How to buy Airtel and Telkom credit from Mpesa

How to Buy Airtel and Telkom Airtime from Safaricom Mpesa

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Safaricom’s Mpesa mobile money transaction technology has become something we cannot do without. It is simple to buy Safaricom airtime directly from Mpesa without a hustle, but many people in Kenya don’t know that you can also buy airtime credit for your Airtel and Telkom Kenya lines using Mpesa paybill number.

You can buy airtime for Airtel and Telkom mobile numbers using the paybill number: 220220, provided by a third-party agent called pesapal.

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How to Buy Airtel Airtime Via Mpesa

You will follow these steps to successfully buy airtime for your Airtel mobile number or another person’s Airtel line, using Safaricom Mpesa:

  1. Go to the Mpesa Menu
  2. Select Lipa na Mpesa
  3. Select Pay Bill
  4. EnterBusiness Number as 220220
  5. In the Account number space, enter the Airtel mobile number (the number you want to buy airtime for)
  6. Enter the airtime amount you wish to buy and press OK
  7. Key in your Mpesa PIN and send
  8. Confirm from the pop-up message that comes, the receiver of the money is Paypal.

If the transaction is successful, you will receive a confirmation message from CHAPCHAP stating your Airtel new balance.

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How to Buy Airtime for Telkom Kenya Mobile Number

To buy airtime for your Telkom mobile number or another person’s number, the steps are similar except the part for account number;

  1. Go to the Mpesa Menu
  2. Select Lipa na Mpesa
  3. Select Pay Bill
  4. EnterBusiness Number as 220220
  5. Enter Account number as Telkom mobile number (the number you want to buy airtime for)
  6. Enter the airtime amount you wish to buy and press OK
  7. Key in your Mpesa PIN and send
  8. Confirm from the pop-up message that comes, the receiver of the money is Paypal.

You will also receive a message from CHAPCHAP confirming the transaction and your new Telkom airtime balance.

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