Airtel Airtime Top up with PesaPal

Mobile phone penetration in Kenya is at an impressive 88.1% with 37.8 million subscribers and counting. This means that the demand for mobile airtime whether for data, voice or text is at an all time high with Telco’s tasked with ensuring this demand is met.

Offline Topup

One of the ways Airtel Kenya has undertaken this task is to make airtime purchase available using PesaPal. Subscribers can use Airtel Money top up or Mpesa Pay Bill number 220220.

Mpesa Option

  1. Go to the M-pesa Menu
  2. Select Pay Bill
  3. Enter Business No. 220220
  4. Enter account number AIRTXXXXXXXX (where XXX is the subscriber’s prepaid phone number). 
  5. Enter the Amount
  6. Enter your M-Pesa PIN then send

Post-paid subscribers can also use the account number AIRPXXXXXXXX (where XXX is the subscriber’s post-paid phone number)

Airtel Money Option

  1. Go to the Airtel Money Menu
  2. Select Make payments
  3. Select Pay Bill then Other
  4. Under business name enter pesapal
  5. Enter Amount
  6. Enter your Airtel Money PIN
  7. Under Reference enter AIRTXXXXXX (Where XXXXXX is your Airtel Mobile number)

The Reference for payments made by post-paid subscribers through Airtel Money is AIRPXXXXXXXX (where XXX is the subscriber’s post-paid phone number)

Online Topup

Online airtime purchase is also available via the PesaPal enabled portal where you can use a variety of payment options including Visa, PesaPal e-wallet and M-PESA to purchase your airtime. Post paid subscribers can also use this portal to pay to settle their Post Paid bills.

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The platform has also made is easier to buy airtime for more than one number simultaneously. All subscribers need to do is fill in the number and their respective airtime amounts and complete the checkout process to complete the purchase. There is also an option to import all this data from an excel sheet making it a dream come true for many accountants.

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This function is especially useful for businesses that may need to purchase airtime for various employees and is one of the ways PesaPal has made it easier for corporates to do business.

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