Airtel Launches New Tariff Linked to Airtel Money


Airtel recently launched a new tariff that is linked to its Airtel Money platform.

Airtel Money prepaid customers can now enjoy calls to all networks at Kshs 2 which is 50% off the normal calling rates in the market. This means that a customer will make savings on their airtime usage as the cost of living in Kenya continues to increase with basic commodity prices increasing across the board.

The call rate is viable for 7 days on any activity of Kshs100 or more on a subscriber’s Airtel Money account.

The qualifying transactions include:

  • Paying bills
  • Sending and receiving money (customers who receive money also qualify to make calls at 2biob per minute)
  • Bank transactions (Airtel Money to Bank and Bank to Airtel Money)
  • Withdrawals
  • Purchasing airtime


This new tariff will enable users to make calls at Kshs2.00 per minute across all networks day or night in a move aimed at offering more value adding propositions to Airtel customers.

The company already offers free money transfer services that have removed the burden of traditional charges that customers on mobile networks incur while sending money to others from their phones. Regular money transfer users send up to Kshs 2,500 per month and will benefit with Airtel Money as they will make savings of between Kshs 25 to Kshs 80 per transaction. On average, users are currently charged Kshs 60 to send money to other networks.


Other network Vs Airtel Money Customer Charges comparison
Min Kes.Max kes.Other network person to person  – On-netAirtel Money person to person  – On-netOther network person to person  – Off-netAirtel Money person to person  – Off-netOther network WithdrawalAirtel Money Withdrawal
               10              49                                        3N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
               50            100                                        50N/AN/A1015
             101            500                                      2706602725
             501        1,000                                      3306602725
         1,001        1,500                                      3306602725
         1,501        2,500                                      3306602725
         2,501        3,500                                      3308804945
         3,501        5,000                                      33010506645
         5,001        7,500                                      55014308275
         7,501      10,000                                      550171011075
       10,001      15,000                                      5502200159145
       15,001      20,000                                      5502370176145
       20,001      25,000                                      8202750187170
       25,001      30,000                                      8202750187170
       30,001      35,000                                      8202750187170
       35,001      40,000                                      820N/AN/A275250
       40,001      45,000                                      820N/AN/A275250
       45,001      50,000                                   1100N/AN/A275250
       50,001      70,000                                   1100N/AN/A330300

Airtel Money is now available for paying utility bills with Nairobi Water, Kenya Power, DStv and KAPS parking fees due to its quality, security, reliability, affordability and convenience.

Airtel Money can also be used to purchase fuel at any Total petrol station countrywide.

Airtel Money currently has a dealer network of more than 10,000 agents which has now been complimented by corporate agents to enhance availability and reliability of the services countrywide. These include Posta, Uchumi Supermarkets, Pep Intermedius (Nakumatt), Tuskys, Ukwala, Naivas, Muramati Sacco, Housing Finance, Equity Bank, Equatorial Commercial Bank, Cooperative Bank and Faulu Bank. Customers can also withdraw money from their Airtel Money accounts at any Pesa Point, Kenswitch, Chase Bank and Family bank ATMs countrywide without needing an ATM card giving Airtel Money a strong countrywide presence to the benefit of its customers.

Airtel Tosha bundles will ensure that Airtel prepaid customers in Kenya get more value while spending less on voice calls, SMS and Data depending on their needs during the 18 hour daily availability of the product.

Customers can subscribe to the Airtel Tosha bundles by simply dialing *767# from their Airtel phones and choosing their preferred bundle.




Written by Robert

Robert Alai is a respected Kenyan blogger, technical evangelist, and social justice activist. Robert is known for his hard-hitting articles and opinions disseminated through his Twitter handle or Facebook page. he is the founder of KahawaTungu.

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