How Do MTN Video Data Packages Work?

Data is one thing we all cry over. Especially in Ghana. Everyone cries about how expensive data packages are in Ghana and how they are quick to disappear when you finally purchase some.

What’s worst is that you’ll end up buying a data package with a huge volume but not be able to use it for some purposes. This can be painful and also capital-intensive.

In this article, we take a look at one of the MTN data packages which are widely misunderstood; The MTN Video Data Pack.

Ever wondered what this data package is about? Wondered how it’s used and where it can be used? Well, worry and wonder no more. In this article, we take a quick look at what it means, what it’s used for and what it cannot be used for.

So, stick around and enjoy this all-important piece.

What’s The MTN Video Data Bundle About?

Unlike the everyday data bundle which you buy on your phone for the purpose of browsing, texting, WhatsApping, checking Social Media and watching Youtube videos, the Video Data Bundle is more specific.

The Video Data Bundle is specifically made for people who enjoy streaming videos on Youtube, Kwese Iflix and DST App.

The bundle works only on the three platforms listed above and strictly on their mobile applications too.

What You Can’t Use The Video Bundle For

There is a tall list of things you cannot possibly use the MTN Video Data Bundle for. Some other MTN Data Packages can help with this but not the Video Bundle.

Some of these things are listed below:

  1. You cannot watch Youtube videos with this bundle when using a web browser. It practically works on the Youtube Mobile application only. If for any reason, you’re still able to access the Youtube platform with a web browser when on this bundle, then be informed that you’re probably using a residual or bonus bundle somewhere else. And once that bundle finishes, you won’t have access to the Youtube platform anymore.
  2. Also, you cannot watch Netflix with this bundle. Yes, I know this sounds shocking. But even though Netflix is a video streaming platform, MTN Ghana didn’t consider them when coining the ‘Video Data Bundle’ term. It’s simply just about Youtube, Iflix and My DSTV App.
  3. You cannot download a movie or watch any other movie on any other video platform with this data bundle.
  4. Never can you browse social media with this data bundle. If you don’t have any normal data package or social media package, just forget it. The Video data bundle won’t cater for your social media charges.
  5. Finally, anything that has to do with using your web browser cannot be catered for by the video bundle. Even if you have 500GB worth of Video Data bundle, your browser won’t work until you have the normal data package.

How To Buy The MTN Video Data Bundle

If you are a fan of Youtube videos, then you have definitely been searching around for a bundle that makes life a little bit easier for you.

The MTN Video Bundle is a perfect way to set the mood for your Youtube streaming sessions without having to worry about the cost of data.

So the big question is; How Do You Buy The MTN Video Data Bundle?

And the answer is very simple. Just follow the steps listed below:

  1. Dial *138# on your MTN line.
  2. Select Option 1 to buy data bundle
  3. Select option 1 to buy for yourself
  4. Select Option 6 to select video bundles
  5. Select the amount you want
  6. Dial Option 1 to confirm

Note: The Video Data Bundle has no expiry so you can use it for as long as it can last you.


Without an Internet Bundle, you’ll remain locked out of the numerous possibilities which the internet presents. The pain is however different when you have a data package that you cannot use to do the very things you love doing online.

In this article, we took a look at the MTN Video Data Bundle, how it works, what people mistake it for and how to buy it.

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