Airtel is a household name in telecommunications in Africa. The telecom giant provides various services including GPRS/3.75G, Data/mobile internet browsing capabilities on their network. If you have a mobile device on an Airtel network, you may want to configure it for internet and data capabilities. Usually, once you insert your Airtel sim card into your mobile device, the settings are sent to you immediately and you would be required to save it in your phone and this sorts you out. However, some mobile phones may not be able to receive these settings and would have to be manually configured to be able to access internet data.
Airtel Nigeria GPRS Internet Settings for Browsing (Airtel GPRS):
You would need to activate your AIRTEL sim before you are able to browse and this is done in 2 ways:
1. Online at http://dmc.ng.airtel.com while the second method is done by calling their customer care service through 111.
2. Text internet (space) Phone model (space) Phone model number as SMS to 232.
For example, if you want to receive automatic configuration settings for a Nokia 6300, You will text Internet Nokia 6300 as SMS to 232.
Airtel GPRS Manual Settings
APN (Access Point Name): internet.ng.airtel.com
Settings for mobile internet browsing:
APN (Access Point Name): wap.ng.airtel.com
Homepage: http://wap.ng.airtel.com or any site you want
Airtel Ghana GPRS Configuration Settings for Browsing:
1. Go to Menu Tools Settings Connection Access points options
New Access points Use default setting. Enter details for the following parameters.
- Connection name: Airtelwap
- Data Bearer: Pocket data
- Access point name: wap
- Authentication: Normal
- Homepage: http://myairtel.gh.airtel.com
Press Options then select Advantage settings. Enter details for the following parameters:
- Network type: Ipv4
- Proxy serv. Address: 10.93.85.88
- Proxy Port number: 9201
2. Go back to the main menu, select Web, and press Options then Settings. Choose Airtel wap as the default access point.
Go to Menu Tools Settings Connection Access points Options New Access point
- Use default settings. Enter details for the following parameters.
- Connection name: Airtel Internet
- Data Bearer: Packet data
- Access point name: internet
- Password: <none>
Go back to the main menu, select web, press options then settings
Choose Airtel Internet as the default access point
Airtel Kenya GPRS Configuration Settings for Browsing:
Username: Leave Blank
Password: Leave Blank
IP Address: 172.030.008.050
Bearer: GPRS first
Port: 8080 H
Airtel Data Plan in Ghana and Kenya
In order to take care of vast data needs without making life difficult for subscribers, Airtel has come up with a package which is known as Airtel Speedo. With the package, you will be able to access all the data plans available on the network easily by just dialing the code, *141# and it will take you to the SmartSpeedo USSD menu. This code, however, is only for Nigerians.
For subscribers in Ghana, Airtel Ghana has come up with the Browse Chaw which with the code, *125# one can get data from 10MB for a day to the up to 12GB for 90 days. There are also Broadband Packages that include prepaid bundles, Blackberry Packages, and postpaid packages. A complete solution for Airtel Kenya is *544#.
Among the available data plans on the network are the Daily/Weekly plans, Monthly plans, 2G plan, Social Plan, and Mega Packs.
How to Check Data Balance
Although Nigerian subscriber can simply call the call center number by dialing 141 and requesting to know your data balance, you can likewise and more easily dial *140# and you will receive an SMS with all the available data you have, including the bonus data you are given.
You can also dial these codes:
- *123*9# – For Airtel BIS
In Ghana, by simply dialing *125#.
For Kenyans, the code is still *544#
Check Airtel Phone Number
In case you are unable to recall your Airtel number, there are ways that you can check it without necessarily having to call the center number. Those with Airtel Nigeria can use:
- *121# and follow the onscreen prompts.
For those using Airtel Ghana and Airtel Kenya, you can use these codes respectively to verify your phone number: