How to Buy Electricity Using Capitec

Share with your friends

Have you ever found yourself scratching your head, trying to figure out how to easily buy electricity through Capitec?

You’re not alone. I’ve been there, staring at my phone screen, navigating through countless apps, looking for a straightforward way to keep the lights on without leaving the comfort of my home.

It’s a common scenario for many, but the good news is, there’s a simple solution right at your fingertips.

I’ve put together a comprehensive guide that will walk you through every step of the process, using clear, easy-to-understand language.

Whether you’re a tech-savvy individual or someone who prefers the basics, this guide is tailored to ensure you can purchase electricity hassle-free, anytime, anywhere.

Step-By-Step Guide to Buy Electricity Using Capitec

Buying Electricity for Yourself Using the Capitec App

1. Open the Capitec App: Start by locating the Capitec app on your smartphone or tablet. Tap on the app icon to open it. If you haven’t downloaded the app yet, you can find it in the App Store (for iPhone users) or Google Play Store (for Android users).

2. Access Your Account: Once the app is open, you will need to log in to your Capitec account. Use your username and password or biometric authentication if you have set it up.

3. Navigate to Transactions: Look for the “Transact” option on the home screen or within the app menu. Tap on it to proceed to the transaction section.

4. Select Buy Electricity: After tapping “Transact,” find the option labeled “Buy Electricity” and select it. This will take you to the electricity purchase section.

5. Choose Beneficiary: If you are buying electricity for yourself, your meter might already be listed as a beneficiary. If not, you’ll need to add it. For first-time purchases, tap on “Add Beneficiary” and enter your electricity meter number.

6. Enter Purchase Amount: Once your meter is selected, enter the amount of electricity you want to buy. Ensure you have sufficient funds in your account for the purchase.

7. Confirm Purchase: After entering the amount, tap on “Buy” to confirm your purchase. You may be prompted to enter your Remote PIN for security purposes.

8. Receive Your Token: Once the purchase is confirmed, you will receive an electricity token. This is a unique code that you’ll need to enter into your electricity meter to top up your balance.

Adding a Beneficiary to Buy Electricity for Someone Else

1. Repeat Steps 1-4: Follow the same initial steps as buying for yourself, up to selecting “Buy Electricity.

2. Add New Beneficiary: Instead of choosing an existing beneficiary, tap on “Add Beneficiary.” You will need to enter the name of the person you’re buying electricity for, their meter number, and optionally, their cellphone number.

3. Complete the Addition: After entering the beneficiary’s details, tap on “Add.” You might need to enter your Remote PIN to confirm adding a new beneficiary.

4. Buy Electricity for the Beneficiary: Now that the beneficiary is added, you can select them and proceed to enter the purchase amount, then tap on “Buy Now” to complete the transaction.

5. Share the Token: With the Capitec app, you can easily share the electricity token with the beneficiary using your preferred messaging platform, like WhatsApp.

Viewing Purchase History

To view your history of electricity purchases, simply tap on “View History” in the electricity section of the app. This will display previous tokens bought, making it easy to keep track of your purchases or resend a token if needed.

Buying Electricity Using USSD

For those without access to the Capitec app, you can still buy electricity using the USSD service.

1. Dial the USSD Code: On your phone, dial 1203279# to access Capitec’s Mobile Banking service.

2. Select ‘Buy’: Follow the prompts and select the “Buy” option.

3. Choose ‘Electricity’: Next, you’ll be asked to select what you want to buy. Choose “Electricity.”

4. Select Account: You’ll need to choose which account you want to buy electricity from, if you have more than one.

5. Enter Details: Enter the purchase amount and the electricity meter number when prompted.

6. Confirm with PIN: Finally, enter your Mobile Banking PIN to confirm and complete the purchase.

7. Receive Your Token: Like with the app, you’ll receive an electricity token that needs to be entered into the meter.

Leave a Comment