6 Best Airtel Data Plans In Nigeria For July


Do you want to subscribe for Airtel data and confused on which one to go for? Whether you want to use it on Android smartphone, PC, iPhone, iPad, Dongles or even a Java/Symbian phone, we have compiled a list of best Airtel data plans in in Nigeria at the moment for you. 

Airtel currently offers the best data bundles with so many options to select. There are cheap data plans for daily, weekly and monthly users. So below is the rundown of the plans, their prices, activation codes and how to check data balance:


1. Airtel 3GB for N1000

My favorite Airtel plan that is similar to Glo 3gb for N1000, with this plan, Airtel offers you 3gb for just 1000 Naira but for you to use it on your Android phone, you need to perform a little tweaking which envolves changing your Android IMEI to that of Blackberry. It is more easier on MTK Android device.

The truth behind it is the plan is originally a Blackberry plan, so for it to work on Android, you’ll need to change your Android IMEI to a BB10 IMEI, if you own phones such as Tecno, Infinix, Gionee,  Innjoo, iTel and other Mediatek processor device, this plan works best for you! See how to tweak IMEI here
Dial this code *431# to subscribe to airtel blackberry data plan of 3gb. For valid BB10 IMEI, click here

2. Airtel 6GB for N1500

Well, am currently flexing this data plan although it’s a 6 months offer meaning that after activating it for 6 months, you will no longer be eligible for the plan. 

You get a whooping 6gb data for just 1500 Naira so it will be a great option for those non-MTK android users (Samsung, Xiomi, Motorola, LG and co) that can’t use the Airtel BB10 3GB plan above, you can opt in for this plan. Works well on all device (PC, Android, Windows, Mifi etc) 

3. Airtel 2G Plans

Slow but cheap, that’s what I call this because you get 2GB for N200 & 6GB for N500. Now that we’ve got a long list of networks providing 4G plans, I can’t categorically tell you how long this plan would survive, but it looks pretty short.

So, Airtel has provided a slow but cheap data plans that work only on 2G network. What this means is, you can’t use this plan when you switch network to 3G or 4G. It is annoying most times but some people still prefers it. 
Dial *482# to activate this airtel 2g data plans

Airtel data plans

4. N25 500MB Night Plan

Airtel Night data plan is available for subscribers on the SmarTRYBE Prepaid plan. You get 500MB for just N25. Its a perfect plan to relieve the pressure on your regular plan, Airtel night plan is absolutely the cheapest data plan from the network as you can also get 1.5Gb for N200 on the same package. Works well on all device. 

To Subscribe to Airtel 1.5GB for N200, 500MB for N25, use below codes

  • Simply dial *312#
  • For 1GB which cost N200, reply with 2 – valid for 7 days
  • For 500MB which cost N25 and 1.5GB for N50, reply with 3 – Night Plan from 12am – 5am

5. Airtel NG 150% Data Offer

Some weeks ago, Airtel introduced 150% data bonus and it seems to work on some selected SIM. If you got the message, then you’re lucky. Don’t doubt because, with N500, you can get a whopping 1.8GB to last you for 2 weeks.
To activate this plan, dial *418*2#
If your Airtel line isn’t eligible, try using the Airtel 100% Data bonus plan below. Dial the activation code without airtime on your line to know if you’re eligible.

6. Airtel 100% Data Bonus

The Airtel Double data offer gives you 400MB for N200, 1.5GB for N500, 3GB for N1000, 7GB for N2000.

You get free extra 200MB when you activate 200MB for N200, extra 750GB when you activate 750GB for N500, extra 1.5GB when you activate 1.5GB for N1000, extra 3.5GB when you activate 3.5GB for N2000.

It’s that simple but it looks like Airtel now select people who are eligible for certain offers. The annoying thing is, I’m always not eligible for these kinds of an offer, don’t know why though.

Anyway, that’s basically how this one work. Also, the data bonus offer is valid for 6 Months.

To activate it dial *144# to subscribe 


To check Airtel Data Balance anytime dial *140# and you will get reply instantly on the screen or via SMS. 

So guys, you have them all. These are the best and cheapest Airtel data plans in Nigeria for Android devices and others. 


If you don’t have airtime on your mobile phone for subscription at the moment, don’t worry, Airtel will lend you credit to pay back later when your recharge. 

However, to borrow airtime on Airtel you need to be a consistent subscriber on Airtel for at least 3 months and must load a minimum of N250 monthly before you can borrow. To borrow airtime from Airtel, simply dial *500*amount#. For example, dial *500*200# to borrow N200. The amount you’ll receive is less 10% service charge.

Do you know of any other data plan from airtel suitable to be on this article? Kindly let us know by dropping a comment below. 


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