How to Buy Airtime on Capitec Without the App: A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Buy Airtime on Capitec Without the App: A Step-by-Step Guide

Capitec Bank, one of South Africa’s leading retail banks, offers various convenient methods for purchasing airtime that don’t require the use of their mobile app. If you’re a Capitec account holder and you need to buy airtime but don’t have access to the app, you can still do so easily using Capitec’s USSD service or Internet banking. Here’s how to buy airtime on Capitec without the app, step by step.

Buying Airtime via Capitec USSD

The USSD service is a quick and easy way to buy airtime directly from your phone without needing an internet connection. Here’s how to use it:

  1. Dial the USSD Code: On your mobile phone, dial 1203279# to access Capitec’s Mobile Banking USSD service.

  2. Enter Your Secret Remote PIN: You’ll be prompted to enter your secret Remote PIN to sign in. This is the PIN you would normally use for mobile banking.

  3. Select ‘Prepaid’: Once you’ve accessed the main menu, choose the ‘Prepaid’ option. This will lead you to a range of services including airtime, data, and electricity purchases.

  4. Choose ‘Airtime’: Select the ‘Airtime’ option from the menu.

  5. Enter Your Phone Number: If you’re buying airtime for yourself, you can select the option to use the phone number you’re dialing from. If you’re buying for another number, select the option to enter a different phone number and then input the number.

  6. Select the Network Provider: Choose the network provider for the number you’re topping up.

  7. Choose the Amount: Select the amount of airtime you wish to purchase. You can usually choose from preset amounts or enter a specific value.

  8. Confirm the Transaction: Review the details of your purchase and confirm if everything is correct. You may need to enter your PIN again for security purposes.

  9. Receive Confirmation: After confirming the transaction, you should receive an SMS confirming your airtime purchase. The airtime will be loaded onto the phone number you provided.

Buying Airtime via Capitec Internet Banking

If you have access to the internet but not the Capitec app, you can use Capitec’s Internet Banking service to buy airtime. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Log in to Internet Banking: Visit the Capitec Bank website and log in to your Internet Banking account using your credentials.

  2. Navigate to ‘Transact’: Once logged in, navigate to the ‘Transact’ menu.

  3. Select ‘Buy’: In the ‘Transact’ menu, select the ‘Buy’ option.

  4. Choose ‘Airtime’: From the ‘Buy’ menu, choose the ‘Airtime’ option.

  5. Enter Details: Enter the details of the airtime purchase, including the phone number and the amount of airtime you want to buy.

  6. Review and Confirm: Check that all the details are correct and confirm the transaction.

  7. Complete the Purchase: Follow any additional prompts to complete the purchase. You may be asked to enter a one-time PIN (OTP) sent to your registered phone number for security purposes.

  8. Confirmation: You will receive a confirmation message on your Internet Banking screen, and an SMS will be sent to the phone number that has been recharged.

Using these methods, Capitec customers can easily buy airtime without needing to download or use the Capitec mobile app. Both the USSD and Internet Banking services are secure and user-friendly, ensuring that you can top up your airtime quickly and with minimal hassle.

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