Airtel’s Family and Friends: What you need to know about FAF.

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On this article today, we are going to explain everything there is to know about the new Airtel Family And Friends plan for 2019, starting with what Airtel Family And Friends is, to how to register,add numbers, remove and check the numbers on your family and friends list, among others.

Airtel Family And Friends

Airtel Family and Friends is a tariff service that is available to all Airtel prepaid customers. It’s a service that is designed to reduce the overall cost of calling your family and loved ones, so that you can enjoy more talk time with those special people in your life, hence building stronger bonds.

However, the numbers you can call at this reduced price is limited to the numbers you have in your Family and Friends list. How can one add numbers on FAF’s list?

Adding family and friends on the Airtel Nigeria network using USSD code is a bit straightforward. It is also as easy to delete/remove and add new (replace) a number on your Airtel family and friends list. 

People always have those special Folks they call very often and almost every day. It could be that special gist partner, parents, siblings or spouse. Most of the times, we are discouraged by the cost of airtime we incur in keeping up these special connections every day.

Ever wondered how you can call those loved ones at cheaper rates? So if this is what you are looking for you are in the right place. This article will also show you how to check your family and friends list on Airtel network. Learn about recharge card business in Nigeria.

Airtel Family and Friends

About Airtel Family and Friends Package

The Airtel Family and Friends plan is a service available to Airtel prepaid users. It allows them to call four (4) special persons for less on the Airtel network.

Airtel Family and Friends plan allows you to call four (4) Airtel numbers for as low as 25 kobo per second (₦15 per minute) during the peak period (6 a.m. to 10 p.m.). However, it costs 21 kobo per second (₦12.6 per minute) during the off peak period (10 p.m. to 6 a.m.).

These four special persons must also be users on the Airtel network. The Airtel Family and Friends is only applicable to prepaid users on the Airtel Smart Connect Plan.

The good news is that the Airtel Smart Connect Plan is the default plan that comes with every newly purchased Airtel SIM card. It gives customers 800% bonus on any recharge made on the line.

Unfortunately, once you have migrate out of that plan, there is no code to opt back in. This means that once you migrate to another tariff plan outside the default Airtel Smart Connect plan, you cannot migrate back to it.

Consequently, you will be unable to continue enjoying the Airtel Family and Friends plan.

Airtel Family and Friends

How to Add Family and Friends on Airtel Nigeria Network

Below shows how you can add numbers to your FAF list using USSD Code.

To add your special 4 Airtel numbers to the Family and Friends list, simply dial the following USSD code:

*311*2*Airtel Number#

Adding a number to family and friends on Airtel is free for the first 4 numbers registered. You can however, remove or add numbers to the Family and Friends list in the future.

If you want to replace any of these numbers. What you would do is to delete the one you want out and register the new number. This will replace the one you deleted.

How to Delete a Number on Airtel Family and Friends

To delete or remove any number from your Family and Friends list, simply dial *311*3*Airtel number you want to remove#. For example,


Deleting any number from the Family and Friend list is also free. However, to register any new Airtel number asides the first 4 numbers registered on the Family and Friends, you will pay ₦20.

Airtel Family and Friends

How To View Numbers On Family and Friends List

Below shows how you can check numbers on your FAF’s List.

To check your Family and Friends list, simply dial *311*4#.

This is the updated code for FAF. The old short codes for Family and Friends on the Airtel network are no longer functional (i.e. *141*…). 

For those who have opted out of the Airtel Smart Connect Plan, there is an option with the Airtel One package which allows you to call just 2 special numbers for less.

Airtel Family and Friends call rates

The tariffs for the FAF service are uniform across all tariff plans:

  • Peak Periods (6am – 9:59pm): 25 Kobo per second.
  • Off Peak Periods (10pm – 5:59pm): 21 Kobo per second
  • When using SmartConnect bonus: 40 kobo per second, irrespective of the time of the day you make the call.
Call Rates 25k/s
How to Add Numbers*311*2*Airtel Number#
How to Delete Numbers*311*3*Airtel Number#
How to View Numbers *311*4#.

If you are an Airtel user, you can now call your special ones for less with the Airtel Family and Friends package. If you have more questions and Observations, you can talk to us in the comment section.

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4 Responses

  1. Does FaF smart connect allow those registered numbers share my data from wherever?

  2. Comment:please am finding it hard to register a number for my family and friends. whenever I dial the code, their response will be that am not on the tariff that support faf but am on smart connect. please I need your help

  3. please am finding it hard to register a number for my family and friends. whenever I dial the code, their response will be that am not on the tariff that support faf but am on smart connect. please I need your help

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