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How to Buy Airtime from Zenith Bank

Buying airtime for yourself and for loved ones is very easy using your Zenith bank account. In this post, I will show you how to buy airtime from Zenith Bank.

Sometimes you want to make an essential call during work hours or late at night. You might not be able to go out and buy airtime. I have been using this service for a while now, although not often. You can buy airtime of any amount with little or no bank charges.

It is simple, and you can buy it with your Zenith Bank mobile app. This is a platform, created by BT Zenith bank to help its users enjoy easy banking. It saves you the stress of going to the bank. You can send money, pay bills and TV subscriptions, buy airtime, check your account balance, get your bank statement, etc. By just dialing simple codes from your network.

You don’t need a smartphone to do this; you can use a torchlight phone, but the sim must be inside. I will show you the steps required to buy airtime for yourself and family and friends.

How to Buy Airtime from Zenith Bank for Yourself or Someone

There are a few steps that are required before buying airtime from your Zenith bank account. Though it is very easy and simple.

The SIM you use in opening the account must be inserted into your phone. That is the sim card required to buy airtime for yourself or others easily.

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What is the Code Used to Buy Airtime from Zenith Bank

The easiest way to buy airtime from Zenith Bank is to dial *966*amount#. E.g *966*300#.

If you dial *966# on your phone, it will pop up with 8 different options on your phone screen.

Since you want to buy airtime, you will now click on 4 (airtime) in the list of 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 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 bank ATM machine 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 Zenith Bank for Others

The easiest way to do this is to dial *966*recipient number#. For instance, *966*08058887905#.

Buying airtime for family and friends is easy. You will just follow the step shown above but when you get to the place where you are asked either for yourself or for others, you will just select the second option.

After selecting the option, the system will process 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 clipboard. The process will be much easier after you copy the phone number

Furthermore, you will be asked for your 4-digit pin after entering the number you are sending airtime to.

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Buying airtime with the mobile app is quite easy. You must ensure you have registered on the Zenith Bank Mobile banking app. You need to log in to the app then you click on “Menu” choose “Bills” and select “Buy Airtime”.

Enter the phone number you wish to send airtime. Make sure you enter the correct phone number you are buying airtime for. The action cannot be reversed once it is complete. Finally, enter the PIN required to complete the transaction. That is the secret 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.


Buying airtime from your Zenith bank account has always been easy. Quick tip save the USSD code on your phone so you won’t forget it. If you have any further questions on how to buy airtime from Zenith 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 just try it again after a few minutes, or else contact your bank customer service.



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