9mobile (Etisalat)

9mobile (Etisalat) logo Also known as the 0809ja network, 9mobile (former Etisalat) is Nigeria’s latest telecoms provider. Beginning operations on 23 October 2008, 9mobile has to date entrenched itself in the hearts and minds of all Nigerians as the network of choice.

In just a few years of operations in Nigeria, 9mobile has achieved major milestones which are unprecedented in the Nigerian market.

Today, 9mobile continues to show itself as a market innovator in Nigeria’s vibrant telecommunications market. Its efforts have been variously recognised by different industry and non-industry bodies within and outside Nigeria. It has received awards from different reputable organisations for different areas of its business including one for the quality of its network; a recognition it received from the Nigeria Communications Commission, the regulatory body for telecoms operators in Nigeria.

All 9mobile Data Plans

9mobile Auto-Renewal

Your active 9mobile data bundle will be automatically renewed at the end of the validity period if you have enough airtime credit on your phone.

To turn-off 9mobile auto-renewal, text 'Stop' to 229. Your current data subscription will not be disabled but continue until the end of the validity period without being automatically renewed.

Data Rollover

9mobile Data Rollover allows you to ‘roll over’ any unused portions of your remaining data volumes from your subscription. Whenever you renew your subscription or subscribe to another plan before the current subscription expires, the unused portion of the remaining volume is carried forward and added to the volume of the new subscription and the validity also extended as the validity of the new subscription is added to the current subscription.

Data Share

To Transfer data with 9mobile
Dial *229*PIN*Volume of mb*Recipient’s number#

By default your 9mobile PIN is 0000 which is the same as your share and sell PIN but you can change the PIN by dialing *247*0000*New PIN#.
Transfer between 10mb and 50mb per transaction, up to five times daily, provided you have a minimum data balance of 100mb.

Data Gifting

Buy someone a data plan, direct from your airtime. Just use the data code and add the recipient’s number.

For example, to send a 200mb data gift, dial:
*229*2*1*08091234567#

Multi-Device Plan

This is a service where a primary (or parent) SIM is cloned into up to four different secondary SIMs. These SIMs work just like the parent, and can then be inserted into different data devices in order to access the same data bundle.

Your main smartphone should be your primary device, and is used to set up other secondary devices. If you normally subscribe to a 9mobile blackberry plan, we advise keeping your primary SIM in your blackberry phone.
To complete the process, you’ll need new, non-activated sims (which must be data SIMs). Make sure you make a note of your PUK (personal unlocking code) from the SIM card frame.

To opt in:

Dial *215*pin*1*newnumber*newpuk# OR
Text 'add newnumber,1,PIN,newpuk' to 215
For subsequent SIM, replace ‘1’ with ‘2’, ‘3’ or ‘4’
The PIN is the personal security code of the main (primary) SIM. Default PIN is 0000
Please make a note of your PUK (personal unlocking code) from the SIM card frame of every secondary SIM.

Check Data Balance

For 9mobile data plan text 'Bal' to 228 or dial *228# to get information about data usage
For 9mobile BIS (Blackberry) dial *399*2# to get information about data usage

9mobile Internet Settings

Automatic:
Text 'SETTINGS' to 790 and automatically receive your configuration settings from 9mobile. After receiving the message save it and activate as default settings.

Manual:
Account Name: 9mobile internet
Username: (please leave it blank)
Password: (please leave it blank)
Access Point Name (APN): 9mobile
Home Page: http://mobile.9mobile.com.ng
Ip Address: 10.71.170.5