How To Buy Airtel Kenya Airtime Using M-PESA For Free

Purchases of less than KES 100 in airtime from M-PESA to Airtel are free. Other bill pay services will charge a little fee.

According to data from Kenya’s ICT regulator, the Communications Authority (CA), the mobile telephone space has been expanding. As of September 2019, the country had 53.2 million mobile subscriptions. Airtel Kenya, for example, has 13.1 million subscribers.

Safaricom, predictably, takes the lead with 34.5 million subscriptions, and if past trends are followed, these numbers will only expand in the future.

The same may be said of mobile money. Safaricom presently has 27.6 million subscriptions to its M-PESA financial program, compared to Airtel’s 3.4 million. Safaricom has an advantage in the industry since it invested early and gained users at a time when other telecoms were attempting to crack the Kenyan market in various ways.

Airtime Purchase

Customers can use mobile money for a variety of purposes, including peer-to-peer transactions and airtime purchases.

However, purchasing airtime from one wallet to another mobile operator has not always been simple. While it is simple to implement cross-carrier airtime top-ups for mobile banking products, the rivalry in the mobile money industry made it difficult to implement a direct method.

There are solutions, especially when airtime is sourced via M-PESA to say Airtel Kenya. However, for obvious reasons, transfers are subject to modest costs.

The Ease Of A New Pay Bill Number

M-PESA pay bill number 263263 can be used to purchase airtime for your Airtel line. This is a new number with one advantage: it does not charge for airtime transfers of less than KES 100. This is excellent if your airtime purchases are less than 100 bob.

The purchasing procedure is straightforward:

  1. Navigate to your M-PESA menu.
  2. Choose the Pay Bill option.
  3. Enter the company number 263263.
  4. Enter your Airtel account number.
  5. Enter the amount
  6. To authenticate, enter your PIN.

You are done!

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