Let’s be honest, nobody wants to live in the dark! Whether you’re watching a movie, cooking dinner or working on a project, electricity is an essential part of daily life. So when your PHCN meter runs out of credit, it’s natural to feel a little bit stressed. But don’t worry, there are plenty of ways to recharge your meter and get back to your normal routine. In this article, we’ll take a look at all the different ways you can recharge your PHCN meter.
Recharging your meter in person is a simple and straightforward process. There are two main methods: physical recharge vouchers and recharging at PHCN offices.
Physical Recharge Vouchers:
If you’re out and about and you notice your meter is running low, you can purchase a physical recharge voucher from a nearby vendor. These vouchers come in different denominations and can be used to recharge your meter instantly. Here’s how:
- Look for a local vendor who sells PHCN recharge vouchers. These vendors are usually located near PHCN offices, supermarkets or other busy areas.
- Choose the denomination you want, pay the vendor, and receive your voucher.
- Go to your meter, find the recharge port and insert your voucher. Your meter should start recharging immediately and you’ll be able to see the credit balance increasing.
Recharging at PHCN Offices
Another option is to recharge your meter at a PHCN office. This is a great option if you have the time and don’t mind visiting an office. Here’s how:
- Find your nearest PHCN office by using the PHCN website or asking a local vendor.
- Visit the office, provide your meter number and choose the denomination you want. The PHCN staff will take care of the rest and your meter should start recharging instantly.
If you prefer to recharge your meter from the comfort of your own home, online recharging is the way to go. There are two main options: third-party websites and third-party apps.
- Visit www.buypower.ng on your smartphone or computer
- Enter your phone number and click the “Buy Electricity” button
- Fill out the required information, including:
- Meter number
- Distro company
- Full name
- Email address
- Phone number
- Amount of units you want to buy
- Click “Continue to Payment Page”
- Choose to pay with:
- Debit card
- USSD code
- Bank transfer
- Confirm the OTP code sent to your phone number if paying with debit card
- Wait a few minutes and your token will be sent to your email or registered phone number.
And just like that, you’ll be able to enjoy endless hours of electricity in your home! No more waiting in long lines or struggling to find the right change. Recharging your PHCN meter has never been this easy.
- Visit irecharge.ng
- Under “Welcome, what are you purchasing today?” click on “Electricity”
- Enter your phone number
- Enter the following information:
- Meter Number
- Meter Type
- Email Address
- Click “Confirm”
- On the payment page, choose your preferred form of payment
- Your receipt will be generated
- Your token will be sent to your phone number or email address!
Just like that, you’ll be able to enjoy endless hours of electricity in your home without leaving the comfort of your couch.
Another option is to use a third-party apps, such as Quickteller, Paystack, Opay, and Palmpay. These platforms allow you to recharge your meter from anywhere, at any time, and you can even use your mobile phone. Here’s how:
- Decide which platform you want to use and create an account.
- Log into your account, select ‘Electricity’ as the service you want to pay for, enter your meter number and choose the denomination you want. Make a payment and your meter should start recharging immediately.
Finally, you can also recharge your meter using your bank app. Here is how to do it.
- Launch your mobile banking app
- Go to “Pay Bill” or “Pay Bills”
- Select “Utilities” as the type of bill
- Choose your Electricity Distribution Company as the Biller
- Enter your Meter Number
- Choose “Prepaid” or “Postpaid” as the package
- Enter the amount you wish to purchase
- Confirm the transaction with your Transaction Pin
- Wait for the payment to process
- Receive your token via SMS or email.
Here are some common issues that may arise when recharging your PHCN meter and how to fix them:
- Incorrect Meter Number: Double-check that you’ve entered the correct meter number. If it’s still not working, you can reach out to PHCN customer service for assistance.
- Payment Declined: This could be due to insufficient funds or a problem with your debit card. Try using a different payment method or check with your bank to resolve the issue.
- Token Not Received: Wait a few minutes and check your email or phone for the token. If it still hasn’t arrived, reach out to the customer service of the service provider you used to make the payment.
- Technical Issues: If the website or app is not working properly, try again later or reach out to the customer service team for assistance.
There you have it! A complete guide to all the ways you can recharge your PHCN meter. Whether you prefer to recharge in person, online, on your mobile or using your bank, there’s an option that’s right for you. Just choose the one that best suits your lifestyle and you’ll never have to worry about living in the dark again.