A Brief Look at Airtel Value Added Services

Airtel already has one of the most interesting call and data services in Nigeria. However, Airtel Value Added services take the renowned telecom giant a notch higher. Airtel offers oodles of features in its value added services from health and bulk SMS services to music and football.

Airtel Value Added Services

Here is an overview of Airtel Value Added services.

Airtel mWoman

As its name implies Airtel mWoman is a service dedicated to women in Nigeria, helping them to cater for daily activities and to take care of themselves. The services covered here range from home care and child care to relationships, career, and beauty. You can subscribe to this service by dialing *303*8# or text ‘WOMAN’ to 303. The service costs N30 and is valid for 7 days.

Airtel mHealth

This service serves the purpose of its name. Subscribers receive help tips via SMS on a daily basis. You can subscribe by dialing *776# (costs N50 and valid for a week) or texting the right keyword to 20123 (costs N10 and valid for a day).

The keywords include ACANCER for Cancer, AHL for Healthy Living, AHT for Hypertension, ABSC for Blood Sugar Control, APREG for Pregnancy, and AEAT for Eat Right.

Airtel Market Place

This value added service allows subscribers to buy and sell via their mobile phones. It is simply an online marketplace. Services covered include hot deals, jobs, automobile, property, mobiles, electronics, fashion and clothing, and local services.

You can subscribe by dialing MM*205# or texting ‘MKP’ to 205. You can unsubscribe by texting ‘STOP’ to 205. The service costs N5/alert, N30/Ad or N5/chat message.

Airtel Bulk SMS

The bulk SMS service allows you to send SMS of all kinds to a lot of Airtel subscribers in either a continuous or a one-off basis. The service is available at a very competitive rate. Airtel has several SMS providers and you can choose the one to work with.

Airtel Do Not Disturb Service

You can stop promotional messages in your Airtel line, thanks to the Do Not Disturb service (DND). This service was initiated by the NCC and Airtel alongside with several other top telecoms in Nigeria has incorporated it in their services. You can either opt for full or partial DND.

To opt for full DND service, text “STOP” to 2442. Text ALLOW to 2442 to allow messages and STATUS to 2442 to view your DND status. Partial DND allows you to choose a particular kind of promotional message to stop and allow others.

Airtel Easy Recharge (ERC)

Easy Recharge allows you to recharge your Airtel line without a scratch card. Recharges do not have denominations and are flexible. You can even top up for your friends and family. Easy recharge can be accessed online or through ATM, POS terminals or Retail Partners nationwide.

Airtel Extra Credit

You can borrow airtel or data anytime it runs out in Airtel and pays 15% of the recharge amount next time you recharge. This is important in emergency situations. When you borrow airtime or data, Airtel will give you 85% of the amount while 15% is the service charge.

You must be an Airtel subscriber for at least 3 months to use this service and your monthly recharge must at least average N200. To subscribe, dial *500# or *500*amount#.

Airtel Football & Other Sports

You can enjoy seamless sports experience with Airtel. This service gives you access to three sports namely, football, basketball, and tennis. Airtel football allows you to access details on general football, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester City. Dial *244# and follow the options to choose the feature you want.

To subscribe to Airtel basketball, text BASKETBALL to 38296 and text TENNIS to 38296 for tennis.

Each service costs N20 daily and N100 weekly.

Airtel Hello Tunes

You want your caller to enjoy while calling you, Airtel Hello tune is a service for you. The tune can be personalized depending on the time, season, mood or person calling.

The following steps will help you to buy or register a tune.

  • Dial *791# and choose your preferred option.
  • Listen to the sample tune by dialing 791.
  • SMS a tune code to 791.

You can download a particular song by dialing *791*code# at N50 per month. Example, dial *791*10#. Subscription costs N100 and valid for 30 days. Calls to 791 are charged at N15/minute.

Airtel Music

With any Airtel mobile phone, you can enjoy radio services just by dialing *606#. You can choose the 3 days pack for N30, 1 week pack for N50, 11pm-6am Night radio for N20, 24/7 pay as you go for N10/min and so forth.

The available channels include RNB international, Hausa Channel, R&B local, Hip Hop international, jokes, Hip Hop local, Highlife, Gospel Local, Islamic, Gospel international, and Reggae.

Mobile Office

This Airtel Value Added Service allows you to access your office contacts, emails, and calendar. This service also works well with IBM Lotus Notes and Microsoft Outlook.

It allows you to enjoy a seamless user experience, store data, synchronize emails and update appointments and use enterprise software. This service is available to corporate organizations only.

Airtel Travel Tips

This service offers tips on visa application, guidelines and flight promos. To subscribe, text TIP to 38265 at N10 per day. SMS “STOP TIP” to 38265 to opt out.

You can improve your life and transform your mobile phone into a wonder-tool with Airtel Value Added Services, all in a breeze.


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