How to convert airtime to cash in Nigeria
There are times when you mistakenly load more airtime than you need, like if maybe you wanted to recharge 5,000 naira but you recharged 50,000 naira instead.
This can be quite painful especially if you had intended to use the money for something else.
Usually people resort to selling the airtime to friends and family members to get their money back, but there is an easier way to convert your airtime to cash that was not possible back in the days.
In this blog-post, am going to show you how to convert airtime to cash in Nigeria and also all the platforms you can use to do this.
Let’s get into it and try to read till the end.
How to convert airtime to cash with zoranga
Zoranga is a platform with which you can convert airtime to cash in Nigeria (MTN, airtel, 9mobile, glo). The following process shows you how to do this easily:
- You will need to create an account on zoranga.com
- After creating an account, you will have to login to continue the process.
- Select DEPOSIT MONEY
- Select one of “MTN share n sell, Zoranga PIN, Deposit via PIN”
If you physically have the recharge card, select “Deposit via PIN”, but if you have already loaded the recharge card, select “MTN share n sell”. If you select MTN share n sell, you will need to provide your mobile number to convert your airtime to cash.
- You will also need to specify the exact amount of airtime that you want to send. After that you will need to take NOTE of the MTN line where you will be given the instruction to transfer the airtime.
- After you have successfully entered the recharge PIN or completed the airtime transfer, you have to wait for at least 5 minutes, then refresh the page and check if the funds have been added to your zoranga account.
- Once it reflects, just select the TRANSFER MONEY option and enter the details of the bank account where you want to send the money.
You usually should receive the money in your bank account in not more than 48 hours.
NOTE: You won’t get your complete money, as zoranga has charges that it places on all transactions. Still, this is significantly better than having a lot of airtime that you don’t need.
How to convert airtime to cash with aimtoget
Aimtoget is one of the most preferred platform to convert your airtime to cash, and I have personally used them. Their service is pretty fast, so you should have no problem with this platform.
If you want to convert your airtime to cash on aimtoget, just follow the below instructions:
- You will need to register an account on aimtoget.com
- On the website, navigate to TRANSCATION MENU
- Select FUND EWALLET, you would then need to fund your e-wallet with airtime.
- Once your aimtoget e-wallet is funded, you can then withdraw your funds to any Nigerian bank of your choice.
NOTE: Aimtoget places charges on all transactions, so you probably won’t get the complete money, but its significantly better than having a lot of airtime that you don’t need.
Other platforms to convert airtime to cash in Nigeria
The following are platforms with which you can convert airtime to cash:
With cheetahpay, you can convert airtime to cash. You can convert already loaded card on your mobile line or physical recharge card PINs to cash, straight to your bank account.
All deposits and withdrawal on cheetahpay are usually processed in not more than 3 minutes.
Another interesting feature on cheetahpay is that it lets you convert airtime to cash even if you don’t create an account on the platform. This feature is called “quick cash”.
Cheetahpay lets you receive donations and airtime payments even if you don’t have a website. Cool right?
Cheetahpay is registered with the Nigerian corporate affairs commission (CAC).
Cheetahpay support: Phone – 2348030550475
ipayairtime is another platform that lets you convert airtime to cash and lets you pay for things online with airtime.
It is operated by IBK information technology, an IT company that is registered with the Nigerian corporate affairs commission.
Ipayairtime as at the time of writing this post, can only convert MTN airtime to cash, other networks are not yet supported on the platform.
Ipayairtime requires no registration fee but only a 15% deposit fee on MTN airtime.
To convert MTN airtime to cash on ipayairtime, you will need to transfer to airtime to your wallet on ipayairtime, then withdraw to your Nigerian bank account.
Ipayairtime support: Phone – 08166701861
Ipayairtime currently has no app on Google playstore.
Airtimeflip is another platform to convert airtime to cash in Nigeria. According to the airtimeflip website, it boasts one of the fastest airtime converter in Nigeria with 99% automated transactions.
Airtimeflip currently accepts all networks in Nigeria (MTN, Airtel, Glo and 9mobile).
Airtimeflip charges a 19% fee on its transactions. For example, you transfer 1,000 naira to airtimeflip to convert to cash, you will get credited 850 naira on your bank account.
I hope that with this post, you now know how to convert airtime to cash in Nigeria.
Next time when you or a friend of yours mistakenly loads more airtime than they need, you can help your friend convert it back to cash by using anyone of the above platforms.
Some of these platforms let you accept payments in form of airtime, accept donations, buy airtime and so on.
If you are having problems with any of these platforms or confused in one way or the other, you can shoot a question below in the comment section and I will tend to it as soon as I can.
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