Using the Internet to buy airtime has never been easier. All you need is a cellphone, Internet banking, and a little bit of cash. You can get MTN, Vodacom, Cell C or any other cellphone service provider’s offering services online. Often this airtime is cheap. This means that while you are buying prepaid airtime for yourself, you can also buy vouchers for friends and top them up as a treat.
If you are not sure about using the Internet to buy airtime all you need to do is ask your cellphone service provider what services they offer. They will be able to tell you which banks can help you, and what voucher amounts are on sale. When you log into your Internet banking you might see an option under payments that says pre-paid. Most airtime vouchers are located in this section. What is really great about buying airtime online is that you can select the amount of airtime that you want loaded onto your phone, and this can be more than the usual voucher amount. So if you’d like to load credit for you, your friends, and family members you can do all of this in one go – online.
Another benefit is that even if you are Vodacom, your mum is Cell C and your sister is MTN, you don’t have to visit different sites. Most banks have access to all phone service providers which means you can do a group shop. You can purchase a voucher for you and your mum and your sister in one session. It is a cheap and easy way to keep in touch, without the hassle of going to the shop. It is also environmentally friendly because it saves the cashier printing you your credit slip. All in all, using the Internet to buy airtime is a hugely useful and hassle-free way to stay in touch.