Home Entertainment How to customize and entertain callers with Telkom's Beat Yangu caller-tune Service

How to customize and entertain callers with Telkom’s Beat Yangu caller-tune Service

Ever wondered how some fellows manage to put those weird or somewhat amusing messages on their phone when you call them? Safaricom pioneered the service here in Kenya with its Skiza tune service which essentially allows subscribers to customize the message or tune heard by those who call them. The service is beneficiary to both the users who put interesting messages instead of the default caller tune and to content creators who charge a fee to use their content.

Telkom Kenya which used to trade as Orange for GSM services has a service that has since been renamed from “Hello Tunes” to “Beat Yangu” that allows subscribers to choose from over 3,000 songs as well as messages to put instead of the default caller tune and entertain their callers. The service can be activated by either using USSD code or via a text message.

Beat Yangu Charges

The service costs just Ksh1 for both international and local content per tune on a daily basis. Meaning as long as you use the tune, you’ll be charged Ksh1 everyday while its active. It’s available to all Telkom Kenya subscribers.

How to set a custom caller tune on Telkom network

USSD Option;

  • Dial *811#
  • From the provided menu, choose your preferred genre i.e. Kenya top 20, Gospel, Old Skool etc.
  • Then choose from available tunes
  • And proceed to confirm subscription

SMS Option;

  • Compose a new text message with the word ON
  • Send the message to 1351
  • Follow the prompts to subscribe


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


Why you should never use a liquid screen protector on your valuable smartphone

First, I must give it to Kenyans, they’ll give you all sorts of reasons to buy their products even when they are...

How to enable data manager on Telkom Kenya line so you don’t mistakenly use airtime browsing

While data costs have really come down comparing to a few years ago, it’s still a good Idea to take charge of...

Realme C3 premiers the company’s entry in Kenyan smartphone market at an affordable price

Looking Samsung unveil its latest and greatest devices was all thrilling and somehow fulfilling for the company’s core fans, but something remained...

Airtel TV – how Airtel customers can watch TV channels, videos without a subscription

Watching premium TV channels such as BBC without a subscription? Now that’s something worth being excited about and Airtel Kenya customers might...

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, what you should know before buying and price in Kenya

When all is said and done, in probably one of the splashiest unveiling we’ve seen from Samsung, reality then downs to us...

Telkom, Airtel merger deal suspended, instead Telkom is opting for alternative strategic options

The expected merger deal between Telkom and Airtel Networks Kenya Limited isn’t happening after all, this is after Telkom alleged continued challenges...