Sometimes, subscribing to an Airtel data plan may be your best bet…
…that is if you fancy the “Data is Life” pseudonym.
Choosing from a wide variety of Airtel internet bundles to using them on a variety of platforms, Airtel Nigeria probably stands out in terms of the number of data plans available.
However, for most of us, the number of internet bundles doesn’t matter.
What does matter is how to subscribe to an Airtel data plan.
What are the subscriptions codes for Airtel data plans?
How to check Airtel data balance?
And a whole lot of other puzzles.
That’s what this post is all about.
We will go over the 33 Airtel internet bundles available, how to subscribe to these data plans and how to check your data balance on each of these bundles.
What you will need:
1. A registered and fully functional Airtel SIM Card.
2. A functional Android, iOS, Windows or Modem Device.
3. Required amount of credit balance matching the data plan cost.
4. Don’t forget to also check out glo data plan codes for comparison.
Airtel Subscription Codes
Airtel subscription codes are made for you to enjoy the speedoo way of life and with 40 of them to choose from, you are sure to find a few that would interest you and fit your lifestyle.
For the quickest choices and clarity, you could easily jump to these sections and make a choice: Airtel Daily Data Plans, Airtel Weekly Data Plan, Airtel Weekend Data Plan, Airtel Monthly Data Plan, Airtel Two Months Data Plan, Airtel Six Months Data Plan, Airtel Time-Based Data Plans, Airtel Yearly Data Plan, Airtel Social Bunde and Airtel 2G Data Plans.
Airtel Daily Data Plans
Airtel daily data plans are quite possibly the cheapest data plans you can subscribe to on the Airtel data network.
You are offered 5 different subscription codes with varying validity periods (1 day to 5 Days) and data allocation (10MB to 200MB) for between 100 naira and 200 naira.
Quite surprisingly too, these Airtel daily data plans can be used on all devices including Android, Blackberry, iOS, Windows and Modem.
Airtel Daily Data Plans for Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Windows and Modem
For low volume users and casual browsers, these Airtel daily plans will surely meet your needs on most devices.
However, using these data plans on PC’s or tablets and mobile devices with screen size of 4.50 inches or larger will surely do you no good because the larger the screen size, the more the data consumption.
It’s a simple concept, the bigger the bait, the bigger the fish.
Here are the much needed subscription codes though.
Daily Plan: N100 for 50MB – Valid for 1 Day – Dial *410# to subscribe.
3-Day Plan: N200 for 200MB – Valid for 3 Days – Dial *412# to subscribe.
5-Start Pack: N100 for 25MB (5MB Daily) – Valid for 5 Days – Dial *401# to subscribe.
Unlimited Day Plan: N100 for 40MB – Valid for 30 Days – Dial *440*18# to subscribe.
Airtel Daily Data Plan (Unliminet 200 Plan) for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows and Modem
The Unliminet 200 data plan is a daily data plan offered by Airtel which lets you enjoy 10MB data, 20 mins talk time to call all networks and 20 sms to text all networks at N200.
To activate, dial *489*1# or send a text message with the words U200 to 489.
Airtel Weekly Data Plans
Airtel weekly data plans are valid for 7 and 14 days depending on which subscription code you use.
Also, you are offered 3 weekly subscriptions codes to choose from, data allocation is between 80MB and 750MB depending on how much cash you are willing to commit as they can cost you anywhere between N300 and N525.
Furthermore, they are also usable on all devices including blackberry.
Airtel Weekly Data Plan for Blackberry, Android, iPhone and Modem
For 525 naira, you will get 200MB of internet data bundle usable on Android, Blackberry, iOS, Windows and Modem devices.
It’s valid for 7 days.
Don’t get carried away one of the names though (UNLIMITED WEEK), it’s nothing close to being “unlimited” in any sense.
Anyway, here are the subscription codes for Airtel Weekly data plan.
Unlimited Plan: N525 for 200MB – Valid for 7 Days – Dial *440*17# to subscribe.
Weekly Plan: N300 for 350MB – Valid for 7 Days – Dial *417# to subscribe.
Easy Plan: N500 for 750MB – Valid for 14 Days – Dial *418# to subscribe.
Airtel Weekend Data Bundle
Airtel weekend plans come in two forms with both enjoyable between 12am Saturday to 11:59pm on Sunday.
To activate the Airtel weekend bundle which gives you 200MB for N200, simply dial *472# or if you want more data, you could dial *473# for 500MB at N500.
Airtel Monthly Data Plans
Airtel monthly data are amongst the most popular data bundles being offered on the airtel data network.
Even though they are also valid for 30 days just like all other monthly data plans offered by their competitors, you could get between 1.5GB and 22GB to cover all forms of usage.
Worthy of note too is that fact that not all are created equal as there are a few that created for specific types of Operating Systems and consumer market.
1.5GB Airtel Data Plan Code for Android, iPhone and Modem (Monthly)
ANDROID 1.0 Plan: N1,000 for 1.5GB – Valid for 30 Days – Dial *496# to subscribe.
3GB Airtel Data Plan Code for Android, iPhone and Modem (Monthly)
UNLIMITED MONTH Plan: N1,500 for 3GB – Valid for 30 Days – Dial *435# to subscribe.
3GB Airtel Data Plan Code for Blackberry ONLY (Monthly)
BB COMPLETE Plan: N1,000 for 3GB – Valid for 30 Days – Dial *431# to subscribe.
3.5GB Airtel Data Plan Code for Android, iPhone and Modem (Monthly)
ANDROID 2.0 Plan: N2,000 for 3.5GB – Valid for 30 Days – Dial *437# to subscribe.
5GB Airtel Data Plan Code for Android, iPhone and Modem (Monthly)
ANDROID 2.5 Plan: N2,500 for 5GB – Valid for 30 Days – Dial *437*1# to subscribe.
7GB Airtel Data Plan Code for Android, iPhone and Modem (Monthly)
ANDROID 3.5 Plan: N3,500 for 7GB – Valid for 30 Days – Dial *438# to subscribe.
9GB Airtel Data Plan Code for Android, iPhone and Modem (Monthly)
ANDROID 4.0 Plan: N4,000 for 9GB – Valid for 30 Days – Dial *438*1# to subscribe.
10GB Airtel Data Plan Code for Android, iPhone and Modem (Monthly)
MEGA 5 Plan: N5,000 for 10GB – Valid for 30 Days – Dial *452# to subscribe.
16GB Airtel Data Plan Code for Android, iPhone and Modem (Monthly)
MEGA 8 Plan: N8,000 for 16GB – Valid for 30 Days – Dial *460# to subscribe.
22GB Airtel Data Plan Code for Android, iPhone and Modem (Monthly)
MEGA 10 Plan: N10,000 for 22GB – Valid for 30 Days – Dial *462# to subscribe.
Airtel Unliminet Plan for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows and Modem (Monthly)
The other unliminet plan is actually an Airtel monthly data plan offered by Airtel which is available in three packages and valid all through 30 Days.
For N1200, you will get 1024MB of data, 60 minutes to call and 60 SMS to text. Dial *489*2# to activate.
While for N3000, you will get 1200MB of data, 180 minutes to call and 300 SMS to text. Dial *489*3# to activate.
In addition, for N5000 you will get 2500MB of data, 300 minutes to call and 500 SMS to text. Dial *489*4# to activate.
Airtel Two Months Data Plan
30GB Airtel Data Plan Code for Android, iPhone and Modem (2 Months)
MEGA 15 Plan: N15,000 for 30GB – Valid for 60 Days – Dial *463# to subscribe.
Airtel Six Months Data Plan
50GB Airtel Data Plan Code for Android, iPhone and Modem (5 Months)
MEGA 36 Plan: N36,000 for 50GB – Valid for 180 Days – Dial *406# to subscribe.
Airtel Time Based Data Plans
Airtel data network offers time based plans that you could subscribe to if you are really time strapped and don’t want to leave all that data on the table when your subscription expires.
Or if you would maybe like to make the most of your coffee break for some quick download, movie streaming, live webinar or anything of such.
You could simply subscribe either for 30 minutes, 60 minutes or 3 hours.
Best of all, these time-based data plans don’t come locked in with any form of data allowance so you can consume as much data as you possibly can within a specific time frame.
Airtel 30 Minutes Data Plan
For N300, you allowed access to data for 30 Minutes. Dial *439*3# to activate.
60 Minutes Airtel Data Plan
For N500, you allowed access to data for 60 Minutes. Dial *439*4# to activate.
Airtel Night Plan – 3 Hours
The Night 120 data plan is a little bit different from the other time-based data plans offered on the Airtel data network.
And as the name suggests, the Night 120 can only be used for 3 hours, between 12am and 5:59am.
If you fancy this data plan, simply dial *481*2# to activate.
Airtel Yearly Data Plan
For post mega users who are trying to keep it 100 in their place of work, data for the whole crew & family and maybe neighbours too, this yearly data plan may come in handy.
You could even gift it on a daily, weekly or monthly basis to your siblings, folks and friends.
100GB Airtel Data Plan Code for Android, iPhone and Modem (Yearly)
MEGA 70 Plan: N70,000 for 100GB – Valid for 30 Days – Dial *407# to subscribe.
200GB Airtel Data Plan Code for Android, iPhone and Modem (Yearly)
MEGA 136 Plan: N136,000 for 200GB – Valid for 30 Days – Dial *408# to subscribe.
Airtel Social Bundle
Stay socially connected, chat, browse or stay up to date with Airtels Opera Mini-Large monthly plan at N300 for 250 MB valid for 25 days. Usable for Facebook,Twitter Whatsapp, We Chat and 2go et.c.
Just dial *885*1# to activate.
Airtel 2G Data Plan
Airtel 2G data plans can only be used on 2G network or EDGE as it fondly called. Use with caution and confirm from airtel contact center for data allocation because details have bee sketchy.
For N200, you will get an undisclosed amount of data (stated as unlimited on their site) to use for 10 Days. Dial *482*1# to activate.
While for N500, you will also get an undisclosed of data (stated as unlimited on their site) to use for 25 Days. Dial *482*2# to activate.
How to Check Airtel Data Balance
To check data balance on your airtel data plan simply dial *140#. You will receive an SMS shortly with your active data plan and available data balance.
Manually Configure Airtel Internet Settings on Your Phone or Modem Device
Here is how to manually configure Airtel if you are not using an Airtel branded modem aka universal modem.
As a matter of fact, Airtel is notorious for send internet configuration messages anytime you insert your airtel SIM into a mobile phone, especially smartphones.
Save and browse.
Also, for other devices that require manual internet settings like your universal modems, iPhones, Windows-Based Phones et.c just navigate to your web settings on the device and enter the following information.
Go to Settings>APN settings
Username : Please leave blank
Password : Please leave blank
Access Point Name (APN) : internet.ng.airtel.com
Home Page : www.ng.airtel.com
It should work perfectly if done correctly.
Finally, if you are still facing challenges setting up your device or getting your Airtel data plan to work, please visit the nearest Airtel Service Center or Call Airtel Customer Care Number by dialing 111/121 from your Airtel SIM. You can also dial +234 802 150 0111 and +234 802 150 0121 if you are not using an Airtel SIM or if you are abroad.
And there you have it folks.
A complete list of all Airtel data plans available for the taking.
All you have to do is choose and enjoy.
So, if you have had experiences with any Airtel data plan listed here, questions about buying data bundles on Airtel, comments, reservations or there are other Airtel subscription codes we seem to have missed, you could add your voice to this post in the comments section below.
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