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How to buy bitcoin with MTN or Airtel Money in Uganda

  1. Log into your BitPesa account on www.bitpesa.co and click on New Transaction.
  2. Choose UGX in the I have field and BTC in the I want field.
  3. Select recipient as either yourself, someone else or a recent contact you’ve used before.
  4. Enter recipient name if not yourself.
  5. Enter bitcoin address of recipient and continue to the confirmation and payment page.
  6. Make the payment through MTN or Airtel Money to the instructions displayed on the new page. If you use a different number from what’s on your profile, please click on the link “Click here if you used a different phone number to pay than specified in your profile.” to enter the MTN/Airtel phone number and transaction code.
  7. BTC will be delivered within the hour!

How To Make the Payment 

      1. Go to Network Menu on the phone.  Select “Mobile Money”.
      2. Select “Pay Bill”.
      3. Select “Pay for Goods and Services”.
      4. Enter BEYONIC in caps.



      5. Enter amount to be transferred to Funds to Phones.
      6. Enter the Reference code for the transfer. In this case, it is bitpesa.
      7. Press “Yes” to confirm the transaction and enter your MTN mobile money PIN.

 

NOTE: If you are an Airtel user, enter “998998” for merchant code and “bitpesa’ as the reference code.

You can also use the USSD menu by following the steps below for MTN:

  1. Dial *165#
  2. Enter the number: 4 to select “Payments”.
  3. Enter the number: 00 to select “Next”.
  4. Enter the number: 8 to select “Goods and Services (Others)”.
  5. Enter the Code: “BEYONIC” (caps).
  6. Enter the payment reference code. In this case, it is bitpesa.
  7. Enter Amount to be transferred to Beyonic.
  8. Enter your MTN Mobile Money PIN.
  9. You will then receive a notification from MTN Mobile Money confirming your transfer.

Airtel: 

  1. Dial *185#
  2. Enter the number 4 to select “Pay Bill”.
  3. Enter the number 9 to select “Others”.
  4. Enter the Business Number 998998, which corresponds to Beyonic.
  5. Enter Amount to be transferred to Beyonic.
  6. Enter your reference code. In this case, it is bitpesa.
  7. Enter your Airtel Mobile Money PIN.
  8. You will then receive a notification from Airtel Mobile Money confirming your transfer.

 

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