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How to Buy Airtel Airtime from MPesa 2024

By Oluchukwu Ikemefuna

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Safaricom’s Mpesa is the most convenient way to pay for services and bills, including buying Airtel airtime. Now, you might be wondering, “How do I buy airtime from Mpesa?” Well, it’s super simple! Just follow these easy steps:

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1. Open your phone’s apps menu.

2. Look for the Safaricom toolkit app and open it.

3. Tap on the “Mpesa” option, usually the second option on the list.

4. Select “Lipa Na Mpesa” from the available options.

5. Enter the account number as 215215 (PESAPAL).

6. Provide your Airtel mobile number, for example, 0712345678.

7. Enter the amount of airtime you want to purchase and click “OK.”

8. Enter your Mpesa Pin when prompted.

9. That’s it! You will receive a message from Airtel confirming the airtime credit. You can also check your Airtel airtime balance to confirm.

Method 2: How To Buy Airtel Airtime From Mpesa

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to buy your airtime from Mpesa:

1. Using your phone, open your apps menu.

2. Look for the Safaricom toolkit app and open it.

3. Tap on the “Mpesa” option, which is usually the second option on the list.

4. Once you’re in the Mpesa menu, you’ll see a few options. Select “Lipa Na Mpesa.”

5. You’ll be prompted to enter an account number. For Airtel airtime purchases, enter the account number as 220220 (PESAPAL).

6. Next, you’ll need to enter your Airtel mobile number. For example, if your Airtel number is 0712345678, enter that.

7. After entering your mobile number, you’ll be asked to specify the amount of airtime you want to purchase. Enter the desired amount and click “OK.”

8. Finally, you’ll need to enter your Mpesa Pin for verification.

9. Once you’ve completed these steps, you’re done! You’ll receive a message from Airtel confirming that your account has been credited with the purchased airtime. You can also check your Airtel airtime balance to confirm.

Another method to buy Airtel airtime from Mpesa using the Airtel Paybill Number 528528 (M-AIRTIME):

1. Open your phone’s apps menu.

2. Look for the Safaricom toolkit app and open it.

3. Tap on the “Mpesa” option, which is usually the second option on the list.

4. In the Mpesa menu, select “Lipa Na Mpesa.”

5. You’ll be prompted to enter an account number. Enter 528528 for airtime purchases.

6. Next, you’ll need to enter your Airtel mobile number, for example, 0712345678.

7. After entering your mobile number, specify the amount of airtime you want to purchase and click “OK.”

8. Finally, enter your Mpesa Pin to complete the transaction.

9. That’s it! You will receive a message from Airtel confirming that your account has been credited with the purchased airtime. You can also check your Airtel airtime balance to confirm.

Is there a Limit to the Airtime that can be Purchased? 

Yes, there is a limit to the amount of airtime you can purchase through Mpesa. The maximum amount you can buy depends on the specific limits set by Airtel. 

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Abdullahi Kafayat
Abdullahi Kafayat

Abdullahi Kafayat is an enthusiastic writer interested in the tech world. She's a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University and has a BSc in Chemistry. You can reach her at Kafayatabdullahi17@gmail.com.

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