How to buy Telkom Kenya WE’KEN offers (weekend data bundles)

Awhile ago, Telkom Kenya introduced two different data bundles to their users countrywide. The bundles can be purchased via the usual *544# USSD code – and go for as little as Kenya Shillings 70. WE’KEN 1.5GB data bundle offer is the one that goes for KSh 70. Then there is another data bundle, WE’KEN 3.5GB,…

Telkom Kenya USSD codes list

Having published a post on Safaricom, Equitel & Airtel Kenya USSD codes a few days ago I thought coming up with another list just like the one I had created would be something worth spending some time on. So, I did. I created another post. And here it is, a Telkom Kenya USSD code list….

How to activate M-PESA Hakikisha

In a post I wrote a few months ago, I showed Safaricom subscribers how they could use M-PESA HAKIKISHA to check for peoples names. In this article I am going to show you how to activate M-PESA Hakikisha if you have been barred from using it – something that might happen if you cancel M-PESA…

How to buy Equitel airtime via M-PESA Paybill 412222

Remember the article Equitel USSD codes, top up, buy airtime from M-PESA, check balance, data bundles, phone number, SIM card, website that I wrote awhile ago? Well, having written in many other articles about how it is easy to buy airtime from Equitel for networks like Safaricom, Telkom Kenya and Airtel Kenya, I thought I’d…

How to reverse Safaricom M-PESA money sent to wrong number

One unfortunate thing that sometimes happens when sending money via Safaricom M-PESA is people finding out, after they have completed the transaction, that they have sent money to the wrong person – to the wrong Safaricom number; to someone they didn’t intend to send money to. And we have all heard horror stories of people…

Safaricom cheapest data bundle: 7 MB + 7 SMS daily bundle at Kenya Shillings 5

Have you ever wondered what the cheapest data bundle available to Safaricom customers is? Have you ever wondered how it compares to similar products from the likes of Telkom Kenya, Airtel Kenya and Equitel? This article is going to explore how Safaricom is trying to help Kenyans access the internet at some of the cheapest…

Safaricom data bundles: How to stop auto renew / autorenewal

In this post I am going to show you some of the methods you can use to stop autorenewal of Safaricom data bundles. Why use the Stop Autorenewal feature? Sometimes when purchasing a data bundle you will find yourself selecting the Auto renew option instead of the Buy Once option. Here is what that means…

How to buy Safaricom Advantage Plus bundles (check bundles balance)

In this post I am going to show you how to buy Safaricom Advantage Plus bundles on your feature phone, smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer (if you’re using your Safaricom SIM card in a modem or router). I am going to share the full list of bundles under the menu. At the end of…

How to buy Safaricom data bundles for other number

In this post I am going to show you how to buy Safaricom data bundles for another number. If you’ve ever wanted to buy All in One Bundles, daily bundles, Giga bundles, 7 day bundles, 30 day bundles and 90 day bundles for another Safaricom phone number / user, this post will show you how…

Other Safaricom M-PESA services (menu via *234# USSD shortcode)

I published an article about Safaricom M-PESA awhile ago. In the article, I wrote about the various options you’d see when you access M-PESA via the Safaricom SIM Toolkit menu. What you may not know is that there are even more M-PESA options / services not included in the normal M-PESA menu you usually see…

How to buy a Safaricom Giga Bundle + check balance

If you buy Safaricom data bundles you have probably come across the Giga Bundle option nestled somewhere in the *544# menu. These bundles don’t get talked about a lot like the daily, 7 day, 30 day, 90 day and All in One Bundles. Having purchased Giga many times, I thought I had to create a…

10 top Safaricom USSD codes

Are you looking for a list of the top Safaricom USSD codes you can use on your feature phone, smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer (if using your SIM card in a modem or router)? Well, in this post, I am going to show you short codes you can use to check your account details…

How to buy Safaricom Platinum bundles + check balance

In this post I am going to show you how to buy Safaricom Platinum bundles on your line. Platinum bundles combine SMS, data and minutes. They are almost similar to the bundles Safaricom sells under the *544# > All in One Bundles menu. So, what do you get exactly with Platinum plans / bundles? each…

Safaricom data bundles online portal: what you can do on Safaricom.com/bundles

What do you immediately see when you access Safaricom online portal? Here’s what I see when I try to check my data bundle balance online on Safaricom.com/bundles. At a glance I see my Account Type (Prepaid), airtime balances and expiry date, Okoa Jahazi balance and expiry date, Bonga SMS and expiry date, Bonga Points Balance,…

Safaricom M-PESA menu items

If you live in Kenya by now you have heard of many people talking about M-PESA. If you are new to the country, you have probably seen signs all over with the words M-PESA – mostly on green backgrounds – one of the colours used a lot by the mobile phone service provider Safaricom. Today…

Safaricom international calling bundles (buy minutes & check bundle balance)

What is a Safaricom international calling bundle? It is a bundle that gets you minutes you can use to call the following countries: USA Canada China and India These bundles are effective for calls to USA, Canada, China and India only. Note that Airtel Kenya & Telkom Kenya international bundles can be used to call…

How to top up Safaricom number: scratch card, M-PESA, online or Equitel

Want to learn how to top up your Safaricom line or another line? I am going to show you how to load airtime using scratch cards, Safaricom M-PESA, Safaricom online portal, Equitel or online (using a debit card or credit card). I am also going to show you a list of websites you can use…

How to activate Safaricom data manager (or deactivate it)

If you are tired of Safaricom eating into your airtime every time your data bundle is finished you can now have some peace. To get that peace, all you have to do is use the Data Manager feature on your line. In this post, I’ll show you how to activate it / deactivate it for…

How to Okoa data bundles on Safaricom line

First, Safaricom came with Okoa Jahazi – a service subscribers on the network would use to borrow airtime and repay later. The airtime would be used to make calls, send text messages and actually buy data bundles. Then they came up with Okoa Data – a service subscribers could use to borrow data bundles directly….

How to know my Safaricom mobile number

Want to learn how to know your Safaricom mobile number – and while at it to learn different methods you can go about checking your phone number? Well, the fastest way to do it is by using the *100# Safaricom USSD short code. Here is how to use it to check your Safaricom number: Dial…