No deal for me with Airtel’s Amazing Data Deal


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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5 thoughts on “No deal for me with Airtel’s Amazing Data Deal

  • March 29, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    translates to N1 = 1 gIgabyte

    as one of my younger acquaintance would say,,


    my main line is AirTel, in active use for years, but I have no intention of taking up this amorphous offer.

  • March 29, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Dear subscriber, use 1000 NGN today to enjoy 100MB of Data.

    Is this a joke?

    They need to fire the Charlatan that introduced this.

  • March 29, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    It reminds me of etisalat eazyday plan. Spend N50 to enjoy 20kobo per second. All these new offers from our operator are ONLY meant for high credit users. Dazts all.

  • March 30, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Makes absolutely no sense. If I need to spend N1000 to get 100MB irrespective of my needs, am I not in effect paying N1000 for 100MB?

    I just don’t need it. I will rather hang on to my BB Social plan for my data needs for now.

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