Hurray, NairaBET USSD is finally here!!
Are you excited too?!
I mean…you can now browse the NairaBET website with any kind of phone (smart or palasa), without need for the internet.
And guess what?
NairaBET USSD is so good that it’s a complete platform on its own and you can do on it most of the things you’d do on the NairaBET website or in a shop…
That is, you can fund your account, place your bet, make withdrawal request, check your bet status and even do customer-to-customer transfer (transfer funds from your NairaBET account to another NairaBET account) on NairaBET USSD.
Just imagine doing all these with your Nokia torchlight! 😁
So how do you get started with NairaBET USSD?
Glad you asked…because I’ll be walking you through the steps right here.
Let’s get started.
From your mobile phone, dial the official NairaBET USSD code: *5447#.
Once you do that, the screen/options you’ll get will be based on two things:
- You don’t have a NairaBET account attached to that phone number
- You already have a NairaBET account attached to that phone number
2. If you don’t have a NairaBET account attached to that phone number yet…
The screen that pops up after you dial *5447# will be the one asking you to open a NairaBET account. And you can indeed from there open a brand new account on NairaBET.
You’ll be asked to enter your name; do that and press “Send”. Subsequent screens will ask you for your email address and preferred username.
Enter all these details, and voila, you have a fresh NairaBET account.
This is not just a USSD account; it’s the same account you’ll use on other NairaBET platforms, like the website and physical shops. Don’t worry, you’ll be given a password you can use to login online. And you can later change the password online if you like.
If you already have your phone number attached to your NairaBET account…
You’ll instead get a Welcome screen asking you what you’d like to do during that session.
This is where you can choose from the available options, like funding your account, placing a bet, making a withdrawal, or whatever action you want to take on your NairaBET account.
It’s the same on a non-smartphone (palasa)!
And choosing the action you want to take is as easy as replying your network with the number in front of your desired option. For example, press 1 to fund your account and press “Send”, as requested in the image above. (Or press N to get more options on the Next page. See image below.)
Funding Your Account Via NairaBET USSD
If you have been around NairaBET for a while, you already know there’s a USSD code you can use to fund your NairaBET account directly from your GTBank account. The code is *737*50*Amount*88#.
However, if you use other banks, or you just prefer to use the official NairaBET USSD, then after dialing *5447# (number must be attached to a NairaBET account), simply choose the “Fund your account” option by pressing the number for it (it’s 1 as at writing this).
Then you’ll be taken to a page where you’ll be asked to enter the amount you want to fund your account with (minimum of N100).
Enter the amount and press “Send”. And just like that, your NairaBET account gets funded.
However, for this to work for you, your mobile number must be attached to a bank account. If not, you’ll get the error message below:
Placing a Bet Via NairaBET USSD
Just as in the steps for funding your account, you can choose the option for placing a bet by pressing 2 (or whichever number that option carries in the future) and then press “Send”.
However, the only way you can place a bet via USSD (on the next page that opens) is to already have a Bet Code. (Sure you don’t expect to see a list of games on USSD, yea?)
So, once you have your bet code, simply enter it and press “Send” again.
And, gbam, your bet will be placed.
If you want to save time and just place your bet straightaway with USSD, right from your phone home screen or dial pad, simply dial *5447*Betcode*Amount#.
And your bet will be placed immediately, automagically.
(After dialing the code above, I went to my account online to confirm, and yes, my bet had been placed:)
To do other things on NairaBET USSD, simply choose the desired option by pressing the corresponding number for such option. And when you get to the next page, simply follow the instructions and provide whatever is being asked of you.
For example, when you choose “Check bet status”, you’ll be required to enter your bet slip number, as seen below:
Afterwards, you’ll be shown your bet status, just like this:
And for Customer-to-Customer transfer, all you’ll have to do is enter the beneficiary customer’s username.
If you don’t have one yet, dial *5447# now to get started on your mobile, or simply click here to INSTANTLY open your NairaBET account and start enjoying world-class features.
Is NairaBET USSD Free to Use?
I bet this has been the question on your mind.
Our aim is to make using NairaBET USSD free of charge…
However, for now, it’s free on some networks while it’s not free on others.
NairaBET USSD is FREE on MTN!
If you use an MTN line, you can enjoy the NairaBET USSD platform for free, no matter how many times you use it or how long you stay on it.
But for other networks…standard rates apply.
That is, other networks will charge you a small fee for every NairaBET USSD session you run.
(For example, as at the time of writing this (17/9/2018), 9mobile deducts about N10 per session.)
We’ll however keep working towards it being free on all networks, but for now, only MTN allows you to run NairaBET USSD for free.
Got any other question about NairaBET USSD?
This is a new innovation in the sports betting industry, and we know it might need some learning and getting used to. But we promise use you that NairaBET USSD is very simple and easy to use.
If you have any questions or feedback however, kindly drop them in the comments and you’ll definitely get a reply.
Cheers to a stress-free, data-free and unrestricted betting — and money making. Welcome to the future!Tags: NairaBET USSD