May 21, 2020

Airtime 101: How to save money on your mobile bill 

Smartphones. We all have one. In fact, you’re probably using yours right now. 

Mobile phones are becoming essential to our daily lives and most of us would feel lost without one. But now the cost of bills is increasing more than ever (mobile bills have increased by up to 17% in the past year alone!), leaving us with less money to spend on other necessities and the things we love. 

Airtime Rewards is putting an end to this. 

We are reducing the cost of smartphone ownership by rewarding you for shopping at over 150 of your favourite retailers. On average our 2.8 million members reduce their bill by £10 a month with some eliminating it entirely. Saving money on your mobile bill has never been easier!

We’ve put together a simple step-by-step guide on how to start earning rewards and get money off your mobile bill.

9 simple steps to save money on your mobile bill

Step 1: Download Airtime Rewards

Download the free Airtime Rewards app from the App Store or Google Play

Step 2: Verify your number

When you open the app you will be asked to enter your mobile number. You will then receive an SMS pin. Enter this pin to verify your number. 

Step 3: Select your mobile network

Select your mobile network provider and account type so we can apply rewards to your mobile bill. We’re compatible with all major networks including O2, EE and Vodafone. 

Airtime Rewards mobile network partners including O2, EE, Vodafone, Three and giffgaff

Step 4: Link your cards

Link one or more of your payment cards so we can track your spending with our retailers and reward you with money off your mobile bill. Adding a card ensures that you can earn rewards on every single purchase. Cards become active 24 hours after you’ve linked them and you will be notified via push message when it becomes active.

Your security is our top priority. We are Level 1 PCI compliant and work in partnership with VISA and Mastercard. Your card details are kept secure and encrypted. Best of all, there are no hidden charges or fees. It’s completely free!

Airtime Rewards Visa and Mastercard banking partners

Step 5: Browse retailers

Scroll through our list of over 150 retailers and restaurants for some shopping inspiration. These include Greggs, Boots, Wilko, Argos and Papa John’s. We’ve handily listed them into categories and via location so you can see the retailers closest to you. Click on the retailer pages to see how many rewards you can earn.

Airtime Rewards retailers including Boots, New Look, Currys, Argos, Greggs and Wilko

Step 6: Turn on your notifications

Be the first to know about our exclusive offers, new retailers or the latest competitions by signing up to our marketing emails and enabling push notifications. You don't want to miss out on any extra rewards!

Step 7: Start shopping

Start shopping! Every time you shop at one of our retailers with a linked card, you can earn up to 20% rewards.

It can take up to 14 days for transactions to reach our system, so keep an eye on the transaction status in the app. We have varying pending periods across our retailers, but typically a transaction will be complete after 35 days. You can track your purchases within the ‘History’ section of the app for an accurate countdown. Once the transaction is complete, the rewards will appear in your balance. 

Step 8: Redeem rewards

Redeem your rewards and save money on your bill! Simply select the amount you’d like and apply it to your mobile bill directly from the app. Your rewards should appear directly on your mobile phone bill after 24 hours. 

Save money on mobile bill

Step 9: Maximise rewards

Check out our blog on how to maximise rewards to for some top tips on how to get even more money off your mobile bill.

mobile bill high?

Missing a transaction?

It can take up to 14 days for the transaction to appear in your account. If it has not appeared after 14 days, you can fill in a claim form under ‘Missing a transaction?’ in the app. We will then escalate the transaction with the retailer and card schemes. You should hear back from us within 10 days. 

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