How to Buy Data with Glo

GLO offers some of the best data plans for mobile users. If you are a new user of the Glo network, read this full article to learn how to buy data with Glo.

How To Buy Data With Glo
How To Buy Data With Glo

How to Buy Data With GLO

To access Glo’s various data plans, simply dial *777# on your phone. Alternatively, you can use the bank method or your bank’s specific codes. When using the bank method, select the data option instead of airtime.

If your SIM is new, we recommend you begin by recharging with airtime on your phone before switching to a data plan.

This is because you’ll probably receive a bonus when you recharge, giving you two advantages with one top-up. However, if you no longer qualify for recharge bonuses, it’s acceptable to recharge directly from your bank.

How to Load Glo Card

To top up your Glo card in Nigeria, use the shortcode *311*RechargeDigit#, send it, and wait for a response. It will confirm whether the recharge was successful, and you’ll receive a confirmation message.

Glo cards typically come with a 15-digit PIN. Examine the recharge card to find the PIN. Some recharge cards may need to be scratched; look at the back to find the designated area for scratching, and take care when doing so.

How to check your Glo Data Balances

Simply follow the steps below to learn how to check your data balances on your Glo lines:

  • Open your phone’s call dialer app, dial *323#, and then press the send button.
  • You’ll get a message that shows all your active data plans and their respective balances.
  • Alternatively, just text the word “info” to “323,” and you’ll receive a text message with details about your current active data plans and their balances.

Using the Glo self-care mobile app

To check your bonus balances using the Glo Cafe self-care mobile app, follow these steps:

  • Download the Glo self-care mobile app from your phone’s App Store.
  • If you’re using it for the first time, you’ll need to enter your mobile number and create a four-digit PIN. Otherwise, just log in with your mobile number and the pin you’ve already created.
  • Once you’ve logged in successfully to the app, your homepage should appear.
  • On this homepage, tap “More Details” under “Data Balance,” and it will take you to a new page.

You will see two columns or tabs there: one labelled “Data” and the other labelled “Recharge.” You can tap either of these columns to view your data and airtime balances, including any bonus balance you may have.

How to Buy Glo Data Directly from Your Bank

To buy Glo data directly from your bank, you can use USSD codes or mobile banking apps if your bank offers these services. Here are the general steps to follow:

  • Dial USSD Code: If your bank supports USSD transactions, dial the appropriate code on your mobile phone. This code may vary depending on your bank, so you should check with your bank to get the specific code for the Glo data purchase.
  • Select Data Purchase: Once you’ve dialled the USSD code, you’ll be presented with a menu of options. Look for the option related to data purchase or mobile top-up.
  • Choose Glo as the Network: Select Glo as your network operator. This ensures that the data purchase is credited to your Glo SIM card.
  • Select Data Plan: From the available data plans, choose the one that suits your needs. The USSD menu will typically display various data bundles with different data allowances and validity periods.
  • Confirm and Complete: Follow the prompts to confirm your selection and complete the transaction. This may involve entering your PIN or providing other security information associated with your bank account.
  • Confirmation: You should receive a confirmation message indicating that your Glo data purchase was successful. The data will be added to your Glo SIM card.

GLO Data Plan Types and Cost

Glo Daily Data Plans:

These plans typically offer data for 24 hours.

Prices can range from as low as ₦25 for a small data allowance

Glo Mega Data Plans: Glo Mega Data Plans are high-end plans for customers who need higher data benefits with higher validity

This is for customers who need higher data with longer validity

Glo Night and Weekend Plans: The night bonus works during the ti*Night Bonus; Night Bonus usage time – midnight to 5AMme band of 12 AM and 5 AM

Glo Monthly Data Plans:

Monthly data plans come with data allowances valid for 30 days.

They range from ₦500 and can go up to ₦5,000 or more, depending on the amount of data included.

Glo Data Roll Over:

It allows data rollover, which means that if you have unused data at the end of your plan’s validity period, it can be rolled over to your next subscription if you renew before the current plan expires.

Glo Special Data Plans:

Occasional promotions or special offers that provide extra data at discounted prices.

Glo Social Media Plans:

These plans offer data exclusively for social media apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, and Instagram.

Glo Tariffs and their Data Bonuses

However, I can provide information on some of the popular Glo tariff plans that were available in the past and often included data bonuses:

Glo Yakata:

Glo Yakata is a prepaid plan that offers bonuses on every recharge. These bonuses can be used for data and calls.

Subscribers receive a specific bonus on every recharge, and there are additional data bonuses for data recharge.

The exact bonus amounts and terms may vary, so it’s best to check with Glo for the latest details.

Glo Jollific8:

Jollific8 is a tariff plan that provides eight times the value of your recharge for data and voice calls.

Subscribers get bonuses for data and voice calls, depending on the amount of their recharge.

Glo Oga SIM:

The Glo Oga SIM offer gives subscribers a 125% data bonus on all data plan purchases.

This plan is designed to provide extra data value to subscribers.

Glo Free Tomorrow:

Glo Free Tomorrow allows subscribers to receive back the value of their daily usage for data and calls.

You get the bonus credit for the following day’s usage.

Frequently asked questions

How can I use 1GB of data daily?

To use 1GB of data daily, you can do the following:

  • Spend 40 minutes daily on web browsing.
  • Use social media apps for 20 minutes daily.
  • Listen to 22 hours of music per month.
  • Watch 1-2 films per month, either in low or medium quality.

What is the best plan for Glo data?

The best Glo tariff plan for data is BEREKETE 10X, which is the default prepaid plan for new customers. It replaces BEREKETE++ and activates automatically when a new customer starts their new SIM with a minimum of N100 and makes their first call. This activation also includes a one-time joining bonus of N1000.13



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