Code to Borrow Airtime From MTN, 9mobile, Glo & Airtel

When you want to make an important call, do you know you can easily borrow airtime/credit to recharge your mobile phone number from any of the above listed telecoms providers?

Do you also know that you can also recharge online via your bank app from your account if you have the data to do so.

Assuming you have no credit on your line or data to access the internet and you are stuck at a place where you can’t find a recharge dealer, what would you do?

Well, the telecommunications providers in the country have plans that can allow your borrow airtime for your emergencies.

If you have zero balance, below is how you can borrow airtime from MTN, 9mobile, Glo and Airtel easily using USSD code.

Code to borrow credit from MTN easily

To easily borrow airtime with your MTN line, follow the procedures below:

On your smartphone, dial this code *606#


This code will indicate whether you are eligible in borrowing airtime.

If you’re eligible, the following instructions is what you will see with the corresponding serial numbers displayed on your device.

  1. Eligibility Status
  2. Xtra Time Balance
  3. Next

Just select the number that suits your need. Obey the imstructions and your phone will be credited with the airtime you selected.

Note that MTN charges 15% of the total value of the airtime collected upon your next recharge.

Code to borrow airtime from 9Mobile easily

On the 9Mobile network or your Etisalat Sim, you can also borrow credit easily with your mobile device by following the steps below:

First, dial *665# or better still dial *665*amount# on your phone

If you dial the code *665#, the following options will be displayed on your smartphone for you to select:

  1. Get the highest amount you can borrow
  2. Choose Loan Amount
  3. Check Eligibility
  4. Check Loan Balance
  5. Deactivate Loan
  6. Activate Loan

All the options have their own functions but since its to recharge your phone, choose the one that suit your needs, follow the corresponding instructions and you will be credited with the airtime on your 9moblie SIM.

Code to borrow airtime from Glo network easily

Although, borrowing credit from GLO is easy, its method a bit longer than other telecom service providers. They added the use of the security pin to ensure security on their network and protect users.

Find the steps to borrow airtime from Glo below using USSD code:

Step 1: Dial *321# on your mobile phones, then create a 4 digit pin of your choice. For example, 2341.

Step 2: Dail *321*pin*amount to borrow the airtime. e.g: *321*0911*500#.

You will be credited shortly with the amount you requested in no time.

Code to borrow airtime from Airtel easily

Using an Airtel SIM, you can easily borrow credit by dialing the USSD code *500*amount# on your mobile device. The only pitfall here is that you can only borrow up to N500.

Most people have complained that borrowing airtime is a way by which these network providers extort money from Nigerians but one cannot deny the fact that these innovation has saved a lot if people time and have been used in emergency cases.

The only disadvantage of this USSD code service is the service charge been deducted on the network you’re using. This service charge normally ranges between 10 to 15% depending on your choice of network.

Hope you can now borrow airtime from MTN, 9mobile, Glo & Airtel using these codes easily now.

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Jide Adeyoye Franklin

Jide is a prolific writer, researcher and a certified author on Nigerian Infopedia. He is a very experienced tech personality with knowledge in SEO and current trends online.

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