How to Buy Electricity on Credit in Botswana

How to Buy Electricity on Credit in Botswana

What is Electricity?

Electricity is the set of physical phenomena associated with the presence and motion of matter that has a property of electric charge. Electricity is related to magnetism, both being part of the phenomenon of electromagnetism, as described by Maxwell’s equations.

How to Buy Electricity on Credit in Botswana

  1. When your electricity power has been shut off due to low credit.
  2. Go to your electric meter box.
  3. press 811 on the numeric keypad.
  4. press enter ⏎
  5. You will be given emergency credit of at least P5.00.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to buy prepaid electricity on credit?

If you wish to buy electricity, airtime or data with your credit card, you can make use of the Prepaid24 SmartFund facility. By using the SmartFund, you can add funds to your Prepaid24 account with a credit card payment through PayFast and then use the available credit to purchase all your products & vouchers.

How do I get emergency credit on my electric meter?

Using Emergency Credit on my smart meter

  1. Press the A button twice to access the Prepayment Home screen.
  2. On the Prepayment Home screen, you can accept emergency credit when you see EmCr flashing.
  3. Press the A button again and you will be prompted to activate EmCr.
  4. Press B button for Yes.
  5. The screen will show EmCr Accepted.

How to buy electricity in Botswana?

How do I buy prepaid electricity:

  1. dial *145# and press send or (call)
  2. choose option 2 for “Orange Money Transactions”
  3. Enter your Orange Money secret code (PIN)
  4. Choose option 2 ‘Prepaid Services’
  5. Choose option 3 for “Buy Motlakase”
  6. Please enter your BPC meter number.
  7. Enter the purchase amount, minimum of P7.

How do I borrow electricity?

Simply key in #414# and ENTER on your prepaid meter to borrow units. The catch is that this code is only valid for prepaid meter users and can only be used once. What this means is that, after dialling it, you have to repay the borrowed five units on your next recharge to qualify for another loan.

How do I buy electricity credit with my phone?

Follow these instructions to buy prepaid easily:
Dial *226# on your phone;
Choose the “Prepaid Meter” option;
Select the “Pay Bill” option;
Input the number of your prepaid meter;
Make the necessary payment by choosing your preferred payment method;
Wait till it is confirmed that your payment has been completed.

Can I buy prepaid electricity with airtime?

The mHITs BuyPower platform is an award winning mobile vending solution enabling the purchase of prepaid electricity via mobile phone with payment made directly using carrier airtime.

How do you get credit on a prepaid meter?

Follow these steps to recharge your meter

  1. Visit a dealer outlets or disco offices close to you with your meter card. Recommended for you.
  2. Present them with your card. Your card also which carries your meter number.
  3. Demand and pay for the credits you can afford.

What happens if my electric runs out?

If you’ve run out of gas or electricity, your energy supplier should give you temporary credit if you can’t top up, for example because: you can’t afford it. you’re having problems topping up.

How much is electricity in Botswana?

0.099 U.S. Dollar per kWh

Botswana, June 2022: The price of electricity is 0.099 U.S. Dollar per kWh for households and 0.118 U.S. Dollar for businesses which includes all components of the electricity bill such as the cost of power, distribution and taxes.