Wondering how to convert airtime to cash? Do you want to transfer airtime to your bank account? Yeah, you can do that online. There are several reasons why you may need to transfer your airtime to cash.
Over the years, the need to do such conversions often arise. I remember one time I mistakenly added a “0” while recharging my line. It was a tough one, especially as I did not have a need for that much airtime.
You may think an additional zero is small. I have a colleague that wanted to recharge ₦3,000 for his data subscription, and mistakenly bought ₦30,000 naira instead. At that point, you’d feel so bad. It’s only human to make mistakes.
Then you begin to wonder if you can return the airtime back to your ISP and get back your cash. Well, you can’t.
But that’s not the end, there are several platforms that make it possible to convert that airtime back to cash. You don’t have to start calling family members or friends, and coercing them to buy airtime from you.
In today’s article, we have curated 10 platforms you can use to convert your airtime to cash. Whenever you have extra airtime, you can simply make use of these platforms.
How to Convert Airtime to Cash
There are two methods you to convert your airtime to cash. The first method involves you crying out. You can go to a media platform where you would find people who use same network as you.
For example, if you cry out on Twitter about the excess airtime problem, data resellers would contact you. They would buy the airtime at rate a little lower than the value, and use the airtime for data subscriptions.
Consequently, another method is to use a platform that would help to do the conversion. First, you have to provide your bank details, and then send the airtime to designated numbers.
Websites to Convert Airtime to Cash
Note: Zerofy.ng does not guarantee the safety of these websites. Due diligence is required from our readers. We advice that you check app reviews on Google Play store before you install them.
Aimtoget is one of the most popular platform that is used to easily convert airtime to cash. This is a company that have made most of their operations public.
A simple query on a Search engine would reveal the company’s social media accounts, phone numbers and office address. It is important that I let you know Aimtoget charges 20% on all transactions.
Aimtoget renders other services to its users. On the platform, you can pay bills, buy airtime from your favourite networks, and also do money transfers. If as a business person you would prefer to receive airtime as a form of payment, then Aimtoget can serve as a payment processor.
You can choose to do transactions on the website or on the mobile app. The platform makes it possible to exchange any Nigerian network airtime for cash.
How to Convert Airtime to Cash with Aimtoget
Step 1: Create an account on aimtoget.com or on the mobile app.
Step 2: Fund your Aimtoget wallet by transferring the airtime to the platform. It supports all Nigerian networks.
Step 3: Withdraw your cash into a bank account. Payments are processed as fast as possible.
AirtimeDataHub allows users to convert airtime to cash from supported networks. Well, the platform supports all networks in Nigeria. Transactions on the platform are prompt. They also charge a fraction of every transaction. For MTN and Airtel airtime, they charge 20%. While on 9mobile and Glo, they charge 25% and 35% respectively.
AirtimeDataHub has an Android app that is available on Google Playstore. With the app, you can also convert airtime in about 10 minutes.
How to Convert Airtime to Cash with AirtimeDataHub
Step 1: Register on airtimedatahub.com or on the Android app found on Google Playstore.
Step 2: Fund your account by transferring the airtime to the platform.
Step 3: Withdraw from your wallet to your bank account.
AirtimeFlip is a platform you can use to convert your excess airtime to money that can be withdrawn from a bank. The platform claims to use an automated system. So cash payments are made within minutes.
AirtimeFlip app on Google Playstore has a rating of 4.0. If those ratings are organic, that would make AirtimeFlip one of the best airtime conversion app in the country. Like every other airtime converter, the platform charges you on every transaction.
For MTN network, there is a 19% charge on airtime to cash transaction. While a 25% charge for Airtel, 30% for 9mobile and 35% for Glo.
Well, the transaction charges are quite expensive compared to other airtime converters. However, you can check their website for any update on their charges.
How to Convert Airtime to Cash with AirtimeFlip
Step 1: Register on aimtimeflip.com or on the mobile app.
Step 2: Transfer the airtime to your AirtimeFlip wallet.
Step 3: Withdraw from your wallet to your bank account.
AmevNG is a website that made it to our list. On this platform, you can easily convert 9mobile, Airtel, Glo and Mtn airtime to cash. And payments can be made to any Nigerian bank. It is a good way to transfer airtime to your bank account. However, the transaction is not done on the website. And attracts 25% charges on all transactions on the website.
How to Convert Airtime to Cash with AmevNG
Step 1: Select the conversion method. You can convert airtime to cash either by using text messages or WhatsApp messages.
Step 2: For users using text messages, you would have to send messages to 0814813010x. While WhatsApp users would have to message 0809425425x.
Step 3: Send relevant information and start the transfer process.
Step 4: Send you account details to the numbers outlined above.
Step 5: Withdrawals could take between 15 to 30 minutes.
CheetahPay is yet another website to convert airtime to cash. The platform was once an amazing one, but recently we have received a number of negative reviews from its users.
On the platform, you can either convert your airtime balance to cash or sell recharge cards to the platform. For example, when someone gifts you a recharge card you don’t need, you can simply sell it. Only a few platform offer this service.
The website is well organised. You would probably find any question you might have about the website on its Frequently Asked Questions section. Well, they must have taken some time to find answers to these questions. The site features a bunch of Ads running on several platforms.
Like some other airtime converter, CheetahPay has an app on Google Playstore. In the review section, you would find some negative reviews too. Well, we cannot recommend this platform. However, if you decide to use it, the steps are outlined below.
How to Convert Airtime to Cash with Cheetahpay
Step 1: Create an account on cheetahpay.com.ng or on the Android app on Google Playstore.
Step 2: Choose your preferred deposit mode. You can select “Airtime Transfer” or “Airtime Pin.”
Step 3: You would have to do an airtime transfer yourself for the first mode, or input the recharge card pin for the second one.
Step 4: Refresh the page some minutes later after submitting your entry. And then check your balance.
Step 5: Perform a withdrawal from the platform.
iPayAirtime is another interesting website that can be used to convert airtime to cash. On this platform, you can even use the airtime to do some shopping online.
They are quite reputable. I have a friend that utilise the services they provide. Like every other converter, registration is free on the platform. However, there are charges on every transaction.
For MTN subscribers, there is a 15% charge on airtime conversions. As at the time of writing this post we could not verify if it works with other network providers. Well, the charges on MTN airtime is one of the lowest that we’ve seen.
It also offers a feature that allows websites use iPayAirtime as a payment option. They have an API support where users can connect their websites to accept iPayAirtime payments. However, there is no mobile app for users.
How to Convert Airtime to Cash with iPayAirtime
Step 1: Create an account on ipayairtime.com.
Step 2: Transfer your airtime to the platform.
Step 3: Add an account number to withdraw your cash.
You can use JoinaMobile to easily convert your excess airtime to funds in the bank. The website has made the process so easy.
However, the platform is relatively new and have strict rules. A simple mistake could lead to an account termination. Even so, it is still on our radar.
How to Convert Airtime to Cash with JonaiMobile
Step 1: Create an account on jonaimobile.com.
Step 2: Transfer you airtime to the platform’s number – 0814292219x.
Step 3: Within 20 minutes, your transaction will be verified. So you can refresh your account within that time period.
Step 4: Input your bank details and wait for payment. The website could take up to 2 days to effect payment. There is also an additional N50 charge on withdrawal.
OGDAMS is a platform that can help you transfer your excess airtime to your bank account. The website offers a range of other services. On OGDAMS, you can buy data subscriptions, pay electricity bills, pay for Cable TV, etc. The platform supports VTU as well.
Currently, there is no mobile app for OGDAMS. If you would love to use the platform, you would have to use their website.
How to Convert Airtime to Cash with OGDAMS
Step 1: Register on ogdams.com.
Step 2: Perform an airtime transfer to the platform.
Step 3: Input your banking details to withdraw your cash from the website.
Recharge2Cash is another platform that can be used for airtime conversion. The website is updated to make the conversion process very easy and smooth.
However, the platform doesn’t accept VTU payment. So any VTU payment sent could be treated as void. For users that would like to convert over ₦20,000 airtime, they would have to do it in bits. There’s an hourly limit of ₦20,000 airtime.
Transactions on the platform is usually completed within 5 to 15 minutes. Currently, there is no mobile app available.
How to Convert Airtime to Cash with Recharge2Cash
Step 1: You have to create a request and input all necessary information regarding the transaction.
Step 2: Transfer the airtime to the phone number. (Airtime should be sent within 5 minutes. If it is over 5 minutes, you have to refresh the page.)
Step 3: Create a withdrawal request. Input your account number and the select a pin for your account.
Step 4: Before withdrawing, you have to set up your account profile. The website requires that you include your address, profile picture, contact number, etc.
Zoranga is another airtime converter. With Zoranga, you can convert airtime to cash. Whether as an individual or a business, the company caters for all needs.
The platform has similar features with other platforms on this list. Interestingly, the website does not relent in adding new features.
If as a business person you receive payments in airtime, you can make use of Zoranga. You can also sell excess airtime on the platform.
The platform supports converting 9mobile, Airtel, Glo and MTN airtime to cash. The platform also doubles as a payment processor. We were unable to ascertain the changes on airtime conversion.
This platform has an app on Google Playstore. The app seems to be functional with some good reviews. If you would prefer to use a mobile app, then you can use this. But iOS users have to make use of the website. Still and all, transaction is fast on both.
How to Convert Airtime to Cash with Zoranga
Step 1: Create an account on zoranga.com or on the mobile app.
Step 2: You have to deposit the airtime on the platform. MTN users would use Share and Sell, while other networks can simply transfer.
Step 3: You would need to write out the amount you want to transfer. You’d have to use press the “Deposit” button, and then the “Confirm” button.
Step 4: Refresh the page after some minutes to confirm if the transaction went through.
Step 5: Withdraw the money to your account. You would have to input correctly your account number and wait for your money to arrive.
The Bottom Line
These are some of the best platforms that you can use to convert your airtime to cash. However, Aimtoget.com, Airtimeflip.com, Zoranga.com, Airtimedatahub.com and iPayAirtime.com are the most popular.
If you ever happen to have excess recharge card or someone gifted an airtime that you do not need, you know where to go. You can easily swap your airtime for cash with these platforms.
Sadly, some fraudsters have penetrated into the industry. So due diligence is required from you. You have to thoroughly review these websites before you use them. A good website today could become a defaulter tomorrow. Just so you know.
Please note that we have received numerous red flags on CheetahPay.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to transfer airtime on MTN?
You can transfer airtime with MTN Share ‘n’ Sell service. However, note that there is a daily transfer limit is ₦10,000. In order to transfer the airtime, dial *600*phone-number*amount*PIN#. For new users, the default PIN is 0000. You can simply change your PIN to 1234. Then, you can dial: *600*0000*1234*1234#.
How to transfer airtime on Airtel?
You can transfer airtime on Airtel by dialling *432# and follow the prompt on your screen. Please note that you can send a maximum of ₦1,500 at a time. The daily limit is ₦4,500 per line.
How to transfer airtime on 9mobile?
You can transfer airtime on 9mobile by dialling *223*PIN*amount*phone-number#. Also important that you know that 9Mobile has a transfer limit is ₦20,000 per transaction.
How to transfer airtime on Glo?
You can transfer airtime on Glo by dialling *131*phone-number*amount*PIN#. For new users, the default PIN is 0000. ₦1,000 is the maximum amount you can transfer per transaction. However, there is a daily limit of ₦6,000. So if you like to transfer more than ₦6,000, you have to break it in bits.