The introduction of the prepaid meter has added a layer of complexity to power supply in recent years. The procedure of obtaining supplies, on the other hand, is not a monumental undertaking.
Why has it become trendy to abandon approximated billing, which has been the standard practice for decades? The solution is a well-kept secret. Using the projected billing technique of power supply, we have all been paying for services that were not supplied.
Even public uproar at various times had little effect until recently, when the federal government recognized the need for a paradigm change and created and built the process of prepaid metering, in which customers pay based on the amount of supply utilized rather than the amount of supply used.
I’ll teach you how to buy energy units online, fill your prepaid meter, and get power right away in this guide.
It’s not unusual or out of the ordinary if you don’t know how to buy your token or have your power restored in any way.
What is the best way to buy an electrical unit online?
In this article, you’ll discover how to buy electricity online and have it delivered to you, just like I did, so you can restore your supply.
- Your meter’s 11-digit number
- You’ll need a working phone number to obtain the OTP and the electricity token.
- Email address that is valid
- Your working ATM card, which you will use to send and finalize your payment.
- A mobile gadget with internet access
Step 1: Visit quickteller.com and join up, however it’s not required in some cases.
Step 2: Once on the Quickteller main page, look for the column labeled “Find a beneficiary or biller.”
Step 3: Find a DISCO that pertains to your location based on your service provider type, such as Eko power, Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC, and so forth.
My service provider in this situation is the EEDC, thus I take use of it. However, make sure to choose the prepaid category because the website also has a postpaid category. You will not be successful if you pick postpaid; instead, go for a prepaid subscription.
Step 4: Click “Next” after entering your 11-digit meter number, phone number, and email address, as well as the quantity of token you want to buy in NGN.
Note: If you don’t include a N100 service charge to your membership amount, it won’t go through.
Step 5: In the following column, type your card number (PAN Primary Account Number), which is normally 16 digits. Choose your account type (savings/current), card expiration date, and CVV (Card Verification Value), which is normally a three-digit number on the back of your card.
Then, to complete the transaction, enter your card’s 4-digit PIN.
Step 6: In the phone number you supplied in step four above, you will receive a 6-digit One Time Password (OTP). Click “Continue” after entering the OTP in the appropriate column.
After you’ve accomplished this, your money will be sent, and your 20-digit electricity token will be delivered to your mobile phone; the following step is to load the token into your prepaid meter.
How to add money to your prepaid meter
If you’re using a prepaid meter, it normally comes with a POS-style box where you may load your token as a last step, as seen in the image below.
Step One: Observe and confirm that there is power supply even in the area; it is likely that you will not have power in your apartment; nevertheless, this is not an issue; it will function even if you do not have power in your unit. Simply put the POS-like box into any power outlet in your home, but make sure your power switch is set to NEPA (as we call it).
You must install finger batteries in that POS-like gadget, paying close attention to ensure that the positive and negative ends are correctly aligned for proper operation.
Step Two: Enter the 20-digit electricity token that was supplied to your phone previously and then press the device’s arrow button.
Once the connection is complete, you will notice “ACCEPT” and your power will be restored within seconds. Make sure to turn on your lamp to see the arrival of power supply.
That’s all there is to it.
What is the best way to find my meter number?
This is one of the simplest activities you can complete using the LCD display that looks like a POS unit.
- Please enter 65 on the keyboard.
- On the keyboard, press the blue button.
- The screen will reveal your 11-digit meter number.
- How can I find out how much money I have left on my prepaid card?
- Dial 07 from your phone’s keypad.
- Toggle the blue button.
- The screen will show you your unit balance.