The Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) otherwise known as USSD is the best available communications technology to deliver mobile financial services to low-income customers. The majority of large scale mobile financial services in the developing world use this USSD as their primary mechanism for communication between customers and their mobile payments platform. This, of course, includes Airtel Nigeria, the country’s second-largest telecommunication network.
Airtel USSD codes are important when it comes to accessing some important financial services like checking your credit balance and other Airtel sim services. They also help verify the usage details of the data balance, the latest full talk time offer, or transfer service. In fact, almost all the Airtel services can be managed with the help of these codes except when you choose to download and use the services of the “My Airtel App” which is available on both Android and iOS and can be downloaded through their respective app stores. In this article, we shall be taking a look at all of Airtel USSD codes in Nigeria and what they are used for.
All Airtel USSD Codes
|*123#||Check Airtel credit Balance|
|*12181#||Check my airtel number|
|*121#||Airtel Best Offer|
|*121*2#||Airtel Balance check(Main balance, net balance)|
|*12181#||Airtel unlimited data &Calling Pack offer|
|*140#||Airtel Data Balance Check Code|
|*123*1#||Check credit bonus|
|*123*2# or *140#||Check Airtel Voice Bundle Balance|
|*141#||To share/transfer data, Choose Airtel data plan|
|*234#||To migrate to Airtel Moretalk|
|*438*100#||To deactivate Airtel data bundle on Android Bundles|
|*408*100#||To deactivate Airtel data bundle Mega bundles|
How to Check your Airtel Data Balance
If you find it difficult to check your Airtel data balance using MyAirtel App which you download and install in your smartphone, then using a USSD code would be of much help. Check them out:
|USSD Code to Check Data Balance 3G/4G||*140#, 223# or *123*10#|
|Inquire About Airtel 2G Internet Data Balance||*123*10#|
|Airtel Night Data Balance||*123*197#|
How To Check Bonus Balance
To check your bonus balance on Airtel, kindly follow the steps below.
- On your Airtel line, dial *223#.
- Wait a few seconds to receive the notification of your bonus balance
- You might also receive an SMS confirming what bonuses you have left.
The above-mentioned bonus inquiry code does not only display your airtime bonuses but every other bonus you have on your line as well, including your data bonus.
You can also dial *141# to view data balances on Airtel. You will get a pop-up message showing your current data balance.
Airtel Tariff Plans and their USSD Codes
Airtel has various cheap tariff plans and you may be confused when choosing the best tariff plan. The most recommended plan, however, is “Airtel SmartConnect” which is Airtel’s default bonus plan for new prepaid customers where they enjoy bonuses on every recharge they make. This means you must get a new Airtel SIM card before you enjoy this plan. Let’s check out these Airtel tariff plans and their USSD codes
|TARIFF PLANS||MIGRATION CODES|
|SmartConnect||All Airtel New Sim|
|Airtel 6X Bundles||*555*PIN#|
Airtel 6X Bundles
Every airtel airtime you buy comes with a mouth-watering bonus and you can only access these bonuses by using the right code. For instance, you dial *555*Recharge Pin# to activate the Airtel 6x Bundles offer and enjoy 6 times the value of your recharge for data, SMS, and calls to all networks.
Airtel Smart Recharge
Recharge your line by dialing *220*Pin# and you will get at least 10 times more bonus on voice and data. Bonus validity depends on the recharge denomination.
Migrate to Airtel SmartTrybe by dialing *312#. This special plan allows you to make calls at 11k/sec to all networks plus a 1GB for N500 which is valid for 7 days. You can also get 500MB for N25 Night Browsing data valid between 12 and 5 am. It is very easy and cheap. To opt-in, dial *312*1# or send ‘CAMPUS’ to 312.
Airtel Smart Talk
Also known as Talk Smart, the Airtel SmartTalk is a prepaid plan that allows subscribers to enjoy the best of both worlds at a flat tariff. To migrate to Airtel Smart Talk and enjoy all the benefits of the tariff plan, dial *315#.
This plan offers cheap calls. The customer using this plan is charged 40k/second for calls to both local and international numbers after which subsequent calls are charged at 11k/s. Dial *470# USSD code to migrate to this plan.
Airtel SmartTRYBE Junior
Dial *317# from an Airtel line to migrate to Airtel SmartTRYBE Junior plan and enjoy free calls and SMS to your family members, 10% bonus of airtime transferred to kid’s line when the parents recharge, 100% bonus on data purchases from 200MB and above to browse and much more!
This tariff plan offers 15k/sec flat rate to all networks from the very 1st second (no access fee). Dial *314# and you can enjoy all these benefits at a go.
Everything You Should Know About Airtel’s *444# Code
Airtel’s *444# is a USSD shortcode that enables customers to recharge their Airtel lines from their bank accounts in Nigeria. The code is, however, applicable when the customer’s mobile line is linked to their bank account. Even when there are multiple accounts to buy Airtime or Data, all the customer need to remember is the *444# code.
Airtel’s *444# is highly secure. You can make purchases across multiple banks especially when your phone number is the principal phone number registered with the bank. Furthermore, the code saves you the trouble of activating mobile banking.
What You Can Do with the Airtel *444# USSD Code?
- Recharge for self
- Recharge for Friends and Family
- Buy data bundles for self
- Buy data bundle for friends and family
Banks that Support the *444# USSD Code
If you are using any of the banks mentioned below and you want to recharge Airtime or Data on your airtel line or buy for a friend, all you need to do is dial *444#
See the banks in the list below.
- FCMB Bank
- Access Bank
- Heritage Bank
- Polaris Bank
- Jaiz Bank
- Union Bank
- Wema Bank
- Fidelity Bank
- Zenith Bank
- First Bank
- Unity Bank
- Keystone Bank
- Stanbic IBTC Bank
How to Start Using Airtel *444#
To start using Airtel *444#, follow these procedures.
- Dial *444# or *444*amount#.
- Choose the service you want.
- Choose the bank (if you are a new user) and enter the account number.
- The account number will be debited, if it is valid, and you will be credited with the service you chose.