Airtel Unlimited Time Packs let you use unlimited data for a specified period of time at a fixed rate. They are Pay as You Go data plans. Get all the details here.

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Introducing Airtel Unlimited Time Packs

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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.

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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:

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  • 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 N90 N300.
  • 60 minutes for N180 N500.

Airtel Pay as You Go data plan with unlimited time packs
Airtel Nigeria says that all the time-based unlimited data subscriptions have no data caps, so you can download as you please within the validity period you subscribed to.

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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.

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16 comments

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  2. Knowing Airtel and their sleight of hand when it comes to data plans,there’s surely a catch somewhere..most likely you’ll end up with a severely throttled data speed,subscribe at your own risk..

  3. Once bitten twice shy – I can see a lot of complaints coming from this; first, they will take more than N180 from you and then say it was your fault when you only used 10 minutes in a day. And second, most Customer Service Agents won’t know anytihng about the tariff because, as usual, new tariff and they are kept in the dark so when a customer calls with a problem…

  4. My question is even. How does the plan work, does the time count start after subscription or after data is switched on for connection?

  5. So,if I stream a football match for 45 minutes do I get to switch it off and complete the remaining 15 minutes of a one hour subscription by the 2nd half of the match?

  6. Once you say it’s good, it’s good. I’ll wait for that recommendation before I dust my airtel sim.

  7. technically, yes. that’s what happens on Etisalat’s analogous plan, but you never know with airtel

  8. This should be good for updating heavy apps. But I suspect you’ll get that 98% update failed experience… These guys are cunning.

  9. Jes can’t bring myself to trust Airtel… Will rather do mtn bb lite… There’s a catch, am almost sure of it

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