How to Buy Airtime directly from all Banks in Nigeria
Gone are those days when you leave your comfort zone to get some stuffs like recharge card, it seems ridiculous now but used to be very stressful then, especially when you leave in a rural area. Technology has really made life very easy for us as we can get all we need within a twinkle of an eye.
You can’t quantify the stress you go through, under a scorching sun, to get a recharge card, the most ridiculous part of it is the amount of recharge card you are going to buy.
No matter how small it is, you have to input the same effort as if you are going to buy the whole recharge card at the booth, thus, the effort is equal irrespective of the amount of recharge card you want to buy.
Also, this development has made a way into the banking system; the telecommunication industries and the banks are now in a joint venture, where you can easily purchase any amount of recharge card using a personified code provided by the bank and before the backlight of your phone turns off, you receive the alert of your recharge card.
Instead of you wasting your time and energy going miles to get the recharge card with your money, you can easily do that on your mobile phone, irrespective of the model or type, It works. The money you’re meant to take down in cash to the phone booth, is therefore, deducted from your bank account.
The most interesting part is that when you are left with some money as balance in your account and this money cannot be withdrawn, you can easily use such to recharge your phone at no cost attached.
Even if you do not want to use your phone for the transaction, for some reasons best known to you, you can use your ATM card to carry out the operation at any quickteller enabled ATM, anywhere and anytime. It has really proven to be the fast and reliable means of purchasing airtime.
However, if you have more than one bank account, it could not be easy to memorize the code to recharge of all the banks due to some daily engagements; it is understandable and provisions have been made for you to enjoy this service. There are platforms where you can easily purchase airtime irrespective of the bank you are using; these platforms are secure that you do not need to worry about the safety of your transaction. Here are the alternative ways you can recharge without using the bank codes:
- Through Quickteller
Quick teller is an online platform where you can make payments conveniently without any doubt of diversion of your money. It can be used to pay bills of any intent, transfer fund and recharge to your phone; it is very fast and reliable. You can use this service both online and offline.
For you to use this service online, you need internet service. Log on to www.quickteller.com , register with this platform for you to enjoy the services it provides. It is easy and very explicit, it is the normal online registration format. Upon your registration, you would be directed to a page, where the list of services rendered on this platform are highlighted. Click on the recharge option to choose your network and input your phone number and the amount you intend to recharge; immediately you receive a confirmation code to complete your transaction and you receive your airtime. This can be done in less that 2 minutes.
If you prefer to do this offline, it is very easy too; all you need to do is to go to any quickteller enabled ATM machine with your ATM card. Insert the card into the machine, input your pin and choose the quickteller option. Choose the airtime recharge option and follow the procedures as directed by the machine. Before you remove your card from the machine you would get the alert of your airtime. It is just as simple as that.
- Using Your Bank Application
You can also recharge your phone using your bank application, this can be downloaded from your device store, like the Google play store for android users. You need to visit your bank to activate this service on your mobile phone, further instructions to aid you use the services would be provided at the bank.
However, for those that prefer using the mobile phone through the code provided by the bank, you need to know these codes and probably memorize it for future use. Here are the codes of different banks you can use to recharge airtime, anytime and any day:
- For Gt bank account holders:
Dial *737*Amount # on the phone number you registered with your bank. The highest you can recharge on a daily basis is N5000.
- For first bank account holders
Dial *894*Amount # on the phone number you registered with your bank. The highest you can recharge on a daily basis is N5000.
- For Access bank account holders.
Dial *901*Amount # on the phone number you registered with your bank. The highest you can recharge on a daily basis is N5000.
- For zenith bank account holders.
Dial *302*Amount# on the phone number you registered with your bank. The highest you can recharge on a daily basis is N5000.
- For UBA account holders
Dial *389*033*1* Amount# on the phone number you registered with your bank.
- For Diamond bank account holders.
This is a little bit technical but just know the difference; for normal savings account, dial *302*Amount # but if you are using Diamond Yellow Account, dial *
710*555*phone no*Amount* pin# on the phone number you registered with your bank.
- For Union Bank Account Holders
You can recharge your phone by simply dialing *389*032*Amount# on the phone number you registered with your bank.
- For Ecobank Account holders
Dial *326*Amount# on the phone number you registered with your bank.
It is just as simple as that, ensure you perform any of these using the phone number you registered with your bank.