If you are like most Nigerian mobile phone users, you probably have to memorize various airtime/data codes to recharge airtime and buy data bundles. The situation is even worse because not only does every network have their codes, but also every bank has their unique codes. There is definitely a need for a single code that can serve for all banks. Airtel saw this need and provides the Airtel *444# – one code that serves for all banks.
What is Airtel *444#
Airtel *444# is an Airtel USSD code that can be used to buy data bundles, airtime and other voice bundles directly from your bank account, irrespective of the bank you use.
This makes the *444# code not only a smarter way to purchase airtime and data but also a better and more efficient way. Furthermore, you don’t even need to pay any USSD charge for these purchases and you definitely do not need an active data bundle or a smartphone for it.
Are all Banks Supported?
Airtel *444# is still new and at the present, all banks do not yet support the scheme but more and more banks are joining the scheme with time.
The following banks currently support the scheme:
- Access Bank,
- Diamond Bank,
- Fidelity Bank,
- First Bank,
- Heritage Bank,
- Jaiz Bank,
- Keystone Bank,
- Skye Bank,
- StanbicIBTC Bank,
- Union Bank,
- Unity Bank, and
- Zenith Bank.
Perks of Airtel *444# Code
As pointed out earlier, with Airtel *444#, you can save yourself the trouble of memorizing different airtime codes.
Moreover, the code allows you to recharge airtime and data as low as N50 and you even get 10% bonus when you recharge data or airtime above N100.
Airtel *444# is highly secure. You can make purchases across multiple banks but you need to ensure that your phone number is the principal phone number registered with the bank. Furthermore, this code saves you the trouble of activating mobile banking.
If you have more than one bank account and you want to use any one of them at random anytime, you need to add the bank accounts by dialing *444# and selecting the “Add Bank Account” option. Thereafter, you should follow the menu and add the bank account appropriately.
How to Start Using Airtel *444#
To start using Airtel *444#, follow these procedures.
- Firstly dial *444# or *444*amount#.
- Choose the service you want.
- Choose the bank (if you are a new user) and enter the account number.
- The account number will be debited, if it is valid, and you will be credited with the service you choose.
In conclusion, Airtel *444# makes recharging airtime and data via Airtel easy, interesting and fun.