Activate MTN 3GB Free Data On Phones Bought On Jumia Mobile Week

The Jumia mobile week megathon sales has come and ended. It actually commenced on the 1st of June and ended on the 7th.

For virtually every devices sold on the hero deals stand during the Jumia mobile week, I am sure you are aware that the devices are entitled to free 3GB data from MTN upon activation.

Well, if you didn’t know, now you do.

Based on speculations and surveys,  it has come to my notice that most people didn’t actually get the free 3GB data from MTN on devices bought during the Jumia Mobile week. If you happen to fall into this category, here is a post that could be of help.

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Activating Free 3GB data From MTN On Phones Bought From Jumia Mobile Week

If you purchased your current smartphone on Jumia from the 1st of June till the 7th, you should read the following information carefully.

Here is What’s Included In The MTN Offer

3GB of data + 6 months free whatsapp + 1 month free Music Plus App + 100% bonus on 260MB recharge and above during 12 months + FREE MTN SIM

Who is Eligible For The Promotion?

Not everyone is eligible for the free 3GB data from MTN on devices bought. It’s basically for those who purchases their device between the 1st and the 7th of June during the Jumia Mobile Week Megathon.

The promotion is attached to the device, so once you receive it, don’t activate any other promotion/package if your preference is the one stated, as no device can have more than one data package at the same time.

How Long Do I Have To Activate The Data Plan?

When you purchase your device, the data isn’t activated automatically. You have to activate it yourself and you have until the 21st of June to do so.

How To Activate The Free 3GB Data Plan On MTN

Simply text FREE to 131. You will receive a confirmation message.
Note: If it doesn’t get activated immediately, please exercise patient as it may take up to 24HRS before your data is activated.

Questions and Answers

Question: What if I use an old MTN SIM Card, can I still activate the free data?

Answer: Yes, promo is attached to your new Smartphone, not to the SIM so text FREE to 131 from your new Smartphone and it will be activated.

Question: What if I have done the above instruction and my free data plan is still not activated?

Answer: Kindly send your phone IMEI and MTN phone number to and you’ll be attended to.

Please Note: After 21st of June, 2015 you won’t be able to activate the 3GB data again on your new devices. So, act fast!

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Samuel Adeniyi

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  • Just bought an ‘ Infinix Hot Note x551’ at Ilorin with the same Free Data promo on the pack. I sent Free to 131 only to read that I am not qualified for the bonus. What do you advice me to do? Thanks

  • Good morning samuel,
    What if I have data on it? I bought data when I didn’t receive any 3GB. How do I still get my free data?

    • You can still try the code above. If it doesn’t work, send a mail to them via the email address in the post and you will be attended to.

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