They say the only constant thing in life is change. The world is changing and if you want to keep up with it and not become outdated, you need to find a way to change with it. One of the changes happening in the banking industry is the introduction of ussd and one of them is the code to recharge airtime from union bank that we will talk about in this article.
This top up allows you to buy airtime from the comfort of your home hassle free. Not just that, it is also fast and secure.
Union bank is one of the oldest banks in Nigeria having being established in 1917 – 3 years after the amalgamation of Nigeria. You came here for their recharge code so let’s find out what it is.
How to Buy Airtime from Union Bank
The code to buy airtime from union bank is *826#. You can not only use it to purchase airtime but also to carry out other banking transactions. However, we are looking at it as a recharge code so I will be showing you how you can use it to purchase airtime.
First thing you need to do is to register.
Activating Union Bank Mobile USSD Banking
Registering your account on the Union Bank USSD platform makes you eligible to use it to purchase airtime and also to perform other transactions. Another reason why you need to register is to create your PIN.
This PIN keeps your account secure so no other person can access your funds with the USSD code.
This is how to register.
- Dial *826# from the phone number linked to your account
- Reply with 1 to Activate Mobile Banking
- Enter your correct account number
- Input details of your credit/debit card
- Create a 4-digit PIN
- Re-enter the 4-digit PIN for confirmation.
As you complete these steps correctly, you will be notified that you have successfully registered for the service. With registration out of the way, you can now purchase airtime with the code.
Using Union Bank Recharge Code
Using this code to purchase credit is very easy and you can purchase for yourself and also for others. Below are the two different methods via which airtime purchase can be carried out with *826#.
Simply dial *826*Airtime Amount#. Let’s say you need to recharge N600 airtime, simply dial *826*600#. After that, enter your 4-digit PIN to approve the airtime purchase and you are good.
Third Party Recharge
Simply dial *826*Airtime Amount*Beneficiary Account Number#. Assuming you want to top up N500 airtime for 08099999999, simply dial *826*500*08099999999#. After that, enter your 4-digit PIN to approve the airtime purchase and that is all.
Networks you can Recharge
You might be wondering which and which mobile networks you can recharge with *826#. Well, the answer is all GSM networks in Nigeria – MTN, Airtel, 9Mobile, Glo and others.
Union Bank has made the service of recharging airtime with their USSD code free of charge. You won’t be paying any extra fee for it and only the money for the airtime will be deducted from your bank account.
Daily Recharge Limit
Airtime top-up with the Union Bank USSD code has a daily accumulative limit of N20,000 (Twenty Thousand Naira Only).
You can use the code as many times as you need to in a day but once you hit N20,000 you won’t be able to top-up till the next day.
Contact for Any Recharge Issues
As you use 826 to top-up airtime, it is possible that you would encounter some issues at some point. In such a situation, use the below contacts to reach union bank customer care personnel.
- Phone: 07007007000, +234-1-2716816
- WhatsApp: 09070070001
- Email: email@example.com
Aside from these contacts, you can go to your bank branch and visit the customer care in person.
To conclude, I will give you 3 reasons why you should use union bank airtime recharge code to top up your line.
The first is that the code is fast, as you dial, it takes as little as 20 seconds for the transaction to be processed and you’ll be credited.
Secondly, the code is convenient, you can use it to recharge airtime wherever you are; school, home, office, church, anywhere at all.
Finally, the code is available 24/7 which means you can use it at anytime of the day; morning, afternoon or night. It is available on non-banking days also such as weekends and public holidays.