Airtel Kenya is the second largest mobile network in Kenya in terms of its subscriber base. It trails behind the market leader Safaricom but edges out Telkom and the latest entrant, Faiba 4G by Jamii Telecom.
Despite Safaricom enjoying what many may consider a monopoly, Airtel has stood ground over the years despite registering no profits. As testament to this fact, they’ve been launching new products and services all the while giving a fresh coat of paint on others.
As it’s to be expected, such changes bring with them new things top of which are USSD codes: the preferred medium through which networks allow subscribers to access their products and services.
Today we’ll be looking at a comprehensive list of these Airtel Kenya Short codes.
Airtel Short Codes
*100# or *111#
Main Menu to access all services and manage your account.
Access Airtel’s mobile money services.
*133 or *131#
Check your airtime balance.
Credit Top Up
Top up your airtime from a scratch card voucher.
Data Top Up
Top up data directly from a scratch card voucher.
Buy or subscribe to various data bundles.
Check your Airtel data bundle balance. More info here.
Send ALL to 232
Get Airtel internet settings (APN).
*767*2# or *544#
Buy Bulk SMS. More info on Airtel’s SMS Bundles.
Subscribe to the Tubonge call plan.
Subscribe to UnlimiNet (voice, data & sms plan).
Subscribe to Tosha Bundles (voice, data & sms plan).
KES.10 plan for Free Airtel to Airtel Calls (10PM-10AM) & Unlimited SMS.
Voice Bundles for making international calls (China, US & Canada).
To get advance airtime (okoa jahazi), data or unliminet plan. How to get emergency airtime on Airtel?
Get advance data bundles.
Airtel’s ring back tone service (like Skiza Tunes).
Airtel’s loyalty program for accumulating and redeeming points. How to enroll?
Redeemed Airtime Balance
To check your redeemed zawadi points airtime balance.
Alerts and Classifieds
Premium service to get news, sports, jobs etc.
Get help on your account and talk to a customer care agent
Call 555 or 123
Listen to voicemails. How to activate voicemail on Airtel?
Please Call Me
Request someone to call you back. Find out how here?
Missed Call Alerts
Get SMS alerts about missed calls (“I tried calling you”). Detailed info on how to here.
Do let us know in the comments if there’s a short code that we’ve missed.