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How to Please Call Me on Telkom Kenya

Have you ever been in a situation where you need to make a call but either have insufficient or no airtime to make one? Fortunately, Telkom offers you a whole host of services to cover you in such situations.

These include the likes of PEWA (advance airtime), NiSort or even redeeming your Ziada points for airtime. One problem, though: some of these come at a premium. So what do you do to avoid taking up extra costs? You use the good old flashback request that has always been free.

Please call me as it’s more commonly known is synonymous with Safaricom’s flashback service who were the first to offer the service. However, similar services can now also be found on Telkom and Airtel Kenya’s please call me.

The call me back request on Telkom is done through the USSD menu unlike the Safaricom one that’s done directly through a short code. Still, it’s better than having nothing at all. Here’s how to make one.

Sending a Please Call Me

  1. Dial *100# or #123# and select Products and services from the list of options.
    A screenshot showing the main USSD menu on Telkom Kenya.
  2. Select the Please call me option.
    A screenshot showing the list of options in the Products & Service USSD menu.
  3. Next, enter the Telkom phone number of the person you’re requesting to call you and send the request.
  4. You’ll get a message from Telkom that the request has been sent to that number. The recipient will then get a text message of your request.
    A screenshot of a call back SMS from Telkom Kenya.

It should go without saying that the requests can only be made out to other Telkom numbers.

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Kelvin Kathia

Kelvin Kathia is the editor of Kenyan Fix, an informational blog that helps Kenyans with solutions to everyday questions on mobile networks, government services and banking.