This guide explains how to add family and friends on Airtel.
Airtel is a popular network among Nigerians. And the major reason for its increasing popularity is the cheap data plans and call rates it offers.
Read also: Latest Airtel data plans
However, you must be aware of certain things to be able to make the most out the offers in place.
With the Airtel Family and Friends tariff, you can make cheap calls to 5 special Airtel numbers. Those numbers could be those of your friends, relatives (father, mother, wife, children) or coworkers; just make sure it’s an Airtel number.
But, first of all, you need to make a list of the 5 numbers you frequently call. It doesn’t have to be exactly 5, though. If you don’t have up to 4 numbers for now, then you can add the ones you have, and then the remaining some other time.
How to Add Airtel Family & Friends Numbers
- On your Airtel line, dial *311*2*phone number#. For example, dial *311*2*08012345678# if you want to add 08012345678 to your Airtel Family & Friends list.
- Confirm you want to add the number when the network prompts you to do so.
- Repeat the process till you finish adding all the numbers you wish to add to your family and friends list.
Cost of adding family and friends numbers on Airtel
Adding numbers to your family and friends list on Airtel is completely free of charge for the first time. In other words, you won’t pay anything for adding the allowed 5 FAF numbers.
However, if you decide to delete or modify any of the numbers after adding them to your list, then you’ll have to pay a fee of 50 naira only.
Airtel Family & Friends Call rates
From 6am to 9:59 pm, any call you make to numbers on your FAF list will be billed at 25k per second, while calls you make from 10pm to 5:59am will be charged at 21k per second.
The aforementioned charges, however, apply to your main balance only. To put it differently, if you’re calling with your bonus credit, then you’ll pay almost double.
For example, if you have the 800% Airtel Smartconnect tariff bonus, you’ll have to pay 40k/sec for all calls you make to your FAF numbers.
That’s everything about adding Family & Friends numbers on Airtel.