How to buy airtime from Access Bank
Telecom networks made it easy for people to buy airtime directly from their bank accounts.
This service has been available for years now, but many people don’t know how to go about it.
For access bank user users, this article is for you as I will be showing you the procedure to follow in order to recharge airtime or data directly from your bank account.
Can I buy data and airtime from Access Bank?
Some people have been asking this question. You can purchase mobile data or airtime from your access bank account once you have a sufficient balance in your bank account.
Having known this, let’s continue.
After reading this, you will get to know the procedure to follow in order to purchase airtime from your access bank account, how to buy mobile data from access bank and also other important information you may need concerning access bank and airtime purchase.
How to buy airtime from Access Bank
If you want to buy airtime from your access bank account, there are two processes to follow, depending on whether it is your first time using the service or whether you have used it before.
The procedure to follow when purchasing airtime from an access bank account
For beginners who haven’t purchased airtime from Access Bank, dial *901# on your phone dialer, select register account.
You will be asked to choose a password. Make sure you write down what you can remember because it’s very stressful to change your access bank airtime purchase pin.
Now that you have registered, follow the procedure below to purchase airtime.
Open your phone dialer and press*901# then send.
There will be a list of services you can access using this code.
1. access equilibrium
2. money transfer
3. purchase airtime
4. additional services
5. gain access to funds
6 Diamond extra
7. Xtra cash advance
8. Mobile wallet
9th. pos fastpay
Choose option 3 “buy airtime”
The next option will be
Choose option one if you want to recharge your own line and option two if you want to recharge another person’s number.
Now, proceed to the next section, which is where you have to enter the amount you want to recharge.
The amount must not be above your account balance.
Once you enter the amount, you will be redirected to the area where you will complete this service. Here, you will be asked to enter your airtime purchase pin. This is the password you created on your first transfer.
Once you enter the correct password, the transaction will be successful and a confirmation message with a debit alart will be sent to you.
This is the procedure for purchasing airtime directly from your access bank account.
Now, for those who want to buy mobile data, your procedure differs a bit.
Check below as I will be explaining to you how to buy mobile data directly from your access bank account.
How to purchase mobile data from your access bank account.
Just like the procedure for purchasing airtime, those who are trying to purchase mobile data for the first time have to register their number first.
For those who haven’t purchased mobile data from Access Bank using their phone before, dial *901# on your phone dialer, select register account.
You will be asked to choose a password. Make sure you choose something you can easily remember because it’s very stressful to change your access bank data purchase pin.
Once you register your phone number and receive your data purchase pin, open your phone dialer again and follow the instructions below.
Procedure for purchasing mobile data directly from your access bank account
On your phone dialer, press *904#.
An option will pop-up on your screen to choose.
1. bank’s USSD
2. credit card
3. Mobile data
Choose option “3” to purchase directly from your access bank account.
Once you choose, the next section will be:
2. Data strategies
3. additional value package
4. roaming deal
5. social package
6. hynetflex package
8. garabasa deal
Choose option “2” to buy the data bundle.
In the next section, you will have to choose between auto-renewal and a one-off purchase.
The auto-renewal will renew itself automatically every few days or weeks.
reasons why you can’t buy data or airtime directly from your access bank account.
Some users are finding it difficult to buy mobile data directly from their access bank account.
Below are some of the reasons for this failed transaction and the solutions you can follow to solve them.
- Using a wrong sim card
This is the major reason why some users can’t buy airtime or data directly from their access bank account.
The sim card you have to use is the sim card that is associated with your access bank account.
This means, if you used your MTN sim card to open your access bank account, you can only purchase MTN airtime or data from your access bank account.
You will not be able to purchase airtime or data from the bank account unless you change your bank account details “phone number”, which you can only do in the bank.
Also, if you used your Airtel Sim card in creating the bank account, your Airtel will be the only Sim card that’s eligible for purchasing data or airtime from the bank.
- forgotten your airtime purchase pin.
If you happen to forget your airtime purchase pin, this one will be a big issue as there’s no code to reset it “for security reasons”.
The only way you can resolve this one is by contacting Access Bank on their social media handle, or by meeting with a customer service agent in any of their branches.
- insufficient balance.
The airtime or data you want to buy should not be more than your access bank account balance.
Insufficient balance will be the issue once what you want to purchase is greater than your account balance.
To resolve this, credit your access bank account and try again.
- The purchase limit for airtime has been reached.
You can only purchase a maximum of 5000 in airtime or data per day.
Once you exceed the limit, wait until the next day, then try again.
You can ask questions below if you have any question concerning this topic .