Talking about mobile phones, the importance of credit can never be over emphasized which is why i am writing about ecobank airtime recharge code right now for.
When talking about prominent commercial banks in Nigeria, Ecobank cannot be skipped. The Pan Afrrican Bank is one with millions of customers and hundreds of branches in states across the country.
Ecobank does not operate in Nigeria alone; they also offer banking services to other countries in West and Central Africa – 36 African countries in total.
In Nigeria, the bank has its head quarters in the centre of excellence, Lagos State.
If you are a customer of the bank, there is a ussd service available for you to use to purchase airtime and carry out other banking transactions.
This code is fast and convenient which is why it is something you should be using. It safes you stress and time so you can purchase airtime in just minutes, let’s get to know this code.
How to Buy Card from Ecobank with Code
The code made available by Ecobank to top up your credit is *326# – an easy code to remember as a customer.
To make use of this code, you need the phone number linked to your Ecobank account, any other phone number will not work.
If the phone number linked to your Ecobank account is lost, you need to visit the customer care at any branch of the bank and update your profile details with your new phone number so you can use the code.
You are automatically registered on the USSD banking platform so you are not expected to register again on your mobile phone.
However, you do have to create a USSD PIN for authenticating transactions so as to secure your account. This is how to create the PIN.
- Dial *326#
- Select “Create PIN”
- Enter your bank account number
- Then, enter your card details
- Create your PIN (4 digits)
- Confirm your PIN by re-entering.
You are all set, now you can use the code to recharge airtime.
To purchase airtime from your Ecobank bank account for yourself, follow the below procedure.
Dial *326*Airtime Amount# >> enter your PIN to approve the airtime purchase.
You want to buy N1,000 worth of airtime for yourself, you should dial *326*1000# then enter your USSD PIN to approve.
With this done, the sum of N1,000 will be deducted from your bank account and your SIM airtime balance will be credited with N1,000.
You will get a debit alert from your bank and an airtime purchase confirmation from your mobile network.
Third Party Recharge
To purchase airtime from your Ecobank account from your bank account for others, follow the below procedure.
- Dial *326*Beneficiary Account Number*Airtime Amount#
- Enter your USSD PIN to approve the airtime purchase
You want to buy N2,000 worth of airtime for a person whose phone number is 09011111111, you should dial *326*09011111111*2000# then enter your USSD PIN to approve.
Just like the former, you will get a debit alert from your bank and the sum of N2,000 will be deducted from your bank account.
Your beneficiary will have N2,000 credited to his or her airtime balance.
Now that you know how to make use of the Ecobank USSD code to recharge airtime, you can now go ahead to make use of it but, there are other things involved with using the code and you need to be aware of them.
I will be sharing them below.
Mobile Network it Works with
Since the Ecobank recharge code is a USSD code, it can be used on all GSM networks in Nigeria. What this means is that the code can be used on MTN, Glo, Airtel, and 9Mobile networks which are widely used by Nigerians.
Other banks might charge small fees for USSD airtime purchase transactions but for Ecobank, it is free.
No extra amount will be deducted from your bank account other than the amount of the airtime you are purchasing.
However, you might be charged by your mobile network so you would need to have at least N2 airtime in your airtime balance before using this code.
Ecobank did not state any specific maximum amount of airtime customers can purchase with their USSD code.
However, customers who have been making use of the code confirms that you cannot purchase airtime above N20,000 in a day – that is the limit we know.
Getting to this point, i believe you now know everything you are supposed to know about the ecobank airtime recharge code and how to make use of it.
Don’t say thanks, you can thank me by sharing this information with other Ecobank customers like you so everyone can enjoy the convenience of USSD banking.