Buying of airtime from your access bank account is one of the easiest and fastest things to do with your mobile phone. But if you are finding it challenging to buy airtime from your access bank account, then this post is specifically for you. Here is how to buy airtime from Access Bank.
Often you will want to make some important call either during working hours or at night, and you will not want to face the stress of going out to get one but Access Bank has made things easy for you. I have been using this service for a while now even though not often, and I can attest that it is nice. You can buy airtime of any amount with little or no bank charges. You can also read How To Borrow Airtime on MTN, Airtel, 9mobile, and GLO
A very good advantage of this is, that you don’t need only a smartphone to do this, and you can also use a small phone as long as the SIM you used in opening the account is on the phone. In this post, I will be showing you the steps you need to take to buy airtime for yourself and even for family and friends at your convenience.
How to Buy Airtime from Access Bank for Yourself or Someone
There are several steps that you will have to take before buying airtime from your access bank account. However, it is very easy and straightforward.
The SIM you use in opening the account must be on the phone you wish to use. That is the same SIM you will use to dial the PIN below.
How to Buy For Yourself
Firstly, you dial the contact app on your phone and dial *901#. After it has been processed, it will pop up with 9 different options on your phone screen. The list is thus:
- Check Balance
- Other services
- Access money
- Diamond Xtra
- Xtra cash loan
- Mobile wallet
- POS fast pay
Since it is airtime that you want to purchase, you will now click on 3 (airtime) in the space provided below the options. After it has been processed, it will come out with two different options again: the first one is SELF while the second one is FOR OTHERS, you will just dial 1 in the space provided below, and then you send it.
Furthermore, you will be asked for your bank ATM card pin, which is the four-digit number you use in withdrawing at the ATM. After inputting it, the system will process it, and if you have enough money in your account, your phone will be recharged.
After the transaction, your bank account will be debited, while your phone account will be credited.
How to Buy Airtime from Access Bank for Others
Buying airtime for family and friends is also very easy with your access bank account. You will follow the steps shown above. When you get to the place where you are asked, either for yourself or for others, you will select the second option.
After selecting the option, the system will process it, and then it will ask for the contact that you want to send the airtime to; you will now dial in the number. But I will encourage you to copy the number already on your phone so that when you get to the juncture, you will paste it to avoid the system showing you service time out.
Furthermore, you will be asked for your 4-digit PIN after inputting it. The number you send the card to will receive it, no matter the amount.
How to Buy Airtime from Access Bank with Mobile App
Buying airtime with the mobile app is relatively easy. You must ensure you have registered on the Access Mobile Banking App. After that, you need to log in to the app, click on “Menu,” choose “Bills,” and select “Mobile Top Up”.
Select the network you wish to recharge: MTN, 9mobile, Airtel, or Glo. Enter the amount of airtime you wish to buy. Make sure you enter the correct phone number you are buying airtime for. The action cannot be reversed once completed. Finally, enter the PIN required to complete the transaction.
That is the pin you used while creating the account. It takes less than one minute for the airtime to hit your account if the network is good.
I hope you now believe that buying airtime from your access bank account is very easy. As such, always put it in mind to make use of the code as shown to you above to buy airtime for yourself or your family. And if at all you forget the code, you can do well to save it on your contact list. *901#. If you have any further questions on how to buy airtime from Access Bank, please leave a comment below.
Note: Anytime you want to make this transaction and it shows service time out, it is from the bank try it again after a few minutes, or else contact your bank customer service.