How To Buy Airtel Airtime From Bank Account

how to buy airtel airtime from bank account

how to buy airtel airtime from bank account

How To Buy Airtel Airtime From Bank Account


Airtel *444# Code – With over 50 million customers in Nigeria patronizing this network brand last year December, Bharti Airtel Limited, also known as Airtel, is an Indian global telecommunications services company based in New Delhi, Delhi NCT, India.

The company operates in 18 countries across South Asia and Africa, and the Channel Islands. It has its headquarters in the biggest and largest state in Nigeria called “LAGOS STATE.”

You will agree that if you want to rate the best network providers in Nigeria, you will definitely rank airtel in the top 3.


This brand has 2G, 3G, and 4G wireless services alongside mobile commerce, Home Broadband and enterprise services, and much more.

Airtel network is wow!!! Coz has many tariff plans that customers can migrate, and the company also offers great customer care services to their unique customers.

However, today I didn’t come to talk so much about the AIrtel brand, but what I came to let you know today is how to use the Airtel *444# code and recharge your sim easily and conveniently.

What is Airtel *444# Code Use For?

Let me start by saying that you’ve asked well. Yes, the *444# is Airtel’s USSD shortcode that you as an airtel user/customer to recharge your Airtel lines and do some other things from your bank accounts in Nigeria be done only if the bank account is linked with their Airtel line.

If you want to use this service to purchase airtime for yourself, family, or friends and acquaintances, all you have to do is simply power on your phone if it was off and then dial the number *444# to get started.

However, here is a listing of all exciting things that you can do using the Airtel *444# shortcode, and these are;

  • Recharging your line, and you can also use it to recharge your Friends and Family lines.
  • Buy data bundles for self OR friends and family.

How to Use Airtel *444# Code


As I said earlier before now, if you want to use this shortcode, first and foremost, dial the *444# on your device. or you can dial *444*AMOUNT#.


After you are done with that step, 4 options will be displayed on your device screen for you to choose from. The options will be;

  • 1. Buy Airtime
  • 2. Buy Data
  • 3. Postpaid
  • 0. Main Menu

So, pick the service/product option that you want.


You will be asked to input the amount of the product you want to buy. Reply with the amount of airtime that you want to buy or data.


In this step, you will be asked if you want to buy for yourself or a third party (Others). Reply to the message with 1 if you want to buy for yourself or 2 if you want to buy for another number.

Note: If you pick 2, which is to buy for others, you’ll be asked to provide the airtel number of the person that you want to buy the airtime for.


After you are done with STEP 4, you’ll be requested to choose either Bank or use a Debit card as your payment option. So, choose the one that you want to use. If you choose a Debit card as your payment option, kindly know that you’ll have to provide them with the required card details.

NOTE: If you choose a debit card, an SMS containing the URL that will visit to add your card and complete your transaction will be sent you. Follow the link to successfully add your card and purchase your airtime or data without stress.

On the other hand, if you pick the Bank account option, a list of some bank names will be displayed and what you have to do is reply to them with your bank name option. And finally, you will be asked to input your 4-digit ATM Pin.

Eligible banks

Kindly note that this code is only applicable to Airtel customers and a few selected banks.

See the banks in the list below.

  • FCMB Bank
  • Access Bank
  • Heritage Bank
  • Polaris Bank
  • Jaiz Bank
  • Union Bank
  • Wema Bank
  • Fidelity Bank
  • Zenith Bank
  • First Bank
  • Unity Bank
  • Keystone Bank
  • UBA
  • Stanbic IBTC Bank

If you are using any of the above-mentioned banks and you want to recharge Airtime or Data on your airtel line speedily, or maybe you want to buy for a friend. Then just dial *444# even when you have multiple accounts to buy Airtime or Data.

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