Airtel Smart Speedoo Latest Data Plan
Airtel Nigeria has unveiled Smart Speedoo , a new data
plan which most internet-savvy Nigerians are taking with
mixed feelings. For those asking how does Smart Speedoo
work, it allows customers to experience real data while
browsing at affordable tariff and enjoying free megabytes.
Interested subscribers can activate the new internet
package by dialing *141# on their devices.
How the Airtel Smart Speedoo works
Vice President, Data & Digital Services at Airtel, Nitin
Anand, explained how the Airtel Smart Speedoo plan
“When a customer uses up to 10mb at1kobo/kb, Airtel
gives him 10mb free.
And when his usage gets to 50mb, the browsing rate
drops to 0.5kobo/kb, then he gets 50mb free.
When the customer’s usage reaches 100mb, the rate
drops further to 0.2kobo/kb and he is given 100mb free,”
Now let’s break it down further in real data sense, see
Airtel Smart Speedoo data rate
On their normal plan, Airtel gives 10 mb for N100, you
recharge and subscribe and the money is gone.
But with Speedoo, this is what happens, when you
activate it, you load your recharge card, you can use the
credit both for data and calls, however any time you use
data up to 10 mb, you get another free. So in the first
instance, what is happening here is that you get 20 mb for
See the maths;
Since 1kb is 1kobo, 10mb (10,000kb) will cost 10,000
kobo. That’s ₦100 (10,000 ÷ 100), which means N100
gives you 10,000kb ie 10mb, then you are given another
If you want to take it further, you use another 50mb which
would cost you N500 at that rate to get the rate reduced
by half, so after spending N500 for 50 mb, you then spend
another N500 to get 100mb (normal 50mb + bonus 50mb).
Then that 100mb you get gives you another extra 100mb.
Now before the maths get confusing, what you get in the
whole parambulation is
50 + 100 + 100 = 250mb approximately for 1k.
That, my friend, is what Airtel organised a ceremony to
Airtel further confirm that this cycle continues every
month, thereby giving Airtel customers the FREE SURF
experience. Airtel’s Head of Data & portals, David Umoh
added that Smart Speedoo gives pop-up notifications to
Hence users of the service do not need to remember USSD
code to buy data or worry about their airtime being used
up when browsing.
Airtel also noted that Smart Speedoo gives ‘free internet in
everyone’s hand’ as it enables customers to be in control
of their data usage while also surfing at a very low pay-
as-you-go payg rate.
It promised to continue to roll out more services to further
empower Nigerians and offer the free surf experience.
Smart Speedoo rides on the superfast 3G internet, which
offers internet speed of up to 42mbps. This speed is very
close to the Long Term Evolution (LTE) speed.
“Almost 80 to 85 percent of all Airtel 3G sites in Nigeria
are IP enabled so they can give you the speed of
42mbps, this speed is similar to the speed you get on
LTE network. So, we can proudly announce that
customers can get real data experience on the Airtel
3G network, which is equal to 4G speed,” Anand said.
Code to subscribe to Airtel Smart Speedoo Data Plan
To opt into Airtel Smart Speedoo Data freebies, customers
are required to dial *141# with any airtel line and reply