May 24, 2022

How To Buy Airtel Airtime From Mpesa

In today’s article, I will take you through a popular question many of you ask me, how to buy airtel airtime from mpesa. You have to agree with me that airtel’s popularity has really risen in the previous year in Kenya. The majority of individuals now own an airtel line. This is because the network offers cheaper and affordable data and tariffs as compared to its bigger rival, Safaricom.

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They are so cheap that they charge 1sh per 5 MB of data consumed. But you will also agree with me that Safaricom is more popular because it has better network coverage than the Airtel network. If you visit the Airtel Kenya Facebook page, you will see how various people complain of poor network coverage in various parts of Kenya. But I will still give them some thumbs up because as compared to 3 or 5 years ago, there has been a significant boost to their network coverage in Kenya.

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Safaricom’s Mpesa is the most convenient of paying for services and pills using their lipa Na mpesa service. In case you did not know, you can buy Airtel airtime from mpesa. I know the question that is not lingering in your mind, “How to buy airtime from Mpesa?” This is very simple, just follow the following simple steps;

Method 1 – How To Buy Airtel Airtime From Mpesa

 How To Buy Airtel Airtime From Mpesa – Airtel Paybill Number 215215(PESAPAL)

  1. Using your phone, open your apps menu
  2. Search for your Safaricom toolkit append open it
  3. Click on the “Mpesa” option, which is the second option.
  4. You will see a couple of options, what I want you to select is “Lipa Na Mpesa”
  5. You will be asked for your account number, enter 215215
  6. Next, you will be asked for the account number, enter your Airtel mobile number, e.g. 0712345678 (Note: Enter the mobile number you want to buy airtel airtime from mpesa)
  7. Next, you will be required to enter the amount of airtime you want to purchase. Then click ok
  8. Enter your Mpesa Pin. Remember this is your secret, don’t expose it
  9. Done!!!

You will receive a message from airtel notifying you that your account was accredited with airtime. You can also check your airtel airtime balance to confirm.

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Method 2 – How To Buy Airtel Airtime From Mpesa

Airtel Paybill Number For Buying airtime from Mpesa – Airtel Paybill Number 220220 (PESAPAL)

  1. Using your phone, open your apps menu
  2. Search for your Safaricom toolkit append open it
  3. Click on the “Mpesa” option, which is the second option.
  4. You will see a couple of options, what I want you to select is “Lipa Na Mpesa”
  5. You will be asked for your account number, enter 220220
  6. Next, you will be asked for the account number, enter your Airtel mobile number, e.g. 0712345678 (Note: Enter the mobile number you want to buy airtel airtime from mpesa)
  7. Next, you will be required to enter the amount of airtime you want to purchase. Then click ok
  8. Enter your Mpesa Pin. Remember this is your secret, don’t expose it
  9. Done!!!

You will receive a message from airtel notifying you that your account was accredited with airtime. You can also check your airtel airtime balance to confirm.

Method 3 – How To Buy Airtel Airtime From Mpesa

How To Buying Airtel airtime from Mpesa using Airtel Paybill Number 528528 (M-AIRTIME)

  1. Using your phone, open your apps menu
  2. Search for your Safaricom toolkit append open it
  3. Click on the “Mpesa” option, which is the second option.
  4. You will see a couple of options, what I want you to select is “Lipa Na Mpesa”
  5. You will be asked for your account number, enter 528528
  6. Next, you will be asked for the account number, enter your Airtel mobile number, e.g. 0712345678 (Note: Enter the mobile number you want to buy airtel airtime from mpesa)
  7. Next, you will be required to enter the amount of airtime you want to purchase. Then click ok
  8. Enter your Mpesa Pin. Remember this is your secret, don’t expose it
  9. Done!!!

You will receive a message from airtel notifying you that your account was accredited with airtime. You can also check your airtel airtime balance to confirm.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why did I not receive my airtime after buying Airtel airtime from Mpesa?

It takes a couple of minutes for the transaction to be completed. It typically takes 3 minutes for you to receive confirmation. If it takes too long, try to;

  • Check if you have enough money in your Mpesa account to buy airtel credit from mpesa.
  • Ensure that you did not have Okoa Jahazi balance on your airtel number as it will be deducted.
  • Check if Mpesa is working properly. Sometimes Mpesa undergoes maintenance. This is usually communicated via SMS or social media accounts.
  • Call Airtel Customer Care, though their customer care number, which is 100. This is free.
  • Call Safaricom customer care if you did not receive a confirmation message that the amount had been paid through the airtel Paybill number you used. This is also through Safaricom Safaricom’s customer care number 100.

Are these airtel Paybill numbers really owned by airtel?

No, these are companies that have partnered up with airtel to provide the service so that it is easier for you to buy airtel credit through mpesa. These Paybill belong to a company called M-AIRTIME and Pesapal. Note that this blog does not in any way advertise for these companies, and the methods provided above on how to buy airtel airtime from mpesa have been tested and proven to work.

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Can I buy airtel airtime via mpesa if I have fuliza?

Yes, you can. Just confirm the prompt that comes up after you have entered the amount of airtime you want to buy. It will tell the amount you are about to fuliza, input 1 to confirm that you want to fuliza.

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