Nigerian mobile network operator, Airtel, has quietly launched a Pay As You Go browsing data plan. This is very similar to what Etisalat offered a while back. The plan offers Unlimited Time Packs. Dial a certain code and you can browse (or download unlimited) for a specified period of time on the Airtel Pay As You Go data plan.
PS: This is different from Airtel PAYU, which is a data plan that bills your Internet usage from your airtime. To find out how to subscribe and stop deductions from your airtime, see: How To Subscribe To And Stop Airtel PAYU data charges.
Features of Airtel Unlimited Time Packs
The Airtel Pay As You Go unlimited time packs offer the following features:
- Pay a flat rate for a specific period.
- Browse unlimited data for the specified period.
How To Subscribe To Airtel Unlimited Time Packs (updated)
To subscribe for an Unlimited Time pack under this plan, simply dial, *439# then follow the prompts:
5 minutes for N15. (this time pack does not appear in the service menu any more)
10 minutes for N30. (this time pack does not appear in the service menu any more)
- 30 minutes for
- 60 minutes for
On another note, I’m really concerned about this bundle plan. Looking at past experiences with Airtel, I have nagging questions: Will the speed be throttled ? Will the time count be less than normal? Or is there another trick we don’t know about?
Who has used any of the time-based unlimited data packs under this plan? Please share your experiences.
August 2020 Update: These Airtel Unlimited Time Packs have been discontinued.