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Send “Free” via SMS to 41142 to claim free browsing from Opera Mini and MTN in South Africa

Hiya South Africa!

Opera and MTN are giving away 50MB of free browsing every day to all South African prepaid customers using the MTN network in the country. No charges apply to you.

At Opera, we are all about making internet access available for everyone. The web is a wonderful place with almost infinite content and opportunities to learn. Every image you see on Instagram, every friend you add on Facebook, and every video you watch on YouTube comes from the web. 

Opera wants you to keep enjoying all this content wherever you are. We want you to visit your favorite websites, read the latest trends, and access your social media without worrying about buying data or running out of it. Therefore, we have partnered with MTN in South Africa to bring you free data everyday so you can browse the internet. 

This is how you get started with free 50MB 

If you are a prepaid MTN customer, and you have the Opera Mini browser installed on your smartphone, you can claim 50MB of free browsing starting today. All you need to do is send the word “Free” via SMS to 41142. No charges apply to you.

After sending the SMS you will receive a confirmation message from MTN, which is your cue to start browsing for free. All you need to do is open or download the Opera Mini browser and start enjoying fast and free internet at your fingertips. 

The free daily data bundle covers browsing only within Opera Mini. The data package does not include newsfeed reading, video streaming or downloading files from the internet. You will be charged out of your normal data bundle for this. However, the free browsing and search applies when visiting any website or speed dials you want.

Smooth browsing experience with the best browser!

Opera Mini is a small, fast 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 the Opera Mini browser, we’ve revamped the user interface (UI) of the browser to make it look beautiful, light, and clean. We did this by improving the aesthetics of the browser with the goal of making your everyday browsing sessions more enjoyable. We’ve introduced fully redesigned features, new iconography, new colors, and new themes that make Opera Mini look better than ever!

Check out our great features!

Save up to 90% of your mobile data 

As you probably know by now, Opera Mini has always looked after your MB’s when browsing. Opera Mini is capable of saving your mobile data thanks to its unique data compression, a.k.a. data savings mode. 

When you enable the data savings mode in 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 preprocessing 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 all prepaid MTN users. 

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

Free data is available for all prepaid (PayAsYouGo) MTN subscribers who have Opera Mini installed on their phones. If you don’t have Opera Mini yet, you can download it here

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

Just send the word “Free” via SMS to 41142. You will receive a confirmation message from MTN about the free browsing on Opera Mini. Open the app or download Opera Mini and start browsing to make use of the free data. Note that NO SMS or data charges apply to you.

How do I use the 50MB of free data?

The free daily data covers browsing and searching 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 only. 

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