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Each time you borrow airtime from your network provider, they collect a certain amount from the airtime that you borrowed, despite the fact that you will still pay the complete money that you borrowed from them.
Let’s assume that you try to borrow N100 airtime from your network provider, they will give you N85 airtime instead of the requested amount, thereby shortening the airtime by N15. At the end of the day, when you recharge the SIM card, N100 gets deducted from your account balance instead of the N85 that was given to you. This is so annoying to some extent, as we have gotten to believe that these telecom operators collect 15% out of any amount your try to borrow from them. So, the higher the amount, the more money they make.
This is one legit way in which these telecom operators make huge amount of money, but today, we are going to see how we can borrow airtime from Airtel without paying for service charge. This has only been tested on the Airtel network and it has worked for all Airtel SIM cards that has been used for it.
How to borrow airtime from Airtel without paying for service charge
An Airtel SIM card cannot just borrow airtime from the network provider without being eligible to borrow. How do I mean, I am saying that before you can be able to borrow from Airtel, you need to have recharged your SIM card with a certain amount of airtime in the past month or two before you can be eligible to borrow. If you feel like you are eligible, you can go ahead with this article.
- Dial *500*0# and choose the amount you wish to borrow.
There is a high possibility that you would be given the airtime without having to pay for service charge. On the other hand, if you dial the code and you turn out not to be eligible, you will see a text message like this;
Dear customer, you do not qualify for Extra credit. Please keep your Airtel line active.
So, what do you have to say concerning this article. We hope that you were able to borrow airtime from Airtel without having to pay for service charge.