The Difference Between MTN Caller Feel and MTN Caller Tunes

People of Nigeria are conversant with caller tunes where you can entertain your caller with any short music or speech instead of the default bur-bur sound of a ringer. Something has just emerged in the MTN products and services which the  company called MTN Caller Feel. We will tell you the difference between the products and means of subscribing to them.

MTN Caller Tunes

We have told you and we believe that you know that MTN Caller Tunez substitute the boring bur-bur ringer of telephones and treat callers to exciting sounds or rythms. I could remember one favourite tunes which were Originality by Faze and "I Have a Dream" by Martin Luther King Jnr.

MTN Caller Tunez cost 50 naira per month and you can add up to 10 songs at 50 naira each. The songs if more than one will be alternating each such that if one calls and you didn't pick it up and the person calls again, new song will play for the person from your MTN Caller tunez library.

Subscription to the MTN Caller Tunez is possible only when you have atleast 50 naira in your account balance. It is valid for 30 days and at the expiration of the validity days, the subscription will be renewed authomatically once you have up to 50 naira in your account balance.

You can activate the service by simply sending the code of your choice music to 4100 OR by visiting, the Caller Tunez store.

Codes could be searched by asking for the top 10 in the Caller Tunez service, sending: TOP10 to 131

You can also query for new tunes in the service by sending: NEWTUNES to 131

If you need self-help on the service, send: HELP to 131

To delete a tune from the Caller Tunez service, Send: DEL+TUNECODE in an SMS to 4100  for example del703409

MTN Caller Feel

Unlike the MTN Caller Tunez that play sounds to the callers, MTN Caller Feel displays text to callers. The service is likened to updating status as in Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. You can post what you have on mind; share special moments, advertize your products and services and so much more! You can choose any creative way to doing it.

Once someone calls you, what you set as your Caller Feel will show up on the screen of the phone of the caller.

Texts such as "Wow! I am plus one today!" "Happy Birthday to my Mum!" etc could be among such creations for MTN Caller Feel.

Beautiful right? I will tell you how to subscribe to the new service from MTN Nigeria.

You can activate by simply dialling the choice plan activation code to 50016.

There are three plans:

1. Daily Plan: 1 day; Code: Reg1; Price: 5 naira; Number of Updates Allowed: 1

2. Weekly Plan: 7 days; Code: Reg7; Price: 30 naira; Number of Updates Allowed: 10

3. Monthly Plan: 30 days; Code: Reg (yes it is correct: just REG); Price: 50 naira; Number of Updates Allowed: 25

You can visit for activations online as well as for other services.

Cheap MTN Internet Data: Difference Between MTN Night and Smartphone Plans

Nigerians just like other internet users across the globe are always in search for cheap internet data or an outrightly free ones. The mobile telecommunication network providers in Nigeria which mostly are also the internet service providers have keyed into the fact in their competition struggles. MTN is among the service providers and they have tried to keep up with the trend with the MTN Night Plan and the MTN Smart Phone plan.These plans have been adjudged the cheapest internet plan in Nigeria. Yes, yours sincerely is using it too. The two plans are related and their request codes are also confusing.This suggested the need for this write up to clearly differentiate both of them and even make judgement on which is the best.

MTN Night Plan

This plan predated the Smart Phone plan. It was a plan that gives you access to the internet from 9pm to 6am. Initially, it has only 3 gigabyte data volume. But now, there is an extra data of 1.5 gig usable during the daytime; such that in total, you will have 4.5 gig just for 2500 naira. The extra data just like we said earlier could be used during the daytime and any other time. It is just a bonus data. It will exhaust first before you start expending your main 3 gig Night Plan. Once it is exhausted, you will be relegated to the night where you will only gain access to the internet starting from 9pm to 6am. There is a trick that you could use to access internet during the day with the Night plan; and that is making sure that you connected to the internet before 6 am and never disconnect it throught the day. If you do so, the network will allow you access to the internet through out the day. Once you disconnect, you will not be able to connect again till it is 9pm.

You can subscribe to the MTN Night Plan with these codes:

1. Type 102 in your text message field and send to 131

2. Dial *102# (This is called USSD)

3. Dial *123# and follow appropriate options to the data plan

You can check your data balance for the extra data by dialling *559#

Checking your data balance for your main 3 gig balance is nowadays futile as MTN sends unreadable symbols and texts like a corrupted MS Word file. If you must know the balance, please call 180, the customer care.

MTN Smart Phone Plan

This plan is an attempt to harken the plight of the teeming Nigerian youths who need something affordable and sizeable in form of internet data; who uses internet services in their various smart phones. The data plan is related to the Night plan but it however has a markable difference. The smart Phone plan just like the Night plan has 4.5 gig data volume: 1.5 extra data and 3 gig main data. It also costs 2500 naira. But, unlike the Night Plan, the extra data does not exhaust before the main data.If you browse during the day, MTN will charge your extra data; and if you browse during the night, they will charge your main data. With this arrangement, your access to internet during day time is enhanced.

The tip for this arrangement is that you should keep all your heavy internet usage for the night hours and surf the internet lightly during the day with your extra data. You can equally stay connected from the night hours into the day so that charges would be made on the main data. Once you disconnect and reconnect, your charges will shift into the extra data.

Further more, note that if you are browsing using your extra data and it the clock strikes 9pm, kindly disconnect and reconnect to hook on to the main data for night hours; so as to save your extra data for daytimes.

You can subscribe to the MTN Smart Phone plan with these codes:

1. Type 120 in your text message field and send to 131 (Note the variation of the Smart Phone plan code with that of the Night plan).

2. Dial *120#

3. Dial *123# and follow appropriate options to the data plan.

You can check your data balance by dialling *559#

The balance for the main data has the same problem as explained above. You can call customer care.

You must have 2,500 naira in your MTN sim card before subscribing to either of the plans discussed here.

My Judgments:

MTN Smart Phone plan is better. This is because it gives you a more flexible data usage experience. It allows you greater daytime access to internet as your night hours browsing is only charged on the main balance. This is unlike the Night plan where both your night hour and daytime browsing feast on your extra data until it finishes before it remembers that the main data is still in existence.

Happy Surfing

Tips for Emerging Successful in the English Proficiency Test of the Post Graduate School, University of Ibadan

A Focus on the Nature of the Test

English proficiency test for the University of Ibadan Postgraduate school was a recent innovation by the Board of the PG School at ensuring quality of the students admitted to the school for postgraduate studies. They stated that they have noticed an unprecedented poor use of English among students of the University of Ibadan; that if such was the case with the students of the prided University of Ibadan, how much more students from other universities that belonged to the lower rung of ranking in academic excellence. They posited that English language was the language of instructions and as such, a test for proficiency for prospective students is to say the least, imperative.

The test is a one hour exercise in which you are required to answer 100 questions. To be on a very safe side and finish before the time allowed elapses, you are therefore required to answer each question within 30 seconds. I bet this is challenging; so brace up against it in time.

The test has been decentralized starting from 2014 such that there were exam centres in strategic locations across the country. I could remember two of my friends that sat for the exam in PortHarcourt and Lagos. The essense of the decentralization is to help those that were staying far away from Ibadan. Some applicants made the mistake of distrusting the satellite centres across the nation and struggled down to Ibadan even where the same exam took place at their door steps. Please, take advantage of the innovation if you are staying far away from Ibadan. The exam is the same everywhere and the arrangements were usually perfectly done especially in the manner of University of Ibadan clockwork precision. Taking the advantage would not only save you money and stress but also the risk of plying or flying the road or the air respectively just for an entrance exam.

From observations across the departments, it is safer to score 50 and above inorder be sure of admission. This is not to say that whoever that scores below 50 has failed. No, far from it. Depending on the department and the general performance, such person could be admitted but I am sure that you wouldnt repose your hope on chance.

The PG school ordinarily, cuts 40% as the minimum to qualify for departmental tests. That is granted but both scores are added up with the departmental tests that will follow the proficiency test for final decision on your admission. Departmental tests are discipline-specific while the English proficiency test is just as the name suggests on Enlish language alone (British English).