Most Nigerians should be used to the mobile banking trend by now. Ecobank customers can now conduct various online transactions using their smartphones. This is a welcome development for Ecobank users because gone are the days when you had to go to a physical bank for a financial transaction.
If you are an Ecobank customer, you can access Ecobank mobile banking through the Ecobank mobile banking app or the Ecobank USSD code. In this guide, we will be focusing on the USSD. Not to worry, pretty much everything that can be done via the mobile app can be done with the USSD code as well.
What makes the USSD code the preferred option for many users is that you do not need an internet connection to access it and you can do it on any kind of mobile device. If you want to register your phone number to be able to perform mobile banking via USSD, simply dial *326# on your smartphone using the SIM card or phone number that your bank sends your alerts to. Follow the guide below to buy data from Ecobank via USSD code.
There are many different transactions that the USSD code can be used to perform. They are listed below:
- Airtime recharge
- Money transfer
- Bills payment
- Checking Account Balance
- Reading Mini Statements
- Email update.
How Can I Purchase Airtime Using The Ecobank USSD Code?
To buy airtime using the Ecobank USSD code, follow the steps below:
- First off, dial *326#.
- Next up, select the “Buy Airtime” option.
- On the menu that appears next, press 1 if you want to purchase airtime for yourself and press 2 if you want to purchase airtime for someone else.
- If you want to purchase it for someone else, type in the phone number of the person.
- Now, enter your PIN and then press Send.
Alternatively, you can simply dial 3261*AMOUNT# or *3262AMOUNT# depending on who you want to purchase it for (1- for yourself and 2 – for someone else). For example, if you want to purchase airtime worth of 1000 Naira for yourself, simply dial 3261*1000# using the phone number your get alerts on. Next, follow the instructions that appear on your screen. You should receive an alert after you have completed the transaction if it was successful.
Now that you have purchased airtime, simply go to your network provider and subscribe to the data bundle you wish.