We are delighted to share with you that we have once again partnered up with MTN and Airtel in Nigeria to give you more free browsing with Opera Mini and Opera News.
If you are using the MTN or Airtel network and you have the latest version of Opera Mini and Opera News installed on your mobile phone, you are all set to start browsing for free – up to 50MB everyday!
The last time that we gave away free browsing, we received many positive comments from happy users that, like you, who want to enjoy more of the web for free. We know that data is not cheap, and we want to help you save even more megabytes from your data package for when you really need them – like when you want to check the latest activity of your friends on Facebook or Instagram, or chatting with friends and family on Whatsapp. This encouraged us to launch another round of free browsing with our partners MTN and Airtel.
Browse for free with the #1 news app in Nigeria
The free browsing campaign also applies to Opera News. This means that if you use Opera News, you will be able to use up to 50MB of free browsing everyday and read the latest stories on your phone for free.
Haven’t heard of Opera News yet? Opera News is our stand-alone news application that serves you top news, trendy online videos and a daily updated content stream from over forty different categories, including football, entertainment, politics, and lifestyles.
As of February 2020, Opera News is again the most downloaded news app in Nigeria according to AppAnnie. It is not only the news app of choice for over twenty million people worldwide, but last year, it also became the most downloaded news app in the world.
A data-saving machine
As you might know, Opera Mini is a fast and lightweight browser. It includes unique features that stand out from other mobile browsers such as: offline file sharing, ad blocker, and its popular data compression technology.
We recently performed a data compression test to check out how much data you can save with Opera Mini in comparison to other browsers. We did this by measuring the data consumption in the Opera Mini browser when visiting the twenty most popular websites in Nigeria under various network conditions.
The data compression test showed that Opera Mini is capable of reducing some web page sizes to the extent that you can save up to 90% of your mobile data. The tests also showed that Google Chrome’s data savings was only functioning on very slow Edge networks, and only provided an average savings of 9%. This means that when you use the data compression technology of Opera Mini in Extreme mode, you will be able to browse nine times longer than with other browsers which don’t have data-saving capabilities.
What exactly is the free daily data deal?
If you are an MTN or Airtel user, you get free browsing and news on the Opera Mini and Opera News apps. The free browsing is capped daily at 50MB.
Am I eligible to use the 50MB of free data?
Free data is available for all Opera Mini users on version 19+ and all Opera News users. If you are a new user you will automatically receive free browsing of 50MB per day.
If your Opera Mini is on a lower version than 19 we advise you to upgrade your Opera Mini. You can check your current version by tapping on Settings > About Opera Mini > Check for Update
How can I get the free daily data with Opera Mini and Opera News?
If you are an Opera News or Opera Mini user, you automatically receive the free daily data with a limit of 50MB/day. Just open the app and start browsing to make use of the free data. You will also receive a message in the app with all the information about free browsing.
How can I use the 50MB of free data?
The free daily data covers browsing only. The data package does not include video streaming or downloading files from the internet. You will be charged out of your normal data bundle for this. However, the free browsing applies to browsing which means that you can browse many websites in the browser and also enjoy the newsfeed on Opera Mini and Opera News.
Does free browsing apply to other Opera applications?
The free browsing promotion applies exclusively to usage of Opera News and Opera Mini.
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