 6:00)102
500 NGNYouTube Plus All Day500 MB1 GB 14 days Online/App Only
500 NGN750 MB + YouTube Weekly750 MB750 MB14 days/7 nights for YouTube (23:00 – 6:00)103
500 NGN1 GB + YouTube Weekly1 GB1 GB7 days/7 nights for YouTube (23:00 – 6:00)142
1000 NGN2 GB + YouTube Weekly2 GB2 GB7 days/7 nights for YouTube (23:00 – 6:00)152
1200 NGN2 GB + YouTube Monthly2 GB4 GB30 days/30 nights for YouTube (23:00 – 6:00)130
1500 NGN3 GB + YouTube Monthly3 GB4 GB30 days/30 nights for YouTube (23:00 – 6:00)131
2000 NGN4.5 GB + YouTube Monthly4.5 GB4 GB30 days/30 nights for YouTube (23:00 – 6:00)110
2500 NGN6 GB + YouTube Monthly6 GB4 GB30 days/30 nights for YouTube (23:00 – 6:00)147
3000 NGN8 GB + YouTube Monthly8 GB4 GB30 days/30 nights for YouTube (23:00 – 6:00)148
3500 NGN10 GB + YouTube Monthly10 GB4 GB30 days/30 nights for YouTube (23:00 – 6:00)107
5000 NGN15 GB + YouTube Monthly15 GB4 GB30 days/30 nights for YouTube (23:00 – 6:00)116

APN/Internet Settings – MTN Nigeria

  • Name: MTN WEB
  • APN: web.gprs.mtnnigeria.net

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Airtel Nigeria

Airtel Logo
© Airtel

Airtel Nigeria, just Airtel, is the second-largest Nigerian operator. It used to be far behind Glo Mobile Nigeria. However, the recent SIM card registration scheme, and Airtel's network speed improvements, have moved Airtel to the second spot.

Airtel uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 1800 MHz (Band 3)

This is what you will learn about Airtel:

* Coverage
* How to Get an Airtel SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Click on the links above to jump to the section you are interested in.

Jump to: MTN | Glo Mobile | 9mobile

Coverage – Airtel Nigeria

Airtel has extensive coverage in Nigeria.

It is the operator with the second-best 4G/LTE availability.

Airtel has a map showing all its 4G/LTE antenna locations.

Also, look at that lone antenna in Ghana – ha.

However, this map is rather useless for determining coverage. So here is a coverage map produced by Speedtest showing 2G, 3G, and 4G/LTE reception.

Below is Airtel's coverage map:

SIM Card Price – Airtel Nigeria

You can get an Airtel SIM Card for 150 NGN in Airtel stores. They can also be obtained at select international airports, including Lagos International Airport.

To register your Airtel SIM card, visit one of the Airtel SIM Registration CentersSIM card registration is not possible at all Airtel outlets.

Every new Airtel SIM card gets signed up to the SmartCONNECT tariff plan. This tariff plan octuples (8*) your recharge for the first 90 days. However, the bonus credit is valid for only 7 days.

Below is an overview of the bonuses:

Top-UpMain Account CreditBonus Credit – VoiceBonus Credit – DataTotal CreditMain Account Credit Validity 1Bonus Credit Validity
100 NGN100 NGN300 NGN400 NGN8000 NGNNo expiry7 days
200 NGN200 NGN600 NGN800 NGN1600 NGNNo expiry7 days
300 NGN300 NGN900 NGN1200 NGN2400 NGNNo expiry7 days
500 NGN500 NGN1500 NGN2000 NGN4000 NGNNo expiry7 days
1000 NGN1000 NGN3000 NGN8000 NGN8000 NGNNo expiry7 days

1 no expiry as long as you recharge at least once every 90 days

Moreover, your data allowance will be doubled on any Data Plan below 5000 NGN for each activation for the first 90 days.

Dial *121# to access the Airtel menu.

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Airtel Nigeria

Airtel top-up vouchers are sold in Airtel stores and other places, such as kiosks, convenience stores, and grocery stores.

Airtel credit does not expire as long as you recharge at least once every 90 days.

To top up your Airtel SIM card, dial *126*VoucherCode#. The same can be done by dialing *121# and following the instructions.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *126*123456#.

You can also tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

You can also recharge online with (international) debit and credit cards.

Dial *123# to check your Airtel balance. The same can be done by dialing *121#.

You can also use the My Airtel (Africa) app to refill and check your balance (Android/iOS).

My Airtel Africa App
© Airtel Nigeria

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Airtel Nigeria

Airtel has seven data-featured plans:

All Airtel plans can be activated by dialing *141#.

Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Voice+ Bundles – Airtel Nigeria

The Voice+ Bundles are combo bundles with data and call credit.

The following Voice+ Bundles are available:

PriceDataLocal Call Credit 1ValidityActivation Code
300 NGN50 MB1500 NGN7 days*154*1*300#
500 NGN100 MB2500 NGN7 days*154*1*500#
1000 NGN300 MB5000 NGN14 days*154*1*1000#
2000 NGN1 GB10 000 NGN30 days*154*1*2000#
5000 NGN3 GB25 000 NGN30 days*154*1*5000#
10 000 NGN5 GB50 000 NGN90 days*154*1*10000#
15 000 NGN8.5 GB75 000 NGN90 days*154*1*15000#
20 000 NGN10.5 GB100 000 NGN90 days*154*1*20000#

1 also to Canada, China, India, United Kingdom & United States

DATA+ – Airtel Nigeria

The DATA+ Bundles are combo bundles with data and call credit.

The following DATA+ Bundles are available:

PriceDataCall Credit 1ValidityActivation Code
300 NGN300 MB600 NGN7 days*154*2*300#
500 NGN750 MB1000 NGN14 days*154*2*500#
1000 NGN1.5 GB2000 NGN30 days*154*2*1000#
2000 NGN4.5 GB4000 NGN30 days*154*2*2000#
5000 NGN15 GB10 000 NGN30 days*154*2*5000#
10 000 NGN30 GB20 000 NGN30 days*154*2*10000#
15 000 NGN50 GB35 000 NGN30 days*154*2*15000#
20 000 NGN70 GB45 000 NGN30 days*154*2*20000#

1 also to Canada, China, India, United Kingdom & United States

Data Plans – Airtel Nigeria
Airtel Nigeria Data Bundles
© Airtel Nigeria

The Data Plans are data-only bundles.

You can get one of the following Data Plans:

PriceDataYouTube Data 1ValidityActivation Code
50 NGN40 MBN/A1 day*141*50#
100 NGN100 MBN/A1 day*141*100#
200 NGN200 MBN/A3 days*141*200#
300 NGN1 GBN/A1 day*141*354#
300 NGN350 MBN/A7 days*141*300#
500 NGN750 MB1 GB14 days*141*500#
500 NGN1 GB1 GB7 days*141*502#
500 NGN2 GBN/A2 days*141*504#
1000 NGN1.5 GB2 GB30 days*141*1000#
1200 NGN2 GB4 GB30 days*141*1200#
1500 NGN3 GB4 GB30 days*141*1500#
1500 NGN6 GBN/A7 days*141*1504#
2000 NGN4.5 GB4 GB30 days*141*2000#
2500 NGN6 GB4 GB30 days*141*2500#
3000 NGN10 GB4 GB30 days*141*3000#
4000 NGN11 GB4 GB30 days*141*4000#
5000 NGN20 GB4 GB30 days*141*5000#
8000 NGN25 GBN/A30 days*141*8000#
10 000 NGN40 GBN/A30 days*141*10000#
15 000 NGN75 GBN/A30 days*141*15000#
20 000 NGN120 GBN/A30 days*141*20000#
30 000 NGN200 GBN/A30 days*141*30000#
36 000 NGN280 GBN/A30 days*141*36000#
50 000 NGN400 GBN/A90 days*141*50000#
60 000 NGN5000 GBN/A120 days*141*60000#
100 000 NGN1 TB N/A365 days*141*100000#

1 between 0:00 – 5:00 only

Social Plans – Airtel Nigeria

The Social Plans are data-only plans for Facebook, Twitter & WhatsApp.

The following Social Plans are available:

PriceDataApp(s)ValidityActivation Code
25 NGN20 MBWhatsApp1 day*948*4#
50 NGN40 MBFacebook, Twitter & WhatsApp1 day*991*4#
100 NGN200 MBFacebook, Twitter & WhatsApp5 days*688*3#
300 NGN700 MBFacebook, Twitter & WhatsApp25 days*688*1#
Instagram Bundles – Airtel Nigeria

The Instagram Bundles are data-only plans for Instagram.

You have the following two options:

PriceInstagram DataValidityActivation Code
100 NGN250 MB1 day*141*105#
200 NGN1 GB1 day*141*205#
Facebook & WhatsApp Bundles – Airtel Nigeria

The Facebook & WhatsApp Bundles (FB + WA) are data-only plans for Facebook and WhatsApp.

You have the following three options:

PricePlanFacebook & WhatsApp DataValidityActivation Code
25 NGNFB+WA Daily100 MB1 day*141*254#
50 NGNFB+WA Weekly200 MB7 days*141*54#
100 NGNFB+WA Monthly500 MB30 days*141*104#
Opera Bundles – Airtel Nigeria

The Opera Bundles are data-only plans for Opera Mini and Opera News.

The following Opera Bundles are available:

PricePlanOpera DataValidityActivation Code
20 NGNOpera Bundle Daily25 MB1 day*141*253#
50 NGNOpera Bundle Weekly100 MB7 days*141*53#
100 NGNOpera Bundle Monthly300 MB30 days*141*103#

APN/Internet Settings – Airtel Nigeria

In most cases, your phone will automatically retrieve the correct APN settings for Airtel Nigeria. If not, text Internet to 232 to download the correct internet settings for your phone.

If that does not work and you need to add the APN settings manually, add the following details in the APN fields:

  • Name: Airtel
  • APN: internet.ng.airtel.com

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Glo Mobile Nigeria

Glo Logo
© Glo Mobile

Glo Mobile Nigeria, just Glo Mobile, is the mobile brand by Globacom. It is the third-largest operator in Nigeria. It used to be the second-largest operator until the new SIM card registration project. Besides that, Glo Mobile's speeds have suffered over the years, which is another reason why it lost the second spot.

Glo Mobile uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28) & 1800 MHz (Band 3)

This is what you will learn about Glo Mobile:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Glo Mobile SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Click on the links above to jump to the section you are interested in.

Jump to: MTN | Airtel | 9mobile

Coverage – Glo Mobile Nigeria

Glo Mobile has good coverage in Nigeria.

4G/LTE availability is lacking with Glo Mobile compared to MTN Nigeria and Airtel Nigeria.

Below is Glo Mobile's coverage map:

SIM Card Price – Glo Mobile Nigeria

You can get a Glo Mobile SIM card for 100 NGN in Glo stores. They can also be obtained at select international airports, including Lagos International Airport.

To register your Glo Mobile SIM card, visit one of the Glo Mobile Certified OutletsSIM card registration is not possible at all Glo Cafés.

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Glo Mobile Nigeria

Glo Mobile top-up vouchers are sold in Glo Cafes (Glo Mobile Stores) and other places, such as kiosks, convenience stores, and grocery stores.

To top up your Glo Mobile SIM card, dial *123*VoucherCode#. The same can be done by dialing *777# and following the instructions.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *123*123456#.

You can also tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

You can also recharge online with (international) debit and credit cards.

Dial *124*1# to check your Glo Mobile balance. The same can be done by dialing *777#.

You can also use the Glo Café Nigeria app to refill and check your balance (Android/iOS).

Glo Nigeria App
© Glo Mobile Nigeria

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Glo Mobile Nigeria

Glo Mobile has six data-featured plans:

All Glo plans can be activated by dialing *777#.

Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Glo Super Value Pack (Talk More With Data) – Glo Mobile Nigeria

The Glo Super Value Pack – Talk More With Data packs are combo plans with data and call credit.

The following Glo Super Value Pack – Talk More With Data packs are available:

PriceDataOn-Net Call CreditOff-Net Call CreditValidity
100 NGN20 MB320 NGN80 NGN3 days
200 NGN40 MB640 NGN160 NGN4 days 
500 NGN100 MB1600 NGN400 NGN7 days
1000 NGN300 MB3150 NGN800 NGN30 days
2000 NGN650 MB6350 NGN1600 NGN30 days
5000 NGN1.5 GB16 000 NGN4000 NGN30 days
10 000 NGN2.5 GB31 500 NGN8000 NGN30 days
15 000 NGN3.5 GB47 500 NGN12 000 NGN30 days
20 000 NGN4.5 GB65 000 NGN16 000 NGN30 days
Glo Super Value Pack (Data More With Talk) – Glo Mobile Nigeria

The Glo Super Value Pack – Data More With Talk packs are combo plans with data and call credit.

The following Glo Super Value Pack – Data More With Talk packs are available:

PriceDataOn-Net Call CreditOff-Net Call CreditValidity
100 NGN100 MB100 NGN100 NGN3 days
200 NGN200 MB200 NGN200 NGN4 days 
500 NGN500 MB500 NGN500 NGN7 days
1000 NGN1 GB1000 NGN1000 NGN30 days
2000 NGN2.5 GB1500 NGN2500 NGN30 days
5000 NGN6.5 GB3500 NGN6500 NGN30 days
10 000 NGN14 GB6000 NGN14 000 NGN30 days
15 000 NGN20 GB6000 NGN24 000 NGN30 days
20 000 NGN30 GB 10 000 NGN30 000 NGN30 days
Data Plans – Glo Mobile Nigeria

The Data Plans are data-only bundles. These include daily, weekly, monthly, and mega plans.

You can choose from the following Data Plans:

PriceDataValidity
25 NGN250 MB1 night (0:00 – 5:00)
50 NGN50 MB1 day
50 NGN500 MB1 night (0:00 – 5:00)
100 NGN100 MB1 day
100 NGN1 GB5 nights (0:00 – 5:00)
200 NGN1.25 GB1 Sunday
200 NGN350 MB2 days
300 NGN1 GB1 day
500 NGN2 GB2 days
500 NGN1.35 GB14 days
1000 NGN2.9 GB30 days
1500 NGN4.1 GB30 days
1500 NGN7 GB7 days
2000 NGN5.8 GB30 days
2500 NGN7.7 GB30 days
3000 NGN10 GB30 days
4000 NGN13.25 GB30 days
5000 NGN18.25 GB30 days
8000 NGN29.50 GB30 days
10 000 NGN50 GB30 days
15 000 NGN93 GB30 days
18 000 NGN119 GB30 days
20 000 NGN138 GB30 days
30 000 NGN225 GB30 days 
36 000 NGN300 GB30 days 
50 000 NGN425 GB30 days 
60 000 NGN525 GB120 days
75 000 NGN675 GB120 days
100 000 NGN1 TB365 days

Multiple Data Plans can be activated simultaneously. Moreover, unused data allowances will roll over if you renew/purchase a new plan before your current one expires or when it auto-renews.

WTF Bundles – Glo Mobile Nigeria

The WTF Bundles are data-only plans for select social media apps (WhatsApp, Twitter & Facebook).

You can choose from one of the following WTF bundles:

PriceWTF Data 1Validity
25 NGN100 MB1 day
50 NGN200 MB7 days
100 NGN500 MB30 days

1 WhatsApp, Twitter & Facebook

Social Media Bundles – Glo Mobile Nigeria

The Social Media Bundles are data-only plans for Instagram, Telegram, or TikTok individually.

The following Social Media Bundles are available for activation:

PriceSocial Data 1Validity
25 NGN20 MB1 day
50 NGN50 MB7 days
100 NGN125 MB30 days

1 for Instagram, Telegram, OR TikTok individually

YouTube Bundles – Glo Mobile Nigeria

The YouTube Bundles are data-only plans for YouTube.

The following YouTube Bundles are available:

PriceYouTube DataValidity
50 NGN100 MB1 day
100 NGN200 MB7 days
250 NGN500 MB30 days

APN/Internet Settings – Glo Mobile Nigeria

  • Name: Glo HIS
  • APN: gloflat
  • Username: flat
  • Password: flat

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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9mobile

9mobile Logo
© 9mobile

9mobile is the smallest operator in Nigeria. Even though it is small, it still has around 25 million customers. Speeds with 9mobile are slow.

9mobile uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 1800 MHz (Band 3)

This is what you will learn about 9mobile:

* Coverage
* How to Get a 9mobile SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Click on the links above to jump to the section you are interested in.

Jump to: MTN | Airtel | Glo Mobile

Coverage – 9mobile

9mobile has adequate coverage throughout Nigeria. However, it has the worst coverage of the four mobile operators.

4G/LTE availability with 9mobile is borderline embarrassing compared to the other operators.

Below is 9mobile's coverage map:

SIM Card Price – 9mobile

You can get a 9mobile SIM card for as low as 100 NGN in 9mobile stores. However, prices can go all the way up to 25 000 NGN depending on the phone number you choose (premium numbers). They can also be obtained at select international airports, including Lagos International Airport.

9mobile SIM Card
© 9mobile

To register your 9mobile SIM card, visit one of the 9mobile SIM Registration CentersSIM card registration is not possible at all 9mobile outlets.

Once you have received your 9mobile SIM card, you may have to call 200 to activate it.

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – 9mobile

9mobile top-up vouchers are sold in 9mobile stores and other places, such as kiosks, convenience stores, and grocery stores.

To top up your 9mobile SIM card, dial *222*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *222*123456#.

You can also tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

You can also recharge online with (international) debit and credit cards.

Dial *232# to check your 9mobile balance.

You can also use the ig9ite app to refill and check your balance (Android/iOS).

9mobile ig9ite App
© 9mobile

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – 9mobile

9mobile has four data-featured plans:

Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

MoreFlex Plus 500 – 9mobile
9mobile MoreFlex Plus
© 9mobile

The MoreFlex Plus 500 plans are combo bundles with credit and data.

The following MoreFlex Plus 500 plans are available:

PricePlanCreditDataValidityActivation Code
500 NGNMoreFlex Plus 5001000 NGN500 MB7 days*320*1*1#
1000 NGNMoreFlex Plus 10002000 NGN1.5 GB14 days*320*1*2#
2000 NGNMoreFlex Plus 20004000 NGN3 GB30 days*320*1*3#
Standard Data Plans – 9mobile
9mobile Data Plans
© 9mobile

The Standard Data Plans are data-only bundles.

The following Standard Data Plans are available:

PriceDataValidityActivation Code
50 NGN25 MB24 hours*229*3*8#
100 NGN100 M24 hours*229*3*1#
200 NGN250 MB7 days*229*2*10#
200 NGN650 MB24 hours*229*3*2#
200 NGN1 GB1 night (23:00 – 5:00)*229*3*11#
300 NGN1 GB 124 hours*229*3*3#
500 NGN500 MB 30 days*229*2*12#
500 NGN1 GB 17 days*229*2*1#
500 NGN2 GB 13 days*229*3*4#
1000 NGN1.5 GB30 days*229*2*7#
1000 NGN3 GB30 evenings & weekends (19:00 – 6:59)*229*3*12#
1200 NGN2 GB30 days*229*2*25#
1500 NGN3 GB30 days*229*2*3#
1500 NGN7 GB 17 days*229*2*2#
2000 NGN4.5 GB30 days*229*2*8#
2000 NGN7 GB 230 evenings & weekends (19:00 – 6:59)*229*3*13#
4000 NGN11 GB30 days*229*2*36#
5000 NGN15 GB30 days*229*2*37#
10 000 NGN40 GB30 days*229*4*1#
15 000 NGN75 GB30 days*229*2*4#
25 000 NGN75 GB90 days*229*5*1#
50 000 NGN165 GB180 days*229*5*2#
100 000 NGN365 GB365 days*229*5*3#

1 with free access to Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat & Twitter (undisclosed fair use limit)
2 with 100 MB WhatsApp data (anytime use)

Smartpaks – 9mobile

The Smartpaks are data-only plans for social media and video streaming.

You can activate one of the following Smartpaks:

PricePlanAppsValidityActivation Code
50 NGNDaily Chat PakWeChat & WhatsApp1 day*343*5*5#
100 NGNDaily Social Me PakEskimi, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, WeChat & WhatsApp1 day*343*6*7#
150 NGNWeekly Chat PakWeChat & WhatsApp7 days*343*5*6#
200 NGN2 Hours Video PakAny App with Video Streaming 2 hours*229*3*5#
400 NGNWeekly Social Me PakEskimi, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, WeChat & WhatsApp7 days*343*6*8#
400 NGNMonthly Chat PakWeChat & WhatsApp30 days*343*5*7#
500 NGN3 Hours Video PakAny App with Video Streaming 3 hours*253*1#
700 NGNMonthly Social Me PakEskimi, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, WeChat & WhatsApp30 days*343*6*9#
1000 NGN7 Hours Video PakAny App with Video Streaming 7 hours*253*2#
2500 NGN15 Hours Video PakAny App with Video Streaming 15 hours*253*6#
6000 NGN40 Hours Video PakAny App with Video Streaming 40 hours*253*7#
11 000 NGN80 Hours Video PakAny App with Video Streaming 80 hours*253*8#
Special Paks – 9mobile

The Special Paks are data-only plans for select social media apps (Eskimi, Facebook, Instagram, Kakao Talk, Twitter, WeChat & WhatsApp).

You can activate one of the following two Special Paks:

PricePlanApp DataAppsActivation Code
500 NGNSpecial Smart Chat Pak1.5 GBFacebook Messenger, WeChat & WhatsApp*343*5*10#
700 NGNSpecial Smart Social Pak2 GBEskimi, Facebook, Instagram, Kakao Talk, Twitter, WeChat & WhatsApp *343*6*12#

APN/Internet Settings – 9mobile

  • Name: 9mobile internet
  • APN: 9mobile

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Other Ways to Stay Connected When Traveling in Nigeria

Getting a Nigerian SIM card is the best way to stay connected in the country.

However, for some, getting local SIM cards is not an option. For example, if you have a SIM-locked device.

Luckily, there are other ways to get online when in Nigeria.

However, these methods may be more expensive than getting a SIM card from the local operators.

International Roaming

International roaming is the most convenient way to stay connected when traveling in other countries because you do not have to buy a new SIM card, have to deal with SIM card registration regulations, nor have multiple phone numbers to deal with.

However, international roaming has proven to be expensive in many cases, especially compared to buying local SIM cards. That is why many travelers are not fond of international roaming.

International roaming has its pros and cons. However, it is important to know how it works. This in-depth guide explains it all.

Find out whether your mobile operator has attractive roaming rates for Nigeria here.

Using an International SIM Card or Travel SIM Card

International SIM cards are SIM cards made for the traveler in mind. Using them is often cheaper than international roaming. However, they are almost always more expensive than using a local SIM card.

There are many other advantages and disadvantages of getting international SIM cards, which you can learn about here.

Using a Mobile Hotspot (Pocket WIFI)

Mobile hotspots, or pocket WIFI, are small devices that connect to the local operators of the country you are visiting. Mobile hotspots are ideal for families or those traveling in a large group, as they allow you to connect multiple devices to one hotspot without the need of each traveler having to buy a SIM card.

You can either buy a mobile hotspot or rent one.

Using Free WIFI Networks

Using free WIFI connections is the cheapest way to stay connected because they are free. The major downside of trying to use WIFI hotspots is that you will have to locate them, and they are not available on every corner in Nigeria.

Make sure to protect your internet traffic with a VPN so that hackers cannot steal your personal data.

The Preferred Way to Stay Connected When Traveling in Nigeria

Getting a SIM card from either MTN or Glo would do you well when considering a Nigerian SIM card.

Local Prepaid SIM Card in Other African Countries

Visiting other countries in Africa? Check out my Africa SIM card buying guide, covering other African countries, such as

Going to other places around the world? Then you should also check out my sim card buying guides for other destinations around the world.

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