– Towards the tail end of last month, Airtel busted out with a new data plan
. This time, a plan specially dedicated to Android
and smartphone devices. While the prices may seem a bit harsh compared to that of Blackberry devices, there are a lot of positives to be drawn from the new invention.
It is no longer a secret that official Airtel Blackberry plans now fully works on other devices including Android devices. With the recent introduction of the Android internet data plans at the dead end of July, the position of Blackberry 2+1 packages among Aitel users is threatened. However, few are yet to find a reason to ditch their fair internet plan for a more expensive plan. – Well, let’s find you a reason.
We are not going to make this yet another dumb Android vs Blackberry comparison, rather, you can see this as EwtNet’s way of bringing your attention to the distinctive features of the new Airtel’s Android data plan.
Behold, all you Android Lovers
For most Nigerians, Android is the new Tecno which for many represent intense data consumption. The new Airtel Android plans are specially design to suit this purpose. The bundle gives you an option to choose either the 2GB or 4.5GB worth
N2,000 and N3,500 respectively.
Of course, you can argue that Blackberry 2+1 packages
offers better but here is the thing, Blackberry 2+1 plans if used on Blackberry devices goes on 1 kobo/kb but on other devices the charges rates up to 5 kobo/kb, which is why your data depletion will often run faster on Android devices when you subscribe to the Blackberry 2+1 packages.
How the new Android plans rate
A lot of Android users will find the new Android plans feasible for many reasons but mainly because of the rate at which their data burns down. For a standard user, your bandwidth depletes at the rate of 1.5 kobo/kb but if you found yourself using the internet more in the night, you are likely to find your data depletion rate at 1 kobo/kb from 9:59pm – 5:59am.
What options do we have on dongle?
If you are accessing the web through a dongle or internet modem and the *440*161# thing works for your then I ‘d say “Who needs Android plans?” but if you are not eligible for Airtel Blackberry 2+1 offers then I advice you stick with any of the Android plans.
To subscribe to any of the Android data plan, see the table below or follow the instruction just below it.
To activate the 2GB Android bundle @ N2000 for 30days, simply dial *437#
To activate the 4.5GB Android bundle @ N3500 for 30days, simply dial *438#
To check your Android data balance, simply dial *223#
Bonus – Access all Whatsapp Features for Just
For those who aren’t familiar with the product, WhatsApp is a mobile application available for various platforms, through which you can send and receive SMS/MMS to/from other WhatsApp members via GPRS/EDGE for free.
Through this package, there will be no deduction from the customer’s data bundle or airtime balance.
WhatsApp is available for the following platforms:
- Nokia S40
- Nokia Symbian
- Windows Phone
How to do I get the WhatsApp data package?
All you need to do is simply dial *948# and enjoy unlimited access to WhatsApp exclusively on Airtel for an entire month for just N100.
Customers will be subscribed as soon as the request is received.