Borrow Me Credit is a service that allows you to request for airtime from Glo on loan when you have run out of airtime. The service allows you to borrow N50, N100, N200, N500 and N1,000. According to Glo, you need to have been a loyal and consistent subscriber on Glo for at least 4 months and have a good usage history. With a usage history of years and often thousands of naira monthly in spending, that placed me smack bang among Glo elites.
So, when I was out of airtime last week and desperately needed to recharge, I thought, “Why not?”
So, I dialled *321# to register and create a PIN for the service, and then *321*PIN*1000# to request for N1,000. Pronto, my loan request was granted and a N100 service charge deducted. That means I ended up with N900. Yes; what were you expecting before? A free loan? Yes; there ia a 10% service charge on any amount that you borrow.
here’s what: once you have a loan that hasn’t been settled, if you credit your line with any amount, the system automatically triggers a recovery by debiting your line. So, I had finished the credit that I borrowed and now needed to buy airtime to use. That was when I remembered that if I loaded N500, it would be zapped by Glo immediately. Chei! See painment. When it occurred to me that loading N1,000 also meant that the entire N1,000 would disappear as well…. oh boy! And standard repayent time is 72 hours, after which my credit rating will be downgraded…or rebased (yes; I just learnt that word)….or something.
Time to discard this SIM and go get a new Glo SIM? Shey? Duh! You wish. Here:
I have paid! Credit is now fully settled. Evil people reading this story want me to destroy my hard-earned profile on the Glo network. Yes; they disappointed me in Ghana, but as they say, “monkey no fine; him mama like am” (the ugly monkey is loved by its mother regardless). Up Glo. Rule your world!
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