In case you don’t know yet, you can now browse with Etisalat unlimitedly for free on PC using simple server.
Prior to now, we have been using MTN BBM subscription on PC with the help of Simple Server. The MTN subscription wasn’t doing bad and it is very cheap, considering the fact that you can get 5GB of data for just N70 for one day, but the Etisalat subscription is better because it is almost free.
Ya I said ‘almost free’ because the subscription will cost you N150, but it is unlimited. Wouldn’t you call that free?
How to use Etisalat unlimited free browsing on PC
There are two approaches to this:
- You can either use it on PC over Wi-Fi (I consider this to be the easier method especially if you don’t have a modem.)
- Or you can use it via modem.
We will start with the later.
To use Etisalat free browsing on PC using modem, follow these steps.
First, you need to subscribe to Etisalat Smartpak data plan by dialing *343*5*6#. The subscription costs N150.
The Smartpak data plan was initially meant for mobile social apps like 2go, Whatsapp, Facebook etc. but with the help of Simple Server it can be used to browse unlimitedly for free on PC.
To the steps…
You need to have Simple Server on your PC. If you don’t have that already, you can download it here.
After downloading the file, unzip the file it and run the SimpleSever.exe file.
Insert your Etisalat sim into you modem, connect it to your PC and configure you browser and Internet Download Manager – IDM (if you are using one) with the following settings
- Proxy address: 127.0.0.1
- Port: 8080
Sidenote: if you don’t know how to configure your browser’s network settings, follow the step-by-step guide outlined here.
Once you are done, you are good to rock the etisalat unlimited free browsing on PC.
Using the Etisalat unlimited free browsing on PC over Wi-Fi
What you need:
- An Android phone with tethering and portable hotspot phone feature (most Android phones have this feature.)
- Simple Server for android configured and running on the android phone (Etisalat android simple server settings).
If you met the two simple requirements above, configure your browser settings and IDM using the settings outlined in step 2 above, then ON your phone hotspot and connect you PC to your phone hotspot via Wi-Fi and start rocking.
Sidenote: remember you must have simple server on your PC and the SimpleServer.exe must be running.
You can also use the Etisalat unlimited free browsing on Symbian phones. To learn how to configure it for both Symbian and Android, click here.