Recently, MTN and Etisalat increased their Borrow Airtime fee from 10% to 15%. And now, Airtel has just joined the league to increase their borrow airtime fee from the normal 10% to 15%. I don’t really know why they are doing this.
Glo might join them anytime soon.
HOW TO BORROW AIRTIME ON AIRTEL
To borrow airtime on Airtel is very simple. Simple dial *500*amount#. For example: *500*200#.
NOTE: Before you can borrow airtime on Airtel, you need to be a regular subscriber on Airtel for at least 3 months and must load a minimum of N250 monthly before you can borrow.
Seems they are getting massive subscribers who borrow on their network or it might be a reason i don’t know.
Instead of the normal 10% service charge when you borrow, you will now be charged 15% service charge. For instance, if you borrow N200 airtime, you will be recharged with N170 and N30 (15% service charge) will be deduced, instead of 10% service charge.