How to buy Airtime directly from UBA on your phone without Internet Access

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Whenever you find yourself in a remote location and in urgent need of airtime, there’s an easy way of recharging your phone which you might not know about. With this method, you can recharge your phone without need for ATM or internet access. If you’re an account holder with UBA, then this information will come in handy.


For users of United Bank Of Africa (UBA):

  • Simply dial *389*033*1*amount#.

Example: To recharge N200 on your line dial *389*033*1*200# your line will be credited with N200 airtime. Same amount will be deducted from your bank account.


  • This transaction is done on the number you registered with your bank.
  • It is completely free with no hidden charges.


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  1. Finally… UBA!
    But all I keep getting is “Try Again…”
    Why can’t things work properly in Nigeria?

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