How To Buy Airtime From Zenith Bank

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How To Buy Airtime From Zenith Bank-Do you need to buy airtime for yourself or others using your Zenith Bank Account but you don’t know how to go about it. This article has been put together to guide you through. You will learn how to buy airtime from Zenith Bank and also other banking activities you could do without having to leave the comfort of your home or office.


Ways To Buy Airtime From Zenith Bank

You can buy airtime from Zenith Bank through any of the following methods:

  • Airtime from Zenith bank using USSD code.
  • Airtime from Zenith Bank through Zenith Bank App

How To Buy Airtime From Zenith Bank Using USSD Code


If you are using this method for the first time, you need to register and activate your number. How to register:

  • Dial *966*00#
  • Enter the last 4 digits on your ATM card
  • Enter your Zenith account number
  • Create a 4-digit transaction PIN (you should keep this secret and use a figure you can remember)

How To Buy Airtime From Zenith Bank Using USSD Code For Yourself

You can easily buy airtime on your mobile number on Zenith Bank using the USSD code *966. The number you are crediting should be the one registered to your Zenith Bank account.

This is how to buy the airtime:

Dial *966*Amount#. For example, if you need to buy N500 airtime, dial *966*1000#, you will be credited immediately.


How To Buy Airtime From Zenith Bank Using USSD Code For Others

You can also buy airtime for family and friends. To buy the airtime,  dial *966*Amount*Mobile Number# on your phone. For example, *966*500*08055500055#. The recipient will be credited immediately.

How To Buy Airtime From Zenith Bank Through Zenith Bank App

You can also buy airtime from Zenith bank through Zenith bank app. The app has dual function: mobile banking and eaZymoney. The app is available 24/7.Follow the steps below to buy your airtime from the app:

  • Visit the playstore on your device(Android, iOS)
  • Search for Zenith bank App, download and install it.
  • Then fill in the registration details and bank details on the app
  • You will also need to generate a user name and password that would be required whenever you login to the app.

How to Register on the Zenith Bank App

There are two options when you need to register on Zenith bank mobile app and internet banking. You can either register as an internet banking user or a non-internet banking user.

Zenith Bank Internet Banking Registration

Requirements for internet banking include hardware token, internet banking PIN and a One Time Password (OTP) generated from your token. This is the procedure;

  • After downloading and installing the Zenith Bank Mobile App, begin the registration process
  • Select the internet banking user
  • Enter your Zenith bank account number
  • Go through the terms and conditions and then send request
  • Create a password for yourself (password is usually numeric and 6 digit)
  • You will be required to create a MOBILE PIN, which is numeric and 4 digits.
  • Enter PIN and TOKEN for authentication
  • Once registration is successful, you will be taken to the LOGIN PAGE
  • The login will require your account number and password.

Now that your Zenith Bank App is ready, let us look at how you can purchase airtime from the app.

  • Open up the app and login with your details
  • Select purchase of airtime
  • Input the recipient phone number and amount
  • Cross-check to ensure the details are accurate
  • Enter your PIN and then submit
  • The phone number will be credited immediately

What Other Self  Services Can I Enjoy On My Zenith Bank

Apart from buying airtime from Zenith Bank, there are other self -service you can enjoy on your Zenith bank account without having to visit any Zenith Bank Outlet. Some of these services include:

  • Transfer of Money
  • Update of BVN on Zenith Bank
  • Payment of Bills
  • Checking of Account Balance
  • Opening of New Zenith Bank Account

How To Transfer Money On Zenith Bank

It is quite easy to transfer money on Zenith Bank to family and friends. Just simply dial *966*Amount*Account Number# from the phone number you registered with Zenith Bank, then follow the prompts. For example, if you need to transfer N5000 to the account number 1234567899. Dial *966*5000*1234567899#, then follow the instructions that pop up.

How To Update BVN On Zenith Bank

You don’t have to go join the queue at Zenith Bank outlet to update your Bank Verification Number (BVN). All you need to do is to dial *966*BVN# on the mobile number linked to your Zenith Bank account. Your BVN will be linked to your Zenith Bank account automatically.

How To Pay Bills With Zenith Bank

You can easily pay for some utility bills such as DSTV, PHCN bills, without having to leave your home. Just dial *966*7*Amount*Customer ID# on your mobile phone that is registered with Zenith Bank. Follow the instructions that pops up. For example, *966*7*3000*754326790#, then follow the prompts.

 How To Check Your Zenith Bank Account Balance

Checking your Zenith Bank account balance is quite easy, just dial *966*00# on your mobile phone and follow the prompts. In a short time, your account balance will be displayed on your screen.

How To Open A New Zenith Bank Account

You can easily open a new Zenith bank account on your phone. Just dial *966*0# and then follow the onscreen prompts. In a short time, your ten-digit account number (NUBAN) will be created and sent to you through SMS.


List of Codes for Buying Airtime From Zenith Bank and Other Self Services

S/NTransactionZenith Bank Code
1Buying of Airtime for Self*966*Amount# e.g *966*200#
2Buying of Airtime for Others*966*Amount*Mobile Number# e.g *966*100*08033300000#
3Account Balance*966*00#
4Transfer of money*966*Amount*Account Number#
5Update of BVN*966*BVN#
6Opening of New Zenith Bank Account*966*0#
7Payment of DSTV and PHCN bills*966*7*Amount*Customer ID#
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Now that you know how to buy airtime from Zenith Bank, you don’t have to stress yourself walking up and down the streets just to buy airtime. Your airtime recharge is just a dial away: *966#.

Frequently Asked Questions

It is quite easy to open a Zenith Bank account. Just dial 9660# and then follow the prompts. A new account will be opened for you and the account number will be sent to you through SMS.

The maximum amount of airtime you can buy on Zenith Bank in a day is N3000. After that, you will have to wait till the next day to buy airtime again.

Dial *966*00#  from your registered mobile number

Enter the last 4 numbers on your Zenith ATM card

Enter a new PIN

You can easily check your Zenith Bank account balance using the USSD code. Dial *966*00# to get started.

Its quite easy, just dial *966#, then follow the instructions. Thereafter, the account number will be sent to your phone.

There is a dedicated Intelligent Virtual Assistant of Zenith Bank that you can always chat with.on Whatsapp.  This is the whatsapp number +234-7040004422


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