Nigeria’s very own Glo has lately been on a freebie spree, offering unmatched deals to internet users. However, it was in April 2017 that Glo issued new terms and conditions to customers who want to keep enjoying her amazing deals. Notwithstanding, the Glo data plan still remains the most affordable in the country, outdoing big players like MTN, Etisalat and “the smartphone network” Airtel.
This article offers information about the current Glo data plans including subscription codes and prices for Android, iOS, Windows and Blackberry devices. Also, you will find useful guidelines on how you can share your data with friends and borrow data from Glo.
Glo Data Plan For Android, iOS, Windows, Modem
No matter how good a deal from a network service provider may appear, it is done in a bid to improve business profitability. Glo was able to attract quite a huge number of subscribers with a new data plan only to slash the data volume in half and issue a new clause months later.
Before the new clause was introduced in April 2017, all Glo customers were able to get 1.6 GB of data for as low as ₦500. The cheapest was the daily plan of 30 MB for ₦50 and the most expensive was the monthly plan of 45 GB for ₦18,000. However, these are still possible if the user meets some REQUIREMENTS outlined below:
- All NEW Customers to the Glo network would enjoy the previous data volume, now referred to as “double data volume”
- All Existing/OLD customers who continue to subscribe will enjoy double data volume.
- However, customers who fail to renew their subscription within 3 Days of Expiry of their data plans would lose out on the double data volume BUT get HALF Data Volume for the SAME PRICE.
The Table Below, outlines, daily, weekly and monthly Glo Data Plans for Android, iOS, Windows and Modem Devices.
|PRICE (₦)||DATA VOLUME||DOUBLE DATA VOLUME (100% BONUS)||VALIDITY||SMS to 777||USSD CODE|
|50||15 MB||30 MB||1 Day||14||*127*14#|
|100||35 MB||70 MB||1 Day||51||*127*51#|
|200||100 MB||200 MB||5 Days||56||*127*56#|
|500||800 MB||1.6 GB||10 Days||57||*127*57#|
|1,000||1.6 GB||3.2GB||30 Days||53||*127*53#|
|18,000||45 GB||90GB||30 Days||17||*127*13#|
POINTS TO NOTE
DATA BOOST: If You Are Out of Data Before Your Expiry Date OR You Just Want To Boost Your Current Data Plan, You Can Do That By Dailing *777# to “Buy Extra Data”. Two Options are available: 300 MB for ₦200 OR 1 GB for ₦1,000. The later is only for customers on 1 GB plan and above.
The data plan table above is applicable to both 3G and 4G LTE Devices. Customers with 4G LTE phones previously had their own special data plan bundles, but Glo recently merged both into one data plan.
Glo Flexi Plans
The Flexi plan, as the name implies is suitable for customers who require a specific flexibility.
|PLAN NAME||PRICE (₦)||DATA VOLUME||VALIDITY||SMS to 777||USSD CODE|
|TGIF – N500_WEEKEND_PLAN||500||3GB||7 days (Weekend – Saturday 12 am – Sunday 11.59pm)||61||*127*61#|
|N200_NIGHT_PLAN||200||1GB||1 day (12 am – 5 am)||60||*127*60#|
|G 100||6,000||4GB||100 Hrs or 30 days||20||*127*5#|
|G 300||15,000||12GB||300 Hrs or 3 Months||21||*127*4#|
|G-Leisure||5,000||12GB||8 PM to 9 AM – Weekdays + All day on Weekends||30||*127*7#|
|G-Work||6,000||12GB||8 AM to 9 PM||31||*127*6#|
GLO Campus Data Booster
A students’ favourite, the Glo Campus Data Booster gives students amazing value for their money. This service gives customers 10 times the value of their data subscription whenever they are on campus at NO EXTRA COST.
Even non-students get to enjoy the deal, you just have to be on the campus premises. Customers would also get free “on-net” talk time with other Glo customers and free data to gift to friends.
The service is available on all campuses nationwide, including Customs, Immigration and Police training institutes.
|PRICE (₦)||DATA VOLUME||OFF-CAMPUS||ON-CAMPUS||GLO – GLO BONUS (₦)||FREE DATA GIFTING||VALIDITY|
|100||100 MB||100 MB||225 MB||100||25 MB||2 Days|
|200||200 MB||200 MB||450 MB||200||50 MB||4 Days|
|500||500 MB||500 MB||1.12 GB||500||125 MB||7 Days|
|1,000||1 GB||1 GB||2.25 GB||1,000||250 MB||15 Days|
|2,000||2 GB||2 GB||4.5 GB||2,000||500 MB||30 Days|
|5,000||5 GB||5 GB||11.2 GB||5,000||1.25 GB||30 Days|
To activate any of the above campus data booster plans, Dial *777#, select option 1 (4G-3G Data plan), select 1 (Buy 4G-3G Data plan), select 5 (Campus booster) then choose from the list of options available.
POINTS TO NOTE – Campus Data Booster
A normal data plan will not double on campus, it has to be a campus data booster plan.
The Campus Data cannot be “shared” but can be “gifted”.
Unused campus data booster CANNOT be carried over to the next subscription.
Outside the Campus booster zone, the campus booster plan will work as a normal plan.
See more Glo Campus Booster FAQs here.
Glo Data Plan For Blackberry 10
Starting from December 17, 2016, Glo discontinued their service to Blackberry phones using the BB OS 7 and below. However, they stuck with the Blackberry 10 and higher devices.
Customers who still had data on their BB OS 7 devices were asked to switch to the BB 10 or higher devices to continue using their data. All Glo data bundles made for the BB OS 7 including the BB Complete, Absolute and BIS plans are now defunct.
Just as in the Android, iOS and Windows, Glo created a unified data plan for BB 10 devices meaning that the same data plan gives access to 2G, 3G and 4G LTE.
However, there are some EXCEPTIONS to the BB 10 plan including that BB 10 plans are NOT giftable and shareable.
The aforementioned 3-Day Grace period also applies to the BB 10 plans. If customers purchase or renew their BB 10 data plan within 3-days of expiry or exhaustion, they will receive the double data volume (100%), else, their next data value would be split in half.
The Unified Glo Data Plan Bundles For the BB 10
|PRICE (₦)||DATA VOLUME||DOUBLE DATA VOLUME (100% BONUS)||VALIDITY||SMS to 777||USSD CODE|
|100||35 MB||70 MB||1 Day||BB100||*777*4#|
|200||100 MB||200 MB||5 Days||BB200||*777*5#|
|500||800 MB||1.6 GB||10 Days||BB500||*777*7#|
|1,000||1.6 GB||3.2 GB||30 Days||BB1000||*777*8#|
|2,000||3.75 GB||7.5 GB||30 Days||BB2000||*777*9#|
|2, 500||5 GB||10 GB||30 Days||BB2500||*777*10#|
|3,000||6 GB||12 GB||30 Days||BB3000||*777*17#|
|4,000||8 GB||16 GB||30 Days||BB4000||*777*18#|
|5,000||12 GB||24 GB||30 Days||BB5000||*777*19#|
|8,000||16 GB||16 GB||30 Days||BB8000||*777*20#|
|15,000||30 GB||60 GB||30 Days||BB15000||*777*410#|
|18,000||45 GB||90 GB||30 Days||BB18000||*777*411#|
NOTE: The Glo BB 10 Unified Plans Will NOT WORK on Glo Sims inserted in modem devices
How Do I Check My Glo Data Balance?
To Check Your Glo data balance across all devices, dial *127*0# OR SMS “INFO” to 127. An alert would be sent to you stating how much of your data is left as well as the due date for auto-renewal.
Glo 4G LTE
4G LTE – “Long Term Evolution” is Glo’s latest flagship offering to its customers. It is the world’s most advanced wireless data technology after the 3G. Offering uber fast internet speed, 4G LTE users can download 1 GB worth of data within minutes and 3 MB audio file in seconds.
To become a user of this advanced tech innovation, follow the steps below:
- Buy a new Glo LTE sim card from any Gloworld nearest to you. OR if you are already a Glo customer, you can swap your current sim.
- Buy a 4G enabled smartphone. Smartphones currently supporting the network include the iPhone SE and higher iPhones, BlackBerry DTEK 50, BlackBerry Priv STV100-4, HTC One M9+, Microsoft Lumia 950, Samsung Galaxy S7 (also Duos and Edge), Alcatel One Touch Pop 4 LTE and more.
- To check if your current device supports the Glo 4G LTE, SMS 4G to 400.
- Be Sure that your current location has the LTE coverage.
- Glo 4G LTE is currently available in Lagos, Ogun, Rivers State, Delta, Edo, Eket, Kaduna, Adamawa (ABTI University) and more. Glo is working on making the coverage nationwide.
How To Borrow Data From Glo
Out of Data, broke but urgently need to be online? The Glo Borrow Me Data Service allows customers to request (borrow) data when their bundle is exhausted.
A 15% transaction fee will be charged on your next recharge. For example, if you bought ₦500 worth of data, you will be charged ₦575 on your next recharge. The deduction is made 3 days/72 hours after you activate the Borrow Me Data service.
To be eligible to use the service, the customer must have been a consistent Glo subscriber for at least 5 months.
Customers can pay for the service with airtime received via the ME2U service.
Data volumes available on the Glo Borrow Me Data Service is outlined below
|PRICE (₦)||DATA VOLUME||VALIDITY||RECOVERED AMOUNT (₦)|
|50||30 MB||1 Day||57.50|
|100||60 MB||1 Day||115|
|200||200 MB||5 Days||230|
|500||1.6 GB||7 Days||575|
|1,000||3.2 GB||30 Days||1,150|
To Borrow Data from Glo, the customer must first apply for the service by dialling *321# to obtain/register a secret passcode. This passcode would be required to make subsequent Borrow Me transactions by dialling *321# and following the prompt.
How To Share Your Glo Data With Friends & Family
Glo Share Data service allows customers to share a single data plan with family and friends.
- First Add/Register Friends To Your Share Account By dialling *127*01*[friend’s number]# OR, SMS “Share [friend’s number]” to 127.
- Those you Share Data With Will Be Notified via SMS and automatically be connected to the internet.
- To Remove a number from your share list, Dial *127*02*[friend’s number]# OR SMS Remove [friend’s number]” to 127.
- To view a list of those you are sharing your data with, dial *127*00# or Send “List” to 127.
How To Gift Data To Friends & Family
The Glo “Gift” service allows you to buy a data bundle and gift them to loved ones. Customers who do not want to “share” their data often opt for this service.
Dial *127*[USSD_Plan_Number]*[friend’s number]#. For example, if you want to gift friend the daily 15 MB data which goes for ₦50, dial 127*12714*0805XXXXXXX# OR
SMS Gift “Friends Number” to 127.