Essar Kenya through its yuMobile brand has today launched a pre-paid credit facility which gives its subscribers access to emergency airtime when they need it.

The new service dubbed Credo4yu gives users up to Kes. 20 of emergency airtime credit if they run out of airtime at any given time and need to make an urgent call.

The service is available to those subscribers who have less than Kes. 2 of airtime left, and have been on the network for at least three months.

Speaking at the launch of the service, Country Manager Madhur Taneja said:

“Credo4yu has come about due to consumer demand. Our subscribers have always had the need to keep in touch all the time and this will enable them to get airtime in case of emergencies, which as part of life, tend to ariseā€.

To access the service, subscribers dial 125# or send a blank SMS to 125 – for Ksh 20 credit or *12510# or send a blank SMS to 126 – For Ksh 10 credit. Any airtime acquired on credit via credo4yu, will need to be repaid with the next top up before being able to access more airtime on credit. The credo4yu advance airtime can be used for all yuMobile services, including calls to other networks & SMS, subscription to packs, data, as well yu to yu calls and SMS.

Requirements and conditions for Credo4yu airtime advance credit facility

  • The subscriber must have been on yuMobile network for at least 3months
  • You must be a prepaid customer on the yuMobile network

To use Credo4yu advance airtime service,

  • Subscribers dial *125# or send a blank SMS to 125 – For Ksh 20 credit
  • Subscribers dial *125*10# or send a blank SMS to 126 – For Ksh 10 credit 2.