Airtel is one of the biggest telecommunication companies in Kenya. It offers a wide range of services, including data bundles. If you want to buy Airtel data bundles, this post is for you! In this post, I’ll show you how to purchase an Airtel data bundle and what each bundle offers. Stay tuned!
In 2003, Airtel launched its first data service as a pre-paid card. Since then, Airtel has continuously introduced new and innovative customer data plans.
In 2010, Airtel became the first operator in India to launch 3G services. Today, Airtel has many customer data plans across all pre-paid and post-paid segments.
How to Buy Airtel Data Bundles
Here is how you can purchase Airtel data bundles:
- Dial *544# from your Airtel line and press on the call button.
- Select/ Enter Option 1 (Data (Amazing) and press on send.
- Select your preferred data plan and click on send.
- Choose between making the subscription once or buying on auto-renew and press on send.
- Finally, enter option 1 (Accept) and click on send.
How to buy Airtel data bundles through mpesa
Just like how to buy Airtel Airtime from Mpesa? You may want to know how to buy Airtel bundles from Mpesa. If that is the case, you are in the right place.
It would be best if you kept in mind that; you will first buy the specific amount of airtime from Mpesa, then you will later buy the required bundles.
That said, I will take you through the procedure of buying internet bundles from Mpesa easily and quickly.
Step 1: Go to sim toolkit and select Mpesa
Step 2: Choose the Lipa Na Mpesa option
Step 3: Select the Paybill option
Step 4: Enter the business number, which is 220220
Step 5: Enter your Airtel number as your Account number
Step 6: Enter the amount of airtime you wish to spend
Step 7: Enter the Mpesa pin, then click OK
Step 8: Go to the Airtel sim card, then input the *544# code.
Step 9: Select the data bundles option.
Step 10: Buy the number of bundles of your choice.
That is how to buy Airtel bundles from Mpesa effortlessly.
Using those procedures will help you to conduct your activities smoothly. The invention of the process has made work more manageable.
How to buy Airtel data bundles for another number
Purchasing data for another line on the same Airtel network should be accessible. You only need to follow a few steps;
- Ensure you have sufficient airtime before proceeding.
- On your phone, dial *544#
- Then select “Gift a bundle.“
- Choose the data offer you want to buy from the available options, i.e., Amazing or UnlimiNET.
- Enter the phone number of the recipient/beneficiary.
- Choose your preferred data package such as Ksh. 10 for 100MB (50 + 50-night data) on Amazing packages.
- Confirm if it’s a recurring purchase or buys once
- You’ll receive a text message confirming the transaction and on the benefiting Airtel number.
Below are the various Airtel data bundle plans that you can purchase.
Airtel Data Bundles Plans
Through the Amazing Data Bundles package, Airtel gives customers free 500MB daily to purchase select bundles. Moreover, Airtel offers free WhatsApp if you buy certain bundles. Below is a breakdown of the Amazing Data Bundles.
|Bundles||Cost (Ksh)||Validity Duration|
|200MB + FREE WhatsApp||20||24 Hours|
|500MB + FREE WhatsApp + FREE 500MB||50||24 Hours|
|2GB + FREE WhatsApp + FREE 500MB||99||24 Hours|
|350MB + FREE WhatsApp||50|
|750MB + FREE WhatsApp||100|
|2.5GB + FREE WhatsApp + FREE 3.5GB||250|
|6GB + FREE WhatsApp + FREE 3.5GB||500|
|3GB + FREE WhatsApp||300|
|5GB + FREE WhatsApp||500|
|12GB + FREE WhatsApp + FREE 15GB||1000|
|20GB + FREE WhatsApp + FREE 15GB||1500|
|30GB + FREE WhatsApp + FREE 15GB||2000|
|50GB + FREE WhatsApp + FREE 15GB||3000|
90 – Days Bundles
You can borrow internet bundles and repay within 72 hours. Here are the bundles you can borrow:
|Bundle||Price (Sh)||Service Fee (Sh)||Amount Owed (Sh)||Validity|
|200MB + FREE WhatsApp||20||2||22||One day|
|2GB + FREE WhatsApp||99||11||110||One day|
|350MB + FREE WhatsApp||50||5||55||Seven days|
Blended packages are among the competitive Airtel bundles. Customers get a blend of voice, SMS, and data with one plan.
Unliminetis a pre-paid blended bundle that offers free WhatsApp, Twitter, and Facebook data up to 100MB each day and the following:
|Price||Data (MB)||SMS||Voice (Min)|
|Price||Data||SMS||Airtel to Airtel Per Day (Min)||Other Networks Per Month (Min)|
|1000||8 + FREE 15GB||2,000||400||400|
|2000||20 + FREE 15GB||10,000||1200||1200|
Unused bundles will roll over after renewal. Moreover, you will pay Sh0.2 per MB once you diminish your data.
Here are the plans you can buy under this post-paid bundle:
|Plan||500 Hybrid||1000 Hybrid||2000 Hybrid|
|Minutes Across All Networks||150||400||1200|
These plans are valid for 30 days. To subscribe, fill in the contact form available on the website. You can send the filled form via email or submit it to the nearest Airtel shop. Indicate your monthly usage limit when registering.
When you use your plan, you will pay Sh2.3 per minute to all networks, Sh4 per MB and Sh1 per SMS.
Subscribers should pay for their plan on the 21st of each month. If you fail to pay on time, Airtel will disconnect your plan.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of Smart Postpaid Plans?
- Hassle-Free: High volumes of voice, data, and SMS ensure you don’t get cut off.
- Data: Unused data is carried over to the following month.
- Across Networks: Minutes and SMS can be used across networks.
- Affordability: Value for money
What happens when my Smart Postpaid resources run out?
You will be billed at a special rate as below
Calls at KSH. 2.3/= per minute to all networks
Data will be charged at 30 cents per MB Ø SMS will be charged at Ksh 1 per SMS
What is the validity period for the Smart post-paid bundles?
Ø The bundles have a validity of one month.
How do I purchase a new Data bundle when my Smart Postpaid data runs out?
Ø To purchase another bundle, dial *544# and select your preferred bundle. Please note this will not be a Smart Postpaid bundle but a regular data bundle.