Based on speculations and opinions received from most users on the etisalat network, the etisalat pay as you go service was the best served before it was short-lived.

It was even likened to the magic sim thingy once enjoyed on the MTN network few years back.

It is a service that actually allows you browse the web and download unlimited for a certain period of time for a certain amount.

Airtel PAYG service
Airtel Nigeria just introduced same service which is aimed at allowing its subscribers surf and download for a certain period of time for a certain price. It kinda equals to the service you’d get in a cyber cafe.

The time based plans from Airtel NG includes:

  • 5 minutes for N15
  • 10 minutes for N30
  • 30 minutes for N90
  • 60 minutes for N180

According to Airtel, the data length at any of those given time frame isn’t capped. Instead, it is unlimited.

So, imagine you been able to watch your favorite YouTube videos for just N180 for one hour or better-still, download your favorite movies and videos for just N180 within the length of an hour. No doubt, it’s a really good deal but looking at the perspective I see the Airtel Network, speed might be a concern.

How Do I Subscribe to Airtel PAYG?

Simply dial *439# and follow the onscreen instructions.

Although I am yet to trying this new PAYG plan from Airtel as a result of their network reception here, you can please try it out and let us know on how the experience went.


  1. dialed *439# and it says 30 minutes is N300 and 60 minutes is N500. They are jokers. Don’t care how fast it is, absolutely uninterested.

  2. Una nor know d way dem dey run amh 4 warri…u go load H card then sub 5mins for 15naira…if e fast ..load another H card ..u sub 1hr 4 180naira..buh if if e slow..oyah call Ochuko fast fast with d remaining credit..Airtel oyah make una d network fast 4 here well well

  3. I’ve Tried It. It works as advertised although I didn’t do anything tangible with mine due to the slow speed and Wanted to install Microsoft Office


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