How to Buy Airtime and Internet From MTN to Any Teleco Network in Uganda

How ToHow to Buy Airtime and Internet From MTN to Any Teleco Network in Uganda
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This article explains How to Buy Airtime and Internet From MTN to Any Teleco Network in Uganda

How to pay for Roke, Lycamobile, Africell, and Smile Internet Bundles from MTN Mobile Money

Paying for the internet in 2023 isn’t a hard job. We have third-party options from Payway POS to gazillion fintech app solutions all fighting for a place in your phone.

The problems with these solutions are some require you to have data to use them and others operate in your typical brick-and-mortar settings (POS). This resulted in the resurgence in demand of the good old-fashioned USSD shortcodes.

Here are the steps to use the *252# shortcode on MTN to pay for internet bundles;

Step 1:  Dail *252# on your phone.

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Step 2: Choose option 6 — i.e. “Airtime and Bundles.”

Step 3: Select option 2 — i.e. “Internet Bundles.”

Step 4: Select the network you want to buy data bundles for from the available list

Step 5: Pick the data plan you want to pay from the list and choose the option to proceed.

Step 6: Enter your mobile money pin to confirm the transaction and you’re good to go.

Highlighted below are the extra charges for the purchase of Lycamobile internet bundles which are pretty low for convenience and reliability.

Data PlanBundlesPrice Extra Charge
UG Super20GB10,000UGX550
UG Mega50GB25650
UG Giga100GB45750

How to buy airtime for Airtel, UTL, SMILE and Lycamobile from MTN Mobile Money 

Although there are only a handful of options to choose from, buying airtime using the shortcode *252# is pretty much straightforward. Follow the steps below to get it done.

Step 1: Dail *252#.

Step 2: Choose option 6 — i.e. “Airtime and Bundles.”

Step 3: Select option 1 — i.e. “ Buy Airtime.”

Step 4: Select the network you want to buy airtime for.

Step 5: Enter the amount of airtime you want to buy.

Step 6: Enter your mobile money PIN to finish the transaction.

Here are the extra charges range when buying airtime from 500UGX to 100,000UGX.

Airtime PriceAdditional Charge(UGX)
500UGX110
1000UGX110
2000UGX110
5000UGX150
10,000UGX550
50,000UGX850
100,000UGX950

Extra Charges for buying Airtime from MTN to other teleco networks

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