Earlier before now, we talked about how to buy airtime using access bank account without the need for an ATM or internet connection and now, it’s time for GTB.
Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) does not only allow you to buy airtime from your account using the USSD code, but it also allows you to top up for others from your account thereby making recharge much earlier for you and whoever you intend to send the recharge card to.
Without much talk, let’s just hit the hammer on the nail.
Buying a Recharge Card Using GTB Bank Account With Internet or ATM
As usual, before this process can be done, the phone number you intend to use must have been connected to the GTB account. If the account isn’t properly connected, you’d be getting the error ‘Unable to Validate Account Details’.
If you are pretty much sure of the number, then you can commence with the procedure below:
To recharge your line from your GTB account, simply dial *737*amount#. For example, dial *737*1000#. If you’d want to top up another phone number from your GTB account, dial *737*amount*recipient’s number#. For example, *737*2000*08012345678#.
Please be aware that the minimum recharge allowed is #100 while the maximum allowed in a day is #5000. More so, MTN users need to have a minimum N1 balance before commencing with the above procedures while other network users can go ahead even with zero account balance on phone.
While this method is often advised, guess what? It could tell a lot about your monthly sms charge. How? GTBank and literally every other bank operating in the country, charge sms charges every month.
This is often calculated based on the number of SMS alerts received. If you tend to recharge using the 737 services often, you will get more sms charges at the end of the month.
How do you fix this? It’s simple. Simply deactivate SMS alerts and leave the Email service alerts option. In today’s world, almost everyone uses a smartphone, and being able to check mail on these smartphone is easy.
Interested in knowing how to deactivate sms alerts? Read this guide.