Best Airtel Tariff Plans and Migration Codes

Airtel tariff plans and migration codes

Facts and Figures to choosing the best airtel tariff plans and migration codes

Last week I analyzed MTN tariff plans and also gave my recommendation on choosing the best, based on the benefits, the flaws and the allotted call time on each tariff plan. Today I will be taking on Airtel and providing insight on its tariff plans.

From my research I discovered that there are five (5) Airtel tariff plans and migration codes, but, I’m sorry if any Airtel staff is reading this, to me Airtel has 4 + 1 tariff plans.

I call the number of the plans 4 + 1 because the main tariff plans are four (4); the supposed fifth plan (SmartTRYBE junior) is designed for communication between kids and their parents. It is not a regular plan that anybody will want to migrate to.

Moreover, Airtel didn’t put call rates and other yardsticks used in measuring call charges on SmartTRYBE Junior. Therefore, I excluded the plan in my analysis.

Like I did in analyzing MTN tariff plans, I have left out the 10MB/15MB data bonus given to subscribers for recharging the first time in a week. My reason remains the same: this data is insignificant in this smartphone age. Also, I will also be using ₦100 and ₦200 credit in my analysis.

Now let’s start taking Airtel tariff plans and migration codes, one by one, dissect them and see what is really in, for you and me.

Airtel Tariff Plans and Migration Codes: Your Best Guide

SmartTRYBE

The Benefits

  • Call rate at 11k/s to all networks.
  • 1GB data for ₦500. Valid for 7 days.
  • Night browsing: ₦25 for 500MB, valid between 12 a.m. – 5 a.m.
  • No daily access fee.
  • No awkward first-minute charges.

The Flaws

  • No defined call rate for international calls.

The Math

Airtel-SmartTRYBE - Airtel Tariff Plan

₦100 gives 15 minutes 9 seconds, and ₦200 gives 30 minutes 18 seconds on SmartTRYBE.

Migration code to SmartTRYBE is *312#.

SmartVALUE

The Benefits

  • International call rate at 20k/s to USA, Canada, China, India and UK landline.
  • No daily access fee.
  • No awkward first-minute charges.

The Flaws

  • Call rate at 15k/s to all networks in Nigeria.
  • 1GB data for ₦500 not available.
  • Night browsing not available.

The Math

Airtel-SmartVALUE - Airtel tariff plans and migration codes

₦100 gives 11 minutes 6 seconds, and ₦200 gives 22 minutes 13 seconds on calls to all networks within Nigeria. ₦100 gives 8 minutes 19 seconds, and ₦200 gives 16 minutes 39 seconds on international calls.

Migration code to SmartVALUE is *314#.

SmartTALK

The Benefits

  • Call rate at 11k/s to all networks.
  • International call rate at 20k/s to USA, Canada, China, India and UK landline.
  • No awkward first-minute charges.

The flaws

  • Daily access fee of ₦5.
  • 1GB data for ₦500 not available.
  • Night browsing not available.

The Math

Airtel-SmartTALK

₦100 gives 14 minutes 24 seconds, and ₦200 gives 29 minutes 30 seconds on calls to all networks within Nigeria. ₦100 gives 7 minutes 55 seconds, and ₦200 gives 16 minutes 15 seconds on international calls.

Migration code to SmartTALK is *315#.

SmartPREMIER

The Benefits

  • Call rate at 11k/s to all networks in Nigeria and to USA, Canada, China, India and UK landline.
  • No daily access fee.
  • Receive free roaming call up to 500 minutes per month.

The Flaws

  • First-minute call charged at the rate of 40k/s.
  • 1GB data for ₦500 not available.
  • Night browsing not available.

The Math

Airtel-SmartPREMIER

₦100 gives 12 minutes 31 seconds, and ₦200 gives 26 minutes 31 seconds on both local and international calls.

Migration code to SmartPREMIER is *318#.

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SmartTRYBE Junior

As I have earlier stated, this is a special tariff for parents and their kids. SmartTRYBE Junior tariff gives students in primary and secondary school access to an educational app which helps in their studies.

By reading through the benefits, the flaws and the math of each of the Airtel tariff plans, you would have noticed that SmartTRYBE is only for calls within Nigeria. Compared to the other tariffs It doesn’t have a defined call rate for international calls.

But in order not to cheat yourself if you do both local and international calls, you need to look closer at the call rates of these other three plans and also consider your local-international calling behaviour.

SmartVALUE: ₦100 gives 11 minutes 6 seconds (on local calls), 8 minutes 19 seconds (on international calls). You might want to consider this plan if a reasonable percentage of your calls goes abroad.

SmartTALK: ₦100 gives 14 minutes 24 seconds (on local calls), 7 minutes 55 seconds (on international calls). You might consider this if your local calls are significantly higher than international calls.

SmartPREMIER: The rate of an international and local call on this tariff is the same. 12 minutes 31 seconds for ₦100 is awesome. And if the people you call abroad finally ask you to come over, you get free roaming call of up to 500 minutes in a month. You might consider this plan, if both your local and international calls are sharing almost 50-50 per cent.

Choosing the best Airtel tariff plan is trickier compared to MTN, but I hope I have been able to give you some insights into the call time for each tariff. And as for my recommendation on these tariff plans, I recommend you chose between SmartTRYBE and SmartPREMIER.

SmartTRYBE if you don’t have business calling abroad, and SmartPREMIER if you regularly do both local and international calls.

After seeing all Airtel tariff plans and migration codes, what are your thoughts?

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Posted by Adedapo Olatunde

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35 comments

  1. I have purchase a new airtel SIM (08120080380) but I don’t know on which tariff plan the SIM is
    because I was charged nearly N52 for 91 sc
    Thanks.

  2. Dear Mr. Sani Dial *121# And Follow The Options To Check Which Tarriff Plan You Are Into(Airtel Users Only)

  3. i want to migrate to MTN trutalk but not available on there tariiff plan brought out by my phone. i used the code *123*2*1# it didnt go. I text 400 to 131.as found on this article since over 3hours now it was not processed.

  4. Thanks for this. It’s informative.

    I have heard of Airtel value plan – what can you say about that?

    Thanks once again.

  5. I buy a sim which if i load N100 , i will get 24mb +9 extra mb for 7 days apart from call bonus. What tariff plan is that?

  6. which tariff comes with bonus airtime for weekends and weekdays among aforementioned tariff plans please?

  7. I bought a new Gionie A1 + and ever since have been having unsolicited charges of N20 at short intervals levied by Airtel Nigeria; until all credit is sxhausted! How can that be stopped? SMS to 2442 to stop the illegal deductions has failed to resolve the issue. What should I do?

  8. Great Article with informative Sentences. I hope many People Get help from this content. Love you airtel for giving us outstanding Services.

  9. I buy 100 card within five minutes is not there again.i don’t borrow card .pls what can I do

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