How to Migrate to Airtel Smart Connect

How to Migrate to Airtel Smart Connect

How to Migrate to Airtel Smart Connect: Airtel Smart Connect is Airtel’s default bonus plan for new prepaid subscribers, in which they receive incentives on each recharge. It is exclusive to prepaid clients and provides a 100% instant bonus on every data bundle, as well as an 8x bonus on every recharge.

Let us introduce you to how this offer works.

How to Migrate to Airtel Smart Connect

The first thing you should know is that you cannot migrate to this tariff plan.It is the default call plan for all freshly registered Airtel SIM cards. So all you have to do is get a new SIM and register it.

The second thing you should know is that once you switch from one tariff to another, you cannot return to the previous one.You can obtain two SIMs: one for standby on Smart Connect and one for surfing other Airtel call plans. Follow the instructions below to successfully migrate:

  1. Just buy a new Airtel SIM card.
  2. Register the SIM at any Airtel KYC (Know Your Customer) registration point.
  3. Insert the SIM in your phone.
  4. Recharge to start enjoying Smart Connect bonuses.

How to Migrate to Airtel Smart Connect Using USSD Codes

The Airtel Smart Connect code is *311# or *121#. This is the USSD code used to migrate to the plan that will give you 8 times your recharge value every time. Use the following steps to migrate to Airtel Smart Connect:

  1. Dial *311#.
  2. Select 1 to migrate.
  3. Or, dial *121#.
  4. Select 5 (billing and tarrif).
  5. Select 1 (smart connect).

Before you do this, make sure you verify your plan, as every additional line comes with the Smart Connect plan by default.


Main Account creditN100N200N300N500N1000
Bonus Credit – Voice
Bonus Credit – DataN400N800N1,200N2,000N4,000
Total CreditN800N1,600N2,400N3,500N8,000
The bonus is valid for 7 days, however, the main account credit does not expire. This means that if you load say N100 worth of airtime, within 7 days, the 8X bonus expires and the main credit of N100 is left to be used as soon as the bonus expires.

Airtel Smart Connect Double Data Bundle

This is how the Double Data Bundle works. You will enjoy a double data bonus for every data bundle of N100 and above purchased, in addition to 8x the value of your recharge amount for 90 days, e.g. Mr. A’s activates a new airtel line, recharges N100 and buys a Data Bundle of N100 Mr. A will get double the Data value and N800 airtime split for both voice & Data


  • Subscribers can also enjoy INSTANT double data on their data purchases
  • Applicable for 90 days on all purchases of data bundles below N5000.
Data Bundle (Naira)Standard Value100% More ValueValidity
5040MB80MB1 Day
100100MB200MB1 Day
200200MB400MB3 Days
300350MB700MB7 Days
500750MB1.5GB14 Days
10001.5GB3GB30 Days
15003GB6GB30 Days
20004.5GB9GB30 Days
25006GB12GB30 Days
30008GB16GB30 Days
400011GB22GB30 Days

Benefits of Migrating to Airtel Smart Connect

The Airtel Smart Connect plan do come with some amazing benefits. Many of which are:

  1. 800% value of 100 Naira and above airtime recharge for the first 3 months after activation.
    • Main account: 100%.
    • Voice bonus account: 250%.
    • Data bonus account: 250%.
    • Social bonus account: 100%.
    • Family and friends bonus account: 100%.
  2. Add, remove, and create a checklist of family and friend numbers with *311*2*number#, *311*3*number#, and *311*4#, respectively.
  3. The social bonus is valid for 7 days and usable only on Facebook, Twitter, BBM, and WhatsApp.
  4. A data bonus account will be charged when you surf the internet with your browser.
  5. You get 100% of your total recharge (N200 & above) in a month as a data bonus on the last day of the month.
  6. That’s a total recharge of N600 in a month, giving 600 Naira in data bonus charged at 5 Naira per MB.


What is Smart Connect?

Smart Connect is Airtel’s default prepaid plan. The plan has just been enriched with additional bonuses to give additional value to our customers.

Who is eligible for Smart Connect ?

All new prepaid customers on the Airtel Network

What will I now enjoy on Smart Connect?

You will enjoy Double Data on every Data bundle purchased and 8X the value of your Recharge amount of N100 and above.

How does the Double Data Offer work?

You will enjoy Double Data Bonus for every Data Bundle of N100 and above purchased in addition to 8X the value of your recharge amount for 90 DaysE.g. Mr. A’s activates a new airtel line, recharges N100 and buys a Data Bundle of N100 Mr. A will get double the Data Vale and N800 Naira airtime split for both voice & Data

Do I keep enjoying my 8X bonus on Smart Connect?

Yes, 8X bonus continues to apply for 90 Days See table below for full details of your 8X bonuses.

Can I make international calls with my 8X bonus?

International calls will be charged from your main account balance.

Can my bonus validity be accumulated?

No bonus validity can be accumulated. Once the bonus expires, it cannot be rolled over to the next day.

What will happen to me after 90 days?

After 90 days, the double data bonus will stop, and you will get the actual value of the data bundles you purchased.

What if I migrate out of Smart Connect?

If you migrate out of Smart Connect, you will no longer enjoy these amazing benefits.

Does my main account balance expire?

Your main account balance does not expire.

What are the tariffs and call rates charged on Smart Connect?

Applicable Smart Connect tariffs are as follows:

  • Main Account:· Airtel to All Local Networks kobo/sec.
  • SMS to all local networks: N4/SMS.
  • International calls & SMS are charged at the standard network rate.
  • Data: N3/MB Bonuses.
  • Airtel to All Local Networks: 66.67 kobo/sec.
  • Bonus Data: N16MB.

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