New & Cheapest Airtel Data Plan 2018 (Latest)

Airtel Nigeria have come up with an outrageous list of Data plans that will wow Nigerians. One thing is certain about these Airtel cheap data plans;it will serve as a competition to other data providers such as GLO, ETISALAT and MTN in Nigeria. SEE: AIRTEL 6GB FOR N1500 HERE


I won’t be surprised that Airtel stepped up because GLO just recently launched their cheap overload data plan. One thing I found amazing about this new Airtel Nigeria latest Data Bundles is that it works on all Devices whether Android, Blackberry, IPhone, just name it.

The Airtel latest New Data Bundles Plans are 6GB For N500 and 2GB For N200. Yes I didn’t make a mistake, it even surprised me when I tested the 6GB for 500 naira Airtel Data Plan. It worked perfectly well on my Gionee Marathon M5

Most people would love to know whether it is just like MTN cheap data plan that works only at night. No, this New Airtel cheap data plans, currently works both day and night. It also works on all AiAirt SIM both new or old.

Below are the latest Airtel bundle plans and their activation/subscription codes, validity period and how to activate them.

List of Top Airtel Data Plans in Nigeria 2018

To ensure that this article is easy to navigate, I would be categorizing the subscriptions based on their validity periods.

Daily Plans

Prior to now, the norm is this category of data plans from Nigerian Mobile internet providers had been 10MB for ₦100, which honestly was pure BS! However, this is not the case with the following Airtel daily Internet bundles.

  1. 50MB for ₦100

Airtel has bumped up this cheap data plan allocated to the daily ₦100 plan all the way from 10MB to 50MB. This plan is valid only for 24hours and the subscription code is to use this plan is to dial *410# on your phone.

  1. 200MB for ₦200

It is valid for 3 days and you can surf the internet with the 200MB allocated to you for ₦200. However, I advise you consider the next bundle (plan 3) before subscribing to this; To subscribe, dial *412#

  1. 5-Star Pack 25MB (5MB daily) for ₦100

Although this cheapest Airtel data plan allocated to this bundle compared to the first bundle listed is small, I find this one particularly interesting.

For ₦100, you’d get 5MB every day for 5days to surf the internet.

This could particularly be useful for those folks (mostly old folks) who just go online to read “the punch” and check “who is doing birthday on Facebook today”.

To subscribe, dial *401#

Weekly Plans

Airtel weekly data plan includes

  1. 750MB for ₦500

For just 500 Naira, you can surf the internet for 2 good weeks with 750MB backing you thanks to Airtel’s “Easy” internet bundle. MTN has something similar, but Airtel’s is better because of the 2 weeks validity. To subscribe Dial *418#

Monthly Plans

The internet subscriptions for Airtel also features monthly packages that users can enjoy. Plans in this category are one of the best in Nigeria relative to what other Mobile Internet providers offer. Although most of them are Airtel Android data plans, as earlier said, they’ll work well on any device.

  1. 1.5GB for ₦1000

Airtel offers you 1.5GB worth of data for ₦1,000. This plan is their Android 1.0 plan but as stated on their website, this plan works for all devices. I have tested it, and it truly works and unlike their blackberry plans, the data consumption rate is reasonable.

What I mean is, you get an actual GB of data even when not on Android, and the plan is valid for one month. To opt-in to this plan, dial *496#

  1. 3GB for ₦1500

For ₦1500, you’d get more than double the amount of the data allocated to the cash equivalent of the previous plan which is also valid for 30 days. This plan is perfect for the everyday internet user who sometimes stream videos and download clips. To subscribe, dial *435#

This plan is awesome no doubt, but before subscribing, have a look at the next plan.

  1. 5GB for ₦2,500

More like an extension of the previous data bundle, for another ₦500, you get an additional 1.5GB data allocated to you. In essence, for ₦2,500, you get 5GB to surf the web anyhow you want for 30 days. To opt-in to this plan, dial *437*1#

  1. 7GB for ₦3,500

Power users will consider this a nice budget plan in that with this bundle, you can surf the net anyhow you want on your smartphone, stream YouTube till your battery bleeds (don’t try it o) or tune-in to NetFlix any time you wish.

For ₦3,500, you get 7GB of data which is valid for just one month. To subscribe to this bundle, dial *438#

Although the next 2 plans might not strike you as being “reasonable”, power users (bloggers and internet marketers alike) would find them interesting.

  1. 10GB for ₦5,000

Valid for 30 days, you can get 10GB for just ₦5000. This should be perfect if you’re an online freelancer or a blogger. To subscribe, dial *452#

  1. 16GB for ₦8,000

Also valid for 30 days, you get a staggering 24GB for ₦8,000 . To opt in, dial *460#

  1. 250MB for ₦300

We’ve left the “GB” category.

This bundle is Airtel’s famous Opera monthly bundle – this bundle has actually saved my life a couple of times……………..

Let’s deviate a little

There was this one time that I was dead broke, but coupling Airtel’s Opera monthly plan (₦3H) and their WTF monthly plan (₦2H) I was able to stay online a full month (well, 25days) for ₦5H.

The Opera bundle was for checking emails, Quora, Nairaland and my favorite tech blogs, while the WTF bundle was for WhatsApp, Twitter & Facebook.

Now that you’ve seen the value of the plan, you should know that this plan only works for opera mini. Opera mini is very good at data compression, so trust me, if you are not downloading, 250MB will take you over a month.

See this:

Yes, over 4GB incoming data compressed to under 500MB. If that’s not impressive, then I wonder what will be for you. To opt in to this bundle, dial *885*1#

Table Showing Airtel Nigeria Internet Bundles

In summary, here are the data bundles;

Plan Validity Opt-in Code
Airtel Daily Data Bundles
50MB @ ₦100 24 Hours *410#
200MB @ ₦200 3 Days *412#
25MB @ ₦100 5 Days *401#
Airtel Weekly Data Bundles
750MB @ ₦500 2 Weeks *418#
Airtel Monthly Data Bundles
1.5GB @ ₦1,000 30 Days *496#
3GB @ ₦1,500 30 Days *435#
5GB @ ₦2,500 30 Days *437*1#
7GB @ ₦3,500 30 Days *438#
10GB @ ₦5,000 30 Days *452#
16GB @ ₦8,000 30 Days *460#

How to Check Your Airtel Data Balance.

Ah, very important! It’s good you know how much data you’re left with so that you’ll know whether you need to reduce your usage (so you won’t run out of data) or increase it (so your data wouldn’t waste)

Checking your data balance on Airtel is as easy as checking your normal airtime balance. Just dial *140#


Updated: March 24, 2018 — 8:36 am

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  1. Ebun Ayodeji Michael

    let then know the said data plan works only on 2g network.

  2. Let you people extend the day of expiration

  3. And also bad network in my area

  4. Oyetade oyewole Emmanuel

    How do I become a blogger like you because I love to write alot .please put me through.

    1. Check this section of the site i and other writers will soon be posting information on how to blog in Nigeria soon

  5. To learn blogging contact me on 07030808411

  6. Rubbish what is 2g if you think your data is cheap why not leave it at 3g to gain maximum speed…. useless network. Glo data is not restricted to 2 so stop comparing

    1. That’s so true. Airtel had better do something good enough or leave it alone. Its slow and frustrating to start with. And that’s not cool.

    2. What are you using before 3g come around no be your fault now, what do you know. Small boy.

  7. Useless, 2G for what? If I use 2G to browse I may end up using 10mb in a month.

  8. Shit it can’t work on 3g network what is d essence of the data very slow indeed

  9. Mtn sme data
    1gb -#700
    all valid for one month.
    If your interested, call or whatsap 08033262562.

  10. It doesn’t work on my blackberry curve4., tought they said “it works on all devices”

  11. does the data work on all device’s?

  12. can you write letters for foundations

  13. 2G my Ass, why not on 3G mtcheeew

  14. 2G is useless rather too. Slow on high end smartphones. Talkess of browsing on a pc or laptop with a Modem or Hotspot.

  15. will it work on airtel modem

  16. There are ways to make it work on 3g. Google search it and see solution from Nostechworld

  17. But why on 2G cos u know it’s not fast when it comes to downloads. Hmmmmmm! Device a means to enable it work on 3G so that u will be d Great Grandmaster of DATA in Naija. Cheers


    do u sure it work very well

  19. Good but very slow

  20. This thing is not working, u people have duped my #200 without giving me any thing, nonsense.


    At least I recommend AIRTEL network for d one day ve use it,it’s far much better compared to others,it’s range as d best data speed rate network.

  22. I realy enjoyed Airtel network mostly when it’s comes for browse.

  23. there s nothing special on this list, Glo even cheap data here jo

  24. I use to subscribe with*435# Of #1500 nd it will only last for 2weeks.the last one i subscribed only lasted for one week.pls what is the problem?

    1. Maybe the apps in your phone drains the data

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