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First look at Etisalat’s new, cheaper data plans


First look at Etisalat’s new, cheaper data plans

In the past few weeks, the hottest news in consumer technology in these parts was probably the new round of data price slashes that started after MTN announced a new pricing regime for its data products.

We’ve seen cuts from Airtel, Glo as well, and after testing the waters with two plans last week, Etisalat has also now reviewed its internet data plans competitively.

The new prices and volumes of its plans are as follows:

plans price(N) USSD codes SMS to 229 validity
1.5GB 1,000 *229*2*7# AND1 30 days
3.5GB 2,000 *229*2*8# AND2 30 days
6.5GB 3,500 *229*2*9# AND3 30 days
16GB 8,000 *229*2*5# MB6 30 days
22GB 10,000 *229*4*1# SM1 30 days
42GB 18,000 *229*4*3# SM3 30 days
Daily 10MB 50 *229*3*8# MI3 24 hours
Daily 50MB 100 *229*3*1# MI1 24 hours
200MB 200 *229*2*10# LCD 7 days
500MB 500 *229*2*12# LCD2 30 days
quaterly plan (30GB) 27,500 *229*5*1# 4M 90 days
bi-annual plan (60GB) 55,000 *229*5*2# 6M 120 days
100GB Plan 84,992 *229*4*5# SM5 30 days
annual plan (120GB) 110,000 *229*5*3# 12M 365 days
1GB (weekend plan) 500 *5995*2# friday 11:59pm – sunday 11:59pm

While the new plans are welcome, they strike me as a bit odd seeing as Etisalat still does charge N4,000 for 3.5GB, N6,500 for 5GB and N8,000 for 8GB for its smartphone bundles. Having such a disparity in prices on plans that are supposed to be the same volume point to the possibility of either throttled speeds or faster burnout on the cheaper plans. There is also a chance that it’s just a case of someone forgetting to update the information on the website.

In any case, if you do get any of the new Etisalat plans, please let us know what the experience is like in the comments.

...half genius, half unserious.

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