How to get 1GB free data on Airtel from My Airtel app

by Johnson Daniel

Airtel has been one of the leading networks in the country Nigeria and they are currently dishing out 1GB free data when you download their app. My Airtel is the name of the app in question and just like MyMTN app, this app is an all in one self-care app that gives you full control in managing your phone account, monitor your usage pattern, manages your data usages and subscribes to products and services that has to do with Airtel from your mobile device, all on-the-go. It gives you access to manage your account whenever, wherever. This includes:How to get 1GB free data on Airtel from My Airtel app

  • Activation of data plans
  • Check voice and data balance
  • You can also topup airtime, purchase bundles pay your bills and much more.
  • View call history. e.t.c
  • It gives you access to key security codes like PUK number to unlock SIM card
  • Enables you to load airtime for a loved one remotely.
  • It is easy to use

MTN has been and is still giving out 500MB free data to any MTN subscriber who registers on their app with a number for the first time, the same thing applies here when you wish to get your own free 1GB data from Airtel. Without wasting any more of your time, let’s see how you can get your own free data from Airtel too.


How to get 1GB free data on Airtel from My Airtel app


  • Download My Airtel for your Android (6.6 MB), install and launch the app (Ensure that the phone that has My Airtel app has the Airtel SIM card, you will find out why it is important for the SIM card to be in the phone very soon).
  • You will get to a page where you would be asked to type in your Airtel number, type in the Airtel number that’s in the device you’re using to register, wait for some seconds to receive an OTP code from Airtel and you will receive it. You do not need to bother about typing it down in a space box as it will pass through the auto-verification process by itself in the app. This is why it is necessary for the number you wish to receive the free data with has to be active on the same device you’re trying to register with.
  • When it passes the auto-verification process, you would be logged into the app now wait for some seconds and you will receive a text message from Airtel that should read;

Congratulations, you have been credited with Free Airtel App Download data bonus.

How to get 1GB free data on Airtel from My Airtel app

After receiving this message, dial *140# to view your data balance. The data should be valid for 7 days. If you fail to get your own 1GB free data after registering on the app, kindly wait for some minutes as some people’s data take time to get to their Airtel SIM cards.

That’s all friends, please do not forget to share this with your friends as this information was shared to me by a good friend on our Telegram group. Sharing is caring and don’t forget to stay safe!

85 comments

Anjola April 3, 2020 - 5:08 am

It looks like the iOS version is a wrong one. It says airtel app for those in Sri Lanka

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Johnson Daniel April 3, 2020 - 5:24 am

Yea I just found out and have edited that link out of the article. Sorry for the inconvenience as this is only available for Android users at the moment

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Gamelord April 3, 2020 - 6:57 pm

My otp hasn’t been verified saying it can’t connect to server

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Johnson Daniel April 3, 2020 - 6:58 pm

It all has to do with the traffic on the app wait for a while then try again

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OKO PATRICIA April 3, 2020 - 4:37 pm

It has sent the OTP but not verified it close to 5 hours

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Johnson Daniel April 3, 2020 - 4:44 pm

I think it has to do with the massive traffic on the app at the moment, just wait a little longer

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Sylvester April 4, 2020 - 8:14 am

I was verified and I got in but it has been 20 mins now and I’ve still not gotten the data

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Johnson Daniel April 4, 2020 - 8:41 am

It will get to your SIM card some got theirs under an hour, yours might take longer or less

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Chinaza Aniunoh April 5, 2020 - 2:42 pm

I didn’t receive any free data after download and it’s been hours now

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Johnson Daniel April 5, 2020 - 2:45 pm

You will receive the data, it just takes longer for some people to receive it

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Lutos April 8, 2020 - 7:24 am

My OTP has been sent to me but I have not received the 1GB free data.

Johnson Daniel April 8, 2020 - 7:44 am

Just keep on checking your data balance by dialling *140# you will see the data

Abakar Iliyas (@ABAkAR40) April 5, 2020 - 4:18 pm

Its keep telling me that they did not receive my otp, i should resend

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Johnson Daniel April 5, 2020 - 4:20 pm

Insert the SIM card you want to use to receive the data in the device you’re using to register with

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Abakar Iliyas (@ABAkAR40) April 5, 2020 - 4:20 pm

I have received otp but is verified, it keep telling that they did not receive my otp should resend it again

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Abakar Iliyas (@ABAkAR40) April 5, 2020 - 4:25 pm

Am using airrel sim card, i receive otp through it, they send it but is not verified

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Johnson Daniel April 5, 2020 - 4:27 pm

It must be in the device you’re using to register with on the Airtel app so you have to insert the SIM card on your device

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Abakar Iliyas (@ABAkAR40) April 5, 2020 - 4:28 pm

May be is a scam, is not working thay is why nobody receive this your so call 3gb free data, i will not try it again

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Johnson Daniel April 5, 2020 - 4:30 pm

No one said anything about receiving 3GB data, you get to receive 1GB data, I think you didn’t go through the article properly

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Abakar Iliyas (@ABAkAR40) April 5, 2020 - 4:30 pm

The sim is inside the phone that i am using already and you are tell me to insert sim

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Johnson Daniel April 5, 2020 - 4:34 pm

Ok noted! I must let you know that the Airtel app auto-verifies that the SIM is active on the device by itself and you don’t need to type in the OTP code sent to your Airtel SIM card, if it’s telling you that it can’t verify, wait a little longer and try again on the app, thank you

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Abakar Iliyas (@ABAkAR40) April 5, 2020 - 4:34 pm

I know! even 1gb data nobody close to that receive it, and have follow due process. ., it keep tell us thesame thing( we have not receive your otp resend it again

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Johnson Daniel April 5, 2020 - 4:36 pm

Sorry sir but I hate to prove you wrong about nobody getting the data. I personally did it for someone two days ago and he received the data the next day, I just think it’s a matter of time before the data gets to your SIM card after successfully logging into the app

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Abakar Iliyas (@ABAkAR40) April 5, 2020 - 4:37 pm

The sim is active inside the device but is verified,

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Johnson Daniel April 5, 2020 - 4:38 pm

Now I’m a bit confused, are you trying to say that you’ve been able to login into the Airtel app using the Airtel number you wish to gift the 1GB data?

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Abakar Iliyas (@ABAkAR40) April 5, 2020 - 4:50 pm

Its refused to be verified, thats why am complaining

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Johnson Daniel April 5, 2020 - 4:52 pm

You’re getting me confused here, simply wait for some time and try again later and make sure the SIM card is in the device you’re using to verify the number

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Johnson Daniel April 5, 2020 - 4:40 pm

Just wait, you’ll get your data

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Johnson Daniel April 5, 2020 - 4:41 pm

Just keep on dialling *140# from time to time to check if you’ve been given the data

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Abakar Iliyas (@ABAkAR40) April 5, 2020 - 4:39 pm

I cannot even verify it, it refused to be verify talkless getting data, and the is sim active inside my device already

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Ogunyemi Oluwadamilola April 5, 2020 - 4:57 pm

I got the OTP but it isn’t verifying oo

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Johnson Daniel April 5, 2020 - 4:59 pm

Is the SIM card inserted in the device you’re using to register?

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Abakar Iliyas (@ABAkAR40) April 5, 2020 - 5:10 pm

Is not working bros

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Ogunyemi Oluwadamilola April 5, 2020 - 5:52 pm

The sim card is in my phone,it is just re-sending the OTP code

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Johnson Daniel April 5, 2020 - 6:07 pm

Why don’t you try again later

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Ogunyemi Oluwadamilola April 6, 2020 - 8:41 pm

💃💃I’ve gotten the bonus data…i think you guys just have to be patient,I just left it since yesterday then got a message this afternoon that I have been given the bonus data…it’s not fake oo… thanks for the info

Abakar Iliyas (@ABAkAR40) April 5, 2020 - 5:09 pm

My advise to airtel customers is they stop wasting they time on this app i just uninstalled you wasre your data and your time, you can receive otp but you cannot be verified

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Isaac Emmanuel April 5, 2020 - 6:39 pm

It just stocked in the OTP page, I later received the OTP code on this same device but it failed to process.

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Johnson Daniel April 5, 2020 - 6:44 pm

It has to do with the traffic on the app, try again later

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Lutos April 8, 2020 - 8:13 am

After I have been sent the OTP, what is the next line of action for me.

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Johnson Daniel April 8, 2020 - 8:43 am

After receiving the OTP, I’m sure that you’ll be logged into the app, just wait for a while and check your Airtel data balance later.

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Lutos April 8, 2020 - 3:52 pm

Will I be logged in automatically or I need to log in by myself after receiving the OTP because I have received the OTP since morning.

Johnson Daniel April 8, 2020 - 3:54 pm

You will be logged in automatically after receiving the OTP and after that, you should receive the data

Jamiu April 7, 2020 - 7:59 am

It has not been working I just tried it now same

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Johnson Daniel April 11, 2020 - 1:41 pm

Check again

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Faturoti Iyanuoluwa April 8, 2020 - 4:45 am

Have seen the OTP but haven’t been given the data neither any message

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Johnson Daniel April 8, 2020 - 5:14 am

They hardly send messages nowadays that you’ve received your data just keep on dialling *140# to check if you’ve received it

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Sammy Kane April 8, 2020 - 4:13 pm

I got verified ND logged in….been 5hrs NW still no data…no msg… nothing…

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Johnson Daniel April 8, 2020 - 4:15 pm

Don’t worry, keep checking using the code *140# and you should see the data

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Sammy Kane April 8, 2020 - 5:21 pm

Dy jxt snd me..after he many hours…. guys it working jxt active ND forget about it…you will get your 1gb…did mine by 11am…gat it by 6:20pm…it’s working..

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Omoh April 8, 2020 - 10:24 pm

I’ve received the data this evening , but I have an initial data and now what I’m doing is being deducted from my initial bundle
What does the data works for please ?

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Johnson Daniel April 8, 2020 - 10:26 pm

It works the same as the normal data

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Lutos April 9, 2020 - 8:23 am

I have received my OTP since yesterday morning but I have not been logged in automatically neither I have received any massage.

Should I request for another OTP?

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Johnson Daniel April 9, 2020 - 8:33 am

You will never receive the data if you don’t login into the Airtel app

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Lutos April 9, 2020 - 11:20 am

How will I log in after receiving my OTP?

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Johnson Daniel April 9, 2020 - 11:29 am

The app would log you in by itself after passing the auto-verification process

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Lutos April 9, 2020 - 11:55 am

After inputing my airtel number, I was send my OTP and also log me in immediately. What will I do with my OTP?

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Johnson Daniel April 9, 2020 - 12:05 pm

You don’t need to take any action from your end after the app you logs you in, the only action you need to take is to check your data balance to see if you’ve been given the data

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Lutos April 9, 2020 - 3:01 pm

OK. Since yesterday morning nothing had shown up.

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Jummy April 11, 2020 - 2:10 am

Av received it buh I don’t no if I can use d data to download

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Johnson Daniel April 11, 2020 - 4:58 am

Yes you can use the data to download

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Oladejo margaret April 11, 2020 - 5:48 pm

I downloaded the app but i was not given any data

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Johnson Daniel April 11, 2020 - 6:16 pm

You will get the data, just wait for some time, at least 12 hours and check your data balance again using the code *140#

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Richard April 12, 2020 - 1:57 am

After installing and successful installation of the app, I got this message:
Your Balances Are: Airtel App Bonus: 1024MB (Expired);
To rollover expired data, dial *141# and renew your bundle now.
.You are on FREE SURF (160MB free, rate up to N2/MB). How is it EXPIRED

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Sherifah Oluwatosin April 11, 2020 - 7:45 pm

Hi,

I am Sherifah.

I read thru your blog, followed the instructions and got my 1GIG free data after 20minutes.

Thanks for the Info

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Johnson Daniel April 11, 2020 - 7:48 pm

That’s good to hear

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Victory Eninekit April 11, 2020 - 10:32 pm

I followed all instructions ,got the top code, was auto verified on the app yet I haven’t gotten the supposed 1GB and I uninstalled and reinstalled about two times still I haven’t gotten it and it’s been hours.

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Johnson Daniel April 12, 2020 - 9:51 am

Were you logged into the app after the SMS was auto-verified

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Abisola April 12, 2020 - 7:58 pm

April 12, 2020 – 8.56pm
After installing and successful installation of the app, I got this message:
Your Balances Are: Airtel App Bonus: 1024MB (Expired);
To rollover expired data, dial *141# and renew your bundle now.
.You are on FREE SURF (160MB free, rate up to N2/MB). How is it EXPIRED. What can I do

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Charles April 13, 2020 - 5:36 pm

Does the app work without data being on the said phone?

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Johnson Daniel April 13, 2020 - 6:20 pm

Yes as long as you’re connected to a working internet network

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Zaddy April 14, 2020 - 3:37 pm

After installing and successful installation of the app, I got this message:
Your Balances Are: Airtel App Bonus: 1024MB (Expired);
To rollover expired data, dial *141# and renew your bundle now.
.You are on FREE SURF (160MB free, rate up to N2/MB).
Why is it saying expired.

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Johnson Daniel April 14, 2020 - 4:08 pm

That’s because you’ve had the data all these while but you didn’t use it before the expiration date

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Fred paul April 15, 2020 - 11:32 pm

My own says it’s expired
Hw??

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Johnson Daniel April 16, 2020 - 5:36 am

It can be that you never knew you had the data all this while

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Inveestor April 19, 2020 - 3:36 pm

I didn’t see any otp

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Helena abar April 20, 2020 - 12:44 am

If I have two Airtel Sim cards on one phone and I download the app with each of them with different numbers
Will it work,?
??

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Johnson Daniel April 20, 2020 - 9:11 am

Sorry, can you rephrase the question?

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Ademola Femi April 20, 2020 - 1:20 pm

I’m yet to receive my data bonus since I registered on April 7. What is going on?

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Johnson Daniel April 20, 2020 - 1:23 pm

That’s too far behind for you not to have received it, I’m sure you received it but didn’t know. It should have expired by now

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Clement April 22, 2020 - 1:30 am

Thank you very much, i got the 1Gb data.

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iLouis April 22, 2020 - 10:51 pm

I got mine but I still can’t use it to browse. What’s going on

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Johnson Daniel April 23, 2020 - 6:11 am

It seems that the data has expired

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Janet May 3, 2020 - 7:10 am

I just got mine it is really.

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Favour May 9, 2020 - 4:29 pm

I got mine but it doesn’t work to till it expires. …… metcheeeewww. I knew it was too good to be true

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