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Safaricom introduces internet bundles purchase via scratch card top up

Safaricom  has introduced a revolutionary way in which subscribers can purchase internet bundles – through scratch card top up via *544*PIN#.

With just one scratch card Safaricom subsribers now have the choice of either topping up airtime for voice or activating a data bundle directly.

Subscribers can also perform third party top up for bundles especially for their modem or tablet lines. Dial *544*PIN*MSISDN# to purchase a third party data bundle. An example here –> (*544*1234567890123456*0722123456#).

  • Dial *544*
  • Enter the 16 digit PIN
  • Enter the third party phone number
  • Enter #

Airtime activation process still remains the same, i.e. *141*PIN#. 

At the same time Safaricom has introduced some new bundles as indicated below:

Bundle Price (Kshs) Current status
4 MB 5 New Bundle
8 MB 10 New Bundle
16 MB 20 New Bundle
40 MB 50 New Bundle
80 MB 100 New Bundle used to be 50MB for Ksh100
200 MB 250 Existing bundle – no change
500 MB 500 Price has changed from 499 to 500
1.5 GB 1000 Price has changed from 999 to 1000

Note that the previous bundle purchase processes remain the same, i.e. via *450#, *544# and www.safaricom.com/bundles. The new 80 MB bundle was previously 50 MB for the same price (Kshs 100/-).

The  new bundles are applicable to both Pre Pay and Post Pay ( via *200#) subscribers.

  1. Jaffar Mohamed
    July 8, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Maybe it’s only me, but how does this add value. How does this make it easier to buy a bundle. Revise the bundle prices and look at ways to shore up access rather than introducing a “feature” to augment a process that was/is already OK.

    • mehboobah
      July 9, 2012 at 1:16 am

      You believe topping up then buying a bundle is easier than buying a bundle via a top up?

  2. July 9, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    I think they have increased the number of days that the small bundles4,8,16mbs can run from 3 to 7days while reducing the bundles for the said amount of cash!

  3. Peach
    July 10, 2012 at 7:54 am

    I like the increase on expiry period for the bigger bundles( Not included) : am assuming the activation remains the same for someone who already has a top up.

    • mehboobah
      July 10, 2012 at 8:34 am

      Yes, the old process of activation the bundles still remains…i.e. *544# then buying the bundle of choice

  4. Jacinta Mungai
    July 12, 2012 at 10:43 am

    I as a sales lady whereby i get to explain that on and on again,it has eased the talking…its easier compared to the existing one..especially when it comes to the tabs and ipads thats an issue solved.

  5. Mrs said
    September 12, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    I just topped up via 544 but it’s not reflectin pls assist

    • mehboobah
      September 13, 2012 at 5:52 pm

      Please dial *450# and check your bundle balance

    February 13, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    i have a balance of 1712data bundles and due to expire on 15/2/2013 and av just topped up with kshs 50 and bought 40mb but am told the bundles will expire the day after tomorrow .Please help me activate the bundles.

  7. Ben
    August 19, 2013 at 3:37 pm


    we also need a way of data bundles being transfered to other persons number plz.

  8. Alexander maina kabaru
    December 25, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    I’ve a problem recharging my safaricom modem.it is inputing 12 digits instead of 16 why ? Assist please.

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