How To Recharge Glo Line

How To Recharge Glo Line


Are you one of the more  than 50 million subscribers of Globacom Limited popularly known as Glo and would like to know how to load a recharge card and spark a special data plan in Nigeria, we got you covered.

Globacom Limited known as Glo owned by Nigerian billionaire, Mike Adenuga, prides itself as the grandmaster of data and airtime. And the telecommunication company is reputed for being the colonist of offering lots of data in return for the amount of airtime recharged.



Then How To Recharge Glo Line with Card

To recharge Glo card in Nigeria, you’ll need to use the shortcode *123*RechargeDigit#, also send and stay for a response. And it should note if it’s successful and you’ll receive evidence of communication.

Globacom cards generally have 15 Integers pins. So check the recharge card for the pin, some recharge cards may bear scratching, check the hidden panel for where to scratch and be gentle and careful when doing this.

Don’t do it if the card is wet, you may scratch off a number and that will cause you to call Glo customer care by dialing *121# to recall it; you may also reach the client care on any network by dialing 08050020121.


The Glo 5X Recharge

To recharge and get 5 times 500 worth of your recharge by dialing *555*RechargePIN#

Then How to recharge Glo from your bank

In case you’re in an area where you can’t get a recharge card or too lazy/ busy to walk down the road to get from a glocard seller, your bank is there for you.

Banks have their special USSD codes for penetrating numerous options similar as (Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) using *737#; First Bank using *894#; and United African Bank (UBA) using *919#) etc.


The Glo Simple Recharge without bank code

Still, to recharge from your bank without knowing your bank code, just dial *805#. And you’ll be presented with options of recharging using your Bank or Code and from then, you can choose your favored choice or bank.

Then, to buy airtime and Data directly, all you need to do is to dial *805# and go through the Menu. And users aren’t charged for using this distinctive USSD code, which is exclusive to bank users..

To use this service, dial *805# and do as follows;

  • By selecting an option whether Airtime or Data).
  • By selecting either Self or third party Recharge.
  • By inputting the Recharge amount for self.
  • By inputting Number to be credited to a third party.
  • By selecting the bank to be debited from.

And note, It’s a one-off enrollment and no need to register for each sale.

The what can you Buy on *805#?

You can buy the following from the menu on *805#;

  • Buying Airtime for self and third party like family and friends
  • Buying data packs for self and third party, family and friends.
  • The Redundant value packs 4x recharge bonus.

Then who can enjoy this service?

  • The users with bank accounts, who use Glo products and services.
  • The users with commercial accounts- Salary Accounts
  • The users with business accounts.

Does one  Need a Pin to Make Use of Glo Simple Recharge?

No, you don’t need any pin since your phone number is registered with your bank. And still, some banks may ask you to produce a pin for this sale.


And can one use this service with All Banks?

Presently, there are 13 banks on the *805# platform

  • The Skye Bank
  • The Stanbic
  • The UBA
  • The Union Bank
  • The Unity Bank
  • The Zenith Bank
  • The Access Bank
  • The Diamond Bank
  • The FCMB
  • The Fidelity Bank
  • The Heritage Bank
  • The Cornerstone Bank
  •  Further banks will be enlisted soon.

And what if my Bank isn’t on the 805 Menu?

Simply call 121/200 risk free and you’ll be supported with other options of Etopup.

And can someone use Simple Recharge on other networks?

It’s simply, recharge is a Mobile Payment Service for airtime top over simply designed for Glo subscribers.


And can one use Simple Recharge on both postpaid and prepaid lines?

of course, you can use Simple Recharge on both Postpaid and Prepaid lines.

And what if one’s phone isn’t linked to your bank account.

Subscriber should communicate with his/ her bank to ensure the phone number is linked to their bank accounts.

And what if call *805# and it couldn’t connect, what should I do?

Though it’s doubtful to be *805# may be unapproachable on the network for planned conservation of the USSD Gateway or other affiliated issues. And the subscriber should try again after many times.


Dialing  *805#, I’m getting the following communication ‘’‘USSDC No reply from ESME’s response”. Just know that this means the Bank services/ platform may not be connecting at the time and the subscriber should try again later.

And what happens to Simple Recharge?

The simple Recharge has nothing to do with Mobile Number Portability, this service is available for any Glo line.

The Direct Data recharge

To recharge for data directly, just use *223*RechargePIN#. And the network will credit your data balance with the original value of the amount recharged.




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