Airtel offers 3.75G HSPA+ internet services in all 36 states of Nigeria including Abuja according to information provided by the company. According to their media campaigns the Airtel network now supports HSPA+ with a capacity of up to 42Mbps download speed.
This is superfast internet to enable you access broadband services for seamless video streaming, watching web TV, fast internet downloads, gaming, and web 2.0 internet browsing. You will also find Airtel Data Plans here.
How to connect to Airtel 3.75G Data Plans
To access Airtel 3.75G internet you need to be in a 3.75G coverage area. Although Airtel claims they offer high speed internet in 36 states, it is important to note that the superfast 3.75G internet will be limited to major towns and cities within those states. Hence high speed internet will not be available in all locations in the said states.
You also need to have a compatible 3G device like a 3G feature phone or smartphone, tablet, router, or modem. Hence being on an Airtel 3G coverage area is not enough, your device needs to be 3G compliant as well.
If you have a 3G device, it will indicate whether you are on Airtel 3G coverage area or not. If you see indications like 3G or 3.5G on your phone or tablet, it means that your phone or tablet is at least 3G compatible and can gain some speed boost on Airtel Internet networks.
If you are using a modem, you will see the indication WCDMA instead of EDGE on bottom left corner of your modem software display interface. This tells you can browse internet at high speed in the area.
Note that although Airtel claims its network supports 42Mbps, you are limited by the capacity of your device. Some 3G devices can only offer 3.6Mbps while some will handle 7.2Mbps and a few 14.4Mbps.
Once on an Airtel HSPA+ Internet coverage area you can start browsing once you have credit on your device. However, it is a good idea to get an airtel internet plan for a more affordable access.
Prices and Activation Codes of Airtel Data Plans
Here are prices and activation codes of various Airtel data plans. Airtel is also currently offering up to 50% bonus for some of their internet plans. For example if you buy the Airtel 1GB Internet Plan, you get 1.5GB.
Airtel Smartphone/Tablet Internet Plan (1.3GB, 30 day,24/7) – *141*11*7# – 3,000 Naira
Airtel Opera Data Plan (250MB, 30 day,24/7) – *885*1# – N300
Airtel Android 1.0 Data Plan (1GB, 30 day,24/7) – *496# – N1,000
Airtel Android 2.0 Data Plan (2GB, 30 day,24/7) – *437# – N2,000
Airtel Android 4.5 Data Plan (4.5GB, 30 day,24/7) – *438# – 3,500 NGN
Airtel Lite Internet Plan (260MB, 30 day,24/7) – *141*11*4# – 1,000 Naira
Airtel Midi Internet Plan (325MB, 30 day,24/7) – *141*11*5# – 1,300 Naira
Airtel Surf Internet Plan (650MB, 30 day,24/7) – *141*11*6# – 2,000 Naira
Airtel Easy Internet Plan (80MB, 14 day,24/7) – *141*11*3# – N500
Airtel Day Internet Plan (150MB, 24 hours) – *141*12*1# – N500
Airtel Plus Internet Plan (3.9 GB, 30 day,24/7) – *141*12*2# – N5,000
Airtel Max Internet Plan (6.6 GB, 30 day,24/7) – *141*12*3# – N8,000
Airtel Premium Internet Plan (13.3 GB, 30 day,24/7) – *141*12*4# – N15,000
Airtel Prime Data Plan (19.9 GB, 30 day,24/7) – *141*12*7# – N22,000
Airtel Weekly Internet Plan (25MB, 7 day,24/7) – *141*11*2# – N400
Airtel Daily Internet Plan (10MB, 24 hours) – *141*11*1# – N100
Airtel Night Internet Bundle (3GB, 30 day) – *141*12*6# – N2,500
Airtel Weekend Internet Bundle (3GB, weekends) – *141*12*5# – N3,000
Check your data balance – *141*712*0#
Airtel USB modem – 4,000 Naira
So have you used Airtel 3.75G? What do you think about it? Could Airtel be staging a comeback? Share with me as a comment.