Weeks ago Techzim launched it’s own WhatsApp airtime service where you can easily buy airtime from within the comforts of WhatsApp. Well, MTN could not just help themselves and in a fit of jealousy, they too launched their own WhatsApp bot-shamelessly calling it the world’s first.
We are not going to make this a race thing by calling our service a world first. Did MTN executive call us asking us for our secret source and other deets right after we launched our easy WhatsApp airtime buying service? No, that’s just a rumour.
On a serious note though did MTN copy Techzim and launch their own airtime service? I can neither confirm or deny this, you will have to ask MTN. All I know is that we launched our service before MTN launched theirs.
So how can you buy airtime using WhatsApp?
After registration you can start buying airtime by following these simple steps:
- Send message to the Techzim Marketplace number (the one you joined). The message should be in this format
Amount#Number to recharge#EcoCash number e.g 1#0712000111#0772888999
- You will be asked to confirm the transaction on your EcoCash phone. Confirm it by entering your PIN
- The airtime is sent to your phone directly.
Registration is once off. Once you are registered you can buy airtime at any time by just sending Amount#NumberToRecharge#EcocashNumber to +14155238886. You will be charged a meagre 5c for each transaction.
Please note this is number is monitored by a bot. You