How to Buy Electricity Using Absa

Do you wish to learn how to buy electricity using Absa? If you are an Absa South Africa customer, then this is something that you will wish to learn. Having the ability to buy electricity tokens on your phone from anywhere in the country brings a lot of convenience. It means you no longer need to run around looking for an outlet that sells electricity tokens. You can do it while at home or while in the office. In this article, we are going to show you how to purchase your electricity token using the Absa app and through the bank’s USSD platform.

How to buy electricity using the Absa app

The following is how to buy electricity using the Absa app;

  1. Log into the Absa app on your phone.
  2. You will see a Buy electricity icon on the top of your screen. Click on that.
  3. Choose Buy for someone new.
  4. Enter your meter number or the meter number of you intended beneficiary.
  5. Click on Done.
  6. Enter the details of the recipient.
  7. Click on Continue.
  8. Enter the amount.
  9. Choose whether you wish to send the token to an email, SMS or fax.
  10. Type in the recipient’s number or email address.
  11. Click on Continue.
  12. Confirm the purchase.
  13. Accept the verification request.

How to buy electricity using the Absa USSD

You can also buy electricity on Absa without the app. The following is how to buy electricity using the Absa USSD;

  1. Dial *120*2272# on the Absa phone with which you signed for cellphone banking.
  2. Log in using your PIN.
  3. Choose Prepaid.
  4. Pick Electricity.
  5. Choose to buy for a New beneficiary.
  6. Type in your meter number.
  7. Enter the name of the recipient.
  8. Type in the amount that you wish to buy.
  9. Choose the account to be used to buy electricity.
  10. Click on Continue.
  11. Accept the transaction.
  12. Choose where to send the token.

How much can spend when buying electricity using Absa?

That’s how to buy electricity using Absa. But how much are you allowed to buy per day? According to Absa, people can purchase a minimum of R30’s worth of electricity.

You can also buy electricity to the tune of R1000 per day. The total per month is R3000. In most instances, you will never need to exceed this amount when using electricity per day.

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In this article, we showed you how to buy electricity using Absa. We gave you details for making your purchase using the Absa app and through the Absa USSD code.

The USSD option is actually great because you can make your purchase from any phone at any time. It doesn’t matter if the phone that you have does not have internet. USSD does not require internet to work.

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