To save yourself the hassle of running out to buy airtime from vendors around your location, you could simply use the online services made available to you by Sterling Bank. You can also get airtime at any time of the day, midnight included. It is also advantageous for you if you don’t have money with you and still wish to purchase airtime! To get started, this post on how you can buy airtime from your Sterling bank account will go a long way to help you.
However, before you get started, you must have first enabled the mobile banking service for your account. The process is quite simple as all you would mostly need is a functional phone with a working carrier service. You don’t need data for this service either.
To get the sterling bank mobile banking service activated, follow the guidelines below
Dial *822# with the telephone number that you used when getting your account registered with the Sterling Bank.
Click the ‘1’ icon to start with the process.
Type in your account number. That should be about ten digits.
Type in the details of the account that is tied to your debit card.
Now, you’ll be prompted to create a 4-digit PIN that would help you to authorize access to your account.
Then, you’d be prompted to retype your PIN for validation.
You are now ready to work with the mobile banking services.
The good thing about this service is that most of the major carrier services in Nigeria—Glo, Mtn, Airtel and 9mobile—reckon with it. So, once you buy airtime via this method, you’d instantly get a credit alert from your carriers. In case you happen to not receive a credit alert from your carrier, you shouldn’t worry too much as the money would eventually be bounced back to your account. This issue seldom happens though, and even when it does, it’s usually because of a bad network.
Code to recharge or buy airtime from Sterling Bank
The Sterling bank recharge code is simple and straightforward, and that is a blessing to those who don’t like complex procedures. All you just need to do is dial *822*the amount of airtime you want to buy#. You have to note that this code will instantly credit the account that you used in registering your bank account, I’m talking about the sim card you used to dial the code.
So, if you want the airtime to land in your other number, you will have to follow some other process discussed below. For example, to buy two-thousand-naira airtime (N2000), what you will be clicking on your phone’s dial pad is *822*2000#. When you need airtime, there’s a code you can easily use. For example, the code to recharge or buy 300 naira airtime from Sterling Bank for yourself is *822*300#. This code will instantly fetch you three-hundred-naira airtime (N300).
To buy airtime for others from your sterling bank account, dial *822*the amount of airtime*the recipient’s mobile number# with the mobile number that you used to register your account at the Sterling Bank. An example of this is *822*200*08055555554# That code will instantly credit the person’s carrier account with two-hundred-naira.
To recharge another person’s number, you could also dial *822#. Then, click the icon for ‘Airtime Others.’ After that, enter in the amount of credit you want to buy for the person. Lastly, you’d be requested for your PIN.
With the above procedure you can easily recharge your line or another person’s line anytime anywhere from your sterling bank account, it saves your time and is very convenient for you. If this post was helpful to you don’t forget to share it to your family and friends using the share buttons on this post.