Unlimited Data Plans In South Africa, Prices & Codes

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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:

SpeedData AllowancePrice (N)AvailabilityValidity
5MbpsUnlimited10,00024/77days
5MbpsUnlimited22,0004 PM-6 AM & Weekend30 days
5MbpsUnlimited35,00024/730 days
5MbpsUnlimited52,70024/730 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:

SpeedData AllowancePrice (N)AvailabilityValidity
5MbpsUnlimited10,00024/77 days
5MbpsUnlimited22,0004 PM – 6 AM & Weekend30 days
5MbpsUnlimited35,00024/730 days
10MbpsUnlimited52,70024/730 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

PlanDataPriceValidFair Usage Policy (FUP)
BronzeUNLIMITEDR$1807 daysAfter 30GB of data usage weekly, speed may reduce to 512kbps
SilverUNLIMITEDR$72030 daysAfter 130GB of data usage monthly, speed may reduce to 512kbps.
RubyUNLIMITEDR$1,08030 daysAfter 250GB of data usage monthly, speed may reduce to 512kbps.
GoldUNLIMITEDR$1,62030 daysAfter 500GB of data usage monthly, the speed may reduce to 512kbps.
DiamondUNLIMITEDR$2,16030 daysAfter 800GB of data usage monthly, the speed may reduce to 512kbps.
PlatinumUNLIMITEDR$5,940180 daysAfter 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 PLANPRICEACTIVATION CODEVALIDITY
2.9GBNGN1000*127*53#30days
4.1GBNGN1500*127*55#30days
5.8GBNGR$72*127*55#
7.7GBNGR$90*127*58#
10GBNGR$108*127*54#
13.25GBNGR$144*127*59#
18.25GBNGR$180*127*2#
29.5GBNGR$288*127*1#
50GBNGR$360*127*11#
93GBNGR$540*127*12#
119GBNGR$648*127*13#
138GBNGR$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:

PlanIncludedValidityPlan Price (N)
UnlimitedLite35GB monthly FUP at up to 8Mbps30 daysR$360
UnlimitedEssential70GB monthly FUP at up to 8Mbps30 daysR$540
Freedom 3MbpsAlways connected, non-stop internet with 180GB monthly FUP at up to 3Mbps30 daysR$720
Freedom Anytime Booster (3Mbps)Add onto Freedom 3Mbps plan to enjoy unlimited internet, with NO FUP30 daysR$216
Freedom Night Booster (3Mbps)Add onto Freedom 3Mbps plan to enjoy unlimited internet from Midnight to 6 AM30 daysR$72
Freedom 6MbpsAlways connected, non-stop internet with 300GB monthly FUP at up to 6Mbps30 daysR$864
Freedom Anytime Booster (6Mbps)Add onto Freedom 6Mbps plan to enjoy unlimited internet, with NO FUP30 daysR$216
Freedom Night Booster (6Mbps)Add onto Freedom 6Mbps plan to enjoy unlimited internet from Midnight to 6 AM30 daysR$72
Freedom BestEffortNO daily FUP with 1TB monthly FUP at up to 21Mbps30 daysR$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

NameData CapsPriceValidity
SWIFT Unlimited WeeklyUnlimited (24 hours) NGR$2347 days
SWIFT Unlimited SupremeUnlimited (24 hours)NGR$90030 days

Swift Weekend Unlimited Data Plans

Swift Essential Weekend37GB (24hours with Free and Unlimited Browsing EVERY SUNDAY)NGR$33230 days
Swift Club Weekend55GB (24hours with Free and Unlimited Browsing EVERY SATURDAY and SUNDAY)NGR$47930 days

Swift WTTX Data Plans

Wttx Unlimited_5MbpsUnlimited (24hours)NGR$70130 days
Wttx Unlimited_6MbpsUnlimited (24hours)NGR$92230 days
Wttx Unlimited_10MbpsUnlimited (24hours)NGR$1,033.0030 days
Wttx Unlimited_15MbpsUnlimited (24hours)NGR$1,15230 days
Wttx Unlimited_25MbpsUnlimited (24hours)NGR$1,58530 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 PlanPriceValidity Period
Unlimited DailyR$542 days
Unlimited WeeklyR$1887 days
Unlimited FamilyR$66630 days
Unlimited ExclusiveR$90030 days
Unlimited Night (Monthly)R$36030 days
Unlimited 90R$1,83690 days
Unlimited 180R$3,600180 days
Unlimited 365R$7,020365 days
Unlimited PlusR$90030 days
Unlimited XtraR$1,44030 days
Unlimited PrimeR$2,16030 days

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