It seems the competition among the four major networks in the country has entered gear 4 this time around again, and that is what competitive market situation is all about, as competing companies fight to offer best services at best prices.
Just after mentioning to you that MTN has launched cheapest data of 500MB for N500 and 2GB at N1500, Airtel on their part has just launched hourly/time based unlimited internet data plan.
Unlike when Etisalat launched their own now defunct time based unlimited browsing that is simply known as Etisalat PayGo or the latter Etisalat 3hours for N15 package, which involves speed throttling at some data usage point, the new Airtel hourly based unlimited Data plan runs completely unlimited and without any speed throttling from the very first minute to the last time duration for the plan.
Though the Airtel time based unlimited data plan is similar in pricing with former Etisalat PayGo plan but appear a little bit expensive as compared with the latter Etisalat 3hours for N15 plan, but nevertheless, having unlimited data for complete 1hour and without speed throttling is unbeatable for many and the little higher price here will also matter little for them.
The new Airtel time based unlimited data plan is of 4 different categories and all with 1 day maximum validity period.
We have the 1st category that goes for 5minute for N15, the 2nd category goes for 10minute for N30, the 3rd plan is 30min for N90 and finally the 4th package is the 1hour plan for N180.
How do I subscribe into any one of these newly launched Airtel time based unlimited plans?
To subscribe to any of the 4 Airtel time based unlimited data plans, simply dial the code *439# and then reply with the number that corresponds with any of the 4 plans that best suits you, after which you will be asked to reply with 1 to activate the plan.
Note that this is not a tweak, but direct and legitimate data from Airtel, and it can be used on any device of choice without any other special settings.
Remember that we said that all the new Airtel time based plan has a one day validity period, meaning that any unused time left will expire the next day.