How Unlimited is Smile Unlimited data plans?

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Smile Telecoms remains one of the largest sub-1 GHz 4G LTE commercial networks in Africa, operating in the “future proof’ low band, 800 MHz band, and mid-band. The company is physical in five major African countries but operating in over 50 countries.

A lot of people know the usual Smile data packages that we have covered in a different article, but they have never experienced Smile Unlimited data plans. In this article, we would explore Smile Unlimited data packages in terms of speed, data plans and data sizes.

What does it mean to be Unlimited?

People confuse the term “Unlimited data” a lot. While certain advanced networks offer truly unlimited data, others do not. Unlimited means there is no cap on your data usage i.e. you are not buying 2GB or 200GB worth of data. You are buying uncapped internet access.

However, internet speed or Mbps (megabits per second) is what defines unlimited plans. Logically, the more you use data, the slower it would get. This is a measure to stop heavy downloaders from clogging the network. Imagine downloading 2GB worth of data per day?

With Smile Unlimited Platinum, subscribers get to enjoy speed up to 6Mbps and no throttling of data speeds. Depending on what you do with data, this package is truly unlimited. Now let’s look at the plans.

Smile Unlimited data plans

UnlimitedLite: This plan goes for N10,230 and is valid for 30 days. Now available in Asaba, Abuja, Benin, Ibadan, Lagos, Port Harcourt, Onitsha and Kaduna, this is the least of the unlimited plans. UnlimitedLite has a data speed of up to 8Mbps. That will reduce once 25GB data has been used. A customer may recharge with another unlimited plan to bring data speeds back to 8Mbps.

Unlimited Essential: With N15,350 you can get this data plan for a 30 days validity period. The plan allows you to use 50% data during the day and 50% at night. Great if you keep late-night online periods. Night usage commences from midnight to 6AM. Data speed of up to 8Mbps will reduce once 30GB data has been used, either during the day or night.

Unlimited Premium: Premium cost N20,270 for a period of 30 days. This plan has no data limits up to 3Mpbs. With the premium version, you have 4 Mbit/s until you reach 80GB of usage.

UnlimitedPlatinum: The Platinum plan was recently launched. This plan goes for N24,000 for a period of 30 days. The Unlimited Platinum ensures that customers enjoy super-fast, super reliable internet for as long as they want by offering data speed of up to 6Mbps, with no data, with no throttling of data speed.

Smile Unlimited plans are remarkable given their top speeds and coverage. To buy any of these Unlimited plans simply top-up here or log on to www.vtpass.com, a fast, convenient, and secure way to make payments online.

Now that you know everything about Smile 4G Data packages and Unlimited plans, would you like to learn about Smile Voice Calls?

HOW TO FUND YOUR VTPASS WALLET INSTANTLY

VTpass is an online payment platform for fast, easy, and secured convenience payments for services day to day service. The new VTpass Instant Wallet Funding feature allows you to credit your VTpass wallet instantly in a flash without stress.

Before now, funding your VTpass wallet was a hassle; given the long waits and time consumed in processing. All that is history now as VTpass has introduced a faster way to do this, making life a bit easier for you.

Here’s how you can activate this exciting feature on your VTpass account to start enjoying it immediately:

  • Log on to VTpass website at www.vtpass.com and then log in using your username and password
  • Click “My Account” at the top right corner of the page
  • Click on the “KYC and BVN Info” button, fill the form and submit.
  • Click on the “Business Info” button, fill the form and submit.

Once your details are verified, your Instant Wallet funding account number will be generated within one hour. Come back to the “My Account” page after 1 hour to view your dedicated wallet funding account number.

Voila!

Anytime you make a transfer to this account number, your VTpass wallet would be credited instantly, ready for use whenever you wish to pay for services you enjoy.

Always keep your account number safe and handy so that you can easily use it when you need to fund your wallet.

For more information about the VTpass Instant Wallet Funding, contact VTpass customer support unit through the Livechat platform on www.vtpass.com or call 08138752358.

Enjoy VTpass Instant Wallet Funding.

SMILE Data: All subscription plans & where to subscribe.

So we are checking out Smile data today to see what data plans you might enjoy. Smile communication prides itself as one of Africa’s biggest 4G LTE mobile broadband network.

Launched in 2013 in the Tanzanian headquarters Dar es Salam, the company has since then extended its operation to over 7 regions establishing itself as West Africa’s premier 4G LTE broadband network with over 8 cities covered in Nigeria.

Smile has the objective of providing millions of Africans with access to high-quality internet at affordable prices. Smile Nigeria broadly divides its customers into corporate and personal plans.

Before we delve into the different plans, let’s see the cities that Smile covers in Nigeria. You don’t want to buy a data plan you can’t use, right? To fully enjoy Smile data service, you would need to live in any of these cities;

  1. Lagos
  2. Abuja
  3. Port Harcourt
  4. Benin City
  5. Ibadan
  6. Kaduna
  7. Onitsha
  8. Asaba

Different Smile Data Plans

Smile FlexiDaily: 1GB for N350 valid for 24 hours

If you use a lot of data daily or looking to upload/download heavy data files in one day, the FlexiDaily says hi.

Smile FlexiWeekly: 2GB for N1020 valid for 7 days

Ok, so you need up to 2GB of data but 1-3 days are not enough to use it all? Use of FlexiWeekly instead.

Smile Midnite: 3GB at N1,530 for 7 days

This plan allows you to use data from midnight until 6AM in the morning within a period of seven days.

Smile Weekend Only: 3GB at N1530 from 9PM Friday night to Sunday Midnight

If you’re online only on weekends, this data plan is designed for you. Note that it expires by Sunday midnight.

Smile VaulePlus:

This category of Smile data plan allows you to make use of 50% of your data during the day and 50% at night. Great plan if you shuffle your data between night and day. You make your choice depending on the volume of data you need at a period. The ValuePlus plans include:

Smile VaulePlus 1.5GB at N1,020 valid for 30 days

Smile ValuePlus 5GB at N3,070 valid for 30 days

Smile ValuePlus7GB at N4,090 valid for 30 days

Smile ValuePlus 11GB at N5,110 valid for 30 days

Smile ValuePlus 15GB at N6,140 valid for 30 days

Smile ValuePlus 21GB at N8,190 valid for 30 days

Smile ValuePlus 31GB at N11,260 valid for 30 days

Smile BumpaValue:

BumpaValue data group is designed for heavy data users over a medium period of time. If you want plans that go over the 30 days benchmark, try out the BumpaValue plans. The Smile BumpaValue includes:

BumpaValue 30GB at N15,350 valid for 60 days

BumpaValue 60GB at N30,700 valid for 90 days

BumpaValue 80GB at N40,950 valid for 120 days

Smile Anytime:

Another group of data plans. Smile Anytime is specifically designed for users who use fewer data over a lengthy period or as the case may be. We are talking about 12 whole months’ validity! Check out the plans:

Anytime 10GB at N8,190 valid for 12 months

Anytime 20GB for N16,380 valid for 12 months

Anytime 50GB at N36,850 valid for 12 months

Anytime 100GB at N71,650 valid for 12 months

Anytime 200GB at N138,200 valid for 12 months

There you have it! All Smile data plans in their updated year 2020 prices. All the information is verified by Smile. However, if you want to go Unlimited and wondering what Smile Unlimited plans look like, click right here.

With all these data plans and options, you can see that Smile is a fantastic service provider. Now you don’t need any hassle or stress to subscribe for any of Smile data plans. Simply visit www.vtpass.com/smile to buy right from your mobile phone.

Catch you on the fun side of life!

How To Pay Your JED Bill Online.

This Post Will Show You In Clear Terms, How To Pay Your JED Bill Online.

Many people know that you can recharge your prepaid electricity meter online but not as many people realize that you can also pay your electricity bill online.

The truth, however, is that you can pay your electricity bill online as easily as you can buy prepaid meter units online.

In this post, we will be discussing how you can pay your electricity bills online but we are going to be focusing on JED. But let’s first make sure that everybody understands what JED stands for.

WHAT IS JED?

JED is an acronym that stands for Jos Electricity Distribution Company. It is an electricity distribution company based in Jos that covers the following States:

Bauchi State
Benue State
Gombe State
Plateau State

How To Pay For Your JED Electricity Bills Online: Simple Steps To Take.

  1. Visit www.vtpass.com
  2. Select “pay electricity bills” from the dropdown menu at the top left. Choose your energy provider and click go.
  3. Fill in the details and chose the “postpaid option. Input your meter number (for a detailed post on how to find your meter number, go here) and submit.
  4. Input your payment details, submit and receive your token in your email in a matter of minutes.

That’s the easiest and dare we say the most convenient means of paying your Jos Electricity Distribution bills online. Enjoy!

Make Money With VTpass Affiliate Marketing

In this blog post, I am going to take you through ways that you can make money from VTpass affiliate marketing but for those of us who don’t know what affiliate marketing is, let’s quickly answer the question:

WHAT IS AFFILIATE MARKETING?

According to Wikipedia; Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliate’s own marketing effort.

And that is exactly what VTpass is offering you. An opportunity to make money when you partner with us. To be an affiliate with us means that we are both in partnership with ourselves. You need us and we need you; quid pro quo.

We will talk about how affiliate marketing works in detail later but for now, let me give you a general idea. You register as an affiliate marketing partner on our website and we will generate a unique affiliate code for you. When you market the unique code and people buy using that link, you get paid. Simple isn’t it?

Having explained what affiliate marketing is, let’s turn our attention to people who can partner with us in affiliate marketing.

WHO CAN BECOME A PARTNER WITH VTPASS?

The simple answer to this is anybody!

Do you have a mobile phone? Do you have internet access? Do you have a blog? Do you have a social media account? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then you qualify to become an affiliate partner of VTpass. The only thing to note is that you’d probably need internet access in any case to promote your affiliate links.

Having established who and who can register to partner with us an affiliate, let us take a look at an important aspect of affiliate marketing: what is an affiliate link?

WHAT IS AN AFFILIATE LINK?

According to Techopedia, An affiliate link is a specific URL that contains the affiliate’s ID or username. Like we said earlier, when you join us as an affiliate marketer, we will get an affiliate link. That special link is what you are going to be promoting either to your family, friends, colleagues at work or your fellow worshipers in your church/mosque to mention a few.

VTPASS AFFILIATE: HOW DOES IT WORK?

The VTpass affiliate network works in a very simple format. The first thing to note is there are three important parts that make our affiliate network seamless:

  1. There is you, the affiliate marketer.
  2. There is the affiliate link.
  3. Then there is us, the affiliate advertisers.

Without any of the three components above, an affiliate network will not work. As an organization, we need our products and services to be put in front of prospective buyers so we need you. As an affiliate marketer, you need products and services to sell, so you need us. And the affiliate link is the central thing that connects you with us!

To register as an affiliate marketer with VTpass kindly click on this link: vtpass.com/partners

MTN DAILY DATA PLANS: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

MTN DAILY DATA PLANS: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

MTN otherwise known as Mobile Telecommunications Network company is a South African multination giant in the telecommunication industry.

With a presence in more than 20 countries worldwide, MTN is the largest telecommunications company in Africa and the 8th largest in the world.

MTN is a very popular telecommunications service provider in Nigeria with the West African nation single-handedly accounting for over a third of the company’s revenue.

The company penetrated the Nigerian market in the early 2000s with its targeting of Nigeria’s young populace. Introducing free night calls, affordable data plans and more important, cheap mobile phone SIM cards. Today more and more Nigerians are using MTN for data services which brings us to the main gist of today.

MTN daily plans and everything you should know about them.

MTN DAILY DATA PLANS: IS IT ANY DIFFERENT?

The number one complaint on the lips of most Nigerians in recent times has been the high cost of data. It is not a hidden secret that most telecommunications network providers are ripping customers off with data rates as high as 3 Naira per megabyte and even then service providers do not provide full value for service!

To answer the question posed by this subtopic, unfortunately, MTN is not better than other network service providers when it comes to data tariff rates, but at least you can bank on the availability of service.

MTN DAILY DATA PLANS: WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS?

You have 7 options when it comes to MTN daily data plans. With this variety to choose from, you have to choose a plan that will suit your needs. For example, if you know you are going to spend the day on Instagram, it might be more advisable for you to go for an “Instabinge” plan than say, go for the 75MB plan. Now let’s take a cursory look at the different plans:

  1. MTN 25MB daily plan: The 25MB plan will cost you 50 Naira. It is expensive like most data plans in Nigeria but can be helpful when you want to quickly check something online. Just make sure that it is not on Instagram!
  2. MTN 75MB daily Plan: This plan will cost you 100 Naira. It is still expensive but more reasonably priced than its previous counterpart. Do you need to do a quick research on your mobile phone and you don’t have money for a monthly plan? This is the perfect plan for you.
  3. MTN 250MB Instabinge plan: Heads up! This plan can only be used for surfing Instagram. If you want to spend some time on Instagram only and have limited budget, then this plan is for you! It costs only 100 Naira, but remember, you can only use it for Instagram.
  4. MTN 1GB daily Instabinge plan: This plan will cost 200 Naira and can only be used for Instagram like the previous plan that we discussed.
  5. MTN 250MB Nightlife plan: Like every other network service provider in Nigeria, MTN also has a night browsing plan. For this specific plan, MTN offers you 250MB for just 25Naira! It is one of their most generous plans and should be taken advantage of by freelancers and researchers alike. You can however only subscribe for one nightlife plan per day so don’t get any funny ideas. Okay?
  6. MTN 500MB Nightlife plan: Like its predecessor, this plan is made for nightwalkers. You can get 500MB for 50 Naira. Cheap right? We think so too!
  7. MTN 25 Naira WhatsApp daily plan: For people that are not interested in browsing other websites but just want a simple plan that can allow them chat on WhatsApp, this plan is for you. Make calls at your own risk though!

You can subscribe for ALL MTN data plans on VTpass by visitng this page: http://www.vtpass.com/mtn-data

9Mobile Data: Everything You Need To Know & Subscription Codes

9Mobile Data: Everything You Need To Know & Subscription Codes

9mobile is a Nigerian telecommunication company that is popular among young people. The company is well known, even though it is barely 4 years old. 9mobile as a brand started as an offshoot of Middle-Eastern giants Etisalat. The company was thrust in the limelight due to the debt owed by Etisalat running into billions of dollars. The company was ultimately sold to a company called Teleogy holdings and it ushered in the dawn of 9mobile Nigeria.

Although one must note that 9mobile data plans cost significantly more than other telecommunication network providers in the country, it must also be said that 9mobile is also more significantly better in service provision. The name 9mobile is derived from the brand built by Etisalat known as 0809ja for life because of Etisalat mobile numbers that start with 0809. The brand also changed its colour to represent vibrancy, dynamism and life.

Now let’s take a look at the different data plans:

9mobile Data: Daily Plans

50 Naira for 25MB *229*3*8#

100 Naira for 100MB *229*3*1#

200Naira for 650MB  *229*3*2#

9mobile Data: Night/Weekend Plans

200 Naira for 1GB (12am-5am)  *229*3*11#

1,000 Naira for 2GB (7pm-7am daily & Weekend only)  *229*3*12#

2,000 Naira for 5GB (7pm-7am &Weekend only) *229*3*13

Weekly Plans

200 Naira for 150MB *229*2*10#

Monthly Plans

1,000 Naira for 1.5GB  *544*1*3#

2,000 Naira for 3.5GB *544*2*3#

3,500 Naira for 6.5GB *544*3*3#

8,000 Naira for 16GB *544*4*1#

10,000 Naira for 22GB *555*2#

18,000 Naira for 42GB *544*4*3#

You can buy all these data plans and more easily, by clicking this page: http://vtpass.com/9mobile-data on any device.

Please note that when you buy data with VTpass, our services are delivered promptly and quickly to you.

More than that, you will receive a bonus from 9mobile when you buy data using our services.

To find out how you can share data between yourself and your family & friends, kindly visit this page here.

You can also learn how to subscribe for Airtel Data plans by going here.

Airtel Data Plans: Subscription codes and everything You Need to Know

Airtel: subscription codes for data and everything You Need to Know

Airtel is a telecommunication giant in Africa and Asia with a wide coverage area. Having undergone changes from the early days of Econet to Celtel, Zain and finally Airtel, the company has seen a balance in recent years. Known as one of the networks with the highest coverage in Nigeria, Airtel prides itself as the ‘smartphone network’. Airtel has a range of calls and data bundles that can be used across devices. This post will extensively cover ALL their data plans.

Important Note!

You can subscribe for any Airtel Data plan by dialling *141# or by visiting http://vtpass.com/airtel-data and buying with your card.

Now let’s get back to the remaining data plans. We will be discussing Airtel daily data plans, Airtel weekly data plans and Airtel monthly data plans. The telecommunication company’s data plan costs range from as little as 50 Naira to as much as 136,000 Naira. Whatever the plan you decide to subscribe for will be dependent on your needs.

Daily data plans

Daily Subscriptions

Price Data Allowance Validity USSD Code Buy From Vtpass
#50 25MB 1 day *141*50# Buy Now
#100 75MB 1 day *141*100# Buy Now
#300 1GB 1 day *141*354# Buy Now
#500 2GB 1 day *141*504# Buy Now
         

Weekly Data Plans

Price Data Aloowance Validity Period USSD Code Buy From  VTpass
300 350mb 1 week 141*300# Buy Now
500 1gb 1 week *141*502# Buy Now
1500 6gb 1 week *141*1504# Buy Now
         
         

Monthly Data Plans

Price Data Allowance Validity Period USSD Code Buy From VTpass
1000 1.5 GB 1 month *141*1000# Buy Now
1200 2 GB 1 month *141*1200# Buy Now
1500 3GB 1 month *141*1500# Buy Now
2000 4.5GB 1 month *141*2000# Buy Now
2500 6GB 1 month *141*2500# Buy Now
3000 8GB 1 month *141*3000# Buy Now
4000 11GB 1 month *141*4000# Buy Now
         

Although there are a few other special data plans not covered by this post, it, however, gives you a piece of detailed information about Airtel Nigeria’s data plans and subscription codes. To find out how to share data between family and friends, kindly read this post.

UNDERSTANDING THE STAMP DUTY CHARGE

This post will answer some of the following questions:

1. What is the stamp duty charge

2. How much is the charge for stamp duty

3. Are Agents charged for stamp duty?

4. Is stamp duty charge the same as a convenience fee?

WHAT IS STAMP DUTY CHARGE
Stamp duty charge is a statutory charge payable on electronic transfers and cash payments into a corporate account.

How Much is The Charge for Stamp Duty

Stamp duty charge is a charge of N50 on every transaction from N1,000

What you need to know about the CBN’s N50 stamp duty:

1. It is an Act that was passed into law called the Stamp Duties Act 2004 and Federal Government Financial Regulations 2009, but implementation started in 2016.

2. The Stamp Duty charge is not being imposed by VTpass, but by the Federal government through the CBN.

3. The imposition of the Stamp Duties Act is to enhance the government’s revenue generation drive which has become necessary due to the fall in global oil prices.

4. All receipts, whether Cash or Electronic transfers from N1000 and above into a Current account is eligible and will be charged N50 stamp duty.

5. Only Current accounts are eligible to be charged Stamp Duty on all receipts.

6. The N50 requirement for the charge will be charged per transaction and not per volume; that is any transactions from N1,000 and above.

7. The N50 duty only applies to payments made into the company’s designated account for wallet funding.

Kindly note that when you credit your wallet by either paying into our bank account or by bank transfer, a

duty charge of N50 is automatically deducted from your payment by The Central bank of Nigeria (CBN) for paying into a corporate account.

So that means we can only credit your wallet with the remainder of the amount. For example, if you make a payment of 1000 into the VTpass account, you will be credited 9950 in your wallet because of the automatic deduction by CBN.

Our advice is, when crediting your wallet, add an extra 50 Naira so that

Are Agents charged for stamp duty?
Kindly note that the stamp duty charge is applicable to all agents, terminal agents, trade partners, refer a friend, regular users in as much it has to do with wallet crediting.

 

How To Start Your Own Business

Start your own business

Starting a business could be one of the most rewarding things you would ever do. For one, you will be the boss of yourself; which means that you control your working hours, your schedule and your risks. More importantly, you will be making a living for yourself! Which is fantastic.

For starters, there are some things you need to put in mind before starting a business.

  1. WHAT KIND OF BUSINESS DO YOU WANT TO ENGAGE IN?

One of the best ways to do good business is to look out for a problem in your neighborhood, community, street, etc. and look for a solution to it.

If you are short of a business idea, then you should consider becoming a VTpass terminal agent. If you don’t know how to, read this post here on how to become a terminal agent.

2. HOW TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS: CHOOSE A GOOD LOCATION

Another important step when one is trying to start a business is looking for a good location. Many franchisers in business consider your outlet location as a paramount prerequisite before granting or denying you a franchise. This means that the business world and indeed business people are aware of the importance of location. Choose somewhere that is located near your target audience and somewhere that is quite accessible.

Here are a few order things you should do when starting a business.

  1. Own your name. Make sure the company name you choose is one with an available trademark and Internet domain name. To see if a trademark is available, you can do a trademark search online through the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s website. Failure to properly obtain a trademark could put your fledgling business at risk — not to mention that the time and money you have invested in establishing your business name could go to waste if someone else owns the trademark. Don’t assume your new business name is not trademarked because you were unsuccessful finding such name on the Internet, either. Someone could have used the name for a business that closed, or filed a trademark and never used it.
  2. Get in with the law. Understand what regulations, licenses and taxes you will need to follow, obtain and pay for your new business. After doing some initial research on your own, consult with a lawyer and accountant to confirm your understanding and to help structure your business to be in compliance with the law. Generally speaking, you will need to need to (i) ensure you are charging the correct amount of tax your service or product that your business is promoting, if applicable and (ii) obtain all of the proper licenses needed to run your new business, at a minimum. Establishing a successful business is hard enough. The last thing you need is some technical legality or administrative detail to stand in the way of your success.
  3. How much do you need to live? When working on your business plan, do not forget about the most important factor: YOU. You need to take into account your living costs. Rent, mortgages, and health insurance — these are all things that don’t pay for themselves. You will most likely need to cut out all the unnecessary extras you can live without. Make sure you account for unforeseen or unexpected expenses by factoring a little flexibility into your budget for those “just-in-case” moments. You might even consider taking a part-time job until things pick up with your new venture and speak to a financial planner to help you budget yourself properly.
  4. Where are you in your life? Starting a new business takes brains, bravery, and what will seem to be endless hours of hard work. When you own your own company, there is always something that has to get done. You will most likely find yourself working at least 60-80 hours a week for the first two years. With that said, I’ll ask you one very important question: Are you ready to give up your personal life for the next three years?
  5. Don’t over — or underspend. Starting a business can be incredibly financially tasking on you and your family. You will need to learn where and when to spend. It’s important not to waste those precious seed dollars but it’s equally important to spend where necessary. In any business, you often have to spend money to make money.  Don’t skip out on things your company needs. For example, it may be worth it to put 1500 Naira in an online vendor listing, but it may not be necessary to give every new customer a 15 Naira mug. Be sure to keep up with technology too — there are many time-saving programs and apps (including free or inexpensive ones) that can help you keep track of it all, and as we all know, “time is money.”