Etisalat (9mobile) Day and Night Data Plan

How to Subscribe to Etisalat Night Plan

The Etisalat night plan (9Mobile Night Plan) is only available on the Easycliq tariff plan, and only usable between 12:00AM and  5:00AM. The steps to activating the plan are as follow:

  • If you are not Easycliq tariff plan, migrate to the plan by dialing *244*1#.
  • Ensure you have a minimum of  ₦50 on your SIM for the 250MB plan or N200 for the 1GB plan
  • Dial  *229*10*10# to activate the plan for 250MB or *229*3*11# for the 1GB plan

How to Subscribe to Etisalat(9mobile) Data Plans

PlanValidityOpt-in Code
Daily Bundles
10MB @ ₦5024 Hours*229*3*8#
40MB @ ₦10024 Hours*229*3*1#
Weekly Plan
150MB @ ₦2007 Days*229*2*10#
Weekend Plan
1GB @ ₦500One Weekend*5995*2#
Monthly Bundles
500MB @ ₦50030 Days*229*2*12#
1GB @ ₦1,00030 Days*229*2*7#
1.5GB @ ₦1,20030 Days*229*2*25#
2.5GB @ ₦2,00030 Days*229*2*8#
3.5GB @ ₦2,50030 Days*229*2*26#
5GB @ ₦3,50030 Days*229*2*9#
11.5GB @ ₦8,00030 Days*229*2*5#

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Airtel Night Plan, Data Plan, Customer Care

To enjoy the very cheap Airtel Night Plan, you have to opt-in to tariff plan called Airtel SmartTrybe.

To opt-in to Airtel Night Plan Dial *312#. You get: 30% extra data on bundles of N500 and above purchased in all campuses in Nigeria 1GB for N500. Valid for 7 day.

How to subscribe to Airtel Night Plan

  • STEP 1: Migrate to Airtel SmartTrybe by dialing *312# then reply with 1.
  • STEP 2: After the migration, dial *312#
  • STEP 3: Reply 1 for 500MB for N25 valid from12am – 5am
  • OR: Reply 2 for 1.5GB for N200 valid from12am – 5amEnjoy these night plan from Airtel

How to subscribe to Airtel Data Plan

To get started, Dial *141# OR…

Daily / Weekly Plans

PriceData AllowanceValidityUSSD CODE
N5025MB1 Day*141*50#
N10075MB1 Day*141*100#
N200200MB3 Days*141*200#
N3001GB1 Day*141*354#
N300350MB7 Days*141*300#
N500750MB14 Days*141*500#
N5001GB7 Days*141*502#
N5002GB1 Day*141*504#
N15006GB7 Days*141*1504#

Airtel Customer Care

Simply call 111

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MTN Recharge and Data Plan Codes

MTN Recharge Code | How To Load Airtime On MTN SIM (USSD Code)

You should know that MTN Nigeria recharge codes contain a 12-digit PIN. So, follow the step below for loading airtime n your phone:

  • To load or recharge an MTN line, dial recharge PIN in the following USSD format: *555*PIN# and then Send/Ok. For example, If the airtime PIN is 1111 2222 3333, include *555*111122223333# and press Send or Ok on your phone’s dialler.
  • If successful, you can dial *556# to check account balance.

That’s all!

MTN Data Plans and Subscription Codes in Nigeria

Here are latest MTN Data Plan Prices. You will also see code for checking your MTN data subscription balance.

  • 1.5GB Browsing Plan for Mobile (24/7 30 days) – text 106 to 131 – ₦1000
  • 2GB MTN data plan (24/7 30 days) – text 130 to 131 – ₦1200
  • MTN 3.5GB mobile data plan (24/7 30 days) – text 110 to 131 – ₦2000
  • 6.5GB MTN data plan (24/7 30 days) – text 107 to 131 – ₦3500
  • 11GB MTN data plan (24/7 30 days) – text 116 to 131 – ₦5000
  • 25GB MTN data plan (24/7 30 days) – text 117 to 131 – ₦10000
  • 40GB MTN data plan (24/7 30 days) – text 150 to 131 – ₦15000
  • 1GB MTN Daily (24 hours) – SMS 155 to 131 – ₦350
  • 2GB 2 days Plan (48 hours) – text 154 to 131 – 500 Naira
  • 60GB MTN data plan (24/7, 60 days) – text 118 to 131 – 20000 NGN
  • 120GB MTN data plan (24/7 90 days) – text 133 to 131 – 50000 NGN
  • MTN 100GB data plan (60 days) – text 138 to 131 – 30,000 Naira
  • MTN 150GB data plan (90 days) – text 134 to 131 – 70,000 Naira
  • MTN Daily data plan for mobile, 75MB (24 hours) – SMS 104 to 131 – 100 NGN
  • MTN Daily data plan for mobile, 25MB (24 hours) – SMS 114 to 131 – 50 NGN
  • 200MB 2 days Package (48 hours) – text 113 to 131 – 200 Naira
  • 750MB Weekly browsing for mobile (7 days) – text 103 to 131 – 500 NGN
  • 350MB Weekly browsing for mobile (7 days) – text 102 to 131 – 300 NGN

To check your MTN browsing data balance, SMS 2 to 131.

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USB4 Is Coming: Here’s How Fast It’ll Be

USB4’s technical specifications have been finalized by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), the group responsible for creating USB standards.

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Utilizing a two-lane operation when used with USB Type-C cables and up, we can expect to see transfer speeds of up to 40Gbps. With those rates, USB4 doubles the performance of USB 3.2, the newest USB standard currently available. USB4 is also backwards compatible with USB 3.2, USB 2.0 and Thunderbolt 3.

While USB4 integrates Intel’s Thunderbolt technology, MacBook and iMac desktop users have benefited from faster speeds and output options for years. However, accessories that make use of the technology are usually expensive, leading most manufacturers to eschew it regardless of the fact that they utilize a USB-C connection. Since the new standard merges both USB-C and Thunderbolt, we should start to see decreasing accessory price points that utilize faster speeds as USB4 gains popularity.

USB4 device manufacturers must also include USB Power Delivery technology, which regulates device charging. PD can quickly charge your phone or gaming laptop, sending the optimal amount of wattage for each device to charge quickly without damage.

With specification development all wrapped up, we could see the first USB4 products hit the market as early as mid-2020.

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Everything to expect from Apple’s iPhone event

iPhone 11, Apple Watch Series 5, software updates, and more

It’s iPhone time already, and Apple is set to take the stage on September 10th to announce the new iPhone 11 lineup.

Of course, Apple doesn’t just make iPhones, so we also expect news on the Apple Watch, Apple TV, all the new software Apple announced earlier this year, and maybe even a MacBook Pro-shaped surprise or two.

Here’s what to expect at the upcoming event:

New iPhones

September is practically synonymous with iPhones in the tech sphere, and this year is no exception. Apple is expected to announce three new iPhone models at its event on Tuesday: the iPhone 11 Pro, the iPhone 11 Pro Max, and the iPhone 11, replacing the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR, respectively.

Despite the numerical change, this year’s updates look similar to the iPhone 6S to iPhone 7 transition; Apple is keeping the designs largely the same as the previous generation and focusing more on spec boosts and an overhaul to the camera. That means that larger updates — like an in-display fingerprint scanner, 5G, or a less intrusive notch — will likely wait until next year’s models at the earliest.

Here’s what to expect:

iPhone 11 Pro / 11 Pro Max: The direct successors to the XS and XS Max, the 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, will keep largely the same design, with a 5.8-inch OLED display on the smaller model and a 6.5-inch panel on the larger one.

The biggest change is the camera: Apple is putting a new triple-camera system in a massive square module. Details are still slim as to what Apple will use the third lens for — currently, Apple offers both wide-angle and telephoto lenses on the XS line — but presumably, it’ll be the big push for why customers should upgrade. The new cameras are also said to be higher resolution and offer better low light performance and video recording.

Apple is also expected to upgrade Face ID, allowing it to work at multiple angles (including lying flat on a desk); add better waterproofing and shatter-resistance to the new phones so that they’re harder to break; and add a new matte finish to the hardware. Also new is a reverse wireless charging feature, similar to Samsung, that will let you juice up a pair of AirPods on the go using your iPhone.

There’s also the expected upgrade to Apple’s next-gen A13 processor, which will presumably make the new models faster than the old ones. And like the iPhone XR last year, Apple is said to be closing the door entirely on its haptic 3D Touch experiment. It won’t be in the new models.

iPhone 11: Also possibly called the 11R (rumors are back and forth), the XR upgrade is a little more lackluster than the flagship line. It’ll have the same middle-of-the-road 6.1-inch LCD size and overall design as last year’s model with a few changes.

The big update here is a better camera. In this case, it’s going from the single-lens system on the XR to a dual camera (also, sadly, in a giant square module) that adds optical zoom capabilities. Also expected are some new colors (including a green option) and the same faster A13 processor as its pricier siblings.

Apple Watch Series 5

The Apple Watch just got a big redesign last year, so the Series 5 is expected to be a bit less dramatic of a change. Presumably, Apple will be upgrading the processor to an S5 chipset that will be faster and more power-efficient than before. An early leak has revealed new titanium and ceramic case options.

Another rumor claims that Apple could be adding sleep tracking to the Apple Watch this year, which is one of the main health-tracking features that the Watch currently lacks.

There are also some bigger changes coming to the entire Apple Watch line in watchOS 6, which were announced at WWDC earlier this year: a standalone App Store that will allow Watch apps to be installed and run independently from a tethered iPhone and the long-overdue addition of menstrual cycle tracking.

Oh, and there will probably be some new strap colors.

Apple Tag

Rumors have been swirling for months that Apple is working on its own Tile-esque Bluetooth tracking tag, and we could see a formal announcement on Tuesday. There’s plenty of evidence, both circumstantial (like Apple’s rebranded Find My app) and blatantly obvious (like the leaked code in iOS 13 explaining how the feature works).

Apple’s iteration is said to use AR to help find your lost items, which could be an interesting twist on the formula. And given that products like Tile rely on a local network of hardware to find lost items, the sheer number of iPhones in the world could give Apple a very solid foundation to build off.

New Apple TV hardware

Apple’s overdue for an update to the Apple TV, and rumors suggest it has one in the works that could feature a faster A12 processor. Given that Apple Arcade games are meant to be cross-platform, a better processor could help the Apple TV keep up when the service launches later this year.

Software

We already have a pretty good idea of what to expect from Apple’s 2019 software updates, but expect to get release information for iOS 13, iPadOS, watchOS 6, tvOS, the HomePod, and macOS 10.15 Catalina. Apple also occasionally has a surprise feature or two that’s limited to its new hardware, which might show up as well. Otherwise, expect the big news mostly to be elsewhere in the presentation.

Services

Apple is betting really heavily on subscription services as iPhone sales have started to wane, and earlier this year, announced several new services, including its Apple Arcade game subscription and its own streaming service, Apple TV Plus.

We still don’t have some crucial details for either of those services: specifically, when they’ll launch and how much they’ll cost. Rumors have suggested that Arcade will launch alongside iOS 13 (which should get a release date at the event as well) and that it’ll cost $4.99 per month. Apple TV Plus, meanwhile, is rumored to cost $9.99 per month and launch sometime in November. Apple has been ramping up the release of trailers for shows in the past few weeks, including For All Mankind, The Morning Show, Dickinson, and the animated Snoopy in Space, so some sort of news would make sense.

It’s also possible that Apple could use Tuesday’s event to announce some kind of bundle: right now, the company offers Apple Music ($9.99 per month), Apple News Plus ($9.99 per month), iCloud storage ($0.99 / $2.99 / $9.99 per month, depending on storage), AppleCare Plus (price depends on device), and the aforementioned video and gaming services. Add those together, and it can get pretty pricey, so it’s possible Apple might announce some sort of combined bundle for access to its services, similar to what Disney is doing with Disney+ / Hulu / ESPN+. There’s a precedent, too: Apple’s monthly iPhone Upgrade Service already includes AppleCare, so the idea of bundling isn’t totally foreign to the company.

16-inch MacBook Pro

Apple’s current MacBook Pro design has no shortage of detractors, and the company is said to be working on a new 16-inch model, which is set to debut an all-new design (with a less bad keyboard) as early as this year.

Mac Pro and Pro Display release dates

Announced at WWDC, Apple made some big promises for its most demanding pro users, but we still don’t have exact pricing for the Mac Pro or a release date for either the Pro or its accompanying display. We could get more details on Tuesday.

One More Thing…?

Apple, more than any other company, loves to break out surprises at its events. Could there be new iPads, which Apple traditionally holds for a separate October event? A reveal of the long-rumored AR glasses the company has been said to have in the works? A new, cheaper HomePod? Noise-canceling AirPods? On-ear, Apple-branded headphones? The triumphant return of the AirPower charging pad? Anything’s possible to show up when Apple takes the stage, so stay tuned.

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iOS 10 is still a mess, but at least it’s a snappy, stable mess

With a week to go until iOS 10 gets a release date, the current beta shows an operating system that’s still painful to navigate

After a week of using the iOS 10 beta I called it a total mess. And it was. I’d essentially taken my workhorse iPhone and near crippled it by applying the beta. Yup, I know, betas and all that, but there’s no better way to get a feel for a platform, and get an understanding of its evolution than to start using it as early as possible.

And in many ways I’m glad that I did because I’ve seen a lot of changes. While I won’t comment on how the stability or performance of beta software is in any detail, I’m pleased to report that the current iOS 10 beta that I’m running on my workhorse iPhone has settled down to be very stable and snappy. If the current levels of performance and stability carry forward to the release version, then I think people will be happy on those two fronts.

I’ve also seen huge battery life improvements over the past few weeks. I’m now at the point where I’m getting the sort of battery life that I’d expect based on my daily usage.

So no complaints there, either.

But… (there’s always a “but,” isn’t there?).

The first, and I think most annoying, gotcha of switching to iOS 10 is Apple’s insistence on shoving too much of my data onto the lock screen. I wholeheartedly agree with my colleague Zack Whittaker when he says that a lock screen shouldn’t be a hub of information. I don’t understand why Apple would go to the trouble of building a secure platform, and then develop a super-convenient method of unlocking the device that only requires the tap of a finger, only to then, by design, make so much information accessible without needing to authenticate.

The answer, of course, is convenience. Apple realizes how complex iOS has become, with information buried in every nook and cranny, and this is how it has chosen to float this information to the surface.

Problem is, putting it on the lock screen makes it plainly visible to all.

And because the lock screen is now a sort of hub for what’s been going on since you last used your iPhone or iPad, Apple has tweaked the Touch ID process to make it harder to blow by all this junk.
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Ever since Touch ID was introduced, you just tap the Home button, and then you’re into your device, but with iOS 10, you can unlock the device and still be on the lock screen. You have to tap the Home button again to get to your apps. I get why Apple did this — because people would just blow past anything on the lock screen, like notifications and such, but in iOS 10, Apple wants to make more use of the lock screen. But it feels more like Apple wants to force me to use the lock screen rather than make it a useful feature. You can still blow past the lock screen — just tap and hold the Home button — but I feel like I’m forced to change how I work because Apple wants to show me the new lock screen’s cool features.

Apple has made a tweak to iOS 10 to allow users to restore the old functionality, but you have to know that this is possible, and then find it within the labyrinth that Apple calls the Settings app.

The lock screen also highlights another problem in iOS 10 — how much space notifications waste. Information is displayed in huge “flash card” style panels, but the text is tiny and there’s tons of wasted space. Also, while these panels might work out great in Apple’s lab during testing, if you get a lot of notifications then they really become unwieldy to use.
iOS 10 is still a mess, but at least it’s a snappy, stable mess

There are also some weirdly jumbo-sized buttons.
iOS 10 is still a mess, but at least it’s a snappy, stable mess

There’s also a lot more horizontal swiping in iOS 10. In fact, horizontal swiping seems to be the new vertical swiping. For example, from the lock screen you swipe left to access the camera, rather than swiping up. I’m not sure what this is supposed to accomplish, especially since you seem to have to make a huge, exaggerated swipe. I used to be able to access the camera from the lock screen with my thumb when I had to swipe up pretty reliably, but my success rate with this new swipe is much lower.

This is, to me, the perfect example of change for the sake of change, with an added twist of not really working all that well.

And then there are the horizontal scrolling inconsistencies.

For example, on the lock screen, a horizontal swipe takes me to the camera, but once in the Camera app, horizontal swiping is used to switch between different camera settings. Instinctively, I want to swipe out, but I can’t and have to use the Home button. It’s a minor gripe, and I know that you’ve never been able to swipe out of an app, but it highlights a big disconnect between the developers who wrote the code for the lock screen and the developers who work on the Camera app.

It all feels weirdly inconsistent.

Apple, to its credit, has streamlined some aspects of the user interface. For example, the gratuitous, gaudy, and highly annoying app opening/closing animations are gone, and the swiping seems to be a bit more refined (or maybe it’s me that’s getting better).

I’m also not a big fan of the new Messages app. Sure, it’s “fun” to use, but the fun features have been added at the cost of burying useful features. For example, you can’t seem to select text to copy from a message anymore, you have to copy the whole thing. This is because of the popups to allow you to send canned responses to messages.
iOS 10 is still a mess, but at least it’s a snappy, stable mess

Then there’s the Control Center box.
iOS 10 is still a mess, but at least it’s a snappy, stable mess

There are so many things wrong with this that I don’t know where to begin.

Why is the Night Shift button so crazy big?
Do the colors on the circular buttons for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and such mean anything in particular (beyond the fact that the setting is on/off)?
Why is the Night Shift button so crazy big?
Why has the volume control been shifted over to a second screen along with the other media controls?
Why is the Night Shift button so crazy big?
Access to HomeKit devices is buried on a third panel, so if you want quick access to your devices, forget about it.

The new Control Center panel is so bad that I’m left to assume one of two things:

4:00 pm came around on the day that the code for the beta was supposed to be finalized and this panel had not been done, so someone knocked this together in a few minutes as a placeholder and it has then been forgotten about.
Someone let their young child design it.

I don’t understand why this panel wastes so much space, and I don’t know why it has to extend over two panels (why can’t it just vertical scroll?).

The iOS 10 Control Center ranks not only as one of the worst user interface designs by Apple, but as one of the worst by any major software developer. If there was some way to customize the panel, that would remove some of the irritation, but it still wouldn’t compensate for the fact that Apple clearly doesn’t have a solution for its bloated platform.

iOS 10 now feels like iTunes.

So, when iOS 10 rolls onto tens of millions of iPhone and iPads later this month, I expect that users will be pleased by the speed and stability of the platform, but will be left confused and possibly angry by all the tweaks and changes that Apple has shoe-horned into the operating system. Gestures and actions that have been ingrained into muscle memory through thousands upon thousands of repetitions will need to be relearned, and there will be more swiping and more frustration and users have to dig through the platform to find the information they want.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is now available

And if you’ve been eyeing one, go ahead and pull the trigger. It’s a really great phone. Assuming, of course, that you’ve got, you know, $800+ burning a hole in your pocket.

The 5.7-inch phablet is available now from a whole slew of retailers, including, naturally, Samsung’s stores, plus Best Buy, Target, Sam’s Club, some Walmart stores (maybe call ahead on that one), and online through Amazon. It’ll hit all the big carrier stores tomorrow — ie, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The big new phone will be joined at retail by a number of recently announced Sammy gadgets, including the Gear VR, those IconX wireless earbuds, Level Active headphones and the Gear 360 VR camera (online only). Availability details differ from product to product, but you can get yours hands on all of them right now, one way or another

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White HTC One M10 leaks online

This handset is expected to show up in April, and it looks like it will launch with a Samsung-style home button that apparently integrates a fingerprint reader and white is one of its color options.

HTC One M9 will get a successor this spring, but it appears that this handset will not make it to Barcelona next week. While highly anticipated flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S7 or the LG G5 will launch at this year’s Mobile World Congress, HTC One M10 (the name has not been officially confirmed) is expected to arrive in April.

Notorious leakster Evan Blass, widely known as evleaks, has just unveiled a white HTC One M10. The image does not come with any technical details, being accompanied by this message: “Let’s call it HTC One M10 in white.” However, earlier rumors and leaks mentioned a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4 GB RAM, the same 12 MP main camera used by the Nexus 6P, as well as – no surprise here – the latest Android version. The successor of the HTC One M9 will allegedly use a 5.2-inch AMOLED display and will feature a generous front camera for selfies, most likely belonging to the UltraPixel family.

The image released by Evan Blass into the wild shows a physical home button similar to the one used by Samsung handsets. Considering its size, it certainly includes a fingerprint reader as well. We will get back to the HTC One M10 as soon as we hear more about it, so stay tuned.

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