Bitrefill is a Bitcoins mobile top-up service that now allows you to pay for: Bet 9ja Nigerian bill, Go TV Nigerian bill, DSTV Nigerian bill….. and so much more. They have been around for a while now and their reputation has increased as they continue to give top-notch service. This review explains what you need to know about this…. This company is in affiliation with 400 telecom operators in about 100 countries. As of 7th on November 2017 Bitrefill ranks 219,632 globally on Alexa and 13,168 in Nigeria. Nigeria stands to be the one with the highest traffic followed by Pakistan. Bitrefill was introduced in 2014 by Sergej Kotliar.
How does Bitrefill work?
It works based on a simple principle. After registering with Bitrefill, you will be sent a notification email with a link that will direct you on how to go about your account or you can follow the steps below.
- Deposit Bitcoin into your Bitrefill account
- Enter any phone number, please remember to enter your country code while entering your phone number. For example, if your number “07035928467” which is a Nigerian number and the Nigerian zip code is +234. Enter your phone number as +2347035928479. You can also ensure that your country flag is been displayed first before you enter your mobile number(In this case zip code is not necessary)
- Select an Amount, select an amount although there are fixed amounts you could actually select an amount of your choice. Once you select an amount in your local currency, you will see its equivalent in Bitcoin
- You click on confirm to confirm the transaction.
Transactions supported by Bitrefill in Nigeria
Bitrefill is generally known for its good and reliable transactions on mobile recharge networks. Recently they have expanded their business beyond the mobile telecommunication networks in Nigeria. Some other services rendered by Bitrefill are:
- Bet 9ja Nigerian bill
- Go TV Nigerian bill
- DSTV Nigerian bill
- Lagos state university Nigerian bill
- Lekki Concession company Nigerian bill
- Merrybet Gold Limited Nigerian bill
- NairaBet – Get Altitude Nig Ltd Nigeria Bill
- Smile communications Nigeria bill
- Startimes payments Nigeria bill
- Swift 4G Subscription Nigeria Bill
The above-mentioned bills can actually be paid for using bitcoin on the Bitrefill platform.
How expensive are services rendered by Bitrefill and what do they charge for services
There are no charges for services, they tend to show you the equivalent of whatever fee that you are meant to pay in Bitcoin, and then you do the necessary bitcoin transfer. Although I carried out a close study of this service by comparing the price, A recharge card worth 20,000 naira gave me 0.008509 BTC in Bitrefill. Meanwhile, 0.008509 on Remitano gave me about 20,335 naira, although the price in Remitano fluctuated a bit below 20,335 naira. You can read about Remitano here. Perhaps there might be a slight gap but I can assure you that the difference is negligible. You can see the images below for clarification.
Community Opinion On Bitrefill
Going through people’s comment and reviews I noticed that some people complained about the services while some others were glad to have transacted business with bitrefill. Below are some of the comments made by customers of bitrefill
Coin desk tested this service by using it to recharge a phone in Singapore, the mobile top-up arrived 23 minutes after the funds were sent to Bitrefill. Although coin desk’s observations were made in 2014 when Bitrefill just started. Recently there have been lots of improvement.
Supported Countries on Bitrefill
Bitrefill is available in over 100 countries around the world. These countries are:
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American, Samoa, Angola, Anguila, Antigua ,Argentina, Armenia, Aruba ,Austria, Azebaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus ,Belgium, belize, benin, Bermuda, bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, brazil, Burkina faso, Burundi, Cambodia, camerron, Canada, cape verde, cayman islands, central African republic, ceuta, mulilla, chile, china, Colombia, congo, costa rica, cuba, curacao, Cyprus, democratic republic of congo, dominica, dominica republic, Ecuador, Egypt, el Salvador, Ethiopia, Fiji, france, French Guiana, gabon, gambia, Georgia, Germany Ghana, grenada, Guadeloupe, gutemala, guinea, guinea Bisau, Guyana, Haiti, hondras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgystan, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Martinique, Mexico, Moldova, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa Spain, Sri Lanka, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos, USA, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
My Conclusion on Bitrefill
Based on my research so far, I think it’s a good platform to trade on. They have a good reputation and the only complains that am familiar with is delays. Sometimes they could be delays in receiving the purchased airtime. You could simply contact support through “Do you have a question icon” located in the lower part of your Bitrefill page. You can recharge your phone with as little as NGN 100 in bitcoins on bitrefill. So you can give it a trial.