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You know those days when you’re talking to bae over the phone and your airtime finishes? Then you have to go through the long process of going outside to buy airtime or buying online? Zoto helps you avoid all of that.

Personally, I don’t fancy all the ceremony involved with using certain online payment services when I want to recharge airtime on my phone, and I prefer not to go outside. With Zoto, all you need to do is set up a profile and input your card details. Once that is done, you can recharge your phone with just a few taps. No need to deal with scratch cards and rude airtime vendors. And you don’t need to type in your card details every damn time.

Zoto uses a 128-bit Norton encryption to keep your transaction safe. Normally, Nigerian payment systems don’t store your card, but Zoto defies that norm.

Zoto also lets you recharge for family and friends. This eliminates the need for cracking your brain to remember share and sell codes and pins. With very recharge you make on Zoto, you get 5% of your recharge as cashback.

Also, Zoto helps you (and your budget) by keeping track of how much you spend on airtime. So, you can factor all that in when drawing up your monthly budget. You can even buy data on Zoto. There are predefined tariff plans to choose from. This is what I call convergence (can we make a movie about it already, duh!)

P & T

I tried Zoto out and was impressed. Zoto will give you an NGN100 on your first recharge. You get more rewards as you invite friends to use the app. I will give it an 8/10. It’s an app I will use over and over again. But if you use a Verve card, sorry. It only allows VISA and MasterCard for now. Also, there’s an in-app provision for feedback, where you can chat with the Zoto team.

Zoto is available for download on the Android platform. The iOS app is expected to launch on December 15.

Photo Credit: Zoto

David Adeleke | Author

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