How to Borrow Airtime from Airtel (4 Extra Tips)

There are moments when you run out of Airtime during a phone call or an important transaction, the best thing to do is to borrow airtime from your network provider. You can always pay back the borrowed airtime on your next recharge.

In this article, we would show you how to borrow airtime from Airtel and how it works.

How to Borrow Airtime from Airtel

The Extra Credit Service enables Airtel users who recharge at least N100 every month to borrow airtime from Airtel. This service doesn’t only limit its reach to voice calls. You can equally buy data using the airtime you borrowed from the service.

On your next recharge, it would be subtracted from it and you would also pay an extra 15% interest to clear your debt.

To borrow airtime, dial *500# using your mobile phone. Then choose the amount you are qualified to borrow at the time.

You will get an SMS from Airtel to show your offer was successful.

Who is Eligible to Borrow Airtime from Airtel?

To be eligible to borrow airtime from Airtel, you must follow all of the following:

1. Your Airtel SIM card must be at least 2 months old.

2.  You have to be an Airtel prepaid subscriber with a registered and activated SIM card.

3. The amount you can borrow from airtel counts on the amount you recharge every month. The higher you recharge, the higher value you’ll be permitted to borrow.

4. You have to clear all pending loans or debts to collect another.

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