How to get an Airtel Virtual Mastercard in Africa

Step by Step;
Create Airtel Virtual Master Card

 Airtel Money mastercard is a virtual card that allows you to make online purchases or buy goods and services with online merchants anywhere the card is allowed. examples where the customers can use the card services are:-

  • online Taxi services uber, Bolt, Lyft etc
  • online betting i.e 1x Bet, BetWinner  etc 
  • Pay for apps & Games upgrades from google play store and Apple store services
  • Online movies i.e Netflix
  • E-Commerce sites i.e Aliexpress, Amazon, Alibaba, Ebay and Jumia

The card is so helpful to most of our Ugandans with no bank accounts and its now high time for you to order for any good that you want across the world.


Any Airtel money customer with fully biometric registration.

Getting the card 
customer needs to dial *150*60# and choose 1(Mastercard) > then 1(create card)>put Airtel money Pin to confirm.

A SMS will be sent on his number with a link taking the customer to his/ her card details (Name, Card Number, CVV and Expiry Date).

Card usage
  • Customer will need to use the card details to make payments online in the use cases above. 

  • Customer doesn’t need to top-up the virtual card as it is directly linked with same Airtel Money balance/account.

  • For some cases, a customer will receive OTP SMS used to verify/authenticate a payment by putting the 4 digits on pop-up window requiring the verification. Applicable fees

  • Card Creation is FREE (will change to 2,000 – charged annually) 

  • C2B charges are applicable for the every VCN transaction 

  •  Forex Mark-Up of 3% for payments in foreign currency (to be changed to 5%) Restriction to use the service 

Account will need to be active (not barred) with enough balance to make transactions Any transaction will need to be within the normal daily limits (5,000,000)


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