Telkom Kenya International Calling Rates

Telkom Kenya subscribers can make international calls to different countries in the world while in Kenya. The calling rates vary depending on the destination country. The closer a country is to Kenya however has no bearing on the rates and may in actual fact be more expensive in some cases.

To make an international call with your Telkom Kenya requires proper dialling of the receiver's phone number to ensure the call goes through.

For mobile numbers, you need to add the country code of the country followed by the phone number. For example to make a call to the UK, you would dial: +44 7700 123456 where:
  • +44 is the UK country code
  • 7700 123456 is the mobile number digits with the leading zero removed (actual number starts with a zero i.e 07700 123456)

For a landline, we likewise need to add the country code followed by the landline's area code. For example to make a call to a UK landline (fixed) in London, you would dial:+44 20 123 45678 where:
  • +44 is the UK country code
  • 20 is the area code for London
  • 12345678 are the telephone number digits

Note however this is note true for all countries. For instance in the US, mobile numbers use the same format as landline telephone numbers e.g. +1 669 123 4567 where:
  • +1 is the US country code
  • 669 is the area code for California
  • 12345678 are the landline/mobile number digits

An exhaustive list of country calling codes can be found here.



Telkom Kenya International Calling Bundles

Telkom Kenya runs an international calling bundle open to both PrePay and PostPaid customers that can be used to call the following countries:
  • United States of America (USA)
  • Canada
  • China
  • India
  • UK (Fixed only)

The international bundles can be purchased by dialling *100# then selecting Talk, Text & More in the menu followed by International bundles. The only available international calling bundle at the time of this writing is as follows:
Minutes Price (Ksh) Validity (Days)
160 500 30
To check balance for the international calling bundle dial the normal *144# short code.



Calling Rates to Various Countries Worldwide

telkom international call rates

1. East Africa Countries

Country Ksh per Minute
Uganda 10
Tanzania 60
South Sudan 10
Rwanda 40
Burundi 100
Somalia 100


2. Rest of Africa

Country Ksh per Minute
Algeria 80
Angola 30
Benin 80
Botswana 30
Burkina Faso 80
Cameroon 80
Central African Republic 80
Chad 80
Comoros 80
Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) 80
Djibouti 80
Eritrea 80
Ethiopia 40
Egypt 30
Gambia 90
Gabon 80
Ghana 80
Guinea 80
Guinea-Bissau 80
Ivory Coast 80
Lesotho 80
Liberia 80
Libya 80
Madagascar 80
Malawi 80
Mali 80
Mauritius 30
Mauritania 80
Mayotte 40
Morocco 80
Mozambique 80
Namibia 80
Nigeria 80
Niger 80
Republic of the Congo 80
Senegal 80
Seychelles 200
Sierra Leone 80
South Africa 18
Sudan 30
Togo 80
Tunisia 80
Zambia 80
Zimbabwe 80


3. Europe

Country Ksh per Minute
Austria 40
Azerbaijan 100
Bulgaria 40
Croatia 100
Czech Republic 40
Belgium 70
Denmark 40
Finland 40
France 40
Germany 40
Greece 40
Hungary 40
Iceland 40
Ireland 40
Italy 70
Poland 40
Portugal 70
Netherlands 40
Norway 40
Romania 40
Russia 40
Serbia 100
Slovakia 40
Spain 40
Sweden 40
Switzerland 70
Turkey 40
Ukraine 100
United Kingdom (UK) (Fixed) 5
United Kingdom (UK) (Mobile) 18


4. North America

Country Ksh per Minute
Bahamas 40
Barbados 40
Belize 40
Canada 5
Costa Rica 40
Cuba 200
Dominican Republic 40
El Salvador 40
Greenland 100
Guatemala 40
Haiti 90
Honduras 40
Jamaica 40
Mexico 90
Nicaragua 100
Panama 40
Trinidad and Tobago 40
United States of America (USA) 5


5. South America

Country Ksh per Minute
Argentina 40
Bolivia 40
Brazil 40
Chile 40
Columbia 40
Ecuador 40
Guyana 100
Paraguay 40
Peru 100
Suriname 90
Uruguay 40
Venezuela 40


6. Middle East

Country Ksh per Minute
Bahrain 40
Cyprus 40
Iran 40
Iraq 40
Israel 40
Jordan 40
Kuwait 40
Lebanon 40
Oman 100
Palestine 40
Qatar 40
Saudi Arabia 40
Syria 40
United Arab Emirates (UAE) 40
Yemen 40


7. Asia Pacific

Country Ksh per Minute
Australia 40
Bangladesh 40
Cambodia 40
China 5
Fiji 100
Hong Kong 40
India 5
Indonesia 40
Japan 40
Malaysia 40
Mongolia 40
Myanmar 100
Nepal 40
New Zealand 40
North Korea 200
Pakistan 30
Papua New Guinea 500
Philippines 40
Singapore 40
South Korea 40
Sri Lanka 40
Taiwan 40
Thailand 40


8. Central Asia

Country Ksh per Minute
Kazakhstan 40
Kyrgyzstan 100
Tajikistan 40
Turkmenistan 40
Uzbekistan 40

NOTES
  • This is not an exhaustive of all countries in the listed territories. For all available countries and their country codes, download the rates PDF available here.
  • Rates as of July 2019 (Sources: Telkom Kenya 1, 2)


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