If you need to keep up with friends and loved ones online via the different social media (Facebook, Whatsapp, 2go etc) platforms, you will need internet connection. Getting a data subscription for this purpose may be costly. So in this piece, we shall take a look at how to acquire data for this purpose at a reduced amount. This is available on all networks at various prices. We shall look into the Airtel network provision.


On the Airtel network, there is a provision for customers to acquire data for the main purpose of using the social media platforms. This data plan is referred to as airtel social bundle. These bundles are pocket friendly with great data value for social media apps. This bundle include;


Opera Mini Subscription Plan

The Opera mini plan offers you internet data connection that works on opera mini only. This data subscription can not be used with any other app other than opera mini.

This plan has two options which include 7 days and 25 days plan. To subscribe for the 7 days plan, please dial *885*2# and you will be given 50MB for N100. For the 25 days plan, dial *885*1# and you will get 250MB at N300.


Whatsapp Subscription Plan

This data plan can be used to accessed whatsapp app only. You can send and receive chats, pictures, videos and even update your status. This plan is valid for 25 days and it offers 80MB for just N200. Kindly dial *990# to subscribe. There is 15 days offer at the price of N100 for 30MB.


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Airtel Unlimited Social Bundle

This plan allows you to use all social media apps. With this singular data plan, you can use all your social media apps such as Twitter, Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram, Skype etc. With this subscription, you can send and receive chats, pictures and videos via these social media apps.

To subscribe, kindly dial *688*1# and you will be given 1GB for just N300. This plan is for 25 days. You will get 200MB for N200 by dialling *688*2#. You may dial *688*3# for 100MB for just N100. Although, these plans are called unlimited but they do have data cap just like fair usage. To check your data balance, please dial *885*0# and the balance will be sent to you.


Generally, you can check data balance on Airtel by dialling *141# and you will get an SMS containing your data balance. You can as well subscribe for any data plan via the Airtel self service channel, all you need to do is to dial *121# and follow the prompt to choose data plans from which you will follow through to select and subscribe to any social data bundle.


For further assistance and enquiry, please contact customer care via an Airtel line on 111 for free. An agent will be available to help you.



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