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Mobile: How to buy airtime on our app

Mobile phones and tablets are an important part of anybody’s modern lifestyle, but they’re only useful when fully charged with airtime. Standard Bank’s mobile app lets you buy airtime instantly, at any time, for any number.

Let’s get started
  • Unlock your mobile device and launch the Standard Bank mobile app.
  • If you have not used the app before, you will need to register for the service.
  • Click on the Sign In button, and enter your app code. If you have previously configured
  • biometric authentication, you will then be prompted to use your fingerprint sensor.
  • Once you have signed in, click on “Buy” in the bottom navigation area.
  • In the “Buy” screen, click “Airtime” in the top navigation area.
  • The top navigation will update to show a list of service providers. Click on the logo of your provider. If your provider isn’t visible, try swiping the list of providers across.
  • Your screen will update with a list of airtime voucher options. If you want to buy one of the predefined vouchers, click on your selection. If you want to buy an amount that isn’t listed, click the top option labelled “Own Amount”.
  • On the “Purchase Details” screen, you need to choose which account you will be using to pay for the airtime. If you don’t want to use the account displayed, click on it to open a list of your accounts. You can then enter the correct account.
  • If you had earlier chosen to buy “Own Amount” instead of a predefined voucher, you can now tell the app how much airtime you want. Click on the price and type in the correct amount.
  • Click on the “Number to top up” field and enter the phone number which will be receiving the airtime. It is not possible to reverse airtime transactions, so please double-check that you have entered the correct number.
  • Click “Review” at the top, so that you can confirm that you have made the right choices. If you have changed your mind, click on the Back Arrow on the top left of the screen. Otherwise, click “Confirm”.
  • Standard Bank will send you a One-Time Password (OTP) to protect you from fraudulent transactions. Enter the OTP and click “Submit”.
  • The Confirmation screen will confirm your purchase. Once the transaction has been completed successfully, a green “Payment Successful” notification will appear at the bottom of your screen. Buying airtime on a mobile app has never been this easy!