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.
The new prices and volumes of its plans are as follows:
|plans||price(N)||USSD codes||SMS to 229||validity|
|Daily 10MB||50||*229*3*8#||MI3||24 hours|
|Daily 50MB||100||*229*3*1#||MI1||24 hours|
|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.