How to Migrate to Airtel Smart Connect

Migrate to Airtel Smart Connect

Do you want to know how to migrate to Airtel Smart Connect? This blog post has all you need to know about this topic.

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In this blog post, we will introduce you to how to migrate to Airtel Smart Connect. This is a bonus plan offered by Airtel to all of its prepared customers. The benefits attached to this bonus plan will guide you through the process of switching to Airtel Smart Connect with ease.

By the end of this post, you should have all the information you need to start using this bonus plan, including how you can migrate to it and its many benefits. But first, let’s delve into what Airtel Smart Connect is and its benefits and also how you can migrate to this Airtel Smart Connect successfully.

How Airtel Smart Connect Works

Airtel Smart Connect is the default bonus plan that allows its prepaid users to enjoy amazing bonuses to browse the internet, make phone calls, and send text messages. Cool, huh? Wait until you hear the fascinating part.

Being on or switching to Airtel Smart Connect is fascinating because you get to experience 8 times (8X) more value with each recharge. Additionally, you get a 100% bonus on every data bundle you buy for less than N5000. You get to enjoy instant double data on your data purchase. This holds true for 90 days (3 months).

Now let’s walk you through some of the benefits of this bonus plan. Here are the benefits you get to enjoy when you switch to Airtel Smart Connect:

  • For every recharge, you get 8X more value
  • Voice and Data bonus credit for every N100 recharge and above.
  • 100% more value on every of your data bundle 
  • Instant double data for all your data purchases
  • You get to add your Family And Friends(FAF) and get FAF Bonuses

Let’s look at a table to see how much more value you get with each recharge.

Main Account Balance₦100₦200₦300₦500₦1,000
Bonus Credit–Voice₦300₦600₦900₦1,500₦3,000
Bonus Credit Data–Data₦400₦800₦1,200₦2,000₦4,000
Total Credit₦800₦1600₦2,400₦4,000₦8,000

Let’s break this down so you can understand. For every ₦100 recharge, you get a voice bonus credit of ₦300 and a data bonus credit of ₦400, summing up to a total credit of ₦800.

Here is  a description below of how the eight times (8X) more value works:

You make ₦100 recharge:

 Your Main Balance: ₦100

Voice Bonus Credit: ₦300

Data Bonus Credit: ₦400

Total credit becomes: ₦800

 This is so amazing, right? Did you also notice the 8X higher value? The same thing happens when you recharge with ₦200, ₦300, ₦500, or ₦1,000, but on a higher scale. The more you recharge, the higher the bonuses you will get.

Kindly note that these bonuses have a 7-day validity, and your main credit balance does not expire with the bonus.

Now let’s also break down the 100% double data you get to enjoy using the table below:

Data Bundle(₦) Standard Value 100% More Value Validity
5040MB80MB1 Day
100100MB200MB1 Day
200200MB400MB3 Days
300350MB700MB7 Days
500750MB1.5GB14 Days
1,0001.5GB3GB30 Days
1,5003GB6GB30 Days
2,0004.5GB9GB30 Days
2,5006GB12GB30 Days
3,0008GB16GB30 Days
4,00011GB22GB30 Days

Did you also get to notice the 100% value you get to enjoy on every data plan? You get instant double data with any of the standard data plans you purchase.

Note: These data bonuses are valid for 90 days and are for data bundles less than ₦5000.

So you can clearly see that when you migrate to Airtel Smart Connect, you will have enough bonus credits to make calls to friends and family.

So why wait? Join the Airtel Smart Connect community today and experience the power of connection. 

Are you ready to make the switch to Airtel Smart Connect, Let’s begin!

Migrating to This Bonus Plan

We have come to the main section of this blog post on how to migrate to Airtel Smart Connect.

We know you might have been wondering, “How do I know if I am eligible to migrate to Airtel’s Smart Connect Bonus Plan?” Well, there’s no need to wonder anymore, as Airtel SmartConnect is for all Airtel Prepaid users. Both new and all prepaid users are eligible to use Airtel Smartnnect.

We will show you how to sign up for the Airtel Smart Connect Bonus Plan as a new user on a new Airtel SIM as well as how to migrate on your old sim.

Getting Started On Airtel smart Connect on a New SIM

Kindly note that Airtel Smart Connect is the default plan you get when you buy a new Airtel sim. Here is all you have to do to get your new SIM activated:

1. Purchase a new Airtel SIM from any Airtel retail store

2. Register your SIM at any Airtel  KYC(Know your Customer) registration station

3. Put the SIM card in your phone.

To begin receiving SmartCONNECT benefits and bonuses, simply recharge with a minimum of N100 using the code *126*PIN#. Viola! Viola! Your Aitel smart Connect bonus plan has been successfully activated.
Recharge On Airtel Using USSD Code

That’s all for a new sim. If you are an old subscriber of Airtel, you can skip all these, but make sure you are an Airtel prepaid user. Once you have this in place, the next section is for you.

Migrating from an Old Airtel SIM using USSD

This USSD short code process may seem lengthy, but we want to make sure you are aware of all the other options you have for switching from your current SIM to Airtel Smart Connect. You can use this USSD code by following these steps. 
Migrating from an Old Airtel SIM using USSD

1. Dial *121# on your phone.

2. Select option 2, for the “Billing & Tariff” option.

3. Choose option 1, which is “Smart Connect.”

4. You will receive a pop-up message that shows that you have successfully migrated to Airtel Smart Connect

You also get this text message when you use the other shortcodes mentioned above. That’s all you need to do to migrate to Airtel Smart Connect on your old Airtel SIM. 

Note: This is for those who are on a different plan like Smart Trybe, Smart Talk, or any plan other than Smart Connect. If you are already on the plan by default, you will see a pop-up message with instructions on how to add your Friends and Family (FAF).

Alternative USSD Shortcode
Migrating from an Old Airtel SIM using USSD Alternative

You can also use a shortcode to migrate to Airtel Smart Connect on your old sim. All you have to do is dial *311*1# on your phone’s dialer app and press the call icon. You will be migrated to Airtel Smart Connect immediately.

Or simply dial *311# and select 1 in the dialogue box that appears on your phone screen. If you don’t receive the migration text message, kindly note that you are already on the Smart Connect plan.

Additionally, we suggest using the first USSD method of calling *121#, even though it takes longer but is a trusted approach, just in case you run into any issues while using this.

Also, note that this Airtel Smart Connect shortcode above can be used on both old and new SIM cards.  You can use this shortcode to migrate back to Smart Connect if you discover that your new SIM has you on a different plan.

How to Check your Voice and Data Bonus Balance 

After migrating to Airtel Smart Connect and recharging your line, you can check your voice and data balances by dialing *123# to check your main balance and the bonuses.

To check your Bonus Balance dial *123*1#. To check your Voice Bundles balance dial *123*2#( You will receive an SMS with your Bundle Balances shortly)

How to Add Family And Friends (FAF) on Airtel Smart Connect

Remember one of the benefits mentioned about Family and Friends(FAF)? Airtel smart Connect gives you the opportunity to stay connected with your friends and family. You can add up to 10 contacts(which is the limit) of your loved ones. The amazing part of this benefit is that you get bonuses to call your friends and family whenever you make a recharge.

Below are how you can add and delete Family And Friends

To add FAF: Dial *311*2*PhoneNumber#

To remove FAF: Dial *311*3*PhoneNumber#


Airtel Smart Connect is a reliable bonus plan. With its wide range of bonuses to help you stay connected to your loved ones and also browse the internet at cheaper rates. So if you’re in need of a reliable internet connection, give Airtel Smart Connect a try.

Kindly reach out if you encounter any issues in the comment section. You can also drop your comments and suggestions in the comment section.

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