Last year, MTN Uganda announced a partnership with Africell Uganda to offer MTN Momo services to Africell telecom subscribers through the “Assistant Payments” service. These services are also available for Airtel Uganda, Roke Telkom, Lycamobile, UTL, and Smile. This unique top-up resolution has helped Africell customers buy airtime and data bundles using MTN mobile money.
Previously, Africell customers struggled with limited access to Africell services irrespective of Africell’s reliable call and fast internet network in remote areas. This partnership has made both airtime and data bundle top-ups easier for Africell customers since MTN Uganda has the broadest exposure of mobile money agents across Uganda. This article will explore methods to guide you through the steps of buying Africell airtime and internet bundles using MTN Uganda.
Method 1: How to Buy Africell Data and Airtime using MTN Mobile Money Agents
- Visit any MTN mobile money agent near you and request for airtime or internet top up on your Africell number.
- Pay in cash to the agent equivalent to the data or internet bundle you are requesting for.
- The Agent will start the transaction. He/she will request the customer to confirm number details as declared on the phone. If the number details are a match, the agent will then initiate and confirm the transaction.
- Congratulations!! The transaction is now finalized. Check your balance before departure to approve the transaction.
Method 2: How to Buy Africell Data and Airtime Individually
Africell subscribers can individually buy Africell airtime or data on MTN Uganda. This will require the Africell customer to possess an MTN line that is registered with MTN mobile money. To purchase this service, the buyer must follow the following steps.
- Launch the phone app on your mobile phone.
- Dial *252#, then OK.
- Select Option 6, Airtime and Bundles.
- Select Buy Airtime or Internet Bundles according to your preference.
- Select Option 3, Africell.
- Enter Africell number.
- Enter amount of airtime or data bundle you want to buy. (Make sure your mobile money account is loaded as per airtime or data request you want).
- Confirm pin code. Your Africell number will be updated with airtime or internet bundle.
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