Are you seeking cheap means to rub your minds via phone calls with your parent, sibling, spouse, or relative on some cogent family issues?
Do you have a lot of gists to share with that old friend of yours whom you just ran into after long, long years? Simply activate the Airtel Family and Friends package on your phone, and you are all set to enjoy a hearty talk with your buddy or family member for long hours at superbly cheap call rates!
This feature is available for all prepaid customers on Airtel, allowing them to call select phone numbers they have added to their FaF list at super-cool rates. In this write-up, we will discuss how you can add family and friends to the Airtel network. Do you need to migrate to any special plan to enjoy this offer? Are there any migration costs? We will find out soon enough.
Understanding Airtel Family and Friends (FaF)
The Airtel Family and Friends package is a tariffed service that is designed for all Airtel prepaid customers to allow them to enjoy drastically reduced overall cost of calls made to family members and loved ones. This feature comes with a number of benefits, one of which is that it lets you enjoy more talk time with those people that are special in your life — such as your mum, dad, partner, siblings, friends, etc. — and helps to build stronger relationships with them.
But the phone numbers you can call at this reduced rate are limited to only those that are in your Family and Friends list. Adding phone numbers to your Airtel Family and friends list is fast and easy. How? Keep on reading to find out.
How It Works
Airtel offers you the chance to add up to 5 phone numbers to your Family and Friends list, and you won’t incur any charges for doing so.
But if you want to add more phone numbers, in addition to the 5 already in your FaF list, you will be required to pay a service fee of ₦50 per phone number added.
We recommend that you add phone numbers that you frequently call to your Family and Friends list. Some people chose to add the phone numbers of their partner, their clients, customers, or their family relations since these are the individuals they call often call.
How You Can Migrate to Airtel Family And Friends Plan
Several Nigerians often wonder if there is any need to migrate to a special Airtel plan that supports the Family and Friends feature. Fortunately, there is no need to migrate to any plan to enjoy this offer. All you need do is add the necessary Airtel phone numbers to your Family and Friends list. This is what we will be explaining in the next section.
Airtel Family and Friends Code
Dial *311*2*number#, which serves as the registration code to add your desired phone number to the Airtel FaF list.
For instance, if 08121553229 is the Airtel phone number you want to enjoy a call discount on, to add it to the list, dial *311*2*08121553229#.
You’ll then get a pop-up message that informs you that the phone number has been added, successfully. Again, do keep in mind that you can only add 5 phone numbers at a time.
Airtel FaF Code for Checking Phone Numbers on Your List
Dial *311*4# if you want to check the Airtel phone numbers that are currently in your Family and Friends List.
How You Can Delete or Remove Phone Numbers from Your List
Due to the fact that there is a limit on how many phone numbers can be added to your FaF list, sometimes, you might find it necessary to manage the list. You can remove any phone number in a pinch by simply dialing *311*3*number#
How Is SmartConnect Plan Related to Airtel Family and Friends?
The default tariff plan that all newly registered Airtel numbers are on, Smartconnect, offers you a bonus of 800 percent (8 times) of the amount you recharge. Out of this 800 percent bonus, 100 percent is meant to be used for your Airtel Family and Friends account. This implies that you can only use it for calling phone numbers that are added to your FaF list.
Airtel Family and Friends Call Rates
The call rate that this package brings varies based on the time of the day. Any call you place between 6 AM to 10 PM to your FaF phone numbers will go for 25 kobo per second, whereas the call rate is 21 kobo per second from 10 PM to 6 AM.
But if you’re making your call with the SmartConnect bonus, the call rate is pegged at 40 kobo per sec. (which is ₦24 per minute) regardless of the time you are making the call.
Defunct Code for Activating Airtel Friends and Family
Yes, there are old codes for subscribing to this service, which does not work any longer. The USSD code, *141*2*number#, and other related ones like *141*3*number# and *141*5# no longer work to add, remove, and check your FaF list, respectively.
That is all we have for you on Airtel Family and Friends package. Please, share your thoughts about this option and spread the word by sharing this article on your social media accounts.