We have tested using WhatsApp without having data bundles on our Airtel numbers both 070 & 075 only to be shocked to see notifications from the popular messaging app.
Several users on the network have now confirmed to us that they have been able to send and receive WhatsApp messagea free of charge despite having no active Internet packages subscribed on their mobile phones.
The service has not been formally announced but it has been going on for about a week now though access would sometimes be denied or too slow.
However Airtel users without access active internet bundles cannot not send or download images, voice and videos sent using WhatsApp without mbs. Otherwise you could load the social pack or regular data bundles to gain full access.
Free Txts but no free image, audio and video download
We pray this isn’t a mistake in the Telecom but rather an offer. We also hope that the offer actually lasts a long or reasonable amount of time.
Go ahead and text like no man’s business if you are on airtel