The MTN welcome back offer or Winback offer is a service that rewards returning customers that have not been using their line for 15 days for recharge offers or 60 days for data offer
Customers on MTN welcome back will get data at cheap rates and a recharge bonus for voice calls for 90 days.
This service has been updated and renamed to the MTN Winback offer. You can learn more about this here.
Benefits Of MTN Welcome Back Offer
some of the benefits include
Cheap Data Plan
Those on MTN welcome back will get to enjoy special data plans at a cheap rate. These plans include
- N200 for 1GB
- 4GB for N100
- 250MB for N100
- 2GB for N500
Recharge Bonus and data
You will also enjoy up to six times your recharge value as a bonus for voice calls and also get the face value of your recharge as data when you recharge between N50 – N1500 using the code *161*PIN#.
When you use the above code for recharge, you will not see your airtime on your main account balance when you use the normal USSD code for checking your airtime balance. But can check it Using the USSD code *151#.
For example, if you recharge N200, you will get N1200 and a face value of 200MB as data.
Remember that you will only get the recharge bonus when you use the code *161*PIN# during airtime top-up.
What this means is that you can only get this bonus when using a recharge PIN instead of a VTU top-up through a mobile app or bank.
The bonus airtime is only meant for voice calls within Nigeria and cannot be used for performing other transactions including buying of data.
How To Subscribe To MTN Welcome Back Data Plan
If you are eligible for this offer, then you can dial *131*65# to subscribe to the MTN welcome back data plan. Available plans are
- 250MB for N100 valid for 3 days
- 1GB for N200 valid for 7 days
- 4GB for N1000 valid for 30 days
- 2GB for N500 bi-weekly
You can subscribe to any of the above data plans more than once. The plan also allows customers to activate auto-renewal and carry over unused data. But the data cannot be transferred to another number.
If you are not eligible for this offer, then read below to learn how to become eligible.
How To Be Eligible for MTN Welcome back Offer
Those who qualify to enjoy these offer are MTN customers that have not performed any rechargeable activity between 30 to 180 days.
What this means is that you will have to leave your SIM idle without recharging it for at least 30 days to be eligible for MTN welcome back.
You might also be aware that subscribers also get to enjoy special data plans like the MTN 1GB for N200. To get the recharge bonus requires that your sim remain idle for at least 30 days but for the special data plan you have to make sure you do not perform any data activity between 60 – 180 days.
In short, you will have to desist from buying data for at least 60 days to be eligible for the data offer.
if you have the will to wait for this long, then I’d wait for an additional 5 days just to be on the safe side. The reason is that you don’t want to miss calculate and end up waiting for 59 days only to recharge your line and find out that you are still not eligible for the offer.