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Re: Does Your Network provider Charge You For Transacting With USSD Code? by Marvis4real(f): 5:21am On Jul 11, 2018
anitapreeti:
Thanks guys.... I doubt mtn charges for such. I'll just switch to mtn.
MTN does not charge for using banks' USSD code services

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Re: Does Your Network provider Charge You For Transacting With USSD Code? by mekonglobal(m): 5:46am On Jul 11, 2018
lostluggage:
For Glo, no charges
What Glo charges 20 naira per transact.
Re: Does Your Network provider Charge You For Transacting With USSD Code? by chimerase2: 6:16am On Jul 11, 2018
anitapreeti:
Thanks guys.... I doubt mtn charges for such. I'll just switch to mtn.
mtn doesnt at all
Re: Does Your Network provider Charge You For Transacting With USSD Code? by jashar(f): 6:20am On Jul 11, 2018
internationalman:
This is what I get whenever I try to do it with useless glo line.

Glo na network? I use them too, I had to chat with GTB on twitter. They were the ones who told me I had to recharge my line. Imagine the rubbish...


BTW, who's Ruth James? grin
Re: Does Your Network provider Charge You For Transacting With USSD Code? by tunjijones(m): 6:23am On Jul 11, 2018
anitapreeti:
Thanks guys.... I doubt mtn charges for such. I'll just switch to mtn.

Na mtn worse pass. I noticed early last year. Whn I call the customer care they said the service is not free.
Re: Does Your Network provider Charge You For Transacting With USSD Code? by uwa244(m): 6:30am On Jul 11, 2018
My wife is also experiencing it on her Glo line. They charge her N10 per transact.
Re: Does Your Network provider Charge You For Transacting With USSD Code? by Cool83(m): 6:31am On Jul 11, 2018
emmy9500:
MTN does not charge
they do, that's if am transacting on my Sterling bank account, but not on Gtb and zenith
Re: Does Your Network provider Charge You For Transacting With USSD Code? by deenee: 6:39am On Jul 11, 2018
anitapreeti:
Hello Nairalanders
I noticed something that has been a source of concern to me....
The aim of this thread is to find out whether it is a normal thing which I never noticed in the past or I'm the only one affected.

My account numbers are connected to my AIRTEL line, I receive alerts and use USSD code for online banking on the line. Recently I noticed that each time I want to do any transaction using USSD code I would be notified that I have insufficient funds. The fact that AIRTEL is not my main line, I barely recharge it coupled with the fact that their tariff is higher than the other line I use.
So each time I see the notification, I would recharge before doing the transaction. I assumed I just needed to have airtime and that I won't be charged for transacting.

However, I just realized that AIRTEL has been charging me #10 each time I use USSD code for any form of transaction including transfer, airtime recharge, account balance enquiry etc.

Fellow Nairalanders.... Are you experiencing the same thing on Airtel or any other network?

Transactions on the USSD platform come at a cost and that cost is shared. Or are you expecting to enjoy free services without paying for them?
Re: Does Your Network provider Charge You For Transacting With USSD Code? by Loonyy(m): 6:42am On Jul 11, 2018
the banks has nothing to do with USSD codes is another way for network providers to make extra cash on d sides, I had to call 9mobile customer care Dats wen I got Dis clarification.....
Re: Does Your Network provider Charge You For Transacting With USSD Code? by Ugmama(m): 6:50am On Jul 11, 2018
Do you know what UBA USSD (*919#) code can do?

1. You can block your Debit card if lost

2. You can freeze online transactions

3. You can do cardless withdrawal

4. You can generate OTP

5. You can get account statement

6. You can buy airtime, transfer and check balance

7. You can buy data and subscribe DStv

How to Register with our USSD CODE?

1) Dial *919*0# on your mobile phone
2) Press 1 to sign up
3) Press 1 to account with pin
4) Enter your account number
5) Enter your Card Pin
6) Enter the last 4 digits of your Card
7) Enter A24613 for Staff Ref ID

You will receive a notification that your registration was successful welcome to magic banking.

Then you can enjoy banking on your mobile even without an Android phone.

For a full range of services, a customer will dial *919# when registered and follow through.
Re: Does Your Network provider Charge You For Transacting With USSD Code? by austino677(m): 6:51am On Jul 11, 2018
check balance sef charges

Re: Does Your Network provider Charge You For Transacting With USSD Code? by brodalokie: 7:16am On Jul 11, 2018
Be thankfully great full to even see the transaction to do. Me have not done any one online or offline since 3yrs or more...
Re: Does Your Network provider Charge You For Transacting With USSD Code? by nick50(m): 7:18am On Jul 11, 2018
Mtn no charge
Re: Does Your Network provider Charge You For Transacting With USSD Code? by Chuksmonika(m): 7:28am On Jul 11, 2018
Mtn used to charge b4,but now,it is free of charge
Re: Does Your Network provider Charge You For Transacting With USSD Code? by Lovexme(m): 7:35am On Jul 11, 2018
Offpoint:
No, but my useless bank charges me. UBA charges for everything...

Good morning by the bank guards: N5
Good afternoon by the bank guards: N5
Welcome to UBA: N5
Thank you for banking with us: N10
The bank door music/speech: N5
Teller sheet: N10
AC: N10
Chair: N2

Total = N52

Then they'll lie to you that it's Card maintenance... Card wey dey my hand how dem take maintain am?

This one is the greatest scam ever! I intend putting a call across to Access bank so they'd explain to me how it's possible to maintain a card in MY POSSESSION.
Re: Does Your Network provider Charge You For Transacting With USSD Code? by Offpoint: 7:43am On Jul 11, 2018
Lovexme:


This one is the greatest scam ever! I intend putting a call across to Access bank so they'd explain to me how it's possible to maintain a card in MY POSSESSION.
I think sey na only me dey tin tire... they just modernized stealing and extortion and re-brand the name to CARD MAINTENANCE.
Re: Does Your Network provider Charge You For Transacting With USSD Code? by Lovexme(m): 7:46am On Jul 11, 2018
Offpoint:

I think sey na only me dey tin tire... they just modernized stealing and extortion and re-brand the name to CARD MAINTENANCE.

Exactly!
Re: Does Your Network provider Charge You For Transacting With USSD Code? by gr8tone: 7:51am On Jul 11, 2018
Zenith bank charge me N15 while airtel charges me N10 for using the USSD code. That's pretty crazy.
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Re: Does Your Network provider Charge You For Transacting With USSD Code? by DEIFIED(m): 8:15am On Jul 11, 2018
I noticed it too, airtel are criminals.
Re: Does Your Network provider Charge You For Transacting With USSD Code? by mayze: 8:24am On Jul 11, 2018
phr0nesis:

Wrong
I had to switch my bank line from etisalat to MTN because of these charges. With zero Naira, I transact with my GTB account.
Did u read well before responding? Did u see the part I said MTN is zero naira or u just decided to skip
Re: Does Your Network provider Charge You For Transacting With USSD Code? by Nobody: 8:40am On Jul 11, 2018
I am also using airtel and the same thing happens to me
Re: Does Your Network provider Charge You For Transacting With USSD Code? by maiquel: 9:12am On Jul 11, 2018
HarryDuce:
For real. Me thinks the bank from which the transaction is carried out also matters. I use my Airtel line with my diamond account and I'm not charged for anything. Be it recharge or anything of the sort.

Sorry GtBank charges, not Airtel.
I called them and the customer care said they(GtB) charges the said ammount on that platform. They have a lousy reason though...

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Re: Does Your Network provider Charge You For Transacting With USSD Code? by newslifeop: 9:14am On Jul 11, 2018
hmm
Re: Does Your Network provider Charge You For Transacting With USSD Code? by Agboki: 9:17am On Jul 11, 2018
Tomoyayi:


Oga, MTN don't charge



i dey use mtn with fcmb and diamond both dey collect money 2 transfer not frm d bank oooh!
Re: Does Your Network provider Charge You For Transacting With USSD Code? by Agboki: 9:20am On Jul 11, 2018
Jay95:

I don't think so!
I use MTN with First bank...No charges whatsoever




i dey use mtn with fcmb and diamond both dey collect money 2 transfer not frm d bank oooh!
Re: Does Your Network provider Charge You For Transacting With USSD Code? by phr0nesis(m): 10:48am On Jul 11, 2018
mayze:

Did u read well before responding? Did u see the part I said MTN is zero naira or u just decided to skip
My eyes saw MTN instead of Airtel in the part where you mentioned 4 Naira. Sorry for the mistake
Re: Does Your Network provider Charge You For Transacting With USSD Code? by leonard002(m): 11:15am On Jul 11, 2018
Offpoint:
No, but my useless bank charges me. UBA charges for everything...

Good morning by the bank guards: N5
Good afternoon by the bank guards: N5
Welcome to UBA: N5
Thank you for banking with us: N10
The bank door music/speech: N5
Teller sheet: N10
AC: N10
Chair: N2

Total = N52

Then they'll lie to you that it's Card maintenance... Card wey dey my hand how dem take maintain am?
lmao!
Re: Does Your Network provider Charge You For Transacting With USSD Code? by harudankasim: 12:21pm On Jul 11, 2018
Offpoint:
No, but my useless bank charges me. UBA charges for everything...

Good morning by the bank guards: N5
Good afternoon by the bank guards: N5
Welcome to UBA: N5
Thank you for banking with us: N10
The bank door music/speech: N5
Teller sheet: N10
AC: N10
Chair: N2

Total = N52

Then they'll lie to you that it's Card maintenance... Card wey dey my hand how dem take maintain am?

Bro you don talk my mind finish UBA are so annoying they will debit ur acct without alert explain debit for what we are working on it no response for months their customer care are bunch of C***p in app customer care crashes every seconds what can UBA get right i don't know.
Re: Does Your Network provider Charge You For Transacting With USSD Code? by Offpoint: 12:37pm On Jul 11, 2018
harudankasim:


Bro you don talk my mind finish UBA are so annoying they will debit ur acct without alert explain debit for what we are working on it no response for months their customer care are bunch of C***p in app customer care crashes every seconds what can UBA get right i don't know.
That their customers care crap is bullshît...
there's no week they won't debit at least N100 from me, without any alert... Nigerian banks are modern thieves.
Re: Does Your Network provider Charge You For Transacting With USSD Code? by internationalman(m): 8:57pm On Jul 11, 2018
jashar:


Glo na network? I use them too, I had to chat with GTB on twitter. They were the ones who told me I had to recharge my line. Imagine the rubbish...


BTW, who's Ruth James? grin
Someone I know....

Do you also know her?
Re: Does Your Network provider Charge You For Transacting With USSD Code? by FrankFrenzy(m): 8:03pm On Jul 19, 2018
FriendNG:



Who tell u. Stanbic dey charge wella on etisalat/9mobile.

Correct! But absolutely free for MTN lines..

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