How to purchase Airtel Kenya credit from an MPESA Paybill number

Safaricom’s Mpesa mobile wallet is simply no match for the competition, we’ve got big names such as Telkom and Airtel providing ways in which their subscribers can purchase airtime through a paybill number from mpesa. Telkom Kenya has an operational paybill number through which customers can easily load airtime via mpesa while airtel is banking on several third-party firms for the same.

Considering the enormous popularity Mpesa is currently enjoying, it makes perfect sense businesswise for both Airtel and Telkom to offer an alternative to customers who may need to load airtime directly from their MPESA balance. And let’s face it, almost everyone with a Telkom or Airtel line always keeps a separate Safaricom line for MPESA services, the mobile wallet has become a household name that no one can just simply do without.

Airtel Kenya doesn’t have a dedicated paybill number to facilitate purchase of credit from rival Safaricom’s MPESA service, but has enabled several third parties to allow subscribers purchase airtime through Mpesa paybill numbers. Some may charge a small transaction fees but a majority like Pesapal will load the exact amount you’ve purchased.

Airtel Kenya Airtime Purchase MPESA PAYBILL numbers.

You can purchase Airtel airtime via MPESA from any of the following Airtel authorized third parties using respective PAYBILL numbers;

My Lilys supermarket309028
Jovan communication833030
Jonnel communication180705
Milton sons665511
Hope seed4019575

Step by step on how to buy airtel credit from mpesa using any of the above Paybill numbers

  • On your Safaricom phone, go to the M-pesa Menu
  • Then Select “Pay Bill” option
  • Input respective business or Paybill number such as “220220
  • Enter your Account No. AIRTXXXXXX (Where XXXXXX is your Airtel Mobile number) i.e. AIRT0733000000 if your phone number is 0733000000
  • Key in the amount you intent to load as airtime
  • Enter your M-Pesa PIN then send


  1. I have purchased airtime worth 100 ksh twice, for airtel line using 220220 from Mpesa and haven’t received the the airtime now twice.

  2. I have topedup my Airtel line from Mpesa through paybill 220220 but its not reflecting what is the problem

  3. Useless company how can you incorporate your third parties for your customers to buy credit from then when an issue arises you separate yourself from your vendors,safaricom better than you by far


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