Guide: How to Migrate to Airtel Smart Connect 2023 | Enjoy 800% Bonus

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I guess you’ve been hearing about Airtel Smart Connect, which gives an 8X bonus on every recharge, and you’re curious to know how to migrate to Airtel Smart Connect.

If that’s your case, just keep reading, for you’ve landed on the right page where I’ll explain entirely what Smart Connect is, who is eligible, how to migrate to Airtel Smart Connect, and the list.


There are lots and lots of beneficial tariff plans on the Airtel network. Still, since the introduction of SmartCONNECT, the game has changed, and many Airtel subscribers have started switching from their current tariff plan to Airtel Smart Connect.

I guess you can’t wait any longer for this long talk?

What is Airtel Smart Connect All About? 

Airtel SmartCONNECT is Airtel’s default bonus tariff plan that offers 800% or 8 times more on every recharge. This plan also gives users a 100% bonus on every data bundle they purchase.

Once you register a new SIM at any Airtel KYC registration point, the default tariff plan on that SIM/line is Airtel SmartConnect.

Therefore, once you recharge your new Airtel SIM, you will immediately start enjoying the 8x bonus and exclusive data bundles with up to 90 days validity period.

Benefits of Airtel Smart Connect

With the summary above, I guess by now, you should have been realizing the benefits of Airtel Smart Connect.


Great! But there’s still lots more you might have yet to think of. And here are some.

  1. 8x bonus on every recharge.
  2. 100% bonus on every data purchased.
  3. 15Mb weekly free data on recharges from N200.
  4. 7 Hours of night call between 11 pm and 6 am at 11k/sec.
  5. Up to 90 days data validity period.
  6. You can use up to 10 family and friend’s mobile numbers and enjoy an N300 weekly Family and friends bonus on recharges of N200 and above.

Now that you’ve known the benefits of this tariff plan, Let’s see how to migrate to Smart Connect on Airtel.

How to Migrate to Airtel Smart Connect

Now that you know what Smart Connect is, below is a step-by-step process for migrating to Airtel Smart Connect.

  1. Go to a nearby Airtel shop.
  2. Buy a new unregistered Airtel SIM Card.
  3. Get the SIM registered at any Airtel SIM registration centre.
  4. Insert the SIM into your mobile phone.
  5. Recharge your new Airtel line with at least N100 airtime using the code *126*PIN#.
  6. Done! Your Airtel smart connect is activated.

Lest I forget, the Airtel Smart Connect can also be enjoyed with an old SIM. If you have an old Airtel SIM, you can migrate to Smart Connect and enjoy what new Airtel SIM users want on the plan.

How to migrate to Airtel Smart Connect on an old SIM

Simply dial *311# and reply with 1 in the dialogue box of the pop-up that displays to migrate to Airtel Smart Connect on an old Airtel SIM.



  • Dial *121#
  • Reply with 5 (Billing & Tariff)
  • Reply with 1 (Smart Connect)
  • Done! You have successfully migrated to Airtel Smart Connect.

Is that procedure confusing or too long?! Don’t worry. Check out the short and easy way to apply the code to migrate to Airtel Smart Connect below.


Short Code to Migrate to Airtel Smart Connect on Old SIM

Simply dial *311*1# send/call. That is the 100% working short code to migrate to Airtel Smart Connect on an old SIM.


NOTE: This Airtel Smart Connect code also works on new SIMs. If you find yourself on a different tariff plan on your new SIM, you can use this code to migrate back to SmartConnect.

Airtel Smart Connect Call Rate

Similar to what we discussed on how to migrate to Airtel SmartTalk, not taking a look at the call rate of the SmartConnect tariff plan would mean that this post is not curated in detail.

Therefore, how much will Airtel SmartConnect charge for a sec of call?

  • 25 kobo per second (25k/sec) or 15 Naira per minute (₦15/min) From your main account.
  • 66.67 kobo per second (66.67k/sec) from your bonus account.

That simply means to all local networks in Nigeria, you can make call at 25k/sec when charged from your main account and 66.67k/sec when charged from your bonus account on the Airtel Smart Connect tariff plan.

Now, how about you recharge N100 airtime, how long will the call last?

  • From main account 0.25 × 60 seconds = ₦15.00k
  • From Bonus account 66.67 × 60 seconds = ₦40.00k
  • Now, from main account, 100/15 = 6 minutes 40 seconds.
  • From bonus account, 300/40 = 7 minutes 30 seconds.
  • Therefore, with N100 airtime, you’ll get >> 6,40 + 7,30 = 14 minutes 10 seconds.

If you’re among those seeking the code for Airtel Smart Connect because of the call rate, there you have a satisfactory full breakdown of the Airtel Smart Connect call rate above.

Airtel Smart Connect Bonuses

800% bonus on every recharge is just one of many bonuses that you get on the Airtel smart connect tariff plan.

Here’s a table explaining the data bonuses you get on every data you purchased on the Smart Connect tariff plan.

Data Bundle CostRegular Data VolumeSmartConnect Data Bonus (100%)Total Allocated Data VolumeValidity Period
N5040MB40MB80MB1 Day
N100100MB100MB200MB1 Day
N200200MB200MB400MB3 Days
N300350MB350MB700MB7 Days
N500750MB750MB1.5GB14 Days
N10001.5GB1.5GB3GB30 Days
N12002GB2GB4GB30 Days
N15003GB3GB6GB30 Days
N20004.5GB4.5GB9GB30 Days
And so on…


How to Check Airtel Smart Connect Bonus

To check your bonus balance on Airtel Smart Connect, simply dial *123*1#, and a pop-up stating the bonus balance you have left will instantly appear on your phone’s screen.

You can dial *123*2# or *223# to check your bonus balance for data and airtime.


With its 8X bonus, monthly free data bonuses, and more, Airtel Smart Connect is one of the most beneficial tariff plans on the Airtel Network.

And I believe by now that how to migrate to Airtel Smart Connect, the Airtel Smart Connect code, and how to activate the Airtel Smart Connect migration code should now be easy and shouldn’t be a problem for you anymore if you read through this post carefully.

Frequently Asked Questions About Airtel Smart Connect

How to get 8X (8 times) on every recharge on Airtel

The only way to get 8X is to buy a new Airtel SIM and recharge the line to activate the default Airtel Smart Connect which gives you an 800% bonus.

Can I migrate to Airtel Smart Connect on an old SIM?

Yes! You can migrate to Airtel Smart Connect on an old Airtel SIM by dialling *311# and replying with 1 to migrate.

Can I migrate from Airtel SmartTrybe to Smart Connect?

Yes, you can! Just follow the steps below.

  1. Dial *121#
  2. Select option 5 (Billing & Tariff)
  3. Then, choose option 1 (Smart Connect)

How to migrate from Airtel SmartTrybe to Smart Connect

Simply dial *121#, reply with 5 (Billing & Tariff), and then reply with 1 (Smart Connect) to migrate from Airtel SmartTrybe to Smart Connect.

How can I change my tariff to Airtel Smart Connect?

You can change your tariff plan to Airtel Smart Connect by dialling *311*1#.


How do I activate the Airtel SmartConnect code?

To activate Airtel SmartConnect, simply dial *311*1#.

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