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Borrow Airtime on Airtel – Best Ways to Borrow Airtime from Airtel

Filed in Articles by on April 25, 2022

– Borrow Airtime on Airtel –

Borrow Airtime – Are you aware that the telecommunications providers in the nation have made it easy that one can borrow airtime for your emergencies? You can always request airtime and they will deduct it on your next recharge.

Borrow Airtime on Airtel

Whenever you run out of airtime on your line all you have to do is dial a short code on your phone to borrow airtime from the network.

You are good to use it on any billable activity on the network regardless of whether it is voice, data, or a Value Added Service.


Everyone has run out of airtime once or twice in their lifetime with no way to recharge your phone.

Either it’s the middle of the night or you are stranded somewhere with no place to get airtime from and usually the network is bad and you can’t recharge from your bank account.

Luckily for mobile phone users, the Nigerian network providers have offered a solution to this problem. Users can now borrow airtime from their network providers and pay back when it is convenient.

 Airtime on Airtel

Being an Airtel customer, you should know how to use all its services in order to get the most out of your airtel line. Knowing how to borrow airtime from Airtel is crucial, as you may find yourself without other means to get airtime.

What is Airtel Extra Credit?

Airtel Extra Credit is a credit loan service that enables eligible customers to borrow airtime on credit and pay back upon the next recharge.

Airtel Extra Credit allows you to borrow airtime when you run out. This solves reload your phone with Airtime for calls during an emergency.

It also allows you to borrow airtime that can be used for all chargeable Airtel services. You pay back on your next recharge with a 15% service charge except for the N25 loan which has a service charge of 20%.

Things to Know Before Borrowing Airtime

1. You need to constantly recharge to qualify for borrowing airtime.

2. The amount you receive when you borrow airtime is less than 10% service charge, i.e, if you borrow N50 you get N45.

3. Once you borrow airtime. They will deduct the borrowed amount the next time you recharge your phone.

4. Borrowed airtime has an expiry date. The lesser the amount, the shorter the expiry date.

5. You can’t subscribe to data with borrowed airtime.


Who is Qualified to Get Credit?

1. Airtel Prepaid Customers with registered SIM.

2. Customers will be considered based on monthly recharge frequency and average spend.

3. Customers who have paid up any previous loan and associated charges.

How to Borrow Airtime from Airtel

To get airtime on Airtel, you need to be a consistent subscriber on Airtel for at least 3 months and must load a minimum of N250 monthly before you can borrow.

Simply dial *500*amount#. For example, dial *500*200# to borrow N200.

The amount you’ll receive is less than a 10% service charge. If you request N200 credit, they will credit your phone with N180 while N20 goes to Airtel as a service charge. 

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