Buying prepaid electricity can often feel like a maze, especially when you’re trying to manage your consumption without overstepping your budget.
I’ve been there, constantly worrying about running out of power unexpectedly or struggling to understand the complex process of buying electricity tokens.
But, what if I told you there’s a straightforward solution right at your fingertips?
With the Standard Bank mobile app, purchasing prepaid electricity has never been easier.
In this guide, I’ll walk you through every step of the way, ensuring you can buy electricity anytime, anywhere, without any hassle.
How to Purchase Prepaid Electricity Using the Standard Bank Mobile App
1. Install the Standard Bank Mobile App:
Before you can buy electricity, you’ll need the Standard Bank app installed on your smartphone.
Head to your phone’s app store (Google Play Store for Android or Apple App Store for iOS devices) and search for “Standard Bank Mobile App.” Download and install the app onto your device.
2. Register or Log In:
If you’re a new user, you’ll need to register. Open the app and select the option to register, then follow the prompts to set up your account. You’ll likely need your Standard Bank account details and some personal information.
If you’ve already registered, simply tap on the ‘Sign In’ button. Enter your app code, or use your fingerprint for biometric authentication if you’ve set it up previously.
3. Navigate to the ‘Buy’ Section:
Once logged in, you’ll find a navigation bar at the bottom of your screen. Look for and tap on the “Buy” button. This action will lead you to a new screen where various purchase options are available.
4. Select ‘Electricity’:
In the ‘Buy’ section, you’ll see multiple options. Tap on the “Electricity” button, which should be located towards the top of your screen. This will take you to the ‘Purchase Details’ page.
5. Choose Your Payment Account:
On the ‘Purchase Details’ screen, you’ll need to select which of your accounts you’d like to use for the payment.
The default account might already be selected, but if you wish to use a different one, tap on the displayed account to open a list of your available accounts. Choose the one you prefer.
6. Enter the Purchase Amount:
Tap on the blue “Amount” field and input how much money you want to spend on electricity.
This amount should be in your local currency and within your budget and electricity needs.
7. Provide Your Mobile Number:
Your electricity voucher, which contains the token to load the electricity onto your meter, will be sent via SMS.
Tap on the “Send Voucher To” field and accurately enter your mobile phone number to ensure you receive the voucher without any issues.
8. Input Your Meter Number:
It’s crucial to enter the correct meter number associated with your electricity account.
Tap on the “Meter Number” field and type in your meter number. The app will verify the number; a green check mark will appear next to it if it’s valid.
9. Review Your Transaction:
Before finalizing the purchase, it’s important to review all the details you’ve entered. Tap ‘Review’ located in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
If you spot any errors or wish to make changes, use the Back arrow to go back and correct them. If everything looks good, you’re ready to proceed.
10. Confirm and Complete Your Purchase:
After reviewing, tap on “Confirm” to complete the transaction. A confirmation screen will appear, detailing your purchase. Once the transaction is successfully completed, you’ll see a green “Purchase Successful” notification. Shortly after, you should receive an SMS with your electricity voucher.
11. Load Your Electricity: – Finally, take the token you received via SMS and enter it into your prepaid electricity meter according to the meter’s instructions. This will credit your account with the purchased amount of electricity.
Keep Your App Updated: Regularly update your Standard Bank app to ensure you have access to the latest features and security enhancements.
Secure Your Account: Always keep your login information confidential and consider enabling biometric authentication for added security.
Monitor Your Spend: Regularly check your electricity usage and purchases to stay within your budget and avoid unexpected outages.