How to Borrow Data from Airtel in Nigeria

By | April 20, 2023

Knowing How to Borrow Data from Airtel in Nigeria — helps you get data bundle to surf the web for any emergency situation you are facing.

If you’re an Airtel subscriber residing in Nigeria, in this article, show you how to borrow data from Airtel when your main Airtel Data Bundle is exhausted. Trust me it’s no rocket science at all, and it takes no technical process. 

In Nigeria, there are four major internet service providers in the telecommunications industry: MTN, Airtel, Glo, and 9Mobile. Each of these internet service providers try to out do each other by giving the best services to their subscribers— they give offers, introduce awoof packages, etc, so that the subscribers will stick with them and regard them as better than their counterparts. They are very competitive. But in this post, I’ll talk about Airtel and how to borrow data from Airtel in Nigeria.

If you’re a dual SIM user, you may want to check out how to borrow data from Glo and how to borrow data from 9Mobile. Having said that, let’s move on.

How to Borrow Data from Airtel

To borrow data from Airtel when your data bundle is exhausted or expired, do the following.

  • Dial *500# or dial *121#
  • Choose Option 3 by pressing 3 for Borrow data. 
  • Choose the amount of data you wish to borrow form the displayed options on the screen. 

You might also want to check your Eligibility status if you can borrow airtime or data. You can check by dialing *500#

Also, there’s a shortcut to borrowing data or airtime from Airtel. This is by dialing *500*50# for N50 airtime, *500*100# for N100 airtime, *500*200# for N200 airtime, and *500*500# for N500 airtime.

Eligibility for Borrowing Data from Airtel in Nigeria

To be eligible to use this service— borrow data from Airtel, you must have met the following criteria:

  • Your Airtel SIM must be registered.
  • It must be actively in use for more than 3 months
  • You must have recharged and used  N200 and above for at least 3 months.
  • You account must have been free of debt, meaning, you must not have an unpaid Extra Credit airtime.

As an Airtel subscriber, you should note that whenever you borrow data or airtime, 15% will be deducted for service fee. Also, on your next recharge, the amount of data or airtime you borrowed would be deducted.

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