Airtel Nigeria Data Plans, Subscription Codes, Devices, Prices and Reviews in Nigeria

Are you Airtel subscriber or want to use Airtel internet services? If yes, read the Airtel Nigeria Data Plans, Subscription Codes, Devices, Prices and Reviews in Nigeria.

Airtel Nigeria is a subsidiary of Indian telecom company Airtel. Well, Airtel has strong presence in many African countries like Burkina Faso, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, and Republic of the Congo. Other countries include Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

Airtel Nigeria operates 2G, 3G and 4G networks in Nigeria and it is known as one of the local networks with wide coverage in Nigeria. It has changed over the years due to multiple acquisitions from one company to another.

Airtel Nigeria originally started as Econet, and moved into Nigeria in 2001- becoming the first telecommunication company to move into Nigeria (as Econet). Airtel is still a giant in the Nigerian telecom industry competing with others like MTN, glo, and Etisalat.

It is a major player in Nigerian telecom industry having a market share of 20% and a subscriber base of over 25million – and acquired Zain in 2010.

This piece will guide you to know which packages to go for if you use Airtel and wish to choose Airtel Nigeria data plans for your line.

The tabulated data plans are shown below:

Plan Name Price Data Size Bundle Validity USSD Code Device
Airtel Daily Internet N100 10MB 24 hours *141*712*11# Handset
Airtel Day Internet N500 150MB 24hours *141*712*3# Handset/PC/Tablet
Airtel Weekly Internet N400 25MB 24/7-7 days *141*712*9# Handset
Airtel Weekend N3000 3GB weekends *141*712*8# Handset/PC/Tablet
Airtel Lite Internet N1000 200MB 24/7-30 days *141*712*4# Handset/PC/Tablet
Airtel Night Internet N2500 3GB 30 days *141*712*7# PC/tablet
Airtel Plus Internet N5000 3GB 24/7-30 days *141*712*1# Handset/PC/Tablet
Airtel Max Internet N8000 5GB 24/7- 30 days *141*712*2# PC/Tablet
Airtel smartphone Internet N3000 1GB 24/7-30 days *141*712*12# PC/tablet
Airtel Premium Internet N15,000 10G 24/7 -30 days *141*712*5# PC/tablet

The table above shows Airtel Nigeria data plans and to clear your data bundle plans on your Airtel SIM. Simply dial *141*712*0#.

Read Also: How to Buy Data Bundles on MTN Nigeria

Why Chose Aritel as Internet Service Provider ?

The choice of Airtel Nigeria data plans depends largely on your income, Internet need and chance.

Some Nigerians use the Internet to do businesses like blogs and (Forex) Foreign exchange trades, therefore, they need the Internet often and these sets of Nigerians are expected to spend more money buying data so that they may have uninterrupted Internet access.

So, if you belong to that category of Nigerians, you will have more Internet data need because you can’t surf the Internet without data.

Also, depending on the traffic your blog generates and how much you make from affiliate marketing, you may buy up to 5GB /10GB data so as to have uninterrupted Internet access, update your blog often and give your readers a reason to keep increasing the traffic on your blog.

The table shows alongside the devices they are best used on as applying a particular data plan might work on a wrong device but will not give maximum advantage.

But if you are the type that hardly goes to the Internet as well as have a low income, then choosing lower packages like Airtel Smartphone Internet may just be all you need for a month because Airtel gives you 3GB on that plan which should be enough to carry you all through the month.

Just like other telecom giants, Airtel also gives their customers juicy packages and bonuses, reasonable call rates, and cheaper data packages unlike MTN.

Airtel BlackBerry® Phones plan is tabulated below

Plan Name Validity Data Bundle Price Dial USSD
BB Absolute Monthly 4GB N3000 *485#
Weekly 500MB N500 *486#
Daily 80MB N200 *487#
BB Complete Monthly 3GB N1400 *440*1#
Weekly 100MB N400 *440*2#
Daily 10MB N100 *440*3#
BB Unlimited Monthly 2GB N1500 *440*16#
Weekly 200MB N525 *440*17#
Daily 40MB N100 *440*18#

Note the following:

  • The data bundles are valid for the associated stipulated times and any unused data will be forfeited by the subscriber by midnight of validity. Data cannot be carried over and cannot be transferred between subscribers on Airtel network on BlackBerry
  • Subscribers will get the associated SMS reminder before the expiration of their current subscription. And the data plan they chose
  • Automatic renewals are only applicable in monthly subscriptions and it is possible if a subscriber has sufficient airtime
  • All data use is local (only applicable in Nigeria)
  • Customers will be charged based on pay-as-you-go pattern upon expiration of the current plan.

Read Also: How To Buy Data Plan On Etisalat Nigeria

Airtel Internet Plans for Heavy Users

Like I pointed out earlier, your choice of Airtel Nigeria data plans should depend on your income, the need to use the Internet and how often you visit the Internet.

If you are the type of subscriber who always likes to go online and stream new videos and live events, Skype, download songs and films, chat, navigate on Facebook, know what’s trending on Twitter, absolute Plan of 4GB may not even be enough to carry you for one month as streaming online and downloading films consume a lot of data. Remember, Android Phones can also be configured to use this subscription pattern. You can call Airtel helpline 24/7 on 111 for more information concerning their services.

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In summary, no telecom company survives in business in Nigeria without innovations and new ideas to win consumer confidence and loyalty, and Airtel Nigeria is no exception.

Airtel Nigeria has worked tremendously in that regard by working round the clock (24/7) to attend to customers’ needs and going ahead to serve them in their local languages – Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba. I cannot emphatically say that Airtel Nigeria data plans are the best or the worst because there are many competitors in the industry who offer similar or much better packages and are also worth checking out.

The choice of network depends largely on network coverage in one’s locality because with faint or no network coverage, all juicy bonuses and packages telecommunication companies offer customers become useless, so network coverage is key.

Even though “Airtel Nigeria” has been relatively stable since after acquiring Zain, but the constant change of name and acquisition from Econet to Vmobile, from Vmobile to Vodacom, from Vodacom to Celtel, from Celtel to Zain, and from Zain to Airtel just passes the message to customers that the company is very unstable, hence it is not a network of choice amongst younger generations who have followed the continuous change of name of 0802 since its entry into the Nigerian telecomm industry. Despite this, figures annually released by management of Airtel Nigeria show that the company is really growing both in revenue base and spread (reach).

Have you used any of the Airtel data plans before? What are your experiences? Let us hear from you ion the comments below.

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