MTN South Africa offers a wide range of data deals and bundles that all users should absolutely take advantage of. All MTN bundles are worth familiarizing oneself with, but their WhatsApp, International, and Voice Bundles are some of the most important because almost everyone makes calls, and also the social media platform, WhatsApp, has become increasingly popular with several young people (including the elderly) using it for their daily communication with friends and family.
Every network user would always complain about what their network provider is not doing and how they don’t feel satisfied. But it is rare to see them leave to find ‘greener pastures’ elsewhere, maybe because they are other things they enjoy from the service provider that they know they may not find with other network providers. That been said, there is another side to this. It is also possible the users fall short of familiarizing themselves with all the packages and services provided by their network providers and therefore shortchange themselves in terms of enjoying all the services available.
So, if you want to know all there is about MTN WhatsApp, international and voice bundles, you are at the right place; keep reading.
Everything You Need To Know About MTN WhatsApp Bundles
MTN WhatsApp bundles are data deals that users can use only to chat with friends, download short videos, voice notes, and view their contact status updates on WhatsApp. These bundles cannot be used to surf the internet or on any other social media platforms. This is because MTN has also provided bundles for social media platforms like Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Tik Tok.
Although each WhatsApp bundle has an expected duration, what you do with it will determine how long it would last – whether it will reach its earmarked expiry date or whether it will be exhausted before then. For instance, chatting does not consume as much data as downloading a file or viewing people’s status updates.
So, if you purchase a one-week WhatsApp data bundle, and you mostly use it to download files and view status, it is certain that your bundle will not last up to its validity (one week). Also, MTN WhatsApp bundles can be used to make calls with friends on the platform.
MTN WhatsApp Bundles
Now you know what to expect from MTN WhatsApp bundles, here are the different bundles you can choose from.
If you always use WhatsApp, you should go for the 1GB plan, which has a validity period of 20 days. It may be more expensive, but it has the highest data offer and will save you the stress of buying a data deal too often.
Going for cheaper data deals may seem economical at first, but you will realize that you are spending more going for the cheaper options over a long period of time. The daily and weekly plan is best if you do not frequently use the social media platform but need it for a while.
However, you should develop an affinity for WhatsApp as an MTN user because the telecommunication giant has several self-services that could be carried out through and with the chatting app, such as buying recharge cards and checking your airtime and data balances, among other things.
How To Buy WhatsApp Bundles On MTN
Buying the MTN WhatsApp bundle is a straightforward process. This is only because MTN has provided two different ways to suit different users’ preferences.
You Can Buy MTN WhatsApp Bundles Using USSD Code
The use of USSD codes remains one of the easiest, fastest, and most reliable methods for buying airtime, data, and checking balance. To use USSD code to buy MTN WhatsApp bundle, follow the steps below:
- Open the browser on your phone.
- Dial *136#.
- Follow the prompts to select the data bundle you are interested in.
- Proceed to pay.
How To Opt Out Of MTN WhatsApp Bundles
Just like buying WhatsApp bundles, opting out is also easy. It is important to opt out of the service if you do not intend to pay for it again.
- Dial *141*5#.
- A list of all the bundles you are currently subscribed to.
- Select WhatsApp.
- You will receive an SMS to notify you that you have unsubscribed.
You Can Also Buy MTN WhatsApp Bundles Using The MTN App
While USSD code does not require data, using the MTN app to perform any service will require you to have little data on your phone. To access the app, you will have to first download it from the Google play store or app store for Android and iPhone users, respectively, then install and register your number. After that, you can navigate through the app to purchase a WhatsApp Bundle.
Other Social Media Bundles You Should Also Consider
To eliminate the limitation of staying on just one social media platform, MTN has also made provision for data bundles on other social media platforms. So if you really cannot warm up to WhatsApp, here are other social media bundles you can subscribe to. Note that all other social media bundles can also be purchased by dialing *136# or via the MTN app.
Like MTN WhatsApp data bundles, Twitter data bundles can only be used on Twitter; and they are also very affordable. Here are the different data deals you can get on the MTN Twitter bundle:
You can use your MTN YouTube data bundles to watch, share and create YouTube videos. Note that when you share to other platforms that YouTube data bundles do not cover, you will need a data plan covering that platform for sharing to be successful. Here are the different data deals you can get on the MTN YouTube bundle:
Tik Tok Bundles
Tik Tok is also another social media platform that has an MTN data bundle. This bundle can be used to shoot, follow and lip-sync on Tik Tok only. Here are the different data deals you can get on the MTN Tik Tok bundle:
Like WhatsApp, YouTube, and Tik Tok, MTN has also made available a data bundle with Facebook. This bundle can only be used on Facebook to posts, comment, chat, and catch up with friends. Here are the different data deals you can get on the MTN Facebook bundle:
Everything About MTN International Calling Bundles
MTN international call bundles allow users to make international calls to a predetermined destination at a discounted rate at any time of the day. International calling bundle on MTN costs R30. It may be reoccurring or a one-off, depending on what the user wants. With this bundle, your international call rates will be discounted. But, the exact discount you enjoy will depend on your call destination.
How To Check MTN International Calling Bundle Discounted Rates For Different Countries
Before subscribing to international calling bundles on MTN, it is important to check if it favors your frequently called international destination. And thankfully, it can be done on the MTN website, and here is how to go about it:
- Visit the MTN international calling bundle page.
- Tap on Discounted Rates.
- Select a country by tapping on the Please Select Country arrow.
- Details of the country and its international call standard and bundle rates will be displayed for you to see.
Here is a list of countries that the MTN International bundle rates apply to:
- Cape Verde
How To Sign Up For MTN International Calling Bundle
In some countries, MTN has more than one international calling bundle, but there is just one international calling bundle with MTN in South Africa, and it comes at the cost of R30. As a result of the lack of options, users have no other choice than to go with it.
To activate MTN international calling bundle, follow the steps below:
- Open the dialer on your phone.
- Dail *136*2*427#.
To opt-out from this offer, dial *136*2# and follow the prompts. You are allowed to opt out at any time of your choice. However, even though you opt out, you will be allowed to enjoy any existing bundle until it finishes or expires.
Who Can Use MTN International Calling Bundles?
This offer is open to the following users:
- MTN PayAsYouGo price plans customers
- MTN TopUp price plans customers
- MTN Contract price plans customers
- My MTNChoice price plans customers
International calling bundle is not available and does not apply to:
- Community payphones
- Local calls
- Local or roaming data usage
- Local or International MMS
- Video calls
Everything You Need To Know About MTN Voice Call Bundles
Although we now use our phones for so many other things, one of the primary uses is to make calls, and MTN seems to be one of the best network providers for that. With local voice call bundles, you no longer have to worry about constantly recharging your line.
MTN offers its users a variety of voice bundles for local calls that are affordable. These offers include:
|Voice bundle||Available on||Offer||Cost|
|MTN All-Net||MTN PayAsYouGo, My MTNChoice, My MTNChoice+, and My MTNChoice Flexi||20 minutes worth of airtime||R10|
|MTN Anytime 50 mins||Once off or recurring on My MTNChoice, My MTNChoice Flexi, and My MTNChoice+||50 minutes worth of airtime||R70|
|MTN Anytime 100 mins||Once off or recurring, My MTNChoice, My MTNChoice Flexi, and My MTNChoice+||100 minutes worth of airtime||R135|
|MTN Anytime 200 mins||Once off or recurring, My MTNChoice, My MTNChoice Flexi, and My MTNChoice+||200 minutes worth of airtime||R270|
|MTN anytime 500 minutes||My MTNChoice, My MTNChoice Flexi, and My MTNChoice+ as a one-off or recurring bundle||500 minutes worth of airtime||R570|
|MTN Cliq5 R6||MTN PayAsYouGo, My MTNChoice, My MTNChoice+, My MTNChoice Flexi, and MTN Contract||R60 inclusive airtime for calls to five selected MTN numbers||R6|
|MTN Cliq5 R8||MTN PayAsYouGo, My MTNChoice, My MTNChoice+, My MTNChoice Flexi, and MTN Contract||R90 inclusive airtime for calls to five selected MTN numbers||R8|
|MTN Cliq5 R 12||MTN PayAsYouGo, My MTNChoice, My MTNChoice+, My MTNChoice Flexi, and MTN Contract||R140 inclusive airtime for calls to five selected MTN numbers||R12|
|MTN-to-MTN 50 mins||My MTNChoice and My MTNChoice+ as a one-off or recurring bundle||50 minutes of airtime||R45|
|MTN-to-MTN 100 mins||My MTNChoice and My MTNChoice+ as a one-off or recurring bundle||100 minutes of airtime||R85|
|MTN-to-MTN 200 mins||My MTNChoice and My MTNChoice+ as a one-off or recurring bundle||200 minutes of airtime||R160|
|MTN-to-MTN 350 mins||My MTNChoice and My MTNChoice+ as a one-off or recurring bundle||350 minutes of airtime||R210|
|MTN-to-MTN 500 mins||My MTNChoice and My MTNChoice+ as a one-off or recurring bundle||500 minutes of airtime||R450|
|MTN-to-MTN 1 000 mins||My MTNChoice and My MTNChoice+ as a one-off or recurring bundle||1,000 minutes of airtime||R800|
How To Buy MTN Voice Bundle
Voice bundles perform almost the same functions as your regular airtime, but the process of buying a voice bundle is quite different. If you have gone through the various options listed above and want to buy a voice bundle, here is how you should go about it:
- Visit the MTN Voice Bundle page.
- Peruse through the page to understand what each voice bundle offers.
- Select a voice bundle.
- Tap on Buy A Bundle.
- You will be directed to a page that contains all MTN deals.
- Use the next arrow to scroll through all 154 pages until you see the bundle you wish to purchase.
- When you have found the option you prefer, proceed to make payments.
Alternatively, you can convert your airtime to a bundle by doing the following:
- Visit the MTN Voice Bundle page.
- Select a bundle.
- Tap on Convert Airtime to Bundle.
- You will be directed to a short form to input your username and password.
- After which, you can proceed to convert your airtime to a voice bundle.