Last updated on April 24th, 2019 at 07:53 pm
Don’t ge frustrated if your download is slow on your device. Change to 4G LTE and experience the beauty of smooth video streaming, in this post we’ll show you how to upgrade your Airtel SIM card to 4G LTE and enjoy FREE 4GB of data right away.
What is Airtel 4G LTE?
Let’s break everything down for your understanding:
4G stands for the fourth generation of data technology for cellular networks, as defined by the radio sector of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU-R). 4G follows 3G, or the third generation.-tccrocks
LTE: Long Term Evolution
So, what about 4G LTE?
“LTE is a 4G wireless communications standard developed by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) that’s designed to provide up to 10x the speeds of 3G networks for mobile devices.” webopedia.
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Benefits of Airtel 4G LTE
- HD video streaming
- Voice calls
- Downloading of multiple heavy files
- HD multimedia content
- High definition online gaming
4G LTE Devices
Some of the devices that support 4G LTE include:
- Notebooks and
- Wireless hotspots.
Airtel 4G bonus
- You get 4GB data immediately
- You will also get 25% bonus on data plans for the next three months
Airtel 4g data plan code
First dial *121# and follow the instructions. If you’re not on the 4G zones or your phone doesn’t support it, you can still enjoy 1.5GB Airtel Data for just 500, Naira.
Airtel 4G SIM Swap Code
- To swap your current sim card, dial *121#
- Enter 1 and send
- You have to check your device compatibility, so enter 1 again and send.
- If your device is compatible, you’d see a welcome message:
“Your device is 4G LTE compatible. To enjoy Airtel 4G LTE, upgrade to a 4G SIM, buy a data bundle and select 4G on your device settings”
How to move to Airtel 4G LTE:
The question is how to join the Airtel 4G LTE train?
There are two available options for you:
- Visit the nearest Airtel office close to you to get a new 4G LTE SIM card
- Upgrade your current SIM card to 4G LTE.
Whatever the case is, here is how to get on Airtel 4G
Step 1: Get a 4G SIM, if you haven’t got one. Visit an Airtel Store near you to get a new 4G SIM or Upgrade your SIM to 4G.
Step 2: Get a 4G enabled device
If your phone, MiFi or Dongle is not 4G enabled; please visit an Airtel Store or the nearest phone store to upgrade to a 4G phone. To check if your phone is 4G enabled; simply dial *121# and select 4G services.
Step 3: Ensure that you’re within the Airtel 4G Coverage
How to know if your location is covered by Airtel LTE
To check if you’re within Airtel 4G LTE, go to the telecommunication network coverage and enter your location.
4G LTE in Nigeria is a beautiful thing even though some countries are already on 5G, but we’re hopeful we’ll get there soon.