Benefits of Airtel 4G – How to Upgrade to Airtel 4G LTE and Airtel Binge Explained

Benefits of Airtel 4G Network and Airtel Binge

Airtel Nigeria prides itself as the fastest growing 4G Network in Nigeria.

Since the telecommunication company launched the 4G LTE in Ibadan last year, Airtel is fast covering all major towns in Nigeria.

The 4G Long-Term Evaluation (LTE) is a standard for high speed wireless communication for mobile devices and data terminals based on the GSM/EDGE and UMTS/HSPA technologies. It increases the capacity and speed using a different radio interface together with core network improvements. – Wikipedia

I was prompted to write about the benefits of Airtel 4G Network after receiving some queries regarding same from our users.

Meanwhile, Airtel has been my major companion in terms of data and I must say, I have been impressed with the speed of the 4G LTE in my home, office and village (rocked it this Christmas season).

So to answer my visitors query in full, I contacted Airtel Support through their customer care line – 121.

The agent explained clearly what a customer will benefit for upgrading their 3G Network to 4G.

But before I list out some of the Airtel 4G benefits and the duration of the bonus offers that accrue to a user, let me share with you how to upgrade your 3G Network to 4G.

How to Upgrade Airtel SIM to 4g LTE for Faster Browsing

  1. Back-up your contacts.
  2. Visit Airtel Service Centre nearest to you with a valid National ID.
  3. Request for Airtel SIM upgrade.
  4. Submit your old SIM.
  5. Fill out the form giving.
  6. You will be issued a new 4G enabled SIM
  7. Insert the new SIM in your phone, restart and start enjoy.

Please note: To enjoy the Airtel 4G Network, you must be using a 4G enabled phone.

Benefits of Airtel 4G Network

  1. Free 4GB Data: Once you upgrade to Airtel 4G, Airtel welcome you with a free 4GB data
  2. Double Data for 6 months: Once you upgrade your SIM, Airtel give you double data for all your recharge for the next 6 months. ie, if you recharge #1000 to get 1.5GB, Airtel gives you 3GB.
  3. Free 25% extra data: You get an extra 25% free “4G data” on all your data recharge. Meaning, if you recharge #1000 to get 1.5GB, excluding the double data, Airtel will still give you 25% of the whole data you subscribed for.
  4. Fast Internet: The 4G LTE is super fast and better than 3G Network. No wonder the recent Airtel Adverts 3G is good, 4G is better.

About Airtel Binge

Airtel Binge is a new daily data plan by Airtel Nigeria. This package is for heavy data users or customers that have the need of heavy data use just for a day.

With Airtel Binge plans, you can stream an online class, watch a video, download large files and any other activity that requires heavy data usage.

The plan comes in two packages for different data sizes. Airtel Binge 500 plan gives you 2GB while Airtel Binge 350 plan gives you 1GB.

N500 Binge Plan N500 2GB 1 Day *141*504#
N350 Binge Plan N350 1GB 1 Day *141*354#


The Airtel 4G Network is a faster way to connect and surf the internet. The network is fast covering major cities In Nigeria and I encourage you to upgrade you SIM and enjoy the numerous benefits that comes with upgrading.

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Francis Nwokike

Francis Nwokike is a Social Entrepreneur and an experienced Disaster Manager. I love discussing new business trends and marketing tips. I share ideas and tips that will help you grow your business.

30 Responses

  1. Timothy says:

    If I want to upgrade to a 4g SIM, will I still be able to use my old number on the 3g SIM on the new one

  2. Dean-Martins says:

    My own challenge is that I have a 3-g phone and I have been prompted for a 4-g SIM upgrade. Can I insert a 4-g SIM into a 3-g device?

  3. Jeleel Ganiyy says:

    I Was Told That It Will Cost Me #500 To Upgrde My Line To 4G

  4. Savyor solo says:

    Is there anyway i can upgrade my airtel sim to 4G without the Valid National ID or Voters card needed??

  5. Savyor solo says:

    Dear Customer, your Airtel SIM Card needs to be upgraded IMMEDIATELY. Kindly visit the nearest Airtel shop or KYC Center with a valid Govt Approved ID on or before 14th of October 2020.
    Msg from Airtel..

    Can somebody help me tell them i don’t have an National ID card or voters card??

    Besides when i registered the sim i didn’t use any of those card

  6. Emma says:

    If I just buy a new 4G sim will I be the 4gig

  7. Ibrahim Daja says:

    my best network

  8. Lokcel Emmanuel says:

    Am I going to pay the airtel store for the upgrade

  9. Hamid says:

    I just upgraded my airtel Sim to 4g today and I wasn’t given any free data.. All na fake.. Mtn gave me 10gig when I recently upgraded it.

  10. Favour says:

    Right now my sim card is having issues and i visited an Airtel outlet and i was told the only solution to the problem is to upgrade my sim card to 4g. But the real problem right now is…..i don’t have any of the ID card they need right here with me….and my sim keeps seizing… Please is there any other option for me or a way out

    • You don’t have a voters card, driving license, Passport or even NIN card? You need to verify you are the SIM owner and the ID is important considering the many ills committed on phone.

      • Savvy says:

        Please I don’t have my voters or national I.D card. They’re all in school and because of the lockdown I can’t go to school to get it. Is there any other option?

  11. Omoregie maryjane says:

    Please do I need my sim certificate before i can convert my sim to a 4G sim?

  12. Smart says:

    How do I upgrade my Airtel to 4g sim? Am I to go to Airtel shop or I can do it on my phone? Imagine my data option is so worst 1k to 1.5gb. How’s that possible?

    • Hi Smart, if you read the article carefully, you’ll find the steps you need to follow to upgrade your Airtel SIM to 4g.

      Meanwhile, try dialing *144# to get a better data bundle package from Airtel.

  13. Lukmon okewale says:

    Hello, if I want to upgrade my sim to 4G, will I buy new sim card or I will take my line go there for upgrade to 4g?

    • Hi Lukmon, just take your sim to any Airtel outlet and they will do everything for you. You’ll be given a new sim card and free 4GB data for upgrading your sim. You only pay for the new sim which will be configured to your own line.

      • Ogaga says:

        Good evening sir… I just did mine today …but what I was told is for me let my old sim to went off..before I insert the new sim given to…I did at about 9am this morning… So I can’t really tell what is happening

  14. Ayo says:

    I just retrieved my lost airtel line which was 3gb to a 4gb sim and I wasn’t given any free data

  15. Blessing says:

    Big lie. I was not given double data

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