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Free browsing up to 50MB per day with Opera Mini and MTN in South Africa

Hiya South Africa!

At Opera we are all about making access to the internet available for everyone. When lockdowns and shutdowns started due to COVID-19, we identified a major problem with South African students being unable to access information online or finishing their school assignments due to data limitations.

Even though things are slowly coming back to “normal”, we decided to partner with MTN South Africa to provide South Africans with 50MB of free browsing per day when using our popular Opera Mini browser.

With 50MB of free browsing, you can enjoy your favourite websites, keep up with your online educational materials, and access your social media platforms for free, all of these when browsing with Opera Mini on the MTN network. 

This is how you get started with free 50MB 

The 50MB of daily free browsing is only available for select Opera Mini users who are on the MTN network in South Africa.

Because we like to play fair, we are providing free browsing to those who need it the most since the COVID-19 outbreak started. What this means is that if you haven’t been able to access mobile data during the last month, you will be among the first ones to qualify for getting 50MB’s of free browsing in Opera Mini. 

Qualifying MTN customers  will be notified via SMS of the FREE 50MB daily browsing data in Opera Mini. After receiving this message, all a customer needs to do is open or download the Opera Mini browser and start enjoying the internet free at their fingertips. 

The free daily data  only covers browsing within Opera Mini. The data package does not include reading news feeds, video streaming or downloading files from the internet. Additional usage on Opera Mini will be charged out of your normal data / airtime wallet. Free browsing and search applies when visiting any website or Opera Mini speed dials you want.

Smooth browsing experience with the best browser!

Opera Mini is a small, fast, safe and powerful browser. It comes with unique features such as data compression, a download manager with offline file sharing capabilities, and a built-in ad-blocker. 

In the newest version of Opera Mini, the user interface (UI) of the browser has been revamped to make it look more appealing, light, and clean. Opera Mini’s goal is to make everyday browsing sessions more enjoyable. We went on to introduce fully redesigned features, new iconography, new colors, and new themes that make it look better than ever!  

Check out our cool features!

Save up to 90% of your mobile data 

As you might know by now, Opera Mini has always looked after your MB’s when browsing due to its unique data compression, a.k.a. data savings mode. 

When you enable the data savings on the browser settings, you can save up to 90% of your mobile data. This happens because the data compression in the browser is capable of pre-processing and reducing the amount of data from a website before it reaches your phone.

By saving data, Opera Mini gives you a faster and longer online experience allowing you to spend more time browsing your favorite stuff, without fearing running out of MBs wherever you go. 

Now you have all the information to browse for free with Opera and MTN

Tell us which features you enjoy the most from Opera Mini? We are always happy to hear your comments 🙂 


What exactly is the free daily data deal?

If you are a prepaid (PayAsYouGo) MTN customer, you get free browsing data when browsing via the Opera Mini browser. The free browsing is capped daily at 50MB and is available to select customers (Low and non-data users). 

Am I eligible to use the 50MB of free data?

Free data is available for Opera Mini users on the MTN network.  If you are a low / non data user ie. you have not bought prepaid data bundles with MTN within the last month, you will have a higher opportunity of being gifted 50MB of free browsing data in Opera Mini.

How can I get the free daily data with Opera Mini?

If you are a pre-qualified  user, you automatically receive the free daily data with a limit of 50MB / day.  You will also receive a confirmation SMS message from MTN   about the free browsing on Opera Mini.  Just open the app or download Opera Mini and start browsing to make use of the free data.

How can I use the 50MB of free data?

The free daily data covers browsing and search only. The data does not include reading news feeds, video streaming or downloading files from the internet. You will be charged out of your normal data or airtime wallet for any additional usage.  Free browsing applies when visiting any website you want. Free browsing also applies to the suggested sites shown on the speed dial in Opera Mini. 

Does free browsing apply to other Opera applications?

The free browsing promotion applies exclusively to usage of Opera Mini browser app only. 

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