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How to Borrow Airtime Without Service Charge On Airtel

Since network providers in Nigeria launch the Extra credit service to borrow airtime, our telecommunication companies have earned a lot of money with the little percent service costs they charge after borrowing the airtime. Initially, it all started with a service charge of 10%. But now it has been increased to 15% service costs.

  • MTN will take 15 Naira service charge fee when you borrow 100 Naira.
  • Airtel will also take 15 Naira service charge free when you borrow 100 Naira. So imagine you borrow N1000 to subscribe and a service charge of 15℅ is deducted (N150). See how annoying it could be?

This has led some subscribers to lose their interest to borrow airtime from the network providers as the purpose for borrowing will be defeated.

However, there is a simple code to bypass service charges on the Airtel network when you borrow airtime.

So I will be sharing with you how to borrow airtime on Airtel without service charge.


You need two things;

  • An Airtel SIM that is eligible to borrow airtime. To be eligible to borrow airtime you must have been using the SIM for more than 3 months and use an average of N100 monthly.
  • Your Android smartphone

How to Borrow Airtime from Airtel without service charge

  1. Dial *500*0# on your Airtel SIM and select the amount you want to borrow
  2. If you are eligible for Airtel extra credit without service charge, you will receive a message from Airtel that you have been credited with the amount you requested without any service charge applied 
  3. If you are not eligible, you will receive a message from Airtel like this “Dear customer, you do not qualify for Extra Credit.

That’s all.

Read: How to Transfer Airtime from Airtel to any Other Network.

George Philiphttps://www.betechwise.com
George is a technology content writer with few years of experience. Specialized in mobile devices, personal computers and consumer technology, as well as software and applications. He explains all technological concepts so that users with less knowledge can understand it. If not writing, you may find him engrossed playing action games on his smartphone. Just so you know, he loves Xiaomi products alot. You may contact him via his email - [email protected]


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