Enjoy the convenience of topping up airtime, data, and SMS bundles anytime with one of our easy-to-access channels. No queues, no delays.

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Available across all networks

Get airtime, data, and SMS bundles from Cell C, MTN, Telkom Mobile, Virgin Mobile and Vodacom.

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Top up at your convenience

Top up online, using our app, at an Absa ATM, via telephone banking or even while tweeting or chatting.

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Use it immediately

Bundles are loaded automatically, whether you’re topping up for yourself or someone else.

How to get it

  • Get it at an Absa ATM

    Benefits and features
    • You don’t need to be an Absa customer, anyone can use our ATMs to buy airtime and bundles
    • Absa has close to 8 000 ATMs in the country making prepaid airtime accessible to you anywhere in South Africa — day or night
    • We cater for the services and products of all major networks in South Africa
    How it works
    • If you are an Absa customer, once you have inserted your card in the ATM and entered your PIN number, select ‘Other Transactions’. If you do not have an account with Absa yet, select ‘Prepaid’.
    • Select ‘Prepaid Airtime’ and then follow the prompts to purchase the airtime amount you would like.
  • Buy it online

    Benefits and features
    • Top up airtime and bundles online in only a few clicks on Absa Online
    • You can also create mobile beneficiaries for frequently made top-ups
    • You can also use Express to top up your own airtime and bundles or buy prepaid for once-off, new or existing beneficiaries
    How it works

    For Absa Online:

    • Log on to your Absa Online service and select ‘Payments’ at the top of screen
    • Select ‘Purchase Prepaid’ on the left of your screen and then follow the prompts
    • The airtime and bundles will be loaded within a few minutes at most and will be available for use immediately
    • You can do single, multiple (for several people at once) or once-off top-ups

    For Absa Express:

    • Log on to your Absa Express service
    • Click on the Prepaid icon
    • Select the prepaid option you want and then follow the prompts
    What you need to know
    • You can also buy Telkom landline vouchers on Absa Online and Express
    • On Absa Online, Telkom landline vouchers can be purchased in the 'Purchase once-off' section
    • The cellphone number the airtime is purchased for must be RICA compliant
    • Airtime, data, and SMS bundles are Standard Network Products
    • We will not be liable for incorrect cellphone numbers or incorrect service providers selected
    • If you have changed your cellphone service provider, prepaid airtime at your old service provider will be lost
    • For further prepaid terms of use, please refer to your service provider
  • Load up with your cell phone

    Benefits and features
    • You can buy airtime and bundles on-the-go, for yourself or anyone else on any of your mobile devices
    • The airtime and bundles are loaded directly onto the cell phone and available for use immediately
    • You can load airtime and bundles for anyone else — they do not need to be an Absa customer or even use the same cell phone service provider as you


    How it works
    • Dial *120*2272# to log in
    • Select ‘Prepaid’ from the menu and follow the prompts
    • Make sure you use the correct number, since the transaction isn’t reversible


    What you need to know
    • To top up with USSD, you need to be registered for the Absa NotifyMe service
  • Use our app to top up

    Benefits and features
    • Buy airtime and bundles anytime of the day or night, wherever you are, using our app.
    • The app is free to download and use. You will only be charged for some transactions.


    How it works
    • Log in on your account via our app or register for digital banking which gives you access to both mobile and online banking
    • You will be able to log in instantly
    • Go to ‘Prepaid Mobile’ and follow the on-screen prompts


    What you need to know
    • The app can be downloaded on most mobile devices and is available on the App Store, Google Play and Windows Store
  • Top up on ChatBanking

    Benefits and features·        
    • ChatBanking allows you to buy airtime and bundles straight from Facebook Messenger, Twitter or WhatsApp
    • ChatBanking is the quickest way to top up airtime and bundles for your personal use: it takes only 10 seconds to send the short-cut code and receive your confirmation


    How it works
    • When you log in to Absa Online, select the ‘Express’ tab, then select ‘Settings’
    • Select ‘Manage ChatBanking’ from the menu and follow the prompts to complete the once-off secure registration process
    • After your registration is complete, log in to Facebook and search for the Absa ChatBanking page, or log in to Facebook Messenger directly and search for Absa ChatBanking
    • On WhatsApp, add Absa (08600 086000) as a contact on your device and find the new contact
    • Begin your conversation with 'hi' and we will talk you through it
    • Once you have completed a once-off secure registration process, you do not need to log in to use ChatBanking again
    • You can just open your existing chat and continue to transact
    What you need to know
    • To use ChatBanking, you need a Facebook Messenger, Twitter or WhatsApp account and an Absa account registered with Absa Online.
    • For your own security, you are only able to purchase airtime and bundles for yourself via ChatBanking. This means anyone picking up your phone would not be able to use it to purchase prepaid for themselves or defraud you.
    • Your social media profile is securely linked to your cellphone number during the once-off registration process to prevent fraud.
  • Redeem with Absa Rewards

    Benefits and features
    • All airtime vouchers are charged at discounted prices
    • You can exchange your Cash Rewards for prepaid airtime on Absa Online
    • You can redeem your Absa Rewards for Chat Cards from any of the following service providers: Cell C, MTN, Neotel, Telkom, Telkom Mobile, Virgin Mobile or Vodacom


    How it works
    • Log on to your Absa Online account
    • Click on ‘Absa Rewards’
    • Select ‘Airtime’
    • Follow the prompts on the screen
    • We will send an SMS to your cell phone number on our database if you redeem for airtime, vouchers or convert to Partner Points


    What you need to know
    • To exchange your Cash Rewards for airtime and bundles, you must have your Absa Rewards linked to your online account
    • Once you have made a successful request to redeem your Cash Rewards we cannot cancel or change your request
    • It remains your responsibility to ensure that all the information you supply during the redemption process is correct
    • If you have a complaint or query, you can contact the Absa Rewards Contact Centre on 0861 78 88 88 or send an email to absarewards@absa.co.za
  • Via Telephone Banking

    Benefits and features
    • You can buy airtime and bundles from a landline telephone
    • No data or cellphone access required
    • You can choose from our self-service options or get assistance from a call centre agent
    How it works
    • Call 08600 08600 to register
    • Select 'Telephone Banking' and simply follow the voice prompts for agent-assistance or self- service prepaid services


    What you need to know
    •  To use our prepaid top-up service, you need to be registered for Telephone Banking

Need more help?

Let one of our consultants assist you.

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0860 111 123

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