Buying Airtime Online: Steps To Follow

Today, there’s almost nothing you cannot buy online as technology has made everything easy and secure even from the comfort of your home, including buying airtime. Buying airtime online has become really easy for most people around the world. As a result, more people are able to complete transactions faster and communicate easily. 

How easy is it to buy airtime online?

This question and many more will be answered in this post. In addition, there is a section on the most reliable platform to buy airtime online, the various methods, and how to do it the right way. 

Let’s Get Started!

How To Buy Airtime Online

The world has moved beyond buying traditional paper cards and inputting pins to load airtime. Now, you can simply buy your airtime online via various online platforms. 

You can do this through the following methods:

Your Bank Account

 Since the introduction of mobile banking and automated banking in Nigeria in 2015, many Nigerians have developed the habit of doing almost every bank transaction from their mobile devices, and a premium tool used by most banks is USSD.

USSD, which is an abbreviation for Unstructured Supplementary Service Data, is a unique code developed by banks to be used by customers to ease the transaction process. You can use the bank USSD code to transfer funds, buy airtime, and even get a card because they have been linked to your mobile number and BVN. In other words, each bank has its own peculiar USSD code which is used for transactions. So when you make use of this specific code, you can buy Airtime for yourself and for others as the case may be.

The Bank App

Another option that is quite similar to USSD is your regular Bank Apps. You can buy airtime on your bank application by logging into the app with your username and password.

Although the steps may vary slightly from bank to bank, here’s the general routine to follow when buying airtime online with your bank app: 

  • Login your account.
  • Click on Airtime icon.
  • Select Airtime Recharge
  • Select the bank account to debit
  • Choose your Network Operator
  • Enter Phone Number or click on the phone icon
  • Enter the Amount of airtime you want to buy.
  • Click “Recharge”.

Online Payment Platforms

Online payment platforms handle online or internet-based methods of payment by allowing sellers to accept payments and sellers to send payments over the internet.

Thankfully, online payment platforms are another sure way to buy airtime online without hassle. With the right online payment platform, the process of buying airtime online would be instant and stress-free. To do this, you must have activated your ATM for online payments.

buying airtime online

A good platform for buying airtime online is Changera as it is reliable, convenient, and secure. All you need to do is input your number and e-banking pin as it would be requested when finalizing your transaction.

You can follow these steps to buy airtime online on Changera: 

  • Download the Changera app and open an account.
  • Fund your wallet to start transactions
  • Select ‘Airtime’ from the list of services.
  • Enter your phone number and the amount you wish to top-up.
  • Connect your bank details and then select recharge.

You Can Also Buy Airtime Online By Paying With BTC

Interestingly, Bitmama also offers you the option of buying airtime online with cryptocurrency. This will really come in handy if you have loose change in your bitcoin wallet. 

All you’ve got to do is log in to your Bitmama app, locate the recharge icon, and buy airtime online with BTC or cryptocurrency. See this short video on How-to buy Airtime on Bitmama.

Once your payment is confirmed, you will get your airtime on the phone number you submitted.

Advantages of Buying Airtime Online

There are numerous benefits to buying your airtime online. Some of the major advantages include:

Buying Airtime Online gives you access to buy airtime on any network provider. 

In other words, when you buy online, you do not undergo the physical stress of looking for recharge cards from a particular service provider, which might not be available at a local vendor’s shop.

Speed and Ease

You no longer need to scratch cards, hold cash, or search for a physical store to buy airtime. Whether you are at home, at work, or in transit, you can recharge your phone anytime and anywhere by buying online.

buying airtime online

Buying Airtime Online is a major advantage in the case of urgencies or emergencies.

Have you ever needed to make an urgent call but you’re low on airtime? Buying online makes it easier for you to meet up in such situations when you need not go up and down looking for vendors to buy from. Buying online saves you time and energy.

A Final Note

In conclusion, buying airtime online is really helpful to everyone in today’s society, This is because holding virtual dollar cards, and storing funds in crypto has become the norm. As a result, buying airtime online has also become accessible to everyone interested in conducting quick and easy transactions. 

Remember, with Bitmama, you can trade bitcoin anytime and anywhere.


Adeola Adebo

Nov 30, 2022

4 mins read

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