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How to Buy Airtime From First Bank

How to Buy Airtime from First Bank-If you have never been interested in mobile banking for some reason or you are new to mobile banking, it is always tough to get your way round it especially if you are not using the mobile app.

There are always various USSD codes for different purposes, and with banks like First Bank, it is not different. There is usually a source code that leads to the others, so you only need to know that code in order to transfer money, buy airtime, buy data and do a lot more.

If you also do not understand how to use the First Bank Mobile app to buy airtime or do other things, this article will be most valuable.

First bank is one of the best banks in Nigeria, and their customer service and user experience is great. The ATMs work really fine, and apart from their charges most of the users have nothing much to complain about.

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The fastest method of buying airtime from First Bank is through a USSD code, so we will start by explaining that. You can also use the First bank app or buy airtime through third parties and pay with your card.

How to Buy Airtime from First Bank

There are three ways to buy airtime from First Bank:

  • USSD Code
  • Mobile Bank Application
  • Third-Party (Example TDC mobile payment using bank info)
  • First Bank Website

Things to Know about Buying Airtime from First Bank

Before proceeding to how to buy airtime from First Bank, here are some things you should know:

  • If your First Bank is newly registered and not fully activated, you may not be able to use these systems.
  • The easiest and fastest way to buy airtime from First Bank or any other bank is USSD code, as it works even when you are out of data.
  • The First Bank mobile app may not work for you if you did not register for it while opening your account. Instead of the bank, you can also use the internet banking option to purchase airtime.

How to Buy Airtime from First Bank Using USSD Code

The USSD code for buying airtime from First Bank is *894#. Using this short code, you can purchase airtime for either yourself or third party.

You need to dial the code using the phone number registered with your bank account as it won’t work any other way.

After dialing the code, select “buy airtime” from the list of options and click on the amount. Select who you want to buy the airtime for; yourself or someone else, enter the phone number and then confirm with your pin. Note, you may not need your pin to do this.

Here is a short summary if the above explanation does not work for you:

Using the phone number registered to your First bank account, dial *894# on your phone.

Following the prompts, click on airtime, enter phone number of recipient and amount.

You will receive a message of successful airtime purchase and a debit alert after this.

That USSD code is also First Bank’s USSD code for some other things, which you will notice.

How to Buy Airtime for Yourself from First Bank

You can buy airtime for yourself from First Bank with just one dial. USSD codes work in a unique way, and another star takes you to the next stage automatically.

Instead of *894#, use *894*amount#. Simply replace “amount” with the value of airtime you want to purchase. After sending, the delivery of your airtime will be prompt and the debit alert will follow, soon after.

If you want to buy airtime of #500, dial *894*500#. Remember to dial using the phone number linked to your First Bank account.

You can buy airtime for third parties using your first bank account and USSD codes.

How to Buy Airtime for Third Parties Using First Bank USSD Code

There is a direct USSD code for purchasing airtime of other people directly on First Bank. To do this, simply dial “*894*amount*phone number#”

Click on send after checking thoroughly that the phone number is correct. The risk here is that you may end up sending airtime to a different person if you make a mistake.

Remember to check thoroughly or just use the normal code, *894#.

If you want to buy airtime for a friend whose phone number is 08123456789, dial the USSD code in this format: *894*amount*08123456789#. If you want to buy airtime of #1000 for the friend, dial it in this format: *894*#1000*08123456789#.

How to Buy Airtime From First Bank Mobile Application

The First bank mobile app is smooth to operate and you can download the app on the playstore or iOS apps store.

Do not download the app through chrome browser or other browsers from unknown websites as they may harm your device. If you do not have it yet, follow the guide below to download First bank app. If you do, proceed to the next step.

How to Download First Bank Mobile App

Here is how to download First Bank Mobile App:

  • Open Google Playstore or Apps store on your device
  • Using the search tab, type “First Mobile”
  • Look for the app with a First Bank logo, published by First Bank Nigeria with more than 5 million downloads.
  • Click on it and download it
  • Install the app on your device and you can now use it to purchase airtime from First Bank

Follow these steps to buy airtime from First bank app after downloading the app:

  • Open the First bank mobile app on your device
  • Login to your account email address or account number and password
  • Click on bill payments or airtime purchase and enter the phone number
  • Enter the airtime amount you want to buy
  • Unlike USSD, you have to authorize all transactions using your pin. Enter your pin and complete the transaction. Your airtime will be delivered immediately.

How to Buy Airtime from Third-Party platforms using First Bank

If you have an account with platforms like Opay, TDC Mobile and others that provide financial services, you can buy airtime and any other thing like data using your first bank account.

Follow these steps to purchase airtime from third parties using First Bank:

  • Login to the platform’s app or website and proceed to bill payment
  • Select airtime purchase
  • Enter amount and phone number
  • Click on “add card” for payment
  • Input your First bank card details and make payment for the airtime

Your airtime will be delivered successfully and you can use the card for payment next time

How to Buy Airtime from First Bank Website

Also called FirstOnline, this website is like a copy of the First bank app where you can pay bills online. Follow these steps to buy airtime from First Bank website:

  • Visit the website at ibank.firstbanknigeria.com/ and login
  • Use the same login details you use in the app for the website
  • Click on airtime purchase
  • On the pop up, you will see fields for airtime amount and recipient’s phone number
  • Enter the required information and enter your pin to authorize the transaction and you have completed the airtime purchase.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are frequently asked questions and answers about how to buy airtime from First Bank:

What is First Bank USSD Code for Airtime Purchase?

The USSD code for airtime purchase on First bank is *894#. Here is how to use it:

  • Simply dial “*894*amount*phone number#”
  • Click on send after checking thoroughly that the phone number is correct. Try hard to make no mistakes.
  • Remember to check thoroughly or just use the normal code, *894#.
  • If you want to buy airtime for a friend whose phone number is 08123456789, dial the USSD code in this format: *894*amount*08123456789#. If you want to buy airtime of #1000 for the friend, dial it in this format: *894*#1000*08123456789#.

How do I buy MTN airtime directly from First Bank?

Use the First Bank USSD code *894*2# to buy MTN directly from First Bank. To purchase airtime for Airtel directly from First Bank, use the same USSD code, *894*2# to purchase the airtime.

How do I buy airtime from my First Bank app?

Follow these steps to buy airtime from First bank app after downloading the app:

  • Open the First bank mobile app on your device
  • Login to your account email address or account number and password
  • Click on bill payments or airtime purchase and enter the phone number
  • Enter the airtime amount you want to buy
  • Unlike USSD, you have to authorize all transactions using your pin. Enter your pin and complete the transaction. Your airtime will be delivered immediately.

Conclusion

It is normal to not get the hang of internet banking especially when you are new to it. The First Bank app is quite understandable but since you do not want any mistakes, this article has explained thoroughly how to buy airtime from First Bank.

References

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