How to buy Airtel data bundles through mpesa. Airtel Kenya Ltd, a subsidiary of Airtel Africa (owned by Bharti Airtel), is the second largest telecommunications services provider in Kenya after Safaricom PLC. It has an estimated 16.2 million subscribers of the total 59.8 million subscribers in the Kenyan market equivalent to 27.2% market share. Airtel market share has been rising steadily over the last few years. Airtel Kenya previously operated as Kencell, Celtel, and Zain before rebranding to Airtel in November 2010.
In 2010, Bharti Airtel acquired Zain Africa’s business for $10.7 billion. The acquisition deal covered Zain operations in 15 countries including Kenya but excluding Sudan and Morocco. The deal increased Bharti Airtel’s overall customer base to 180 million subscribers, including the 131 million subscribers it had in India in April 2010. In the acquisition deal, Zain received $7.9 billion in cash, with Bharti Airtel assuming $1.7 billion of consolidated debt obligations. In 2018, it was announced that Airtel Kenya was considering a merger with Telkom Kenya. Airtel Kenya backed out of the talks in June 2018.
Here is How to buy Airtel data bundles through mpesa
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.
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