I recently discovered that you could loan airtime/credit on the Airtel network. I was on a quest for another thing entirely when I saw this tip and I just thought that it must be shared.
This is how it works, take for example you are in an emergency situation and you really need to make a phone call and there is no place to purchase airtime in sight or perhaps it is late in the night what do you do?.
This is where this new service comes in. It allows you to load airtime on your Airtel powered phone without actually recharging with a grace of four days for you to pay back what you loaned by recharging the amount.
A feature of this service which I do not really consider bad is that there is a 10 Naira service fee deducted by Airtel when you loan. As such, if you loan 200 Naira, you will get 180 Naira in your account with 20 Naira going to Airtel.
If you use Airtel and you want to loan airtime, all you need do is type *500*Amount you want to loan#. For example *500*200# with the 200 being the amount you want to loan.
I think this is a very good initiative by Airtel but the major gripe that I have with them is that it has not been given much promotion like their other packages but that aside I think it is a very good move for once. What do you think?