ACCESS BANK USSD BANKING AND ALL YOU NEED TO ABOUT IT
Though what I am about to write here is not new to some of us especially those that frequently visit the bank for updates on mobile banking. However, so many people are not aware that you can still carry out mobile banking without a smartphone.
HOW MOBILE BANKING WITHOUT APP WORKS
If you are among the people that believe the only way to recharge your phone using a bank account is through the banking app, this post will remove such belief. Mobile banking has gone beyond banking apps, you can now carry out certain banking operations directly on any type of mobile phone. This is a bonus to those not using smartphones. Banks introduced codes that will enable their customers to access vital banking services directly from their mobile phone by simply dialing codes and following the prompting instructions.
Access bank is one of the banks in Nigeria that has made their mobile banking user-friendly by making it easy for their customers to get quick cash in their mobile, send money to a friend account, recharge a friend’s mobile phone, and check the balance in their bank account among other services. The list of services made available for USSD mobile banking has actually helped in charging the face of modern banking, from too much cloud of cash withdrawing customers to few people in the bank’s vital banking services. Courtesy of mobile banking.
Assuming you are using an access bank account and wants to know how you will be recharging airtime for your loved ones directly from your bank account, recharge your own phone directly from your bank account, transfer money and do all sorts of stuff by just using your phone even if it’s just a Nokia touch phone, then this post is for you.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW AND HOW TO ACTIVATE YOUR MOBILE BANKING
The below details are things you need to know:
First of all, you need to have a debit card that is functional. It could be a MasterCard or Visa card debit card.
Connect your debit to your bank account by dialing *901# the first time.
To register it yourself without going to the bank you will need to select the ‘debit card’ option.
Once you have chosen to register the mobile banking using your debit card, another popup will ask you to insert your debit card pins and the secret pins. Once successful, you will be required to create 4 secret pins for mobile banking, I recommend using your Debit card’s 4 pins password as your mobile banking secret Pins this will assist to eliminate any sort of challenge while using the service.
Dial *901# with your phone.
A popup will show up with a list of options example;
Select the option ‘3’ written ‘Airtime’ by typing 3 in the space provided for numbers and send it.
Another pop up will show on your phone screen asking you if you are sending the airtime to yourself or to your others. The popup will look like this:
Select your option
Assuming you are sending the airtime to your mobile number then select the number ‘1’ option but if you are sending it to a friend or another mobile number that you own select the option ‘2’.
If you select option ‘1’ the airtime will be sent to the mobile number you registered with your bank which is equally the mobile number you are dialing the code with otherwise, the code will not work.
Once, ‘1’ has been typed and sent another popup will ask you to specify the account number you want to be debited assuming you are using two bank accounts.
The popup will look like this:
Select Your Account
However, if you are using only one bank account just type ‘1’ and send. Otherwise, select the number that tarries with the actual bank account you want you to want to access bank to debit.
After selecting the bank account and sending it, another popup will ask you the amount of money you want to credit on your phone. Type amount of credit you want to buy without putting ‘N’ or any other currency tag. For example, if you are buying N500 airtime from your bank account just type ’500’ in the space provided and send.
In this case, the transaction will be executed without further popup showing but if you are sending the airtime to another number, another popup will show up prompting you to insert your security password pins for mobile banking before the transaction will be carried out.
I hope you can comfortably executive this transaction on your own without further assistance, but if you need help you can drop a comment for assistance.