Airtel Nigeria gives customers the opportunity to surf the internet for free with its numerous promos.
The Airtel data plans I will be discussing in this post include the Pay As You Go Plans, daily plans, weekly plans, monthly plans, weekend and night plans, social plans, unlimited plans, the Android bundles and the Airtel triple surf offers to compensate loyal subscribers.
One of the highly promoted one is the Airtel Recharge Plus. The recharge promo promises 250mb every week almost for free but for some selected task. A similar one is that of the MTN double data bonus, you can read about that there.
Part of the Airtel promo has it that you can get free 1GB/month from the telecom service provider.
Apart from the Social plan, all the other plans work on any device.
Regardless of how your device consumes data, you will definitely find the data plan that will cater for your internet needs in the different lists compiled below.
Airtel free data – Airtel Free 1GB Weekend Data
This free promo from Airtel works for selected people although it works for most people. The 1GB data plan is only used during the weekend (Saturdays and Sundays).
For Saturday, it starts from 12am to Sunday 11:59pm. To try your luck for the free data, dial *475# twice to activate 1GB data for free.
This plan differs from the one above in that it’s totally free – there’s no target to meet. Enjoy!
Although, apart from buying Airtel data plans, there are many Airtel plans that offer free MB, let’s focus on the available data plan codes for now as we have already handled that aspect in a different post.
Additional Steps To Get The Airtel Free Data
- As mentioned beforehand, this promo isn’t all that free as you would need to fulfill some minor task and it will cost you! Start such by viewing your weekly target. You do this by dialing *479#
Upon viewing your target, recharge to the target provided. This is the step that costs!
After fulfilling the target, an instant reward of 250MB would be offered you.
What to know about this offer
– This is a bonus offered after you’ve fulfilled your target. It’s not all free!
– No deductions is made to the balance you accumulate in the course of fulfilling the target. Aside the target, no other conditions is attached.
– The bonus is valid till Sunday 23.59pm every week. That is, your free data is valid from the day you meet your target till Sunday 23.59pm.
– Upon crediting the bonus, you will be notified of such. Once you recharge up to the specified amount, you get credited with your free 250MB.
– Bonus balance can be viewed on *123# or *140#.
– All prepaid customers on the Airtel Network (existing and new) are eligible for this.
– You need to dial *479# to reveal your weekly recharge target. Aside so, after every recharge, the amount left to complete you target would be shown you.
– Offer can only be enjoyed once a week.
Best Airtel Data Plans in Nigeria 2019
1. FREE SURF
The Free Surf Plan gives you reduced browsing rate on a Pay as you Go level. This plan can also offer you up to 160 MB for FREE when you use up to 160MB. The charges rate on this plan starts from 1Kobo/Kilobyte.
To subscribe to the FREE SURF plan, dial *400#
2. AIRTEL DAILY DATA PLANS
The daily plans include the 20MB for NGN 50 (14150#), 75MB for NGN 100(141100#), 200MB for 200 Naira (141200#), 300MB for 300 Naira (141300#), 750MB for 500 Naira (141500#).
20 MB for NGN 50 Plan
This 20 MB daily plan has a validity period of 24 hours. The subscription code is 14150#.
There is a way Airtel compensates first-time subscribers. You will find out in the Airtel triple surf offer section of this post.
75MB for NGN 100 Plan
This plan has a validity period of 24 Hours. It is ideal for people that are not heavy users or probably you just want some data for less.
To subscribe to this plan, dial 141100#.
5-STAR Pack for NGN 100
The 5-Star Pack offers very little data with a longer validity period. This plan gives you 5MB every day for 5 days. It is definitely NOT suitable for smartphone users; those devices consume a lot of data. Java or Symbian phones users can still find this useful.
To subscribe to 5-Star Pack, dial *401#.
3. AIRTEL ANDROID BUNDLE
The Airtel Android bundles offer 1.5GB for N1000, 3.5GB for N2000, 5GB for N2500, 7GB for N3500 and 9GB for N4000. The features of this plan and their respective subscription codes have already been discussed in one of my previous posts, check it out here > Subscription Codes for the Airtel Android bundles.
The Android bundle can be used in modems, MiFi, Android, iPhones and other internet-enabled devices that allow SIMS
4. WEEKLY PLANS
The Weekly plans offer less than 30 days validity. The list of Airtel data plan codes that fall in this category are as follows;
Weekly – 300MB for NGN 300
This plan gives you 300 MB of data which will expire after a period of 7 days. The plan costs NGN 300. It is usable on any device.
To subscribe to this plan, dial *417#.
Easy Plan – 750 MB for NGN 500
This plan gives you 750 MB for 14 days and it costs NGN 500. The plan is usable on any device.
To subscribe to the Easy plan dial 141500#.
The 2G Pack
According to Airtel, the 2G Pack offers unlimited data service over a 2G network. The data Pack allows you to subscribe with NGN 200 or NGN 500. See the features of both subscriptions below;
- Unlimited 200 costs NGN 200 over a 10-day validity period. The amount of data is “Unlimited” but be rest assured that the rule of fair usage definitely applies. To subscribe to this plan, dial 4821#.
Unlimited 500 costs NGN 500, the data capacity is “Unlimited” with a validity period of 25 days. To subscribe to this plan, dial 4822#.
5. AIRTEL OPERA MINI DATA PLAN FOR N300
This plan helps you to stay connected on your favorite apps such as Facebook, Twitter, Wechat, Opera, WhatsApp, 2go and so on. The plan offers 250 MB data for just N300 with a validity period of 25 days.
This plan will be useful for people that enjoy chatting and socializing all day long and most especially, people that choose Opera mini as their main browser.
However, not all the internet dependent apps on your phone will work with this plan.
To subscribe to this plan, dial 8851#.
6. AIRTEL UNLIMTED PACKS FOR 100 NAIRA
I know what you are thinking, but unfortunately, the plan is only unlimited by name.
The weekly version of this plan is not worthy to be included on this list because it is just too expensive compared to the weekly plan we have discussed earlier but the daily plan is OK, see the details below;
The daily plan gives you 40 MB for a period of 24 hours and it is usable on all devices including Blackberry. It costs 100 Naira, to subscribe, dial 44018#.
7. THE MONTHLY PLANS
The Monthly data plans on the Airtel network are as follow;
10GB for N5000
This data plan offers you 10 GB data at N5000 for a period of 30 days and it is usable on all devices.
To subscribe to this data plan, dial *452#.
16GB for N8000
This data plan gives you 16 GB data at N8000 for a period of 30 days. It is also usable on all devices. To subscribe to this plan, dial *460#.
22GB for N10,000
MEGA 10 plan gives you 22GB data at N10,000 for a period of 30 days. To subscribe to this plan, dial *462#.
30 GB for N15,000
This plan offers 30 GB for N5,000 for a period of 60 days. The plan can also be used on any device. To subscribe, dial *463#.
50 GB for N36,000
The Mega 36 plan offers 50 GB data for 180 days and it costs N36,000. To subscribe to this plan, dial *406#.
100GB for N70,000
The MEGA 70 plan gives you 100GB data for N70,000 with a validity period of 1 year (365 days). To subscribe to this plan, dial *407#.
200GB for 136,000
This plan offers 200GB data for N136,000 with a validity period of 365 days. The data is usable on all devices, you can subscribe to the plan by dialing *408#.