Airtel Nigeria data plans and settings

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Airtel offers some of the most affordable data plans in Nigeria. As such, if you are on a budget and needing lots of data, you should explore their data plans. Here is a compilation of all available 30-day validity Airtel Nigeria data plans for your convenience.

Airtel Nigeria data plans and settings

We have compiled every Airtel Nigeria data plan with a monthly validation for you, along with the prices and activation codes for your convenience. We have also provided answers to some common questions about these data plans.

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Can I Use These Airtel Nigeria Data Plans On Any Smartphone?

You can use all of the Airtel Nigeria data plans listed on this page with your iPhone, Android phones, Windows phones, and even BlackBerry 10 phones. These plans work with tablets too and can also be used with modems and mifis.

Can I Share My Internet via Hotspot?

Yes; when you subscribe to a Airtel Nigeria data plan, you can share your internet connection via Wifi hotspot.

Airtel Nigeria Data Plans At A Glance

Note that the below data plans are Monthly plans i.e. plans with a 30-day validity. There are other plans, including Weekend and Night plans, as well as daily plans.

Price (N) Data Volume Validity Code to Dial
1,000 1.5 GB 30 Days *496#
2,000 3.5 GB 30 Days *437#
2,500 5 GB 30 Days *437*1#
3,500 7 GB 30 Days *438#
5,000 12 GB 30 Days *452#
8,000 24 GB 30 Days *460#

What Configuration Settings Do I Need?

Ideally, Airtel should automatically configure your smartphone with the appropriate settings. But should that not happen, here are the info you need:

Go to the Network settings on your device and create an APN and name it “Airtel” anything. The name isn’t important. Under the following fields, enter the settings provided below:

  • APN:
  • Username: leave blank
  • Password: leave blank

Save and choose this as your preferred APN. Those are the settings that you need to be able to use these Airtel Nigeria data plans on any of the above-listed devices and platforms.

How To Check Airtel Nigeria Data Plans Balance

When subscribed to Airtel Nigeria data plans, you can check your data balance by dialing *140#.

There you go. We have provided all the information you need about Airtel Nigeria data plans in an easy to read format. Do remember to bookmark this page, as well as share it with your friends, family and networks.

PS: If budget data plans are your interest, you should also have a look at the available Glo Nigeria data plans.


  1. “Ideally, Airtel should automatically configure your smartphone with the appropriate settings…”

    Sadly, that’s not the experience. Airtel’s APN is almost always stuck on especially on new Airtel sims and that affects speed.

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