For many people, data is life. We are in a tech age and need data to access the internet for several purposes. If you are a heavy data consumer, you must be searching for the best way to ensure that your data last a whole month.

One way to achieve this is to purchase unlimited data from any of the mobile data providers in South Africa. The different data providers have different unlimited data plans that you can take advantage of. Before we go on, we must warn that not all these data plans are exactly unlimited. Most of them come with fair usage policies to ensure that the companies don’t lose excessively while you enjoy your data.

What are the different unlimited data plans in South Africa today? How much do these data plans cost? We will answer these questions and several others in this post. Let’s dive straight in.

Unlimited Data Plans in South Africa, Prices & Codes

Unlimited Data Plans in South Africa, Prices & Codes

Finding the best unlimited data plan for your needs can be very difficult. The reason is that there are so many data providers in the country and they all have different packages. Not to worry, we have done all the work on your behalf. This section will show you the different unlimited data plans from all the data providers in South Africa. It will also show you their prices and the activation codes.

MTN Unlimited Data Plans, Prices, and Codes

MTN prides itself as the mobile data provider with the largest customer base in the country. The company has the slogan “Everywhere you go.” It has a variety of unlimited data plans and we will show them to you below.

MTN LTE Unlimited Plans

The table below shows a list of data plans under this class along with other relevant pieces of information:

Speed Data Allowance Price (N) Availability Validity
5Mbps Unlimited 10,000 24/7 7days
5Mbps Unlimited 22,000 4 PM-6 AM & Weekend 30 days
5Mbps Unlimited 35,000 24/7 30 days
5Mbps Unlimited 52,700 24/7 30 days

Note that you need a modem to enjoy the plans under this category. You can either purchase an outdoor modem at R$468 or an indoor modem at R$360. This data category is only available to MTN customers in Johannesburg and Ibadan currently. To subscribe, dial *567*59#, type “1,” and click “OK.”

MTN WiMAX Unlimited Plans

Below is a table that contains the details of all the data plans under this category:

Speed Data Allowance Price (N) Availability Validity
5Mbps Unlimited 10,000 24/7 7 days
5Mbps Unlimited 22,000 4 PM – 6 AM & Weekend 30 days
5Mbps Unlimited 35,000 24/7 30 days
10Mbps Unlimited 52,700 24/7 30 days

All the WiMAX unlimited data plans are valid for 30 days except the first one which is valid for just 7 days. Only customers in Sokoto, Ilorin, Kaduna, Warri, Pretoria, Osogbo, Makurdi, and Port Harcourt can access these plans.

MTN HyNet Flex

Plan Data Price Valid Fair Usage Policy (FUP)
Bronze UNLIMITED R$180 7 days After 30GB of data usage weekly, speed may reduce to 512kbps
Silver UNLIMITED R$720 30 days After 130GB of data usage monthly, speed may reduce to 512kbps.
Ruby UNLIMITED R$1,080 30 days After 250GB of data usage monthly, speed may reduce to 512kbps.
Gold UNLIMITED R$1,620 30 days After 500GB of data usage monthly, the speed may reduce to 512kbps.
Diamond UNLIMITED R$2,160 30 days After 800GB of data usage monthly, the speed may reduce to 512kbps.
Platinum UNLIMITED R$5,940 180 days After 2.5TB of data usage in six months, speed may reduce to 512kbps.

All the data plans in this category have fair usage policies attached as you would have noticed from the table. The easiest way to subscribe to any of the plans is through the MyMTN app.

Airtel Unlimited Data Plans & Prices

Just like MTN, Airtel has an array of unlimited data plan categories that you can take advantage of. The aim of these plans is that customers of the Airtel network enjoy data continuously. There is just one challenge with the unlimited data plans from Airtel. These plans are only available on routers and outdoor units. What are the different unlimited data plans from Airtel and how much do they cost:

Unlimited 10 (R$360)

This plan costs the least of all the three unlimited data plans from Airtel. It is designed for small businesses and freelancers and has a validity period of 30 days. To activate Unlimited 10, dial *462*10# or *471#. Note that the plan comes with FUP. As such, after consuming 40 GB of data, the data speed reduces to 256kbps.

Unlimited 15 (R$540)

This is a medium-range unlimited data plan from Airtel. It costs R$540 and is valid for 30 days. This plan also comes with a FUP of 65 GB after which data speed reduces to 256kbps. To activate the Unlimited 15 data plan, dial *462*15# or *463#.

Unlimited 20 (R$720)

This data plan is the most expensive of the unlimited data plans from Airtel. It costs R$720 and has a validity period of 30 days. There is also a FUP on this plan capped at 100 GB after which data speed reduces to 256kbps. Activate this plan by dialing *462*20# or *351#.

Glo Unlimited Data Plans, Prices & Codes

Glo provides customers with very affordable data plans. For most people, this company has the cheapest data plans. The company even prides itself as the “King of data.” What are the different unlimited data plans from Glo and how much do they cost? Check the table below to find out.

DATA PLAN PRICE ACTIVATION CODE VALIDITY
2.9GB NGN1000 *127*53# 30days
4.1GB NGN1500 *127*55# 30days
5.8GB NGR$72 *127*55#
7.7GB NGR$90 *127*58#
10GB NGR$108 *127*54#
13.25GB NGR$144 *127*59#
18.25GB NGR$180 *127*2#
29.5GB NGR$288 *127*1#
50GB NGR$360 *127*11#
93GB NGR$540 *127*12#
119GB NGR$648 *127*13#
138GB NGR$720 *127*33#

Note that the company reserves the right to adjust the prices and offerings of these different unlimited data plans. We will keep looking out for any changes and will update this post accordingly if we notice any.

Spectranet Unlimited Data Plans and Codes

Spectranet Technologies may not be present in all the States in South Africa. However, it is the first mobile data provider to give its customers access to 4G LTE services in the country. The company has a range of unlimited data plans that you can subscribe to. We have put them together under different categories below:

Bumpa Value Plans

  • Bumpa Value_31300_360D 84 GB all-day data plus Free Unlimited Morning Browsing at R$1,127 valid for 360 Days.
  • Bumpa Value_36500_360D 108 GB all-day data plus Free Unlimited Morning Browsing at R$1,314 valid for 360 Days.
  • Bumpa Value_52100_360D 156 GB all-day data plus Free Unlimited Morning Browsing at R$1,876 valid for 360 Days.
  • Bumpa Value_62600_360D 192 GB all-day data plus Free Unlimited Morning Browsing at R$2,254 valid for 360 Days.
  • Bumpa Value_73000_360D 216 GB all-day data plus Free Unlimited Night Browsing at R$2,628 valid for 360 Days.

Always On Plans

  • Unlimited (terms and conditions apply) Always On all-day plan at512 kbps speed post 120 GB at R$664 per month.
  • Free Unlimited Night Browsing plus Always On all-day plan at512 kbps speed post 100 GB at R$719 per month.
  • Free Unlimited Night Browsing plus Always On all day at512 kbps speed post 200 GB at R$1,383 per month.
  • Free Unlimited Night Browsing Always On all day at512 kbps speed post 300 GB at R$2,046 per month.

Unified Value Plans

  • 7 GB all-day data plus Free Unlimited Morning Browsing at R$111 per month.
  • 9 GB all-day data plus Free Unlimited Morning Browsing at R$129 per month.
  • 13 GB all-day data plus Free Unlimited Morning Browsing at R$185 per month.
  • 16 GB all-day data plus Free Unlimited Morning Browsing at R$222 per month.

Smart Choice Plans

  • Smart Choice_8700_90D 18 GB all-day data plus Free Unlimited Morning Browsing at 18 GB R$314 valid for 90 Days.
  • Smart Choice_10200_90D 27 GB all-day data plus Free Unlimited Morning Browsing at R$368 valid for 90 Days.
  • Smart Choice_14500_90D 39 GB all-day data plus Free Unlimited Morning Browsing at R$522 valid for 90 Days.
  • Smart Choice_17400_90D 48 GB all-day data plus Free Unlimited Morning Browsing at R$627 valid for 90 Days.
  • Smart Choice_20400_90D 54 GB all-day data plus Free Unlimited Night Browsing at R$735 valid for 90 Days.

Mega Value Plans

  • 18 GB all-day data plus Free Unlimited Night Browsing at R$258 per month.
  • 30 GB all-day Data plus Free Unlimited Night Browsing at R$369 per month.
  • 45 GB all-day Data plus Free Unlimited Night Browsing at R$461 per month.
  • 50 GB all-day Data plus Free Unlimited Night Browsing at R$479 per month.
  • 70 GB all-day Data plus Free Unlimited Night Browsing at R$553 per month.

Top Ups Plans

Spectranet Technologies allows its customers to do top-ups on their existing data plans. As such, you can add more data to a plan before its validity period expires. Check the list below for some of these top-up packages:

  • 1 GB Booster R$18 with validity depending on the Base Plan.
  • 2 GB Booster R$36 with validity depending on the Base Plan.
  • 5 GB Booster R$90 with validity depending on the Base Plan.
  • 10 GB Booster R$144 with validity depending on the Base Plan.

Mini Plans

Do the unlimited data plans from Spectranet seem too costly? Not to worry, there are some affordable plans you can subscribe to. Some of them include:

  • Mini Plan 6 GB R$54 valid for 1 Week – It is split into 2 GB all-day data and 4 GB Promo.
  • Mini Plan 20 GB R$162 valid for 10 days – It is split into 10 GB all-day data and 10 GB Promo.

Smile Unlimited Data Plans, Prices & Codes

Another mobile data provider that isn’t so popular is Smile Communications. While the company isn’t so popular, it has an array of very affordable data plans that you can consider. We have put them together in the table below:

Plan Included Validity Plan Price (N)
UnlimitedLite 35GB monthly FUP at up to 8Mbps 30 days R$360
UnlimitedEssential 70GB monthly FUP at up to 8Mbps 30 days R$540
Freedom 3Mbps Always connected, non-stop internet with 180GB monthly FUP at up to 3Mbps 30 days R$720
Freedom Anytime Booster (3Mbps) Add onto Freedom 3Mbps plan to enjoy unlimited internet, with NO FUP 30 days R$216
Freedom Night Booster (3Mbps) Add onto Freedom 3Mbps plan to enjoy unlimited internet from Midnight to 6 AM 30 days R$72
Freedom 6Mbps Always connected, non-stop internet with 300GB monthly FUP at up to 6Mbps 30 days R$864
Freedom Anytime Booster (6Mbps) Add onto Freedom 6Mbps plan to enjoy unlimited internet, with NO FUP 30 days R$216
Freedom Night Booster (6Mbps) Add onto Freedom 6Mbps plan to enjoy unlimited internet from Midnight to 6 AM 30 days R$72
Freedom BestEffort NO daily FUP with 1TB monthly FUP at up to 21Mbps 30 days R$1,296

Activating any of these data plans is pretty easy. Simply visit the company website or purchase from a Smile outlet around you. You can also use QuickTeller to subscribe to any of the plans in the table above.

Swift Unlimited Data Plans, Prices & Codes

Swift Networks has a variety of unlimited data plans that you can consider. The company has split these data plans into different categories. Check them out below:

Swift Regular Data Plans

Name Data Caps Price Validity
SWIFT Unlimited Weekly Unlimited (24 hours) NGR$234 7 days
SWIFT Unlimited Supreme Unlimited (24 hours) NGR$900 30 days

Swift Weekend Unlimited Data Plans

Swift Essential Weekend 37GB (24hours with Free and Unlimited Browsing EVERY SUNDAY) NGR$332 30 days
Swift Club Weekend 55GB (24hours with Free and Unlimited Browsing EVERY SATURDAY and SUNDAY) NGR$479 30 days

Swift WTTX Data Plans

Wttx Unlimited_5Mbps Unlimited (24hours) NGR$701 30 days
Wttx Unlimited_6Mbps Unlimited (24hours) NGR$922 30 days
Wttx Unlimited_10Mbps Unlimited (24hours) NGR$1,033.00 30 days
Wttx Unlimited_15Mbps Unlimited (24hours) NGR$1,152 30 days
Wttx Unlimited_25Mbps Unlimited (24hours) NGR$1,585 30 days

NTel Unlimited Data Plans, Prices, & Codes

The final mobile data provider we will consider is NTel. This company is also fairly unpopular but has several interesting unlimited data plans that you can choose from. Check them out in the table below:

Data Plan Price Validity Period
Unlimited Daily R$54 2 days
Unlimited Weekly R$188 7 days
Unlimited Family R$666 30 days
Unlimited Exclusive R$900 30 days
Unlimited Night (Monthly) R$360 30 days
Unlimited 90 R$1,836 90 days
Unlimited 180 R$3,600 180 days
Unlimited 365 R$7,020 365 days
Unlimited Plus R$900 30 days
Unlimited Xtra R$1,440 30 days
Unlimited Prime R$2,160 30 days
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