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This article contains guide on how to fix Airtel 3GB for N1000 BB10 plan not working problem on Android | See possible causes & possible solutions.
The cheapest data plan for any MTK Android on Airtel is the 3GB for N1000 Blackberry 10 Plan that requires IMEI tweaking before it works. I’ve shared a stepped guide on how to set up this plan on all Mediatek enabled Android phone, only for some users to flood my mail with messages of it not working.
Anyway, I’ve compiled possible fix to Airtel 3GB for N1000 BB10 Plan not working problem on your Android device. See below, things your should correct to make it work.
Causes & Solution | Airtel 3GB for N1000 BB10 Plan Not Working
1. Airtel 2G Plan
This is a plan Airtel introduced months ago to help internet users that can’t afford normal data plan subscribe for a cheap data. This plan gives users 2GB for N200 and 6GB for N500, unfortunately, this plan only works on a 2G network. See more detials here.
Back to the point; if you’ve done this plan before on that sim you used in subscribing for Airtel blackberry plan for Android, my friend, you just have to get another sim or follow the fix below.
You should unsubscribe from the plan competely, though, i can’t tell you how effective this is, but it has worked for some users. You can try before opting to change SIM. Follow this guide to see how to completely opt out from the Airtel 2G plan.
2. Invalid IMEI
Sadly, this plan isn’t a normal Android plan designed to work without tweaking. It requires IMEI changing and in a very rare occasion, people tweaked unverified blackberry 10 IMEI on their MTK phones. With such IMEI, I can assure you, this plan won’t work.
You should change your IMEI once again but first, see how to generate a valid blackberry 10 IMEI here.
3. APN settings
Most times, people usually don’t know how to configure their APN settings. I don’t know why but for your Airtel 3GB for N1000 BB10 plan to work, you must setup your APN correctly.
Follow this format to configure your APN settings for Airtel Blackberry 10 plan for Android…
- APN NAME: Airtel
- APN: internet.ng.airtel.com or internet.ng.zain.com
- APN TYPE: default,supl
- PROXY: blank
- PORT: blank
- USERNAME: blank
- PASSWORD: blank
- Leave every other settings as they were.
Do this as last resort if none worked.
If after trying all the above and still could not make it work, then, you’ll have to use this last resort. Follow steps below;
Contact Airtel customer care to request for refund of 1k airtime, you can reach them through twitter @airtel_care for fast response. (It will take a minimum of 12 hours to process your refund)
Get a new Airtel SIM card or use a fresh Airtel sim that haven’t been used for the Airtel 2G plan.
Register your new line.
Transfer your airtime credit to the new line via Airtel Me2U.
- To top up another Airtel line; Send an SMS to 432 using the following: 2u [space] <phone number> [space] <amount> [space] <password>. For example, to send N50 to another Airtel line with the phone number 08021234567, the SMS will look like this: 2u 08021234567 50 1234 . Then you simply send to 432.
Subscribe for the Airtel 3GB blackberry plan on your Android device and start enjoying Airtel browsing.
To sum it all up:
Make sure you have looked into the above to find out whether your SIM or phone is the problem. Afterwards, use one or more possible fixes above to get the problem of Airtel 3GB for N1000 BB10 plan not working on your Android solved. Just do those and I promise you, your Airtel Blackberry plan not working on your Android will come alive.
I hope you find this insightful, thanks for stopping by.