4 ways to buy telkom kenya airtime using mpesa

4 ways to buy Telkom Kenya airtime using mpesa – Top up credit

Ever needed to buy Telkom airtime using mpesa? Here we will take you through the full process of buying credit step by step using Telkom’s mpesa paybill. When you top up telkom Kenya credit via the dedicated business number, it is convenient and fast. This is because you use your Safaricom line through (the) mpesa service.

 




The telco industry in Kenya has really become competitive. This has seen companies that would be viewed as rivals come together and share certain services. In this case, Telkom Kenya partnered with Safaricom to utilise their popular mpesa service through the paybill no. The reason is mpesa is the most widely used mobile money payment system in Kenya.

Here at saidia we show you the easy and fast way to buy Telkom airtime using mpesa and also other ways you can top up your line.

Through this partnership, Telkom Kenya users can easily and conveniently top up their lines with credit directly from mpesa.

 




Telkom Kenya airtime

Telkom Kenya airtime, or as it’s also known, telkom credit, is a top up of units that allow you to utilise their network. This can be done using scratch cards that range from 10 KSH to 1000 KSH. But with the availability of mpesa and the Telkom Kenya business number 777711, you can now top up a vast number of amounts.

Telkom Kenya limited has 6.7% market share in the Kenya Telco space as detailed by this report by communications authority of Kenya.

 







Easy and fast way to buy Telkom airtime using Mpesa

This is the easy and fast way to buy Telkom Kenya credit for your phone. Follow these steps:

  1. On your Telkom line, dial *544#
  2. Next select option 4, Buy using mpesa.
  3. Then, select 1, Top up my number. (Or 2, to Top up other number.)
  4. Enter the airtime amount you want to buy.
  5. Next, enter Mpesa number to buy airtime from
  6. Then, press send.
  7. On your Safaricom line, input mpesa PIN, and confirm airtime you want to buy from Telkom Kenya Ltd
  8. Confirm mpesa message.
  9. Check balance in your Telkom Kenya line for airtime.
  10. You will have quickly and easily purchased Telkom airtime via mpesa.

See the step by step of fast and easy way to top up with pictures.

 





There are three main ways to top your Telkom Kenya line through mpesa using the paybill number 777711

By dialling *544# USSD on your Telkom and selecting option 4, by using mpesa SIM Tool Kit USSD (works for both smart and non-smartphones), using the mySafaricom app and using the new mpesa app.

Note: Also, pesapal offers you a way to buy Telkom credit through mpesa and that is through the pesapal platform or using the paybill number 220220.

How to buy Telkom airtime using mpesa (paybill) business number 777711

This is how to top up your Telkom Kenya line using mpesa business no 777711 to buy airtime.

  1. Go to the Safaricom SIM tool Kit.
  2. Select M-Pesa
  3. Select Lipa na M-PESA
  4. Select Paybill.
  5. Enter business no 777711.
  6. Enter Account no (your Telkom Kenya Mobile Number.) 0774 7*****
  7. Enter the amount
  8. Enter your M-pesa pin then send.
  9. You will receive mpesa confirmation message.
  10. The Telkom number will then receive a top up on credit.
  11. Confirmation from Telkom Kenya via SMS will come through.

Note, this is using the mpesa USSD SIM tool Kit. Need a guide on how to do this step by step with pictures, click here.

 




How to top up Telkom airtime using paybill no mpesa on MySafaricom App

Follow these steps to top up your Telkom mobile line with airtime.

  1. Open the Mysafaricom App
  2. Select Lipa na M-PESA
  3. Choose PAYBILL
  4. Enter the Telkom PayBill Number 777711
  5. Next, enter Account Number (which is your Telkom number) 0774 ******
  6. Now, put in the Amount you want to top up.
  7. And Press Continue
  8. Confirm that you Pay to: ‘ TELKOM KENYA LTD ‘ Paybill No: ‘ 777711 ‘ Account Number: ‘ 0774 ****** ‘ and Amount: Ksh. ***
  9. Press Pay
  10. Enter your Mpesa PIN and press OK.
  11. You’ll get a confirmation message from Mpesa.

Telkom will send you a message confirming credit top-up. Here is a step by step guide with pictures on using mySafaricom app to to up through mpesa paybill.

 




How to buy Telkom airtime using paybill no mpesa on new mpesa App

Follow these steps when using the new mpesa app to top up your Telkom line.

  1. Open the new M-pesa App
  2. Login to the app using the different methods i.e. PIN, Fingerprint or Iris.
  3. Next, choose the pay option.
  4. Select Paybill.
  5. Choose the Paybill option.
  6. Enter the Telkom Kenya Paybill number 777711
  7. Next, input the account number which is your Telkom number 077* *** ***.
  8. Input the amount of credit you want to top up your account / Telephone number.
  9. Confirm the details of Paybill, Account and amount.
  10. Complete making the payment using the mpesa app.

You will receive a message from Telkom Kenya confirming that your line has received the airtime. See this step by step guide with pictures on how to buy Telkom credit on the new mpesa app.

 




How to buy Telkom airtime using pesapal mpesa paybill number

Follow these steps:

  1. Open the mpesa Menu ( through SIM Tool Kit, mySafaricom app or the mpesa app.)
  2. Select Lipa na M-PESA
  3. Choose PAYBILL
  4. Enter the Pesapal PayBill Business Number 220220
  5. Next, enter Account Number (which is your Telkom number) 0774 ******
  6. Now, put in the Amount you want to top up.
  7. And Press Continue
  8. Confirm that you Pay to: ‘ Psapal ‘ Paybill No: ‘ 220220 ‘ Account Number: ‘ 0774 ****** ‘ and Amount: Ksh. ***
  9. Press Pay
  10. Enter your Mpesa PIN and press OK.
  11. You’ll get a confirmation message from Mpesa.

This is another option you can use to get airtime on your Telkom line through pesapal but using the mpesa service.

 




FAQ:

Telkom Kenya mpesa business number

To buy Telkom airtime on mpesa, you will need to use the business number 777711. This mpesa business number directly credits your account (which is your Telkom phone number) with airtime.

What is the transaction cost for buying Telkom credit / airtime using mpesa paybill

The transaction cost you will be charged when buying airtime for your line using mpesa depends on the amount you are topping up. The higher the amount, the higher the transaction charge.

 




SUMMARY:

To conclude, when buying airtime for your Telkom Kenya line using mpesa, these are the main options you have; Easily and quickly through *544# ‘Top up via M-Pesa, using Telkom mpesa paybill number 777711 through SIM Tool Kit USSD, mySafaricom app or the new mpesa app.

The airtime you purchase can be used for phone calls on the network, sending SMS, buy Telkom minutes to buy Telkom bundles and data.

There are also other ways you can buy Telkom airtime: through PayPal, using pesapal or physically from a shop. Meaning you can buy Telkom airtime online or just buy a scratchcard from a shop nearby.

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