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Airtel have unveiled a new plan which allows users to enjoy browsing for 14 days and 28 days respectively. These plans are aimed at helping internet users stay connected at all time and there shouldn’t be any reason whatsoever not to have data on your phone.
Airtel 2GB for N200 and 6GB for N500 were newly introduced and on setting my eyes on these plans, my heart skipped a beat. Sadly, they are not what you think they are, these plans are not the normal Airtel plans for crazy high-end downloading. People who spend such huge time browsing and folks who uses extremely large amount of data do not need to opt in for this plan, rather, they can check out this plan.
In essence, what am insinuating is, this Airtel plan was basically launched to help the low-income earners stay connected. It’s cheap but with a restriction of the epic 2G/EDGE network that were once rampant. The download speed of this particular plan was throttled to give you a speed of about 45-60Kb/s, this simply means, downloading is crap on this plan.
Let’s look at it from this angle, an extremely slow plan but with a cheap and large data size seems like a win-win for both parties. Browse 2GB for N200 at a speed of 45 to 60 kilobyte per second. What I feel; if you cannot afford the seemingly fast internet plan for high amount, then get an obviously slow plan for cheaper price.
SUBSCRIPTION CODE FOR AIRTEL 2G PLAN
Airtel 2GB For N200
- To subscribe, recharge N200 on your Airtel line then dial *482*1# to subscribe for 2GB
- Validity: 14days
Airtel 6GB For N500
- To subscribe, recharge N500 on your Airtel line then dial *482*2# for 6GB.
- Validity: 28 days
To Check Balance: Dial *482# » then select 3
To Stop Auto Renew: Dial *482# » then select 4
To Opt Out: Dial *482# » then select 5
Note: Dial *482# for more information
FYI: This plan was specifically designed for a 2G internet speed, so therefore, ensure you set your preferred network to 2G only for this plan to work.
Navigate to settings » Mobile Network » Preferred Network » Choose 2G Only or Choose 2G/3G.
What are your thoughts on this plan, do you think this plan will solve the problem of irregular internet subscription for the masses or is it just another means of public extortion by Airtel Nigeria?