How to Borrow Airtime on Uganda Telecom

borrow airtime on Uganda Telecom
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UTL Topowa service enables customers to borrow airtime. “Topowa” translates to “Do not give up”. If you are running low on airtime, just access Topowa by dialing *146#. The borrowed airtime will help the subscriber to make calls & send SMS to UTL and non-UTL numbers, surf the internet, Flexi share with friends & family and they can buy any of the packages available. Here is how you can borrow airtime on Uganda Telecom.

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Requirements to Acess Topowa Services on Uganda Telecom

1. You must be a prepaid subscriber.

2. Must be active on the UTL network.

3. The subscriber should have no outstanding debt.

The amount that can be borrowedConditions to be met to qualify to borrow the specified amount
UGX 500Must have been active on the network for 30 days or more, and should have loaded total cumulative airtime worth 12,000/- or more
UGX 1,000Must have been active on the network for 60 days or more, and should have loaded total cumulative airtime worth 15,000/- or more
UGX 1,500Must have been active on the network for 90 days or more, and should have loaded total cumulative airtime worth 18,000/- or more
UGX 2,000Must have been active on the network for 90 days or more, and should have loaded total cumulative airtime worth 20,000/- or more

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Borrow Airtime on Uganda Telecom

Method 1:

1. Launch phone app.

2. Dial *146# and press Okay.

3. A list of options will appear.

4. Choose airtime amount and press OK.

5. Your request will be confirmed immediately.

Method 2:

1. Open the dialer app.

2. Dial *100# and press OK.

3. Select Topowa from the listed menu.

4. Then follow the prompts.

NOTE: Currently, you can not borrow data directly from UTL. However, you can borrow airtime to buy any preferred data bundle.

Read Also: How to Share Airtime on Uganda Telecom (Flexi Share

Advance Amount & Charges

For every borrowed airtime amount, the subscriber will need to pay a 10% interest rate, for example, if you borrow UGX 500, your interest rate is UGX 50.

Advance amountService Charge
UGX 500UGX 50
UGX 1,000UGX 100
UGX 1,500UGX 150
UGX 2,000UGX 200

How to Check Topowa Balance

1. Open the dialer app.

2. Dial *100# then press OK.

3. Select Topowa from the listed menu.

4. Select Check Balance.

5. Your Topowa balance will appear on the screen.

Read Also: How to Share Data on Uganda Telecom

Key Pointers

1. UTL prepaid customers can borrow airtime regardless of the amount of airtime they have on their line.

2. The borrowed amount is automatically deducted the next time a customer loads airtime or receives airtime from another number via flexi share.

3. A customer may borrow airtime as many times as they wish, so long as she/he fulfills the requirements mentioned.

4. Subscribers can not borrow airtime for other numbers.

 

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