How to Borrow Data on Airtel 2024 [Full Guide]

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How to Borrow Data on in 2024 [Full Guide]

The data borrowing service makes it easy to borrow data when you run out. Here's how to borrow data on Airtel so you can stay connected without interruption.

Key Takeaways:

  • Airtel's Thanks App and USSD code can be used to borrow data.

  • Learn about the requirements for borrowing data.

  • Explore our FAQs

How to Borrow Airtel Data

There are two primary ways to borrow data from Airtel: via USSD code and through the Airtel Thanks App. It is quick and easy to use both methods.

1. Via USSD Code

The process of borrowing data via USSD code is straightforward and can be completed in just a few steps:

  1. Open Your Dialer: Open the dialer app on your phone.

  2. Dial the Code: Dial *500#.

  3. Select Data : Follow the on-screen prompts and select “Data .”

  4. Choose Data Bundle: Select the data bundle you wish to borrow from the available options.

  5. Confirm Your Request: Confirm your selection, and the data will be credited to your account instantly.

2. Via the Airtel Thanks App

With the Airtel Thanks App, you can manage your Airtel account, including borrowing data.

  1. Download the App: If you haven't already, download the Airtel Thanks App from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

  2. Open and Log In: Open the app and log in with your Airtel number.

  3. Navigate to Borrow Data. In the app menu, find and select the “Borrow Data” option.

  4. Select Data Bundle: Choose the data bundle you want to borrow from the list of available options.

  5. Confirm and Receive: Confirm your request, and the data will be added to your account immediately.

Requirements for Borrowing Data

The following criteria must be met in order to borrow data from Airtel:

  • You must be an active Airtel subscriber.

  • Your SIM card should be registered.

  • You should have an excellent credit history with Airtel (if you have borrowed or data before).

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I borrow data if I have outstanding Airtel debt?

  • You might be required to clear any outstanding debt before borrowing more data.

What is the maximum amount of data I can borrow?

  • The maximum amount varies based on your usage and repayment history. Check the available options when dialing the USSD code or using the app.

How do I repay borrowed data?

  • The borrowed data amount will automatically be deducted from your next recharge.

Can I borrow data multiple times?

  • Yes, as long as you meet the borrowing criteria and have repaid previous loans.

Is there a fee for borrowing data?

  • Yes, a service fee may apply, which will be included in the total amount to be repaid.


When you're running low on data, Airtel lets you borrow it. You can use either the USSD code or the Airtel Thanks App to make a payment. Keeping track of your borrowing and repayment will ensure that you continue to enjoy this service uninterrupted.

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