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How to Send Airtime or Data to Nigeria: A Step-by-Step Guide

Staying connected with loved ones living abroad can be challenging. Fortunately, if you have family or friends in Nigeria, it's quicker and easier than ever to recharge someone's data or airtime in Nigeria – no matter which country you're living in. What's more, the entire process takes less than a minute! Here's how to get the job done:

Step 1: Enter Your Beneficiary's Number

First, you'll need to enter your recipient's mobile number. Make sure you enter it in correctly.

Step 2: Select an Operator We Work With in Nigeria

Next, you’ll need to select an operator from the dropdown. In Nigeria, there are many operators that we work with to help you recharge mobile data, airtime, or credit at the best prices. These include:

You'll then need to enter the amount you want to recharge before moving on to the final step:

Step 3: Pay and Recharge

Lastly, you'll need to pay for the recharge. You can do this using your credit or debit card, and the payment will be processed instantly, meaning you can connect to your loved one in Nigeria immediately after. With our trusted partner Rebtel, you can use any of the following payment methods:

Speedy and secure phone recharge

With Monito, you can take advantage of lightning-fast airtime and data top-ups with our trusted partner, Rebtel.

Recharge airtime or mobile data online by entering your loved one's number and letting Rebtel take care of the rest!

What Are Airtime Top-Ups?

Around the world, millions of people don't subscribe to monthly contracts that give them unlimited mobile data or airtime. Instead, prepaid phones remain extremely popular. These phones run on a pay-as-you-go model where they need airtime (sometimes called 'talk time', 'call time', or 'credit') to make calls and send text messages. You can learn more about airtime top-ups in our explainer.

With Monito's exclusive partnership with Rebtel, the recipient of the airtime you send in Nigeria doesn't need to buy airtime in shops — instead, you can send it to them yourself directly over the internet! You can sign up and send airtime securely to your recipient in just minutes, meaning that no matter where they are in Nigeria, you'll be no more than just a phone call away.

Key Facts About Monito Airtime Recharge

📞 Operators supported

Etisalat, MTN, Glo Mobile, Airtel, 9 Mobile

🌍 Countries supported


💸 Average cost


⚡️ Top-up speed

In minutes

How Do Airtime Top-Ups Work With Rebtel?

Topping up a phone in Nigeria or any other country with Rebtel is fast, secure, and convenient. Through Monito, you can sign up with Rebtel's savvy mobile recharge platform and be charged no fixed fees (only a competitive exchange rate that you'll be shown upfront).

Here's how it works.

  1. Enter your loved one's mobile number on Monito and click 'Send now'
  2. Sign up with Rebtel for free on their website
  3. Choose ‘Airtime’ from the services available
  4. Confirm your friend's or loved one's mobile number and network
  5. Pay for the airtime online by credit card or bank transfer
  6. You and your recipient will receive an SMS as soon as the airtime has arrived
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Every week, thousands of people like you send data, airtime, and money to Nigeria. With so many Nigerians living abroad, everyone needs an easy and inexpensive way to send money back home to family, friends, and others. Whether you want to make a once-off currency transfer or you need to send money regularly, we can help you find the best option!

FAQ About Airtime Top-Up in Nigeria

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