How to Do an Online Electricity Purchase

How to Do an Online Electricity Purchase

Prepaid electricity offers so many benefits to both landlords as well as tenants. As a tenant, you will have control over your spending, while landlords won’t have to struggle with electricity bills being left unpaid at the end of the month. But the best benefits of all is that you can buy prepaid electricity from your mobile phone or internet banking.

By using a prepaid electricity meter landlords don’t have to worry about tenants leaving their electricity account unpaid, and thereby creating more problems for them as a property owner. You won’t have to worry about the municipality guessing how much of usage was for the month, as you can see how many units you use every day with your prepaid meter.

Many users make use of Powertime to do an online electricity purchase with their credit card or by doing an EFT. You simply log into the system, add your payment details, and your prepaid meter details, and complete your transaction. You can log in from your mobile phone or from your computer, and top up your electricity usage as needed.

FNB Cellphone Banking

Simply dial *120*321# on your cellphone. Follow the prompts and select/enter option 1 (Prepaid). Choose the electricity option and select the meter number for which you want to buy electricity. If you select New, you will be prompted to enter the meter number). Choose the amount of electricity you would like to buy and confirm your transaction. You will receive an SMS message with your voucher number that you can enter into your prepaid electricity meter.

ABSA Cellphone Banking

ABSA offers clients the ability to purchase prepaid electricity via their cellphone banking service. Simply log onto cellphone banking by dialling *120*2272#, and select the prepaid option from the menu. Now, and start your prepaid electricity purchase. You will be asked how much electricity would love to buy as well as what the meter memories. Your voucher will be sent to you instantly.


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