MTN Pulse Nigeria: Everything You Need to Know About MTN Pulse

Let’s learn together everything you need to know about the MTN Pulse tariff plan for Nigeria MTN Subscribers.

Without an iota of doubt, MTN Pulse is the best MTN prepaid tariff plan that offers a flat rate of 11 k/sec after the first 60 seconds. This tariff plan has been around for some time now and it’s trendy. Besides the low call rate offer, you can also enjoy data benefits, services and products when using this plan.

This plan has distinguished itself from every other plan due to its perfect balance of calls and data. I may say that MTN has really done a great job on Pulse. MTN Pulse is somehow designed for those of you who love cheap call rates and data bonuses like me.

I realize it is the biggest marketplace for MTN because most MTN subscribers are in Nigeria even though the network is present in other countries.

Before making further claims and hyping the tariff so much, I’ll list out all of the benefits associated with it. Whether to switch or not from your current plan will be left for you to make.


MTN Pulse Available Features 

MTN Pulse Nigeria

The following are the most outstanding features of MTN Pulse to its subscribers;

  • The InstaBinge Bundles
  • Music+
  • Pulse Nightlife Bundles
  • 500MB Weekly bundle
  • Goodybag Social Plan on MTN Pulse

1. InstaBinge Bundles

This is an amazing bundle made for Instagram users.  We all know that Instagram is widely known for its enormous consumption of data. But kudos to MTN  for providing InstaBinge in its pulse tariff will reduce the amount of data consumption when using Instagram.

MTN Pulse Nigeria

Amazingly, InstaBinge has two bundles under it – these are the InstaBinge Lite and InstaBinge Heavy. By subscribing to InstaBinge Lite with just N100, you will receive 250MB. On the other hand, subscribing to InstaBinge Heavy for N200, you will get 1GB. Both subscriptions are valid for 1 day and 3 days respectively.

Subscription Codes for Pulse InstaBinge Lite and InstaBinge Heavy

  • If you want to subscribe to Pulse InstaBinge Lite bundle, send INSTD1 to 131
  • If you want to subscribe pulse InstaBinge Heavy bundle, send INSTD2 to 131.

To check your InstaBinge bundles balance, dial *559*39#.

If you have an active InstaBinge bundle, Instagram goody social bundle, Data bonus and Data bundle, you will be charged in this order: InstaBinge Bundle -> Goodybag Social Instagram Bundle -> Data bonus -> other data bundles -> PAYG (if active).

You could take advantage of this opportunity to showcase your business, skills, passion, and personality on Instagram.

2. Music+

You can listen to all kinds of music unlimitedly with just N10 on MTN pulse music+ as an MTN Pulse subscriber.

If truly you are a lover of good music, you will want to subscribe to MTN pulse music+. To subscribe, send M to 5900 and the subscription fee of ₦10 will be deducted.

NOTE: This service will be enjoyed for one day and thereafter you will be required to subscribe to the weekly or monthly plan to continue enjoying the service if you wish.

3. Pulse Nightlife Bundles

Enjoy various types of MTN pulse Nightlife bundles or Happy Hour data plans. As the name implies, this plan offers the best night data services from 12 am through 5 am.

You can subscribe to this plan in any of the following ways;

  1. Send NT1 to 131 for 250MB Pulse Nightlife bundle at N25.
  2. Send NT2 to 131 for 500MB Pulse Nightlife bundle at N50.

The above methods allows you subscribe directly. You could also dial *406# to select your preferred bundle plan from the Pulse Nightlife bundle menu.

NOTE: Subscription to 250MB Pulse Nightlife bundle can be done multiple times but it must not exceed 500MB per day. Technically, you can only subscribe to the plan twice. However, you can only subscribe to the 500MB Pulse Nightlife bundle once.

After 5 am, all your unused Pulse Nightlife Bundle balance will be wiped off.

Don’t panic, your subscription will not be auto-renewed.  You can check your Pulse Nightlife bundle balance by dialing *559*96#.

4. GoodyBag Social Plan on MTN Pulse

As an MTN pulse subscriber, you can subscribe to an awesome data plan for your social media activities on Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram, 2go, Wechat, Eskimi, Nimbuzz, data plan.  H To subscribe, dial *406#,  and then select 5 (or *131*3#) to choose the Goodybag social media plan of your choice.

It offers daily, weekly and monthly options. If you enter the GoodyBag social plan menu, you should see something like this for the available plans:

  • N25 – Daily
  • N50 – Weekly
  • N150 – Monthly

5. 500MB Weekly Bundle

This is yet another benefit of MTN Pulse. With this, you can get 1GB of data for just N500 (500MB main data + 500MB bonus data). Interested in the 500MB weekly bundle? Send 103 to 131 or dial *406*2# and the bundle fee of ₦500 will be deducted.

After the deduction of ₦500, you will automatically receive 1GB data. 500MB will be credited to your data main account while the 500MB bonus will be credited to the bonus account.

This bundle is valid for 7 days after which it will be renewed. You can check your bundle balance by sending 2 to 131 or dialing *131*4# and your bonus balance by dialing *559*63#.

NOTE: You can also subscribe to it multiple times and unlike others, your unused data bundle will be rolled over as long as you buy another bundle before the current bundle expires

Other Significant Benefits of MTN Pulse

  • 11kobo/sec charge rate for calls made ACROSS ALL local Networks after spending NGN12.50 daily on the first 50 seconds of call made.
  • Stream your favorite songs all day long on Music+ at the cost of just N10/day.
  • Up to 500MB of pulse night bundle at the cost of N50 only.
  • 100% data bonus on purchase of 500MB weekly bundle, making a total of 1GB for ₦500 only.
  • Weekly 10MB data bonus on recharge of ₦100 and 20MB bonus on recharge of ₦200 or more, weekly.
  • Unlike some other tariff plans, there are no daily subscription fees attached to MTN pulse apart from the NGN12.50 charged on first calls of the day (first 50secs only)  i.e. 50secs @25k/sec.

Benefits breakdown infographic;

MTN Pulse Nigeria

MTN Pulse Call & SMS Rates

Before migrating to any tariff plan, these are the kind of thoughts that you should have, one of which is; “how are their local and international call rates?” Let’s look at the rates of calls and messages on MTN pulse to answer that.

  • Calls to all networks within Nigeria are charged at 11Kobbo/sec. However, to enjoy this benefit, you must have made your first call of the day which will be charged at 22K/sec for the first 50 seconds. I am trying to say here that after your first 50 seconds call, the other calls will be charged at N6.6 per minute. Wait a minute, don’t you think MTN pulse is the best tariff in Nigeria?
  • The standard MTN international call rate applies to the pulse tariff.
  • Messages to all networks in Nigeria are charged at ₦4 per 160 characters.

MTN Pulse Migration Procedure/Code

MTN Pulse Nigeria

Migrating to MTN pulse is simple. All you need to do is dial *406*1# or *123*2*2#. Alternatively, you can migrate to MTN Pulse by simply texting 406 to 131.

Kindly note that your first migration to MTN Pulse is free. But a fee charge of ₦100 will definitely be charged if you migrate to another plan and then remigrate to MTN Pulse.

How to Enjoy Discount On Every Call Using MTN Pulse

To enjoy a discounted rate on MTN-to-MTN calls and calls to other networks while on MTN Pulse, kindly read below:

  1. Text 406 to 131 or dial *406*1# and migrate to MTN Pulse tariff plan.
  2. As soon as you migrate into the MTN Pulse tariff plan, minutes spent on calls will be accumulated.
  3. At this point, your calls to all National numbers will be charged at 25k/sec.
  4. As you make the calls, your accumulated expenses will continue to increase.
  5. When your accumulated expenses on calls reaches ₦12.50, your calls to all national numbers will reduce to 11kobo/sec.
  6. You will continue to enjoy the discounted rate – 11kobo/sec for the rest of the day up until 11:59 pm that same day.
  7. The next day, the same thing will happen. Your calls will be accumulated up to the defined amount ₦12.50 after which your calls will drop to 11 kobo/sec.
  8. When you spend up to the pre-defined daily amount, ₦12.50 while making a call, the new rate will be charged from the point you qualify.
  9. If you migrate out of MTN Pulse tariff plan to any other prepaid tariff plan without spending up to the daily fee, all your accumulated expenses will be cleared.
  10. If you migrate back into MTN Pulse tariff plan, the system will begin to accumulate your expenses again.
  11. If you have made more than ₦12.50 worth of calls while on other tariff plans, it will NOT count towards reaching the pre-defined threshold when migrating to MTN Pulse tariff.

How to opt-out of MTN Pulse

If you decide not to use MTN pulse anymore, you can opt-out by dialing the code of the tariff plan you wish to migrate to.

MTN Pulse Chat Service

Users of MTN Pulse plan can register for MTN Pulse Chat service to connect and chat with others on the MTN Pulse plan.  You will enjoy a special rate of just N5/SMS. (Wetin do Whatsapp?)

To register for MTN Pulse Chat, text “CHAT” to 33117 at N5 and you will receive details on how to complete your registration.

NOTE: This offer is strictly for MTN pulse subscribers.

Requirements for registering:

  • User ID
  • Location
  • Age
  • Gender

After you’ve registered, you can search for friends and add them to your chat group.

If you do not want your friends to see you on MTN Pulse Chat, you can hide your MTN Pulse Chat ID from being added by friends and acquaintances. (Wonder why anyone would want to do that.)

To cancel your MTN Pulse Chat Subscription, Send “Cancel” to 33117.

Cancellation is FREE.

Additional info: MTN Website

Also, check The Pulse Official FAQ page here

Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions on MTN Pulse 

What is MTN Pulse?

MTN Pulse is one of MTN best tariff plan. It allows customers on the tariff plan to call at a flat rate of 11k/ sec to calls across all network in Nigeria. This bonus will take off the after the first-minute call of the day.

How do I migrate to MTN Pulse?

It is effortless. You can dial *406*1# or *123*2*2#. You can also text 406 to 131.

If you buy pulse nightlife bundle or Instagram or Tik Tok Bundles, you will automatically be migrated to MTN Pulse plan.

 How much will I be charged for migrating to MTN Pulse?

Migration to MTN Pulse is free of charge. You won’t be charged a dime. If you migrate a second time within a month, the charging fee is 102 Naira.

Migration to MTN pulse is free when you subscribe to pulse nightlife bundle or any of TikTok or Instagram bundles.

How much will I be charged when using the Activation Bonus?

Activity Rate
Local Calls N42.38/min
Local SMS N12.29/SMS
Local Data N0.10/MB


Will I be charged the daily fee as soon as I migrate to MTN Pulse?

There is no daily fee charge once you migrate the MTN pulse.

What are the benefits I can enjoy with MTN pulse?

  • A flat rate of 11.26 kobo per seconds calls ACROSS ALL local Networks after spending ₦15.36K daily.
  • Special Data Bundles:
    • 750 megabytes data plan for three days at ₦300
    • 1.5 gigabytes data plan for seven days at ₦500
  • Pulse Nightlife Bundles (250 megabytes pulse nightlife bundle for N25 and 500 megabytes pulse nightlife bundle for N50) up to 2 gigabytes.
  • Special Instagram & TikTok Bundles: 350 megabytes Instagram & TikTok for ₦100 and 1-gigabyte Instagram & TikTok for ₦200.
  • Get Pulse points when you activate selected Data bundles and exchange the points for free Data.
  • Data bonus of 10MB on 1st recharge of the month.
  • Plus other life-enriching products and services from MTN.

Read: How to Share Data on MTN

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