Some days ago, I ran into a newspaper ad by Airtel that offered an “amazing data deal” of 0.1k per MB.The advert spoecifically said that this wasn’t a promo and gave a short code to dial. It did say that terms and conditions apply, but provided none and no link to where the terms are stated.
Anyway, I picked up one of my three Airtel lines and dialled *758*2# as stated. The response I got was: “Dear subscriber, you do not qualify for this promo.”
I got the same response for the second and third lines. I began to suspect that the deal is available based on regular usage and my lines just don’t qualify because they are mostly dormant, being reserve lines. Then I remembered that my wife’s only line is from Airtel, so i borrowed her phone and dialled the code again. This time, I got this:
Dear subscriber, use 1000 NGN today to enjoy 100MB of Data.
So, my suspicions were correct that this deal is based on regular usage. In all probability, the heavier your usage, the sweeter the offer. If you are a regular Airtel user, do give it a try.
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