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Airtel Unlimited Data Plans and How to Subscribe

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Airtel Nigeria has introduced a new data plan which they claim to be unlimited, but there’s a twist. These Airtel unlimited data plans are in three different categories with different price tags all for the same period of one month.

I’m sure you’re wondering; “If these data plans are unlimited, why then are there 3 types with different prices and the same validity period of one month?”

The Airtel unlimited data plans are truly unlimited but to an extent, we will explain everything about these data plans here so just hang on.


  1. Unlimited-10 for N10,000 valid for 30 days.
  2. Unlimited-15 for N15,000 also valid for 30 days.
  3. Unlimited-20 for N20,000 valid for 30 days as well.

So why the difference in their prices?

Airtel unlimited-10 Plan for N10,000

Unlimited 10 happens to be the cheapest plan in this unlimited category of data plans from Airtel, it goes for N10,000 for 30 days. But then again, if you happen to use up to 40GB of data before the validity period (30 days) elapses, your data speed will then be throttled. This means that within the remaining days of validity, your maximum browsing speed will be 256 kb/s, sounds interesting to you?

Airtel unlimited-15 Plan for N15,000

This is the medium priced data plan in the Airtel unlimited data plans and it is called the unlimited 15, it costs N15,000 with a validity period of 30 days. With this data plan, you’ll enjoy full 3G speed until you amass a data usage of 65GB just before the end of 30 days. Your network speed will now be 256kb/s for the remaining 30 days.

Airtel unlimited-20 Plan for N20,000

With the Airtel Unlimited 20, you’re offered 100GB of data for N20,000 with a validity period of 30 days, if for some reasons this ample amount data allocation is exhausted before 30 days, you will have a throttled speed of 256kb per second.

Based on my opinion, these data plans are quite commendable when you compare their prices and come to think that you won’t stop browsing entirely when you use up your maximum allocation.

Some other network providers such as; Spectranet, Ntel, Swift and Smile 4G also offers unlimited data plans. For comparison, Swift offers an unlimited plan with a 30-day validity period for N7,000, but you have a maximum allocation of 30GB within that period of 30 days.

How to Subscribe to Airtel Unlimited Data Plans

You can dial *141# on Airtel line to subscribe to any data plan but for specifics, below are the Airtel unlimited data plans subscription codes;

  • For Airtel Unlimited 10 that costs ₦10,000, simply dial *471#
  • To subscribe to the Airtel Unlimited 15, load you line with ₦15,000 airtime and simply dial *463#
  • Lastly, to subscribe to the Airtel Unlimited 20, dial *351# when you have N20,000 airtime on your MTN line, sorry your Airtel line.

Aside these new Unlimited data plans, Airtel also has a wide range of other affordable data plans and even a night plan too. You may as well check them out here, if you feel the unlimited data plans are quite expensive or are not convenient for you.

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Henry Chukwu

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