You can now buy Africell Uganda airtime and data using MTN mobile money

KAMPALA – MTN Uganda has unveiled a unique one-of-a-kind solution which will see Africell customers top-up airtime and data bundles from any MTN Mobile Money agent countrywide. You can now buy Africell airtime and data bundles from any MTN mobile money agent.

Africell customers have for the longest time faced with the sad truth of limited access to airtime, especially in far-flung areas. On the other hand, MTN Uganda has one of the widest mobile money agent footprints in the country. This gives Africell customers an easier option to make top-ups and to buy data bundles.

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Speaking at the announcement event, Juliet Kakayi Nsubuga – General Manager Wholesale and Carrier Services, MTN said

“I confirm our partnership & commitment to continue driving the financial inclusion agenda because we believe everyone deserves the benefits of a modern connected life”.

buy Africell airtime and data bundles using mtn momo
Juliet Kakayi Nsubuga – General Manager Wholesale and Carrier Services, MTN

How to buy Africell airtime and data bundles using MTN MoMo agents

  • Step 1: An Africell customer visits any MTN Mobile Money agent and requests for the service (either to top up airtime or buy a data or social media bundle)
  • Step 2: The MTN Mobile Money Agent will ask and the Africell customer will share/confirm their number with the agent.
  • Step 3: The Africell customer will pay (in cash) to the MTN Mobile Money Agent, the equivalent of the airtime or bundle they have requested for.
  • Step 4: The MTN Mobile Money Agent will initiate and confirm with the customer (the number and the value of airtime or bundle they’re purchasing). Step 5: The transaction is now finalized.

But you can do it yourself

Can someone buy Africell airtime and data bundles on their own phones without going to agents? Yes. And this is how many people will use the new service.

  • Step 1: Dial *252#.
  • Select option 6 to buy airtime for your Africell number using your mobile money account.
Buying Africell Airtime using MTN Momo

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