Airtel Data Plans: Subscription codes and everything You Need to Know

Airtel: subscription codes for data and everything You Need to Know

Airtel is a telecommunication giant in Africa and Asia with a wide coverage area. Having undergone changes from the early days of Econet to Celtel, Zain and finally Airtel, the company has seen a balance in recent years. Known as one of the networks with the highest coverage in Nigeria, Airtel prides itself as the ‘smartphone network’. Airtel has a range of calls and data bundles that can be used across devices. This post will extensively cover ALL their data plans.

Important Note!

You can subscribe for any Airtel Data plan by dialling *141# or by visiting and buying with your card.

Now let’s get back to the remaining data plans. We will be discussing Airtel daily data plans, Airtel weekly data plans and Airtel monthly data plans. The telecommunication company’s data plan costs range from as little as 50 Naira to as much as 136,000 Naira. Whatever the plan you decide to subscribe for will be dependent on your needs.

Daily data plans

Daily Subscriptions

Price Data Allowance Validity USSD Code Buy From Vtpass
#50 25MB 1 day *141*50# Buy Now
#100 75MB 1 day *141*100# Buy Now
#300 1GB 1 day *141*354# Buy Now
#500 2GB 1 day *141*504# Buy Now

Weekly Data Plans

Price Data Aloowance Validity Period USSD Code Buy From  VTpass
300 350mb 1 week 141*300# Buy Now
500 1gb 1 week *141*502# Buy Now
1500 6gb 1 week *141*1504# Buy Now

Monthly Data Plans

Price Data Allowance Validity Period USSD Code Buy From VTpass
1000 1.5 GB 1 month *141*1000# Buy Now
1200 2 GB 1 month *141*1200# Buy Now
1500 3GB 1 month *141*1500# Buy Now
2000 4.5GB 1 month *141*2000# Buy Now
2500 6GB 1 month *141*2500# Buy Now
3000 8GB 1 month *141*3000# Buy Now
4000 11GB 1 month *141*4000# Buy Now

Although there are a few other special data plans not covered by this post, it, however, gives you a piece of detailed information about Airtel Nigeria’s data plans and subscription codes. To find out how to share data between family and friends, kindly read this post.


This post will answer some of the following questions:

1. What is the stamp duty charge

2. How much is the charge for stamp duty

3. Are Agents charged for stamp duty?

4. Is stamp duty charge the same as a convenience fee?

Stamp duty charge is a statutory charge payable on electronic transfers and cash payments into a corporate account.

How Much is The Charge for Stamp Duty

Stamp duty charge is a charge of N50 on every transaction from N1,000

What you need to know about the CBN’s N50 stamp duty:

1. It is an Act that was passed into law called the Stamp Duties Act 2004 and Federal Government Financial Regulations 2009, but implementation started in 2016.

2. The Stamp Duty charge is not being imposed by VTpass, but by the Federal government through the CBN.

3. The imposition of the Stamp Duties Act is to enhance the government’s revenue generation drive which has become necessary due to the fall in global oil prices.

4. All receipts, whether Cash or Electronic transfers from N1000 and above into a Current account is eligible and will be charged N50 stamp duty.

5. Only Current accounts are eligible to be charged Stamp Duty on all receipts.

6. The N50 requirement for the charge will be charged per transaction and not per volume; that is any transactions from N1,000 and above.

7. The N50 duty only applies to payments made into the company’s designated account for wallet funding.

Kindly note that when you credit your wallet by either paying into our bank account or by bank transfer, a

duty charge of N50 is automatically deducted from your payment by The Central bank of Nigeria (CBN) for paying into a corporate account.

So that means we can only credit your wallet with the remainder of the amount. For example, if you make a payment of 1000 into the VTpass account, you will be credited 9950 in your wallet because of the automatic deduction by CBN.

Our advice is, when crediting your wallet, add an extra 50 Naira so that

Are Agents charged for stamp duty?
Kindly note that the stamp duty charge is applicable to all agents, terminal agents, trade partners, refer a friend, regular users in as much it has to do with wallet crediting.


How To Start Your Own Business

Start your own business

Starting a business could be one of the most rewarding things you would ever do. For one, you will be the boss of yourself; which means that you control your working hours, your schedule and your risks. More importantly, you will be making a living for yourself! Which is fantastic.

For starters, there are some things you need to put in mind before starting a business.


One of the best ways to do good business is to look out for a problem in your neighborhood, community, street, etc. and look for a solution to it.

If you are short of a business idea, then you should consider becoming a VTpass terminal agent. If you don’t know how to, read this post here on how to become a terminal agent.


Another important step when one is trying to start a business is looking for a good location. Many franchisers in business consider your outlet location as a paramount prerequisite before granting or denying you a franchise. This means that the business world and indeed business people are aware of the importance of location. Choose somewhere that is located near your target audience and somewhere that is quite accessible.

Here are a few order things you should do when starting a business.

  1. Own your name. Make sure the company name you choose is one with an available trademark and Internet domain name. To see if a trademark is available, you can do a trademark search online through the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s website. Failure to properly obtain a trademark could put your fledgling business at risk — not to mention that the time and money you have invested in establishing your business name could go to waste if someone else owns the trademark. Don’t assume your new business name is not trademarked because you were unsuccessful finding such name on the Internet, either. Someone could have used the name for a business that closed, or filed a trademark and never used it.
  2. Get in with the law. Understand what regulations, licenses and taxes you will need to follow, obtain and pay for your new business. After doing some initial research on your own, consult with a lawyer and accountant to confirm your understanding and to help structure your business to be in compliance with the law. Generally speaking, you will need to need to (i) ensure you are charging the correct amount of tax your service or product that your business is promoting, if applicable and (ii) obtain all of the proper licenses needed to run your new business, at a minimum. Establishing a successful business is hard enough. The last thing you need is some technical legality or administrative detail to stand in the way of your success.
  3. How much do you need to live? When working on your business plan, do not forget about the most important factor: YOU. You need to take into account your living costs. Rent, mortgages, and health insurance — these are all things that don’t pay for themselves. You will most likely need to cut out all the unnecessary extras you can live without. Make sure you account for unforeseen or unexpected expenses by factoring a little flexibility into your budget for those “just-in-case” moments. You might even consider taking a part-time job until things pick up with your new venture and speak to a financial planner to help you budget yourself properly.
  4. Where are you in your life? Starting a new business takes brains, bravery, and what will seem to be endless hours of hard work. When you own your own company, there is always something that has to get done. You will most likely find yourself working at least 60-80 hours a week for the first two years. With that said, I’ll ask you one very important question: Are you ready to give up your personal life for the next three years?
  5. Don’t over — or underspend. Starting a business can be incredibly financially tasking on you and your family. You will need to learn where and when to spend. It’s important not to waste those precious seed dollars but it’s equally important to spend where necessary. In any business, you often have to spend money to make money.  Don’t skip out on things your company needs. For example, it may be worth it to put 1500 Naira in an online vendor listing, but it may not be necessary to give every new customer a 15 Naira mug. Be sure to keep up with technology too — there are many time-saving programs and apps (including free or inexpensive ones) that can help you keep track of it all, and as we all know, “time is money.”