Globacom Nigeria has announced its partnership with 15 leading banks in the country to unveil a unified short code that will enable its subcribers to purchase Glo airtime from banks. This is to enhance customers’ experience on its network.
According to a report by Nigeria CommunicationsWeek, Globacom said that the unified USSD short code *805# will give Glo customers who have accounts with any of the fifteen banks involved in the service, a seamless opportunity to top up their airtime with money directly from their bank accounts at any time of the day, whether locally or while roaming.
According to the report,“The unified short code is designed to make life easier for our esteemed subscribers as it is simple and easy to remember,” the telecom operator said.
The partner banks includes Access Bank, First Bank, Ecobank, Zenith Bank, UBA, Union Bank, Stanbic IBTC Bank, Sterling Bank, IBTC Bank, FCMB, Heritage Bank. Others are Keystone Bank, Unity Ban and Skye Bank.
For any Glo subscriber to enjoy this service free of charge, they will have to register their Glo lines with any of the aforementioned banks.
The latest development follows the recent successful launch of Glo Xchange (Super-Agent Network) targetted at supporting the Central Bank of Nigeria ’s financial inclusion initiative and cashless policy.
This development would also reduce the storing of different individual banks USSD code for airtime top ups.