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MTN (Ghana) Prepaid Internet Bundle

25 April 2011


Pretty sure you are kicking! MTN Ghana now has data bundles. How’s that?! I remember walking into an MTN customer service center in East Legon two months ago to ask if I could buy a bundle on my dongle, because I realised it would be cheaper, as it is on the others I use. The rep said that option was only available for postpaid customers. But it was not ‘easy’ for a student for example to be on postpaid because of the requirements (one being a $75 deposit).
It is not like that anymore; MTN now has a bundle package for prepaid subscribers. What is the big deal you may ask? For example two months ago, I got 2GB data when I loaded ~$45 of airtime. Now ~$45 gives me 4GB if i buy the bundle after loading airtime. So what are the bundle packages available? How much do they cost?

MTN Internet Bundles

As a prepaid subscriber, you can buy internet bundles on your internet dongle or mobile phone (you could even recharge your dongle’s SIM with your phone if you are unable to enter the 14th digit on the recharge card using the MTN FastLink interface).

If you are buying a bundle

  • for your phone or
  • for your dongle through your phone,

be sure to have airtime that is sufficient to buy the desired bundle. Then dial *138# on your phone. This displays the various packages available for you to choose from. So if you want to buy 4GB for example, you should have 60GHC or more airtime. With this condition satisfied, press the key on your phone which will allow you to enter a response, then enter the number for the desired package and send.
You will receive another response
“Confirm purchase of __GHC-__(M/G)B.
1 confirm
9 Cancel”
so respond by entering, 1 and voila.. you will receive an on-screen message that you have successfully bought your bundle. You can check your balance (*124#) to confirm it.

On the other hand, buying a bundle directly from the dongle would look like the picture below.

Type *138# to display the available bundles

Open MTN F@stLink software. Click the Prepaid button. Then click the Account tab to open the USSD dialogue box . Type *138# into the textbox and click Send. This shows you the bundles like in the left picture. Now, type the number corresponding to the desired bundle into the text box, and click Send. This displays a window like  below. Enter 1 into the text box to confirm your purchase, or 9 to cancel it. Click on the

Confirm your selection

Send button to receive a confirmation of a successful purchase or cancellation.

If all is well, you should have a  message confirming a successful purchase. You can go back to the Balance tab to check your account balance. If you want to check your balance through text on your dongle, click on Prepaid in the F@stLink software, then click on the Account tab in the USSD dialog box. Enter *124# in the text box and click Send… voila.. you should have your balance information.
PS: Just a quick bit of information; MTN charges half price for off-peak browsing. Off-peak hours are between 12 am and 5am
. Go easy browsing everywhere you go!.. after you’ve left a comment below, hon! Or read about Expresso’s bundles. Click here to download the MTN Fastlink software.

Mum, in case you or a friend is or becomes a postpaid customer, you should go here for to purchase bundles. You may also visit their facebook page and make your complains or compliments. Much love… Kweku


  1. Pius Nkpebu permalink

    Please Ican’t browse on my phone,SAMSUNG GALAXY.model S5301 mobile number is 0547568813.send me the code for internet activation.your customer care line is block WHY MTN???

  2. When I buy credit nd bundle I don’t even use but before the next day is finish including my own credit which is not bundle now am using Vodafone why pls I don’t want to loose u so check it for me Kk. Dis is my num 0541093845

  3. I want to be a customer o the internet bundle my phone number is 0542141188

    • Dear Samuel, please call the MTN customer help line. Thanks

  4. kwadwo i support you. i just uploaded 2 ghana cedis credit and it did not last for even 20 minutes. now i am using glo. mtn, why?

  5. Kindly send me informati on about mtn to mtn 400 talk and internet bundles activate text code on my phone and in ghana. Thanks for your cooperation to your customer always.

  6. dennis permalink

    I can’t bundle with my phone,can u please do some settings for me.I can’t also check my balance too,infact anything that requires feedback from mtn is not working but I make nd receive calls as well as sms.dis the number; 0240996485.thank you

  7. louis smits permalink

    can you tell me the price from a dongle at MTN i life in Holland( Europe) and want to give this to a person in Ghana as a gift.

    • It’s between USD 33 and 36 depending on the exhange rate… but its 60 Ghana cedis (unless there is any promotion I don’t know of)

      • louis smits permalink

        thanks for giving me the info Joseph. I will buy this for the person that needs it. Best regards from Holland.

  8. john ntim biremah permalink

    I like ur service but it is costly.

    • over to you MTN

  9. kwadjo permalink

    infact,mtn,your internet bundles are so expensive.why.Infact its too much.1GH cedis for just 25mb for 7days,2GH for 30mb.It cant be compared to tigo and vodafone.With mtn 25mb,all will finish when u try to a file or anything that is more than 30minutes play.i mean a video or musics that last for more than 30minutes+poor internet reception.Im trying to switch to tigo n vodafon bcos of internet browsing so that i can do more research n learn.Tigo 1Gh is unlimited for a day.Absolutely incredible service n they help a lot

    • Hello Kwadjo, thanks for passing by. However, I am a private person with no affiliation to any network (including MTN). Further, I think you are free to use any network from which you get the maximum value. However, have you checked the size of a 30-min-long video? I’m sure it’s not less than 25mb…so obviously if you have 25mb bundle, it would be exhausted.

  10. maamle permalink

    its too expensive to use..i got 20cedis which is 1gig..and it lasted overnight..too expensive i must

    • hello Maamle, I think that you should disable automatic updates on your antivirus, and Windows update; these two processes could drain data cos of downloads. Try out and give me feedback.

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