Glo, as we all know, are the grand masters of data and they have upheld this for a while now. Many people have subscribed to their data plan and it has really been awesome.
In case you do not know their data plans, you can check these out.
Below are some of the cheapest Glo subscription plans:
N1000 subscription plan: which gives you 1.6GB and when renewed before the expiration date, you get 100% bonus which totals to 3.2GB. You can subscribe to this by dialing *127*53# or by sending an SMS with the number “53” without the quotes to 127.
N2000 data plan: in this you get 3.75GB and when renewed before the expiration date, you get 7.5GB. To subscribe to this plan, dial *127*55# or send an SMS with the number “55” to 127.
N2500 data plan: in this you get 5GB and when renewed before the expiration date, you get 10GB. To subscribe to this plan, dial *127*58# or send an SMS with the number “58” to 127.
N18, 000 data plan: in this you get 45GB and when renewed before the expiration date, you get double which is 90GB! To subscribe to this plan, *127*13# or send an SMS with the number “13” to 127.
There are other subscription plans that you can check out on their official website. The plans mentioned above are all valid for 30 days. Glo also has flexi data subscription plans that are very good if you wish to browse at weekends, hourly, night, etc.
Some of these flexi data plans include:
TGIF N500 weekend plan: with this, you get 3GB data for just 500 Naira and you can browse during weekends. It is valid for seven days and can be used from Saturday (12 am) to Sunday (11:59 pm). To subscribe to this plan, dial *127*61# or send the number “61” to 127.
N200 night plan: when you subscribe to this, you get 1GB data and lasts for just a day (from 12am to 5am). To subscribe to this, dial *127*60# or send the number “60” to 127.
G-work plan: as the name suggests, this plan is only valid from 8 am to 9 pm daily and you get 12GB for just N6000. To subscribe to this plan, dial *127*6# or send the number “31” to 127.
The nice thing about Glo data plan is that it can be shared. That is, you can add numbers that you want to share your data with and they will automatically be granted internet access as long as you have data on your Glo sim. That is, they will be partakers of your data from anywhere in Nigeria even when you are not connected online or your sim is out of reach.
How to share your Glo data with other numbers
This feature is so cool in that you can share your data plan with your friends, family, acquaintances, etc. Also, if you cannot afford any of the data plans alone, you can pair with someone to subscribe and then share the data amongst yourselves. The person gets notified once you share your data with him or her.
To share data,
To add someone to share your data, just dial *127*01*the person’s Glo number# or send “Share [the person’s glo number]” to 127. E.g. *127*01*08053××××××# or send “Share 08053××××××” to 127.
To remove someone, just dial *127*02*the person’s glo number# or send “Remove [the person’s glo number]” to 127. E.g. *127*02*08053××××××# or send “Remove 08053××××××” to 127.
To display the list of numbers that share your data with you, dial *127*00# or send “List” to 127.
The problem with Glo data plan and why your Glo data plan gets exhausted fast
I have been subscribing to Glo data plans for close to 2 years now and have never had issues with its exhausting fast until lately. I once subscribed to an N1000 plan and was given 3GB worth of data but to my chagrin, it got exhausted within 2 days even when I didn’t browse anything.
I thought that my phone auto-updated itself and re-subscribed. The thing repeated itself, and I checked my data usage on my device only to find out that I didn’t use up to 500MB. When this happened, I decided to find out why. Do you know what really happened?
I found out some people were sharing my data subscription with me even when I never added them to my data sharing list!
How did this happen?
Maybe they added their numbers to my subscription list when they had access to my phone without informing me. Yes! That was what happened. I immediately removed their numbers and since then, my data subscription has been lasting.
This is the problem I have with Glo data subscription plan. Someone can add him or herself without letting the owner of the phone know. If Glo can add another authentication mechanism that would require a password or pin before adding someone to the list just as they have it on their airtime sharing service.
Not everyone will ever think of this as the cause of fast rate of their data exhaustion. If this is the thing you experience, then you might have to dial *127*00# to check if people have added their numbers without telling you and then remove them immediately.
I hope that you have seen the reason why your data subscription finishes fast. It is also worthy of note that not only this can cause your data to finish fast. Watching of YouTube videos, automatic updates done by your device, or automatic update by your PC OS can also cause this. Check out this article to find out how to stop background apps from consuming data on your android smartphone.
If you download too much, or you are a heavy user, your data might get exhausted fast also.
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