How To Buy Airtime from M-Pesa: Step-By-Step Guide

How To Buy Airtime from M-Pesa

How To Buy Airtime from M-Pesa

In today’s modern world, mobile phones have become an essential part of our lives. They help us stay connected with the world through various means such as phone calls, text messages, and social media platforms. 

However, to make use of these services, we need airtime, which is a prepaid credit that allows us to use these services. Luckily, in Kenya, Mpesa provides an easy and quick way to purchase airtime using its mobile money transfer service, which is widely used across the country.

In this article, we will provide a comprehensive step-by-step guide on how to buy airtime from Mpesa.

Step 1: Ensure Sufficient Funds in Mpesa Account

Before purchasing airtime using Mpesa, it is important to make sure that there are enough funds in your Mpesa account.

You can deposit money into your Mpesa account by either transferring from your bank account or visiting  M-Pesa agent to deposit cash. Once you have adequate funds in your Mpesa account, you are ready to buy airtime.

Step 2: Go to the Mpesa Menu

On the Mpesa menu, select “Buy Airtime” and choose whether to purchase airtime for your own phone or for a different phone number.

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Step 3: Enter the Phone Number

Enter the phone number of the intended recipient correctly, and confirm that it is accurate to avoid buying airtime for the wrong number.


Step 4: Enter the Amount

Enter the amount of airtime that you wish to purchase and press “Next.”


Step 5: Enter Your Mpesa PIN


Enter your Mpesa PIN and press “Next.”

Step 6: Confirm the Purchase


Confirm the purchase by pressing “OK,” and wait for the Mpesa message confirming the amount of airtime purchased.

It is important to ensure that you always enter the correct phone number to avoid buying airtime for the wrong number.

In conclusion, buying airtime from Mpesa is an easy and convenient process. If you found this guide helpful, please consider sharing it with your friends and subscribing to receive updates.

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