How to enable Airtel 4G LTE service for superfast internet access

Airtel has successfully launched its 4G LTE network, after all other network providers like 9mobile, Glo and Airtel has unveiled their own LTE last year.

Airtel 4G LTE service is currently available in more than 3 states and many locations since its recent launch. It has been tested fully working in Lagos, Ibadan and Ogun state.

How to Enable Airtel 4G LTE network

Visit any nearest Airtel 4G LTE store around your area or location and perform or request for a SIM swap and once fully done, you’re welcome to Airtel super fast 4G family.

Go to your Settings>>Mobile networks>>Preferred network and enable 4G LTE on your 4G enabled device that supports Airtel band 3 (1800MHz).

What Band Does Airtel 4G LTE support?

Airtel 4G LTE supports band 3 (1800MHz) which almost all 4G enabled devices supports. Tecno Phantom 5, Tecno Camon C9, Tecno Droidpad 8D, Infinix Zero 3, Infinix Note 2 LTE and many other phones supports the band. Even Ntel – the advanced 4G network uses 3 (1800MHz) band.

What’s the speed of Airtel 4G LTE network

The speed was tested with Speedtest – a simple tool for checking internet speed, Airtel boasts of 28.45 Mbps download speed and 8.77 upload speed. Though, speed might vary depending on your network signal.

How to check the availability of Airtel signal

To check if Airtel network is available in your area, kindly go to Settings>>Mobile networks>>Search networks and see the list of available networks. If Airtel 4G is available, go back and connect.

How to Know the band my phone supports

To check the bands of your 4G enabled phone, kindly dial *#9646633# to enter engineering mode, swipe to “Telephony“, select “Band Mode” and you’ll see the 4G bands your phone actually support.

Is it helpful? Do you encounter any problems or issues while setting up your Airtel 4G LTE network, kindly ask more questions and it it works for you, kindly share your experience!


  1. Good! Airtel 4G is really circulating, wow that’s awesome! And my phone happens to be eligible for the band too. Thanks for sharing.

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