National telecommunications operator, Globacom, has launched a new unified short code for airtime recharge in partnership with 15 leading banks in the country.
The scheme which is intended to enhance subscribers’ experience on the network will enable customers to purchase Glo airtime at anytime from banks in the partnership.
Globacom said in a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday that the unified USSD short code *805# will give subscribers who have accounts with any of the fifteen banks in the partnership a seamless opportunity to top up their airtime with money from their bank accounts at any time of the day, whether locally or when they are roaming their phones abroad.
The 15 partnering banks include First Bank, Ecobank, Zenith Bank, Access Bank, UBA, Union Bank, Stanbic IBTC Bank, Sterling Bank and IBTC Bank. Others are FCMB, Heritage Bank, Keystone Bank, Skye Bank, Unity Bank and Jaiz Bank.
“The unified short code is designed to make life easier for our esteemed subscribers as it is simple and easy to remember," said Globacom.
The company explained that it entered into the partnership with the banks in order to make it easier and more convenient for its customers to purchase airtime directly on their phones. It promised subscribers on its network of "more innovations that would enhance their experience on our network.”
To make use of the unified short code, Globacom encouraged subscribers to register their Glo lines with any of the 15 stated banks to enjoy the facility at zero cost.
The process of registering the lines with the banks, the company said, is easy. All a subscriber needs to do is to have his phone provisioned by his bank for airtime quick recharge service which can be done by dialing *805# and thereafter following the prompt by selecting preferred bank and the amount of airtime for immediate processing, Globacom explained.
The new recharge code is sequel to the recent successful launch of GloXchange (Super-Agent Network) designed to support the Central Bank of Nigeria’s financial inclusion initiative and cashless policy.