Sometimes you have quite a lot more airtime or internet bundles and you wish to share with friends or family members. Safaricom offers a number of ways for you to sambaza or share your airtime credit to anyone with a prepay or post pay Safaricom line.
You can Sambaza Safaricom airtime by using USSDs, through the Safaricom toolkit menu, or directly through the mySafaricom app.
You can also sambaza credit by sending a text message with the amount and the recipient’s number to 140. The sambaza text message should be in the format (Amount#Number you want to top up).
Prepay customers can send any amount between Ksh. 5 to Ksh. 10,000 as long as the minimum airtime account balance after the transfer is at least 5 shillings.
Also, take note that the maximum Safaricom airtime credit one can send in a day is Ksh. 10,000. You can not reverse airtime sent to another person.
How to Sambaza Airtime Using USSD Codes
Use any of the following method to transfer aitime to other Safaricom users.
1. The most common USSD code used for sharing airtime credit is *140#. To sambaza using *140#, follow this format:
Dial *140* Amount*Phone number you want to top up#
For example, *140*100*0700xxxxxx# to transfer 100 shillings to the stated number.