One of the biggest headaches for most Nigerian youths is how much they spend on Data. On average, most people spend more than 10k on internet bundles because well, we do a lot on the web these days.
A few weeks ago, MTN, one of Nigeria’s biggest telecoms companies slashed their data subscriptions and a whole upgrade on their broadband speed. The ICT company announced the slash, just after two weeks of launching the 4G+ upgrade of their network. The announcement got us thinking about ways to maximise the opportunity, so here are a few ideas that came up.
Start That Course You Have Been Postponing
For real, start now. Online courses are the new cool for picking up the skills you need for that promotion at work or to move from hobby to business. Data can be a major constraint, both based on cost and speed, so with the new offer, that challenge goes away. So do it, right now (not right now now, keep reading for more ideas).
Video Call That Friend You Miss
Long-distance friendships are hard. Sometimes, you just want to see what your buddy is up to, but data isn’t that cheap and video quality can be a mess, so you just stick to voice calls. Well, we are happy to say problem solved. With the new MTN 4G+, a 30-minute HD video could be downloaded in as little as three minutes. So guess what that means for video calls - crisp clear video quality, enough for you to appreciate the beauty on the other end of the call.
Host A Movie Night
Actually, this idea is the product of a specific plan from the announcement. For N500, MTN is now offering users 2GB of data, and you know what that means - Netflix and chill is about to go down! You can call just bae or a few friends, they bring drinks and you stream that movie you all are always talking about. These are the kind of memories that don’t go away easily, so go ahead and do it!
Send Your Friends Data Gifts
You really don’t have an excuse anymore. It is cheaper now, and worth every naira with the superior speed, so why have you not subscribed for a couple of friends? No, this weekend, send your friend N500 and they would have 2GB of data for the weekend. A little gift, with immense value. As they say, it is the thought that matters.
Attend A Concert or Wedding, Uninvited
This is one of the most hilarious trends of the 21st century. Remember how we all attended the last Royal Wedding from our phones? The numerous concert access? Yeah, that’s so cool. You can either watch a live stream of the event or call your friend who’s there and get all the tidbits. I bet you, you won’t miss a thing and you can keep making social media posts like you were there, haha
Discover New Artists And New Music
One of the blessings of life is music and every day, someone around the world does something amazing with this blessing. There’s so much good music out there waiting for you to discover. So you can start with your FREE unlimited stream on MTN Music+, move to SoundCloud and end up on YouTube. Trust us, that would be data well spent and added joy to your soul.
The new MTN 4G+ service is immediately available in Abuja, Lagos and Portharcourt, and will roll out to other states soon. Quite frankly, the opportunities created by this new service are almost endless, and we can’t wait to see which of our ideas gets the most tryout.