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MTN mPulse gives you 1.5GB for N150, but you may not like it

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MTN NG one of the major internet service providers in Nigeria always have a hook to get subscribers. We have to tell you this before you go further. MTN mPulse is set apart for young students, giving them cheap access to useful educational materials. MTN says the plan is meant for students between the ages of 9 and 15.

mPulse plan comes with two main features, mTarrif and mWebsite. Both designed to be resourceful and cheap for students educational satisfaction.

mPulse

mPulse banner. Source MTN NG

mTarrif is where the freebies lies. When you migrate to mTarrif you’ll instantly get hit by N200 airtime on your birthdays, Data Bonus and free WhatsApp for 7 days. To bring in the parents, MTN NG gives parent an option to send airtime and data to their kids automatically. Parents can choose to send airtime and data to their children on a monthly or weekly basis. This we think is a nice way of having your kids with airtime always.

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mWebiste is just another educational resource for your children. They get access to preparatory material for Common entrance, JSCE, WAEC and JAMB examinations. MTN threw in intellectual games to keep boredom away.

For the 1.2GB data cap that you get for N150 monthly, you only use it to access mWebsite contents. You can subscribe for a lower N50 bargain that gives you 350MB weekly. Parents who sign up for mTarrif gets parental control of their kids internet activities as they gain control over their kids SIM card and phone. A bit spooky, if you ask me.

mPulse

mPulse. Source: MTN NG

New or existing MTN NG users can move to mPulse by dialling *344*1#.

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For students you will gain access to the following:

• Certified preparation materials for Common Entrance, WAEC, NECO, JAMB and PostUME
• Past Questions and Answers on Common Entrance, WAEC, NECO, JAMB and PostUME
• Youtube Tutorial videos on wide variety of topics: Technology, Programming, Leadership, Vocational Skills, Entrepreneurship, Language, etc.
• Exciting single-player and multi-player games
• Trending music and sports videos
• Buy mPulse data plans
• Migrate your MTN line to mPulse tariff plan

On mWebsite you’ll get access to the Youtube tutorial videos, music and sports videos for free. But only data charges apply. For the education and game services, you have up to 14 days free trial access. After which you pay N10 to N300 to subscribe. And you cannot access any other YouTube content outside mWebsite.

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TStv to Encrypt it’s Channels, roll out 62 Premium Entertainment Channels

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TStv has announced that all of it’s Television channels will be encrypted. This means that the channels on TSTV will no longer be Free-to-air (FTA). The service provider also announced that it will include 62 premium Entertainment channels in it’s collection.

TStv channels will be encrypted starting from 11:50 on November 27th. Also, the premium entertainment channels will be included to the service on 28th November. Prior to the update, viewers will have to pick up a TStv Jolly Decoder at a dealer outlet.

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Owners of the Sassy Decoder are advised to visit any nearest dealer to get the decoder fully activated.

TStv currently has over 50 plus channels which in addy is the 16 premium entertainment channels coming soon.

TStv Africa is a owned Nigerian innovative Pay TV Operator that offer Pay As You View (PAYV) subscription, pause subscription, complimentary internet service and video call.

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TStv sometime went out of the market due to the challenges the company faced even to the “Satellite Providers”. The good news is that they began full operation on 20th August after NigComSat offered them 5 units of 35.5MHz transponders through a collaboration with Intertel, Federal Ministry of Communications and Nigcomsat.

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MTN APN Configuration That Works – Mobile and Modem

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MTN APN is what is required to enable internet connection on your phone. APN is an acronym for Access Point Name. Access Point Name is typically the name of the gateway connecting your internet enabled device to the web through an internet service provider, such as MTN.

Most often we run into the problem of missing APN configuration and can’t surf the web with our phone or modem. If you have your APN configured before now and you still cannot browse, make the listed below are in order.

  • Data subscription balance
  • Data monitor app threshold
  • Other phones of same network can browse. Your inability to browse could be a general problem from the service provider at the moment.
  • Network signal reception

In Nigeria you can fall into the hands of the wrong people, who will charge you high amount of money in the name of configuring your phone for browsing.

To get the configuration pushed automatically to your phone by MTN.

Send as a text message “Settings” to 3888. Without quotes.

If the above method fails to get you APN configuration, you can fall back to configuring it yourself which always works.

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For Mobile phones, navigate to “mobile network” in settings through more connections option, and you should see APN configuration option there.

Note: If your device works just fine, you are advised not to go further. But if for a reason you deleted the pre-installed APN configuration and you want to get it back. You’re welcome. The configurations work for 2G, 3G and 4G network type.

MTN APN

MTN APN

MTN APN settings for smartphones (iOS and Android)

Account Name MTN NG
Access point name (APN) web.gprs.mtnnigeria.net
Proxy Leave it empty
Port "
Username "
Password "
Server "
MMSC "
MMS port "
MCC "
MNC "
Authentication type None
APN type default,supl
APN protocol IPv4
APN roaming protocol IPv4
Bearer Unspecified
MVNO type None
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Note: For MTN 4G MiFi modems, the above configuration works for such devices.

 

MTN APN settings for modems (U.S.B stick modems)

Account Name MTN NG
Access point name (APN) web.gprs.mtnnigeria.net
Proxy 10.199.212.2
Port 9201
Username web
Password web

Access Point Name is unique to every service provider and can come pre-configured in SIM cards. When you slot in a new SIM card into a phone, it goes through it’s initiation to the service provider’s system. The service provider can then push necessary configurations to the device. Devices with MTN SIM card making an internet connection must be configured with an APN to present to MTN.

MTN will then examine this APN to determine what type of connection should be created, for example: which IP addresses should be assigned to the wireless device, which security methods should be used, etc. All of which is done in a second by a programmed system.

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#ReallyFreeData, Airtel is dashing free data weekly on Recharge Plus

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Airtel NG is currently giving out free 250mb data to its subscribers so long as you keep recharging your line. The good news is that you get 250Mb every week, once you meet your recharging target. All Airtel users are qualified for this promo and it gets even better because you can use the data to access any website and content.

 

You can do the recharging through your bank and still get the reward. In total you enjoy 1GB monthly for simply topping up your airtime. You can use the airtime for regular uses, such as making calls and sending text, even subscribing to a regular data plan.

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Speaking of the requirements to enjoy this offer, Airtel NG says you have to recharge your line consistently. Consistently in order to meet your weekly target.

How it Works:

  • To get started, you have to first recharge your Airtel line.
  • Check your weekly target by dialing *479# or check your recharge notifications.
  • Recharge to hit your target
  • Get rewarded with 250MB free.
  • Dial *123# or *140#. to check balance
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Hard to say:

The free data bonus is valid till Sunday 23.59pm every week. You don’t get the reward twice a week, so no need beating the target twice. Airtel didn’t say how long the offer lasts, but it looks like one that its not going over yet. You can’t roll over any unused data. That is to say, once it expires, it’s gone, no renewals.

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