Are you searching for the code used to lend money or airtime on your MTN line for free and pay later, then here is the place to be. This post contains how to borrow credit from MTN in Nigeria – MTN XtraTime.
Nigeria’s top mobile telecommunication giant MTN has provided a USSD code that allows you to easily apply to borrow airtime credit from them for free and pay back later. There is absolutely no reason to be stranded anymore.
With this MTN XtraTime airtime borrowing service, you can ask for airtime and then pay back later when you recharge your MTN SIM card (*Terms and conditions apply though). There are other ways to recharge on your MTNbacom SIM aside from this when stranded, however, this method does not require borrowing airtime from MTN, I’ve covered it in one of my previous posts, click here for details.
In this write-up on Naijaknowhow, I will be showing you how to borrow credit from MTN and pay it back later!
Here’s How to Borrow Credit From MTN in Nigeria – MTN XtraTime
MTN XtraTime allows you to borrow airtime from MTN and pay back later, but before you request to borrow credit from MTN, bear this in mind; MTN XtraTime is only available to active prepaid MTN customers. Also, put into consideration, other eligibility criteria below;
- SIM must be prepaid
- SIM must be registered
- The customer’s main account balance must be between N0 and N12
- MTN’s consideration of Customer’s monthly recharge frequency
- MTN’s consideration of Customer’s average monthly spend
- The customer must have paid up any previous XtraTime request and the charges associated thereto.
How to check XtraTime eligibility on MTN
Here’s how to check if you’re eligible to borrow credit on MTN.
- Dial *606# » Select 1 to check eligibility
The amount that can be borrowed on MTN is N25, N50, N100, N200, N400, N500, N750, N1000, N1500, N2000, N3000 and N5000.
To borrow credit on MTN
- Dial *606# » select Request Airtime » Select the amount to borrow.
MTN service charge
You will pay 15% of the borrowed amount as a service charge. E.g, if you borrow N100, you will receive N85 or if N50, you will receive N42.50.
NOTE: CREDIT BORROWED WILL BE REPAID BACK THROUGH RECHARGE CARD, ME2U, BANK MOBILE RECHARGE OR OTHER METHODS OF FUNDING THAT RECHARGES YOUR MAIN CREDIT ACCOUNT.
There you go! That’s how to borrow credit from MTN. Go ahead and start borrowing airtime from the MTN network. Let me know if the code works for you through the comment box below. You can also click the link to see the cheapest MTN tariff plans and migration codes before you leave.
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It been almost a year now I tried to borrow airtime I was told that I was not eligible what can I do
MTN is in the best position to answer this question. So please call them to know why you can’t borrow airtime. However, I think your eligibility somewhat depends on how often you’ve recharged your line in the past.
It been 4months now since I bought this simcard but still am not eligible to borrow airtime
Sir I tried borrowing money from mtn,but they kept saying after 6 months and is over six months now and they are still saying same thing
Have you tried contacting their support personnel?
Am in Lagos State
Please sir I tried borrowing money from MTN but I was told that I was not eligible, what should I do?