One of Kenyan business innovators’ concerns in the twenty-first century has been to find ways to connect Kenyan expatriate populations to possibilities in the country. This involves sending immediate airtime top-ups to mobile phones.
Kenyans in the diaspora, like any other family member or friend, are always seeking for methods to send money, presents, or even packages to their loved ones in Kenya, whether it’s for special occasions like birthdays or holidays like Easter.
Here is a list of websites where you can transfer Safaricom, Airtel, Orange, and Yu Mobile mobile phone airtime from the diaspora.
KeepCalling, a US telecom provider, has partnered with Kenyan mobile providers to offer recharge services for Safaricom, Airtel, Yu, and Orange numbers, with payment options including Visa and Mastercard, Discover, and Paypal. Simply enter the recharge information, make the payment, and the amount will be sent to the specified phone number.
For a high amount of Kes 400, you will most likely pay 6.15 USD (Kes 530). Telecom services such as voice credit, mobile recharge, and virtual numbers are among the other products available.
Air Pesa is a product of MamaMikes LLC, a prominent e-commerce website that allows you to send airtime to any Safaricom, Airtel, or Orange number in Kenya. The user can pay with Visa, Mastercard, and Paypal.
This service is unique in that you can personalize a message to be sent to the receiver when the airtime is delivered. Air Pesa will also email you a copy of the recharge coupon for future reference. You will most likely spend 7.76 USD on a Kes 500 recharge (Kes 670). Tandaa Grant, according to their website, makes the service possible.
TopUp.com, a UniversalCalling Inc subsidiary, provides identical top-up services for all Kenyan mobile networks. A top amount of Kes 400 will cost you 5.57 USD (Kes 480), while a top amount of Kes 600 would cost you 8.35 USD (Kes 725). TopUp.com, like AirPesa, allows you to customize your SMS message.All debit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Diners Club International, BC Card, Union Pay, JCB, and Dinacard, are accepted by the service, however PayPal is not.
The Kenyan diaspora is set up for an assortment of online services that bring them closer to friends and family back home, from topping up mobile phones to sending money directly to mobile money accounts.