How to Take Advantage of MTN Welcome Back Offer to Enjoy Unlimited Cheap Data

In this post, I will be sharing with you how I have been enjoying Unlimited Cheap Data on biggest Internet Service Provider in Nigeria; MTN.

MTN Group Limited, is a south African multinational mobile telecommunication company, operating in many African and Asian countries. MTN is ranked the 8th largest mobile operator in world and the largest in Africa.

Enough of the story lets go straight to the point

What You Need to Know About MTN Welcome Back Offer

MTN welcome back offer is an offer that is being automatically activated on an MTN SIM card that has not be used for any chargeable activity for a period of 60 days.

What do you stand to gain if you are eligible for the welcome back offer?

Once you are eligible for the offer, below are the benefits that follows:

  • When you recharge your line between N50 to N1500 using the code *161*<pin># you will get back the recharge value times 12 with added data bonus.
  • When you dial *131*65#, you will see a list welcome back data plans (actually meant for you for staying away for a while, smiles) which is cheaper compared with the regular data plans.
List of MTN welcome back data plans
List of MTN welcome back data plans

The data aspect of this offer is where I basically enjoy the most, I believe that needs no emphasis owing to our daily need for internet presence.

How do you leverage this MTN welcome back offer to enjoy Unlimited Cheap Data?

Note: once this offer is activated on your SIM and you start to make use of it, it will last for a period of three (3) months before you become ineligible. Read on to see the trick on how to extend this offer for as long as you want.

Requirements to Extend Mtn Welcome Back Offer

You have to get at least 2 MTN sims that you will not be using for regular calls or as your main sim. That’s all.

Then the trick:

To start with, you have to leave one of the SIMs for a period of 60 days. Ouch! That’s sounds weird. But that’s the root to your fortune. Don’t lose hope yet due to the time frame you have to wait. Your line could be eligible without your notice, you wouldn’t know unless you check.

How to Enjoy Unlimited Cheap Data on mtn
Infograph on how MTN welcome back offer works

 How do you check for eligibility?

To check for eligibility, dial *131*65#, then follow the prompts to try and subscribe for any of the data bundle listed.

If you are eligible you will get a massage saying that you don’t have sufficient balance to activate the plan or that the plan was activated successfully.

You will get this feedback if you are eligible
You will get this feed back if eligible

if you are not eligible, you will get a massage saying that you are not eligible.

You will get this feedback if you are not eligible
You will get this feedback if you are not eligible

Once you are eligible you are now one step away from enjoying cheaper and unlimitedly data on mtn. Now, you have to keep the remaining sims for a period of 60 days without performing any chargeable activity. Remember the current sim in usage will go out of eligibility within 3 months. Congrats you have learnt the trick.

Once you maintain these simple steps in a loop, mtn welcome back offer will be always there for you to enjoy.

Wrapping up:

Things you need to note

  1. To check if you are eligible dial *131*65#, then follow the prompts to try and subscribe to any of the package.
  2. To check you your data balance dial *131*4#.
  3. It takes 60 days of inactivity on a sim to get it eligible, and once the sim is in use, it takes three months for the offer to be deactivated.