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Posted by on Thursday August 28, 2014 at 12:32:32:

One of the things we now do in Nigeria is pay for electricity in advance rather than in arrears which used to be the old way. More and more electricity consumers in Nigeria are migrating to prepaid electricity billing.

One of the good things about prepaid electricity billing is that it works a bit like the Prepaid GSM billing in which customers only get to pay for the electricity they actually used in KWH rather than a flat monthly fee as was the case in the old post paid billing method.

With the new prepaid billing method, customers would avoid getting cheated by paying for the electricity they didn't consume and the Power company would also be able to easily collect bills and work much better.

Paying for electricity bills using the Prepaid method normally requires that customers purchase a meter token from the PHCN office or from other offline/online vendors and then enter the token/PIN into the specially designed Meters


Steps on how to do it:
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- Purchase the prepaid meter token/PIN using your meter number from a seller

- Punch in the token numbers into your prepaid meter by pressing the numeric buttons.

- Press the enter button to submit. Some options don't come with submit button and so loads automatically

- Wait for the meter to accept the new credit load

- The newly loaded credit value will first be displayed and later on the total units will be displayed.

It is so easy to reload your prepaid meter once the units on it have been exhausted. You just need to buy meter tokens/PINs from the PHCN office or online using your meter number and then press in the Token/PIN on your meter and it will be reloaded.






Comments:
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Re: How to reload a Prepaid PHCN meter Reply by Winning Winnie on Sunday November 9, 2014 at 6:3:11:

with the new prepaid meter that comes with a keypad it is not easy.You have to go to their office and pay them to collect a code different from the amount you paid for recharging. They are bunch of criminals same people that were in the old NEPA.They locked the meter after installation.They just want to make money off Nigerians. GOD will expose and disgrace those government officials that do not want things to run smoothly in this country



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Re: How to reload a Prepaid PHCN meter Reply by Rotimi Agbeja on Tuesday July 28, 2015 at 21:31:5:

We have difficulty in reactivating power after loading the token. It is very frustrating. Power doesn't come one after several attempts. Don't know whether there is a particular problem responsible for this.
Who do we call?



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Re: How to reload a Prepaid PHCN meter Reply by Funmi Adams on Tuesday August 11, 2015 at 6:22:46:

Kindly resend the meter number token I bbought recently. 3000 naira.
I mistakenly deleted the token number.




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Re: How to reload a Prepaid PHCN meter Reply by Prince on Thursday August 20, 2015 at 8:52:52:

If one load #3000 to the prepaid
meter, how much unit are am expecting?



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Re: How to reload a Prepaid PHCN meter Reply by Felix Okoli on Thursday August 20, 2015 at 8:52:52:

Depends on the current tariff and any other fees. If the tariff is N15 per unit, then the most you are going to get apart from any other fees would be 200 units.


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Re: How to reload a Prepaid PHCN meter Reply by olusegun on Tuesday December 8, 2015 at 18:23:14:

Good eveni sir i bought the credit token which is twenty digit but loading it on the loading box and i press enter it did not show any thing pls help me out



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Re: How to reload a Prepaid PHCN meter Reply by Chinny on Wednesday December 16, 2015 at 21:50:28:

Good evening everyone. I can't type my token. The meter refuses to record any number. Help anyone?



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Re: How to reload a Prepaid PHCN meter Reply by Felix Okoli on Wednesday December 16, 2015 at 21:50:28:

Seems it is locked or has malfunctioned. Call a PHCN staff.


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Re: How to reload a Prepaid PHCN meter Reply by emmanuel j. on Sunday October 2, 2016 at 6:18:4:

Good Morning,

I have use off my light unit, though i have bought 5000 unit from the bank, Pls can someone advice me what to do next thank u



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Re: How to reload a Prepaid PHCN meter Reply by Felix Okoli on Sunday October 2, 2016 at 6:18:4:

Since you'e purchased units from your bank, the next step is to take it to your prepaid meter, dial the numbers and press enter so that it will add credit to your meter.


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Re: How to reload a Prepaid PHCN meter Reply by sam on Friday October 28, 2016 at 2:47:39:

l bought a single phase prepaid meter but l could not load it.l entered the meter activating code written for me by BEDC staff then entered the numbers of my purchased units yet it did not work.what do l do?



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Re: How to reload a Prepaid PHCN meter Reply by ALEX on Tuesday October 11, 2016 at 1:22:46:

LINK ERROR IS DISPLAYED ON THE CIU SCREEN EACH TIME G TRY TO LOAD THE NEW TOKEN I PURCHASED.WHAT DO I DO PLS



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Re: How to reload a Prepaid PHCN meter Reply by jonathan on Tuesday October 11, 2016 at 13:21:50:

my mojec prepaid keypad got stolen and i ve bot a token already.. pls how do i load dis token now?





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