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How To Get Virtual Credit Card Number For Online Purchases

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Are you tired of the boring process of applying for a new credit card whenever you want to shop online? And are you tired of having to do all that just because you're not able to carry your credit card with you? If your answer is YES, then the best solution is to use virtual credit cards. 

Get Virtual Credit Card Number

Virtual credit cards allow one person to use multiple credit cards without the need to carry them. It's like having an entire wallet on your phone or computer. In this article, I will take you through how to get a virtual credit card number for online purchases with no bank account.

Many international banks provide credit cards to their clients with support from major credit card brands like Visa and MasterCard. The challenge is that most of these cards are physical and you need to carry them along with them for purchase. In case of theft, they can transfer the money in seconds from the victim's bank account to empty.

To lower the risk of such economic problems, you need a virtual credit card that you can terminate and create a new one in seconds from your mobile phone or computer by visiting any bank.

Online shopping made easy with virtual MasterCard

How To Apply For Virtual Credit Card Number - Airtel

Many telecoms companies have got involved in the banking industry, starting with Mobile Money, and recently, Airtel joined MTN in a credit card processing competition to get an Airtel MasterCard. Kindly follow the steps below,

  1. Dial *185#
  2. Choose option 7 (Financial Services)
  3. Select Option 9 (AirtelMoney MasterCard)
  4. Select Option 1 (Get Card)
  5. Enter Your AirtelMoney pin To confirm

They will provide you with a temporary link having all the details of your virtual MasterCard in a photo, which you can download and store on your device.
Follow the link sent to you via SMS. The system will request a verification OTP. You don't need to worry because this code security code is sent to you via SMS as well. Enter the code and your Virtual Credit Card Number shall be revealed to you and you're free to use it as you wish.

For security reasons, we don't recommend downloading the card on your device's storage or writing the details of this card anywhere on your device, but you can always request the link for your master card by following the methods below.

How to Get AirtelMoney MasterCard details

  1. Dial *185#
  2. Choose 7 (Financial Services)
  3. Select  9 (AirtelMoney MasterCard)
  4. select  3 (Get Card Details)

How To Terminate Airtel MasterCard.

You can easily terminate this Virtual master card, by following the steps below;

  1. Repeat steps 1 to 3 and then 
  2. select 2 (Delete Card)
  3. Enter Your AirtelMoney Pin To confirm.

You can use your Credit card for all online purchases, like paying for Webhosting plans for all Webhosting providers, online shopping websites, pay for software and digital subscription plans like DSTV, beIN Sports, insurance plans, lottery tickets, buy stocks, School Tuition, and many more.

A virtual credit card is a safe way to make purchases online and in stores without having to carry around cash or checks.


How do I check my Virtual Credit Card balance?
Your AirtelMoney balance is your credit card balance. Dial *185 #, select My Account and follow the prompts to check your mobile money balance.
Why is my card rejected by websites?

Always make sure you have at least one dollar ($1) or an amount greater than the total pay bill on your credit card, as shopping websites require this for payment verification. 
For how long is my credit card valid?

This digital card is valid for 12 months from the creation date.
I will charge how much per transaction?

They will charge you  $0.28 per transaction and they will refund this amount if the payment fails.
How long does a credit card payment take to process?

It takes less than one minute for the payment to be processed and you will be sent a verification SMS regarding the payment immediately.
How long does it take to get a credit card?

You get the card immediately after confirming your AirtelMoney Pin. However, the card may take between 1-5 minutes to be ready for payments.
How many MasterCards can I create or own?
You can only own one credit card per AirtelMoney account. However, you can create as many credit cards as you can in a month.
How is the annual charge of this credit card?

Airtel MasterCard is free, therefore you won't be charged. However, you will be charged $0.28 per transaction.

Finally, With this digital card, you can make an unlimited amount of online purchases on your favorite websites while maintaining perfect peace of mind with fraud protection. Any vendors, so you won't store or collect your card number. Is there anything we have missed in this article, Kindly leave us a comment below?

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