Running short of the credit in STC sim and you can’t recharge immediately? Don’t worry, You can borrow load in STC by sending advance balance code to 808808. In addition to that, STC sends an automated message from Credit Loan service, as soon as you are low in balance.
In this guide, you are going to know about all the methods and codes to get STC loan or emergency balance for an STC Sawa sim number.
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How to Borrow Load in STC
STC gives its users 2 simple methods and codes for advance balance or borrow load which are;
1- Automated Message for STC Loan Credit
2- Sending STC emergency balance code to 808808 To Get Advance Balance
STC Automated Message Service For Loan Credit
STC sends an SMS through an automated service whenever you are low at balance. The message comes from 808808. If you receive the message, then reply with ‘1‘. The STC emergency loan service will recharge your sim with 5 riyals.
As soon as you receive the credit, STC will send you a confirmation message. You can also check your emergency balance by dialing *166#
Whenever you recharge your sim, Sawa makes an auto deduction of 5 riyals against the credit loan. In addition to that, the network doesn’t charge an extra amount as a service fee.
Keep in mind that the automated message works for 24 hours from its receiving time. If you don’t apply for an STC emergency loan, the service expires. In that case, you will have to borrow load in STC manually.
One more thing to be considered is that the said service is only for the prepaid customers
Manually Borrow Sawa / STC Advance Balance / Loan
Let’s say that you didn’t receive the automated message then how can you take STC advance balance? Very simple, just SMS STC loan code to 808808. All eligible Sawa / STC customers can use this method and, when the balance in your sim is almost 0 riyal or as little as you are unable to call or send a message.
- Open SMS messaging app
- Type STC advance balance code 1 in the message
- Send the code to 808808
By sending the above STC emergency balance code, you will receive a recharge of 5 Riyals immediately.
Sawa prepaid customers are eligible to borrow load in STC. Upon facing any problem you can call on the helpline for further assistance.
How to Use STC Extra Credit
After getting the advance load or extra credit from STC, you can use it to make calls, buy offers or get internet mbbs. However, because the emergency loan is as low as 5 riyals so you should use it carefully and recharge it as soon as possible.