Difference Between MTN TruTalk & BetaTalk – Benefits & Code

If you’re using the MTN mobile network, you might have heard about two tariff plans: MTN TruTalk and MTN BetaTalk. While they’re both good for making calls on the network, they’re not the same. Let’s explore the differences between MTN TruTalk and BetaTalk.

Difference between mtn Tru Talk and Beta Talk

Here’s a breakdown of the main differences between MTN TruTalk and BetaTalk:

MTN TruTalk
  • No bonus on recharges.
  • Daily service charge of N7.17.
  • Call rate: 11.26 kobo/sec (after daily fee of N7), 15.36 kobo/sec.
  • Normal data rates apply.
  • All minutes are charged from the main account.
  • Not eligible for special data bundles.
  • No N1,000 IM Activation bonus.
  • Free migration anytime.
  • Migration code: *400#, *123*2*6#, or text “TT” to 312.
MTN BetaTalk
  • Offers data and airtime bonus on every recharge.
  • No daily service charge.
  • Call rate: 32.50 k/sec (main account), 73 k/sec (bonus account), N45/min (SIM activation bonus account).
  • Different data rates apply depending on the account type.
  • The first five minutes of each day are charged from the main account before the bonus account is used.
  • Access to special data bundles.
  • Eligible for N1,000 SIM Activation Bonus valid for 7 days.
  • Free migration once a month, subsequent migrations cost N102.
  • Migration code: *123*2*1#, or text “BT” to 312.

If you’re searching for a tariff plan with favorable call rates, MTN TruTalk is the way to go. However, if you want to balance calls with data usage, MTN BetaTalk is your best bet. Here’s a more detailed explanation of the differences between TruTalk and BetaTalk for better understanding.

MTN TruTalk

MTN TruTalk is a tariff plan that provides subscribers with a call rate of 11.26 kobo per second for all local calls within Nigeria. To access this rate, subscribers pay a daily fee of N7.17. This fee is charged only on the first call of the day, not at the start of the day. If no calls are made in a day, no fee is wasted. However, if your airtime balance is below N7 on your first call of the day, your call rate will be charged at 15.36 kobo per second.

On TruTalk, you also receive a free 10MB data bonus every month, credited on your first recharge or first call of the month. This bonus is valid for 30 days.

To enjoy this service, you must be on the TruTalk plan. To switch to MTN TruTalk, dial the USSD code *400# on your phone. Alternatively, dial *123*2*6# directly to migrate to TruTalk.

You can also send the code “TT” to the number 312 to migrate to MTN TruTalk. If you have the myMTN app installed on your phone, follow the steps below to migrate.

To migrate to MTN TruTalk using the myMTN app or website, follow these steps:

1. Open and log in to the myMTN app, or login on the myMTN website at https://mymtn.com.ng.

2. Go to “My Plans.”

3. Click on “Other plans.”

4. From the list, click on “MTN TruTalk.”

Migrating to MTN TruTalk is free of charge. You can switch from other plans to TruTalk as many times as you want without paying any migration charge.

MTN BetaTalk

MTN BetaTalk is a tariff plan that rewards users with bonus airtime and data on every recharge. Recharges below N100 come with an additional 300% airtime bonus and 200% data bonus. Recharges of N100 and above also receive a 300% airtime bonus and data bonus ranging from 20 MB to 200 MB, depending on the recharge amount.

For example, a recharge of N50 gives you N150 (300%) bonus airtime and N100 (200%) bonus data, while a recharge of N100 gives you N300 (300%) bonus airtime and 20 MB of bonus data. To check your balance and bonuses, dial *556# or *559*43#, or text ‘2’ to 312.

The first 5 minutes of calls each day are charged from your main account at a flat rate of 32.50 kobo per second. After that, calls are charged from the airtime bonus at a rate of 73 kobo per second, and data usage is deducted from the data bonus at a rate of N10 per MB.

MTN BetaTalk not only offers a free 10MB Data Bonus every month, credited on your first recharge or call of the month, but it also provides access to exclusive data bundles for those on the plan.

Here are the special data bundles available:

  • Get 40MB for N50 valid for 1 day. Dial *312*1*1# or SMS B30 to 312.
  • Get 250MB for N200 valid for 2 days. Dial *312*113# or *312*1*1# or SMS 113 to 312.

Migrating to BetaTalk after buying and activating a new line grants you a N1,000 SIM activation bonus. This bonus includes N800 for Voice calls & SMS and a N200 data bonus for national calls, SMS, and data, valid for 7 days counting from the day of SIM activation.

Additionally, you receive a 10% airtime bonus when you recharge via various channels:

  • Bank Account option
  • Debit Card option
  • MyMTN app
  • TopUp Card option
  • MTNOnDemand (*904#)

To enjoy all these benefits, you need to be on the BetaTalk plan. To migrate to BetaTalk, follow these steps:

1. Dial the direct USSD code *123*2*1# on your phone.

2. Or text the code “BT” to 312.

3. Alternatively, use the myMTN app or myMTN Web to migrate to BetaTalk.

4. Log in, go to other plans, and select BetaTalk from the list of tariff plans.

Note: You will be charged a fee of N102 after your first migration in a month.