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Get essential daily services on your terms

In answer to your Prepaid needs, we've devised solutions which are accessible through 5 channels, namely Absa Internet Banking, Cellphone Banking, Absa ATM's, Telephone Banking and Cellphone Banking Lite by dialing *120*2272#

Electricity | Airtime | Funeral
  • Log onto WAP Cellphone Banking by entering your access account number and pin
  • Select the 'Prepaid' option from the menu displayed
  • Then select the 'Purchase' option to commence with your Prepaid electricity purchase

Note: Absa supports Eskom and most Municipality meters.
  • Log onto WAP Cellphone Banking by entering your access account number and pin
  • Select the 'Prepaid' option from the menu displayed
  • Then select the 'Purchase' option to commence with your Prepaid airtime purchase

Note: You would however need to have airtime on the cellphone that you are using to access Absa Cellphone Banking to buy airtime. Standard network rates apply.
  • Log onto WAP Cellphone Banking by entering your access account number and pin
  • Select the 'Prepaid' option from the menu displayed
  • Then select the 'Purchase' option
  • Select "activate funeral cover" option from the prepaid drop down selection
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  • Logon to Internet Banking
  • Select "Payments" from the menu tabs
  • Select "Prepaid"
  • Select "Purchase" from the drop down option
  • Key in RVN to proceed with the transaction
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  • Insert your card into the Absa ATM
  • Follow the prompts
  • Select the 'other transaction' button
  • Select the 'more' button
  • Select Prepaid on the menu options displayed

Note: A SASHWICH fee will apply for non Absa customers
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  • Dial 08600 08600
  • Select 'Telephone Banking'—follow the voice prompts for agent assisted or self-service Prepaid services

Note: Remember that WIG & WAP can only be used with Cellphone Banking
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  • Dial *120*2272#
  • Select 'Prepaid Electricity' from the menu and follow the prompts to buy the units you need
  • Select 'Purchase'—follow the prompts to get the electricity you need instantly

Note: Absa supports Eskom and most Municipality meters.
  • Dial *120*2272#
  • Select 'Prepaid Airtime' from the menu
  • Select 'Purchase'—follow the prompts to get the airtime you need instantly

Note: You would however need to have airtime to purchase or top up airtime (standard network rates apply) except if you are a Vodacom, CellC and Virgin Mobile subscriber then you do not need to have airtime to access the prepaid purchase airtime function on this Absa channel.
  • Dial *120*2272#
  • Select 'Funeral Cover' from the menu and follow the prompts to complete the purchase

These clever and convenient devices mean you can purchase airtime, prepaid electricity and prepaid funeral plans wherever you are, whenever you need to.

As an Absa customer you don't need to leave the comfort of your home. We will directly debit your bank account with the value of your purchase, making it safe and convenient and at no additional cost to you. In fact, it will cost you less, as you don't need to waste time or spend money on travel expenses to drive to your nearest prepaid outlet for these services.

You can also call 0860 111 123 if you experience technical difficulty whilst purchasing airtime using Absa Cellphone Banking, USSD or call 0860 111 155 if you experience technical difficulty whilst purchasing airtime using an Absa ATM or call 08600 08600 if you experience technical difficulty whilst purchasing airtime using Internet Banking.

Good reasons why Absa is
the number one choice for Prepaid services:
Top up your airtime and your bank balance
Top up your airtime and your bank balance

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Open 24 hours
Open 24 hours

We are open when other shops are closed

No queues
No queues

No more waiting in queues

Online convenience
Online convenience

If you have a cellphone or have access to the internet or use an ATM – then Absa is the best place to buy prepaid airtime, 365 days a year!

Use in Absa branches
Use in Absa branches

If you don't have access to the internet at home or at your place of work, Absa also offers impressive 385 Internet Kiosks country wide in selected branches, which you can use to purchase airtime and do payments, draw statements etc. in the safety of your branch

Use at Absa ATM's
Use at Absa ATM's

Absa has close to 8000 ATM's in the country making Prepaid airtime accessible to you anywhere in South Africa at any time of day or night.

Open to anyone
Open to anyone

You don't need to be an Absa customer to use our ATMs to buy the airtime you need

Airtime on more than one cellphone
Airtime on more than one cellphone

Absa will allow you to buy Prepaid airtime for more than one cellphone number. In other words, if you have 2 cellphone numbers, you can buy airtime for both. You can also buy airtime for your children, employees, family members etc.

Service Providers
Buy Absa Prepaid services online
Purchasing Absa Prepaid services online is easy and convenient! Simply log on to Absa Online, 24/7, 365 days of the year
Log on to Internet Banking
Don't have Absa Internet Banking, but want the ease and convenience of purchasing Absa Prepaid services onine?
Register for Internet Banking
Contact Cellphone Banking Lite
                           


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