The company was founded in August 2003 by Mike Adenuga and as of June 2018, the company employs more than 3500 people.
Glo aspires to build Africa’s largest and best telecoms network and its already on that path with a presence in Nigeria, Benin Republic and Ghana. Glo is the first single company to build a fibre optic submarine cable with high capacity from the UK to Nigeria.
While there have been some complaints about the quality of the data services that Glo offers, many more people still buy the SIM cards daily and join the company’s customer list. To have access to the best benefits offered on Glo data plans, continue reading for the most attractive plans that Glo has to offer.
Code to buy data on Glo
It is incredibly easy to buy data on the Glo network. In fact, the network makes things that much easier by providing you with different options for buying data on this network.
Just dial *777# on your device and follow the onscreen prompt.
How to check data balance on Glo
Glo offers users several options to check their data balance. You can use any of the three methods outlined below and they will all yield the results that you want. You can:
- Check your Glo internet subscription balance using SMS. You need to send an SMS with the word ‘INFO’ without quotes to number 127. You will receive a message in response in which all necessary information including your current Internet subscription, expiry date and the remaining volume of data, will be provided to you.
- Dial *777#, choose the current plan that you are subscribed to, choose to Manage Data then Data Balance and wait for a message in response from the network.
- You can also check the data balance of Glo using the USSD channel. Just dial *127*0#.
Glo cheapest data plan
This is the greatest strength of the Glo network. So far, there seems to be no other telecommunications network in Nigeria, maybe Africa that can match up to Glo’s incredibly competitive network plans.
On the Glo network, you can browse on any device including android devices, PC, tablets, iPad, iPhone and even windows phone. For as low as 50 Naira, you can get access to data of more than 30 MB or even more data. A breakdown of these data plans can be found below.
Glo offers one special data plan that lasts for seven days. They also offer daily, fortnightly and monthly data plans that you can choose from.
Glo daily data plan codes
For those who have light data needs or just want to check a couple of things, Glo’s daily data plan is what you need. As previously stated, Glo’s data plans are among the most competitive out there and are incredibly affordable for their customers. Peruse the list below and choose the daily plan that most suits your needs.
Glo 50 Naira plan
This gives you 32MB (27MB and 5MB night plan, which lasts from 12 AM to 5 AM) as your normal data volume with a bonus, and 45MB for new customers. To activate the Glo 50 Naira data plan, recharge your Glo number with 50 Naira then dial *777#. The plan validity is one day.
Glo 100 Naira plan
This gives you a whooping data volume of 105MB (90MB and 15MB night plan, which lasts from 12 AM to 5 AM) and 160MB for new customers. To activate the 100 Naira plan, you will need to recharge your Glo line with 100 Naira then dial *777#. This plan will last you for the duration of one day.
Glo 200 Naira plan
This Glo 200 Naira data plan gives you a data volume of 350MB (240MB and 110MB night plan, which lasts from 12 AM to 5 AM) and 500MB (400MB +100MB night plan which lasts from 12 AM to 5 AM) for new customers. To activate the Glo 100 Naira data plan, you must recharge your Glo line with 200 Naira and dial *777# USSD code. The plan is valid for two days.
Glo 300 Naira plan
Glo has daily data splash plans for loyal customers to enjoy data for their needs at cheap prices. One of these plans is the Glo 300 Naira plan which gives you 1GB. Note, however, that this plan lasts for one day.
To enjoy this plan, simply dial the short code *777# and follow the instructions.
Glo 500 Naira plan
Glo also offers the 500 Naira plan which gives you access to 2GB worth of data. This plan lasts for two days and can be accessed by dialling *777# and following the instructions.
Glo 1500 Naira plan
This weekly data plan lasts for seven days and gives you access to a whopping 7GB worth of data. To enjoy this plan, top up your SIM card with 1500 Naira worth of airtime, dial *777# and follow the instructions.
Glo cheap 14-day plan
The cheap 14-day data plan gives you 1.05GB (800MB and 250MB night plan which lasts from 12 AM to 5 AM), and 1.8GB (1.6GB + 200 MB Night) for new customers. To activate this amazing Glo 14-day plan, you must have an airtime balance of 500 Naira then dial *777# USSD code. The validity period is for 14 days.
Glo Monthly data plan codes
For those who have heavier needs than the daily and fortnightly plans can handle, you don’t have to worry because Glo has plans for you too. These monthly plans ensure that you will always have enough data to satisfy your internet cravings no matter what or when. See them below.
Glo 1,000 Naira plan
With this Glo 1000 Naira data plan, you can enjoy a data volume of 2.5GB, which gives you 1.9GB and a bonus of 600MB.
To activate this plan, top up your Glo SIM with 1000 Naira then dial *127*53# or SMS 53 to 127. The validity period is 30 days.
Glo 1,500 Naira plan
This 4.1GB for 1500 Naira data plan will work perfectly for your data needs as well.
With this plan, you get 3.5GB to use during the day and 600MB night plan which lasts from 12 AM to 5 AM.
To activate this plan, dial *777#. The validity period is for 30 days.
Glo 2,000 Naira plan
With the Glo N2000 data plan, you will receive a data volume of 5.8GB, which is 5.2GB and 600MB night plan which lasts from 12 AM to 5 AM.
To activate the Glo 2000 Naira plan, recharge your SIM with N2000 and then dial *127*55# USSD code or SMS 58 to 127.
This plan is valid for 30days.
Glo 2,500 Naira plan
The Glo 2,500 Naira data plan gives you a data volume of 7.7GB with a data volume bonus of 7.2GB, which is split into the 6.8GB and 900MB night plan which lasts from 12 AM to 5 AM.
To activate the Glo 2,500 Naira data plan, recharge your SIM with N2,500, and then dial *127*58# USSD code or SMS 58 to 127. It will be valid for only 30days.
Glo 3,000 Naira plan
This plan gives you a data volume of 10GB, split into the 9GB and 1GB night plan which lasts from 12 AM to 5 AM.
To activate the Glo 3,000 Naira plan, top up your Glo SIM with 3,000 Naira then dial *127*54#.
Alternatively, you can SMS 54 to 127. The validity of the plan is 30days.
Glo 4,000 Naira plan
On the Glo 4,000 Naira data plan, you will get 13.25GB (12.25GB and 1GB night plan which lasts from 12 AM to 5 AM).
To activate this Glo 4000 Naira data plan, top up your Glo SIM with 4,000 Naira and dial *127*59# USSD code.
Another method to get this plan is to SMS 59 to 127. The plan validity period of 30 days.
Glo 5,000 Naira plan
Glo’s 5,000 Naira data plan gives you a data volume of 18.25GB (17GB and 1.25GB night plan which lasts from 12 AM to 5 AM).
To activate this Glo 5,000 Naira data plan, top up your Glo SIM with 5,000 Naira and dial *127*2# USSD code.
You can also choose to SMS 11 to 127. The plan validity period is 30days.
Glo 8,000 Naira plan
Users of the Glo 8,000 Naira data plan will enjoy 29.5GB (27.5GB and 2GB night plan which lasts from 12 AM to 5 AM) data.
To activate the Glo 8,000 Naira data bundle plan, top up your Glo SIM with 8,000 Naira and dial *127*1# USSD code. You can also SMS 12 to 127 for the same results. The plan will last you for 30 days.
Glo 10,000 Naira Plan
The Glo 10,000 Naira data plan gives you 50GB (46GB and 4GB night plan which lasts from 12 AM to 5 AM) of data.
To activate the Glo 10,000 Naira data plan, top up your SIM with 10,000 Naira and dial *127*11#.
You can also SMS 15 to 127 to get access to this mouthwatering data bundle. The plan is valid for just 30 days.
Glo 15,000 Naira plan
The Glo 15,000 Naira data plan gives you a data volume of 93GB (86GB and 7GB night plan which lasts from 12 AM to 5 AM).
To activate this mouthwatering data plan, top up your Glo SIM with 15,000 Naira and dial *127*12#. Alternatively, you can SMS 16 to 127. The validity of this plan is 30days.
Glo 18,000 Naira plan
This plan gives you 119GB (109GB and 10GB night plan which lasts from 12 AM to 5 AM). To activate this Glo 18,000 Naira data bundle plan, top up your Glo SIM with 18,000 Naira and then dial *127*13# or SMS 17 to 127.
You will only be able to enjoy this plan for 30 days.
Glo 20,000 Naira plan
This is the highest you can go on this bundle and it gives you 138GB (126GB and 12GB night plan which lasts from 12 AM to 5 AM) of data plan.
To activate this incredible data plan and get access to that data, recharge your Glo SIM with 20,000 Naira airtime. Dial *127*33# or SMS 33 to 127.
The validity period of this data plan is 30 days.
Glo Campus Data Booster
This is a mindblowing plan from Glo that is specially designed for students. This plan offers 10 times the value of your data at no additional cost while you are on campus. This means that if you recharge 100 Naira airtime, you will get 1000 Naira data along with extra talk time. See the plans offered by the Glo campus data booster below.
|Price||Data||Off-Campus||On-Campus||Glo to Glo Bonus||Free Data for Gifting||Validity|
Glo Yakata data plan
Glo network has all of their customers best interests at heart and this Glo Yakata data plan is proof of that. This plan offers you amazing data benefits once you are on Glo’s network. You get up to 6GB data every month for six months plus 2,200 Naira on every 100 Naira recharge to call all networks.
Other benefits of Glo Yakata include:
- Voice benefit can be used to call all networks,
- If your first recharge of the month is worth 200 Naira or more then you will get a special data bonus that is 2.5 times higher than your regular data bonus
- This special data offer will be available to you for every first recharge of the month lasting for a duration of six months
- This bonus is valid for 7 days
To benefit from this plan, all you need to do is to dial *230# to subscribe.
Glo night plan codes
One of the most loved plans for many people is the night plan, mostly because of how economically friendly it is. With Glo, you can expect to get an even more friendly plan. With the Glo 200 Naira night plan, you can get 1GB of data.
To activate this plan, recharge your SIM with N200, and dial the *127*60# shortcode, or send the SMS 60 to 127. The validity period of this plan is only 24 hours between 12 am and 5 am.
There are also other night plans you can enjoy while using Glo’s network. They are the 500MB for 50 Naira plan. To access this plan, dial *777# and follow the prompt. Note that this plan is valid for 24 hours and works between 12 am to 5 am.
The second plan is the 250MB for 25 Naira plan. To access this plan, dial *777# and follow the prompt. Note that this plan is valid for 24 hours and works between 12 am to 5 am.
Glo weekend plan
The Glo weekend plan offers you 3GB worth of data for use however you wish during the validity period. Access to this data bundle will cost you only 500 Naira and the plan is valid only on Saturdays and Sundays and even on weekdays.
This plan is valid between 12 AM on Saturday and 11:59 PM on Sunday as well as Monday through Friday at night (between 12:00 AM and 5:00 AM).
To use this plan, you must top up your existing Glo airtime balance with 500 Naira then dial *777#. After this, you must follow the voice prompt that will direct you to the right option where you can now subscribe to this plan.
Alternatively, you can dial *127*61# or simply send a text message with 61 to 127.
Glo Flexi plan
The Glo Flexi plan puts the power in the hands of the customer. It makes it possible for you as a Glo subscriber to easily use your recharge for data and voice the way you prefer it; no more setting boundaries for you.
On the Glo Flexi plan, your main account credit can be used for either voice or data as you like it. Data is charged at the rate of 1 Naira per MB. This means that if you recharge 100 Naira credit, you can use it for up to 100MB worth of data and so on.
You don’t need to subscribe to this plan as it automatically kicks in once you have no data plan or if your current data plan has expired. You should note though that you cannot use this plan with your bonus airtime.
Glo WhatsApp plan
While we are sure that you are incredibly interested in this piece of information, unfortunately, Glo does not have a special WhatsApp plan. Nonetheless, you can check the data plans above and select a cheap data plan for your use.
Glo Oga Sim code
Glo Oga SIM offers the best value to new and existing Glo Data subscribers. The benefits are also extended to old data subscribers who have not utilised Glo data services in the last three months. Note that these benefits last for only four months so you need to start using it as fast as possible.
|Data Plan Price (N)||Data Plans for New Customers (Less than or equal to 90 days on the network)||Validity|
|200||400MB + 100MB* = 500MB||2 days|
|500||1.6GB + 200MB* = 1.8GB||14 Days|
|1,000||3.2GB + 500MB* = 3.7GB||30 days|
|1,500||6.25GB + 500MB* = 6.75GB|
|2,000||9GB + 500MB* = 9.5GB|
|2,500||12GB + 750MB* = 12.75GB|
|3,000||16.25GB + 750MB* = 17GB|
|4,000||18.25GB + 750MB* = 19GB|
|5,000||22GB + 1GB* = 23GB|
|8,000||36GB + 1GB* = 37GB|
|10,000||40GB + 2GB* = 42GB|
|15,000||75GB + 3GB* = 78GB|
|18,000||95GB + 5GB* = 100GB|
|20,000||110GB + 5GB* = 115GB|
The following Glo customers are eligible to enjoy the different benefits that come with using the Glo Oga Sim data bundle.
- All customers who buy a new Glo SIM will benefit from the promo.
- Existing customers who have never used data will also benefit when they buy data for the first time.
- Customers whose last data plan have been expired for more than 90 days will also benefit from this package.
How does it work?
To begin with, on the Glo Oga SIM package, you get the base rewards as well as the bonuses. What this means is that if you top up your line with 2500 Naira, you will get 14.4GB. If you’re one of those people who are used to subscribing for the 1000 Naira for 2GB plan, you will get an extra 2GB, which takes your total to 3.6GB.
How to migrate:
You can either choose to migrate by dialling *777# for plan menu and selection to buy a data plan.
Glo offers a wide range of data plans for customers to enjoy. As previously said, they have one of the best data plans in Nigeria. As such, it is not a surprise that they have the second-largest subscriber base in the country. Use the information in this article to choose data offers on the Glo network and make the most of your experience.
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