New Airtel Data Subscription Table: Best Practice and Activation Codes

NIGERIA – Just for the ease of some you who are yet to be acquainted with latest Airtel data subscription table. Here is a jumpstart to start enjoying the new data plans.

Best Practice

Of course, you can always dial *141*13*1# to quickly test if you can access the internet with your current SIM before subscribing to a data plan. This service is completely free and you are offered 1MB per day for dialing the code. Outside knowing the connectivity status of the SIM, it is also important to know which plan works best with your device and the code to dial if you need to switch to another plan.

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It is not often that someone tells you (with full assurance) what to do, but in this post we are looking to advice you on what plan is best  for your mobile, smartphone, tablet or PC device. In our next edition we will talk about the complete table for Blackberry data subscription. Meanwhile, you can also take a look at the best practice for Airtel me2u services in case you need to transfer airtime from another Airtel SIM or click here to recharge your SIM card online.

Mobile Phone: If you accessing the internet through a mobile phone browser, subscribe to any of the following plans: Entry,  Daily, 3-day, Weekly, Easy, 786-plan, Lite or Midi plans

Smartphone & Tablets: With Tecno taking over the Nigeria smartphone market, every folk within the country can boast of having a smartphone. However, it is one thing to own a smartphone and another thing to subscribe to a feasible plan. For smartphone users, It is highly recommended to subscribe to any of the Android data plans. However, any of Smartphone1, Smartphone2, Plus or Max plans will work just fine on your smartphone or tablet.

If you have the Opera browser installed on your mobile, smartphone or tablet, you can also use the Opera Mini Bundle for only N300 per month.
Dongles/MiFi/Routers: If you just purchased a Dongle or USB Modem as we generally call it and need to start using it on your PC/Mac or Router. Depending on the scale of the task at hand, you can choose from any of the following plan: Smartphone1, Smartphone2, Plus, Max, Premium or Prime plans (See how to unlock your USB Modem and make it universal). The Blackberry Unlimited data plan also works on Dongles, though charges and experience may vary.

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Bloggers & Developers: If you are a blogger or web developer, it is best to go with the Prime plan, but if you have a very restricted budget, you might consider going with: Day, Night Time or Weekend plans which are suited for subscribers  who require data use for specific purposes and consume such data quickly.

The following shows the list of Airtel data plans and the  varying ways to activate
PlanData Allowance (NORMAL)Data Allowance (CURRENT)Retail Price (N)(Data RCV, EPIN & ERC) DenominationValidity periodUSSD Activation CodeSMS Activation CodeMAMO Activation CodePrepaidPostpaid
Trial1MB1MB01 day*141*13*1#Trialx
Entry4MB6MB501 day*141*11*9#Entry14191x
Daily10MB15MB100991 day*141*11*1#Daily14154x
3-day25MB40MB2003 days*141*11*8#Three14192x
Weekly50MB70MB3007 days*141*11*2#Weekly14193x
Easy80 MB120MB50049914 days*141*11*3#Easy14151x
Top-Up100 MB100 MB600
786 plan125 MB125 MB78630 days*141*11*786#78614194x
Lite200MB260MB1,00099930 days*141*11*4#Lite14150x
Midi250 MB325MB1,30030 days*141*11*5#Midi14153x
Smartphone1500MB650MB2,0001,99930 days*141*11*6#Smart114152
Smart phone 21GB1.3GB3,0002,99930 days*141*11*7#Smart214156
Plus3GB3.9GB5,0004,99930 days*141*12*1#plus14155
Max5GB6.6GB8,00030 days*141*12*2#max14196
Premium10GB13.3GB15,00030 days*141*12*3#premium14197
Prime15GB19.9GB22,00030 days*141*12*7#primex
Day150MB150MB50024 hours*141*12*5#day14195x
Night Time (Off  Peak)3GB3.9GB2,50030 days*141*12*4#nightx
Weekend3GB3.9GB3,00030 days*141*12*6#weekendx
To Check Data Usage*141*11*0#status
Android Data Plans
Android Data Plans Subscription Table

Important Tips

  1. To subscribe for a data bundle plan via USSD, dial the  associated string e.g. *141*11*4# to activate the Lite plan
  2. To subscribe for a data bundle plan vis SMS, send the associated  SMS keyword to 141 e.g. lite to 141
  3. To subscribe for a data bundle plan via MAMO, dial the  associated string e.g. 14150 to activate
  4. Postpaid plans can be activated by contacting an Airtel staff  (called a KAM) or by walking into any Airtel retail shop for directions on the  associated modalities

Bonus – Airtel Users can Access Facebook without Internet

For all the Facebook devotees out there, Airtel Nigeria presents an innovative service called Facebook USSD. Thanks to the introduction of this service, all Facebook enthusiasts can stay connected & share with their Facebook friends irrespective of handset type, quality and active data (internet) connection.
The Facebook via USSD service aims to deliver Facebook to customers without the need for data. Customers will now be able to connect with their family and friends anytime, anywhere on Facebook without using the internet or activating GPRS capabilities on their mobile devices. 

How does it Work?

  1. Just dial the USSD code – *688# to subscribe to any of the monthly, weekly and daily packages. With this service, customers can carry out the following activities from their mobile devices:
  2. Update Facebook status messages
  3. View, like and comment on posts
  4. Post on friends’ walls
  5. Find/add friends
  6. Confirm friend requests 
  7. View notifications 
  8. View and send messages 

To Deactivate Service

You can unsubscribe or deactivate the service by dialling *688*22#


  1. Daily subscription – N5
  2. Weekly subscription  – N25
  3. Monthly subscription – N100

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Ebenezer Obasi

Senior executive editor at EwtNet
A web developer, IT undergrad, terrible entrepreneur, internet freak and a man of a few other incongruous talents, Ebenezer has been writing on technology since 2012, and plans to do so until a few days before his ultimate fate: cryogenic preservation. If resurrected, he is likely to go back to writing on technology.

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