Showing posts with label airtel. Show all posts
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Sunday, July 7, 2019

How To Increase Internet Speed On Airtel 2G Plan

In our previous article, I talked about the Airtel 1gb for 200 Naira Plan which has been available for many years now but available on 2g Networks only.

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As stated in the previous article, this plan is for 2G networks only, so the majority of smartphone users on 3G / 4g will not be able to use it without switching to 2G.

Today, I will be giving You tips on how to increase the speed while using the Airtel plan on 2G network. So without wasting your time, let's get blazing.
To increase the speed of your Airtel 2G plan, you don't need any major tweaking or rooting of your device. I will be giving three technical methods and they both work perfectly for me.

Method 1


Virtual Private Network (VPN) are services that give internet annonymousity to the user, letting them access URLs and websites that are prohibited in their current location. VPNs can also be used to increase internet speed (tested and verified).

There are lots of VPN Apps out there, some are paid while some are free, and for this tweak to work, You can use any VPN.
Personally, I will recommend ThunderVPN and SamsungMax VPN because they are totally free.
After downloading the VPN, launch the application and hit connect. that's all you need to do and notice the change in speed. 
Note: if your speed does not increase, change your server to another location and connect again. 

Method 2

USSD Network Change

Android Devices come with inbuilt services for developers and these services can be easily accessed by dialing short USSD codes.

I will show you how to change your Device's network from 3G or 4G to permanently 2G (Note you can easily reverse this if you don't need it anymore).

Open your phone dial pad and dial *#*#4636#*#* you will be automatically redirected to a new window.

You will see three options

Phone Information
Usage Statistics
Wi-Fi Information

Select Phone Information
In the next window, you will see lots of writes up, navigate to Set Preferred Network Type.
It should be on WCDMA Preferred depending on your phone, click on it and change to GSM only. This would redirect all the network strength of your device to the 2G mode and it will increase the speed of your device's 2G network. 

Phone information Window

To go back to your normal mode, just follow the same method and select WCDMA Preferred.

Method 3

APN & Network Settings

This method is quite similar to the one I posted earlier.
Go to Settings and select Network & Internet
Select Mobile network
Change the preferred network type to 2G only.

Click Access Point Names (APN)
create new APN if you did had followed the instructions posted here.

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APN protocol
Save the settings and your 2G network speed should increase.

Make sure you attentively follow these steps and enjoy your 1 Gigabyte data at a cheap price.

Note: Using a device that supports 2G network only, would increase the speed of your 2g network than using 2G in 3G / 4G devices.

Did this work for you? let us know in the comment section......

Airtel 200 Naira For 1Gb

This is not a cheat but an official subscription that has been available to all Airtel subscribers for more than 2years now. This is a very old plan, but we are posting about it to create awareness to those that might have forgotten about it and to those who are oblivious to its existence.
Airtel 2G Weekly Plan
Airtel is offering 1gigabyte of data to all its customers to browse, download and surf the internet for as low as  200 Naira and this plan is Valid for 10days.

Airtel 2G Weekly Plan
2G Weekly Pack
All Airtel Sim Cards
Cost Price
N 200
Subscription Code
Assigned Data
1 Gigabyte
10 Days
Network type

This is an incredible offer but as usual, all good offers have a negative side to them called terms and conditions. For this plan, the only downside is that it can only be used on a 2G network, so phones, modems and internet dongles using 3G or 4G / LTE would not be able to use this data.

Read Also: Increase Internet Speed On All Networks


To buy the data, have a minimum of 200 Naira worth of airtime on your Airtel Sim.

Dial *482*1# and you will be given 1gigabyte for 10days.

As stated clearly above, this plan is built for 2g networks but I will be showing You how to use this to browse and download on your smartphones.

  • Firstly Open settings and then go to Network / Internet
  • Click Mobile Network
  • Go to Airtel Access Point (APN) and create new APN using the following settings:
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  • Leave the remaining setting, save APN and exit.
  • Use the new APN as your default connection.
  • Go back to Mobile Network Settings.
  • Click Mobile Network type.
  • You will get different options depending on your device type.
  • Choose 2G and then exit.
Start browsing with the 2G network and you will see notifications coming in on your phone.

Note: This Might be slow depending on your network's 2G coverage but in our next article, I will be sharing a trick on how to speed it up.