Getting the best value for your money is always good, but you can’t do that if you don’t have the right information. I previously analysed all call tariffs by major telecoms in Nigeria (MTN, Glo, Airtel and Etisalat) here, today I bring you an update based on recent tariff plans by this companies to help you make a better choice.
Read updated version of cheapest call rates in Nigeria 2016
A lot has changed since the last post was made, see update on latest and cheapest call plans across all networks in Nigeria below:
MTN SmoothTalk Plus is still the cheapest prepaid tariff plan on MTN Network. This plan offers you flat rate of 15 kobo/second for calls ACROSS ALL local Networks after the first minute of the day at 40 kobo per second.
Also customers get Free 10MB weekly on N100 recharge, FREE Happy Hour calls to MTN numbers from 00.30am to 04:30 every day (including weekends) as long as you have minimum balance of ₦100 in your account at 00:30. SMS rate is N4.
Simply dial *401# or send 401 to 131 and migrate to MTN SmoothTalk plus.
MTN TruTalk is another plan for MTN suscribers that allows you to call registered friends and family for 11 kobo/second (you can register both MTN and non MTN numbers). However, calls outside the 11 numbers is charged at 20 kobo/sec for MTN2MTN calls and 26k/sec for calls to other networks. To Migrate to MTN TruTalk, dial *400# or send 400 to 131.
To register a number – *560*1*MSISDN#
To delete a number – *560*2*MSISDN#
Airtel smartTALK is the cheapest tariff plan on Airtel Network with call rate of 11k/sec to all networks in Nigeria for a daily access fee of ₦5 charged on your first call of the day. Make international calls at 20k per second to the USA, Canada, China, India and UK Landline.
Simply dial *315# or send YES to 315 to subscribe
Glo 11k/s prepaid tariff plan offers best and competitive flat rate tariff to all networks with unlimited and unparalleled value most especially for our upwardly mobile customers.
It is an exciting proposition offering the best calling rates of 11k/s to Anyone, anywhere and any network in Nigeria.
Calls to selected international destinations- US, UK (land lines), India, Canada & China is billed @ 20K/s
Dial *100*6*1# to start enjoying this plan.
Daily access fee of ₦5 is charged on the first call of the day and is valid till 11.59pm each day
Glo Bounce is another plan that costs as low as 15k/s flat rate to all Networks; for Campus Zone Rate Onnet-11k/s, Offnet-15K/s and 11k/s to other users on the Glo Bounce Plan. SMS rate is ₦3 per sms. To start enjoying the Bounce benefit, Dial *170*4# now!
Infinito is another package on Glo that allows you call 10 family and friends numbers at 11k/s and other numbers at 20k/s. To migrate, dial *100*9*2#; To add numbers to friends and family dial *101*1*Mobile No#.
The Cheapest call tariff plan on Etisalat is easylife 4.0 limited edition. Easylife 4.0 limited edition is a voice based prepaid plan that gives you amazing rates to all networks in Nigeria and selected international destinations. Calls are charged at 11 kobo/sec with a daily access fee of ₦5 only which is charged on the first call of the day. Access fee is valid till 11.59pm each day. SMS rate is ₦4
Calls to selected international destinations – US, India, China, and UK – landlines is 20k/s.
Dial *420*1# to migrate to easylife 4.0 limited edition. migration is free.
|Network||Cheapest Plan||Call Rate||SMS Rate||Other Benefits||Rating|
|MTN||MTN SmoothTalk Plus||15k per sec after first minute at 40k per sec||₦4 Naira per SMS||10MB Weekly on ₦100 recharge, Free Midnight call (12.30-4.30am) minimum ₦100 Balance, Free ₦300 airtime weekly on ₦200 recharge to call 1 (one) registered special number valid for 7 days. Simply dial *380*1# to add your You & Me number.||5.5|
|GLO||Glo 11k/s prepaid||11k per sec, ₦5 daily charge on first call of the day. International calls 20k/s||₦4 per SMS, ₦10 for international SMS||Non||7.5|
|AIRTEL||smartTALK||11k per sec, ₦5 daily charge on first call of the day. International calls 20k/s||₦4 Naira per SMS||Non||7.5|
|ETISALAT||easylife 4.0 limited edition||11k per sec, ₦5 daily charge on first call of the day. International calls 20k/s||₦4 Naira per SMS||Etop up bonus (20% of all monthly recharges)||8|
Verdict: Etisalat offers the best and cheapest call rates (prepaid) in Nigeria at the moment to call both on-net and other networks. Glo and Airtel offers similar package but we choose Etisalat based on additional bonus they offer to users
Our rating/ranking is based on the following in descending order (Weight of rating)
– OFF NET call rates (to other networks) – 4 points
– ON NET call rates – 2.5 points
– SMS rate – 1.5 points
– International call rates – 1 point
– Additional Bonus (freebies, bonuses) 1 point
Note: We didn’t add plans that uses varying rates based on location/zone as we can’t determine the effective cost.
Do you think we missed any plan here? Drop your comments below
Update: Added Glo’s new tariff.