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How to Unlock Airtel ZTE MF 190 modem forever

In my previous post, I recommended the Airtel 3G Modem for Nigerians who need fast mobile internet.

The Airtel ZTE MF 190 modem can only use airtel line. If you want to use other sim cards from other service providers like MTN, Etisalat or Globacom you need to unlock it and that’s exactly what this post is all about.

Am sharing with you how you can unlock your airtel modem forever. Don’t worry the procedure is not difficult! I have earlier posted a tutorial on how to unlock zte modems in general, but some of my readers still ask me for the procedures in unlocking airtel zte modems. So here is it.

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How to Unlock Airtel ZTE MF 190 modem

– insert another SIM card into your modem. A sim card that is not supported by the modem

– Plug the USB modem into your computer and give it some time to initialize

– Close all other programs running, then download and run this program “DC Unlocker” from the link below.




– Under the Select manufacturer box choose “ZTE datacards” if you are very sure your modem is ZTE made

– if you can see the image above, click on magnifying glass in step 2 to detect your modem

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– Then finally “Unlock“, you’re airtel modem is now unlocked and can be used with other network.

You have to create new configuration settings for each provider you want to use. What you only need is the Access Point (APN), password and username for each network. You are to also specify dial number which is *99# for all the networks.

configuration for unlocked modems

– To create new settings click on “Profile Name” and select Add.


  • Access Point: web.gprs.mtnnigeria.net
  • APN type: static
  • Username: web
  • Password: web


  • Access Point: etisalat
  • APN type: static
  • No username and password


  • Access Point: gloflat
  • APN type: static
  • Username: flat
  • Password: flat
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The configuration settings above is for only networks in Nigeria, if your network provider settings is not listed there, do yourself a favour by looking up for your network settings.

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  1. Hi Oto,

    Please also provide any link on how to chaange the password of a modem

  2. please i want to unlock my glo bolt modem help me out

  3. I can’t unlucky my airtel…ZTE modern

  4. Al amin Abba

    helo C.E.O Oto hw am I going to connect my android phone to my laptop and share my network as a modem and browse with it

  5. its wonderful mr oto archibong I will lyk u to tell me hw am I goin to unluck Airtel free browsing with ma android tablet pls APPRECIATE MAY GOD BLESS U

  6. pls help me send me the process use to unlock MF 190U AIRTEL MODEL

  7. Just bought Airtel MF 190 U modem when I click on connect, an alert says ‘connect failed’. What do I do?

  8. you tha best man!

  9. Pls I try unlocking my airtel modem using DC unlocker but the modem is no longer active as the system does not see it even if I insert it

  10. I tried this process yesterday and the modem stopped working since then. When I connect to the system it doesn’t launch at all and even the shortcut on my desktop wouldn’t open. Its really sad because the modem is not mine but for a friend. Please how can u help me with this?

  11. Yes exactly

  12. Pls I av a airtel huawei E173 modem and av not been. Able to unluck it hw. Would u help me

  13. Pls send me 4 d mtn too and is it unlimited wich plan do I av to subscribe

    • Just subscribe to MTN BIS Monthly, Weekly or Daily.
      MTN Monthly BIS Cost – N1000 (text BBC to 21600 to subscribe)
      MTN Weekly BIS cost – N500 (text BBCWEEK to 21600 to subscribe)
      MTN Daily BIS 1 day Plan cost – N100 (text BBCDAY to 21600 to subscribe)

      After subscribing, remove your sim to your modem and use this configuration:

      Access point(apn): blackberry.net
      Username: leave it blank
      Password: leave it blank
      Dial number: *99#

      That’s all!

  14. How abt airtel co§ ma bb sub is still active

    • Airtel Bis will work but it has a data cap and will finish at a glance. If you want to use Airtel BIS on your modem to browser, insert the sim and goto settings > network settings > add new apn, profile etc and use the configuration below:

      Name: Airtel BIS
      Dial number: *99#
      Username: internet
      Password: interent
      Apn: internet.ng.airtel.com

      That’s all!

  15. But d mtn bb sub is it unlimited and hw do I do it

  16. Pls any help on hw to Ùse ma ÉtÍsalat bb sub with mÀ modem

  17. It works av been ÀblÉ to Ùnluck ma modem big thanks to u bro am highly greatful

  18. D modem was detected

  19. It says no username and error code 63 unluck fail

  20. Can’t unluck ma zte airtel modem dc crap §ays error

  21. pls I need a cod for MTN free browsing



  24. mr otobong, i’ve heard much of gud news about u, i pray u wil continue to suceed in all ur endeavour .amen. Pls i want u to help me unlock my mtn zte mf190 modem. Dis is d imei no: 862648019395865 thanks

  25. bro i still cant unlock ma zte mf190 for airtel pls any help

  26. u are the BOMB!!!!
    GOD bless U and give u more insight and wisdom…

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