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[20 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]

(Click above on tittle for a better view) Safaricom has revised its M-PESA charges as follows effective 21st August 2014. You will pay more for amounts above KES 1,500 and less for amounts less than KES 1,500
New Charges for Sending/Transferring Cash

Minimum  Ksh.
Max Ksh.
Transfer to Registered Users   Ksh.
Transfers to unregistered users Ksh.

10
49
1
N/A (see note 3 below)

50
100
3
N/A

101
500
11
66

501
1,000
15
66

1,001
1,500
25
66

1,501
2,500
40
66

2,501
3,500
55
88

3,501
5,000
60
105

5,001
7,500
75
143

7,501
10,000
85
171

10,001
15,001
95
220

15,001
20,000
100
237

20,001
25,000
110
275

25,001
30,000
110
275

30,001
35,000
110
275

35,001
40,000
110
N/A

40,001
45,000
110
N/A

45,001
50,000
110
N/A

50,001
70,000
110
N/A

 
 
Withdrawal Charges (From An M-PESA Agent)

Minimum     Ksh.
Max   Ksh.
Charges for withdrawal from M-PESA Agent Ksh.

10
49
N/A

50
100
10

101
500
27

501
1,000
27

1,001
1,500
27

1,501
2,500
27

2,501
3,500
49

3,501
5,000
66

5,001
7,500
82

7,501
10,000
110

10,001
15,001
159

15,001
20,000
176

20,001
25,000
187

25,001
30,000
187

30,001
35,000
187

35,001
40,000
275

40,001
45,000
275

45,001
50,000
275

50,001
70,000
330

 
Withdrawal Charges (From an ATM)

Minimum
Max
ATM Withdrawal fees:

200
2,500
33

2,501
5,000
66

5,001
10,000
110

10,001
20,000
193

(Learn how to withdraw money from an equity ATM on The Timpata here: http://www.thetimpata.com/2010/04/09/withdrawing-money-from-m-pesa-at-equity-bank-atms/ )
 
Charges for other transactions:

Other Transactions
Ksh.

All Deposits
Free

M-PESA Registration
Free

Buying …

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[6 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
Comparative Mobile Phone calling rates in Kenya; Is your bob calling more?

A study by Research ICT Africa, commissioned by the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows that in the fourth quarter of 2013, YU has the cheapest prepaid product among the country’s four mobile operators. It also shows that Safaricom was the most expensive. Over two  and a half times more expensive than YU in the 4th quarter of 2014. Airtel Kenya has been the most consistent across the 3 years of study.
See the results of the study below for average monthly calling cost across the networks.
 

2010

2011

2012

2013

Operators

Q4 2010

Q1 2011

Q2 2011

Q3 …

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[14 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
ERC Energy Regulatory Commission; How to check maximum fuel priced via on your phone via SMS

The Commission also launched a Short Message Service (SMS) based inquiry system for petroleum prices.
Members of the public can now obtain the latest prices in major towns by sending a text message with the word
‘price’ followed by the name of a major town, separated by a space, to 0707667623. e.g
Price Nairobi
You will receive a messagee e.g
RWEA4S2ANV ERC Confirmed. The maximum pump prices for Nairobi for the period between 15/05/2013 and 14/06/2013 are: Kerosene 79.46,Diesel 101.06,Regular 105.76,Super 113.24
This service is free of charge!
A short sms going a long way!

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[29 Nov 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
How to get an M-Shwari loan; How to repay your M-Shwari Loan; Charges for an M-Shwari loan

To check how much loan you qualify to get, dial *234*6#
In order to qualify for a loan you will have to be an active M-PESA user for at least 6 months, save regularly on M-Shwari account and continuously use other Safaricom services such as Voice, DATA and M-PESA. You will also need to have deposited some money into your M-Shwari account.
You can borrow a minimum of Ksh. 100. The maximum depends on your loan limit which you can get by dialing *234*6# The loan is payable in 30 days plus …

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[28 Nov 2012 | 6 Comments | ]
How to activate your M-shwari account; How to transfer money from MPesa to Mshwari

M-Shwari allows you to own and operate a savings account on your phone. The savings account is available to all M-PESA users who activate MShwari accountt on their phone.
HOW TO ACTIVATE M-Shwari:

On M-PESA menu select ‘My Account’
Select ‘Update Menu’
Wait for the menu to update
Go back to M-PESA menu
Select M-Shwari Read and accept the terms and conditions.
You will then receive an SMS confirming your activation.

HOW TO DEPOSIT MONEY FROM M-PESA TO MSHWARI:

Go to ‘M-PESA’ menu and select ‘M-Shwari.
Select ‘Send to Bank.
Enter PIN.
Confirm the message displayed “send money to bank Kshs 2000″ …

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[25 Sep 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
How to check if your mobile phone is genuine or counterfeit; CCK 30th September 2012 deadline

Here is how to check if your mobile phone is genuine or not. Simply dial *#06#
You will receive an sms in about 30 seconds.
Write down the IMEI and send this number as a new sms to 1555.
You will receive an sms telling you whether your phone is genuine or not.

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[27 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
How to withdraw money from M-PESA at PesaPoint ATM

All M-Pesa registered customers can now withdraw amounts ranging from KES 200 – 20,000 from any PesaPoint ATM countrywide. Here is how to do it.

Walk to any Pesapoint ATM then
On your phone go to M-PESA and select ‘ATM withdrawal’  (if you can not see ‘ATM Withdrawal’ from your M-PESA menu, you will need to update your menu. Scroll down the M-PESA menu and select ‘My Account’ then select ‘Update Menu’.)
Enter the agent code as 555 555 press Ok
Enter your M-PESA PIN and press ok.
You’ll receive a one-time authorisation code via SMS on …

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[1 Mar 2012 | One Comment | ]
New M-PESA Charges; Rates revised in March 2012

(Click above on tittle for a better view) Safaricom has revised its M-PESA charges as follows:
New Charges for Sending/Transferring Cash:

Minimum  Ksh.
Max Ksh.
Transfer to Registered Users   Ksh.
Transfers to unregistered users Ksh.

10
49
3 (see note 3 below)
N/A (see note 3 below)

50
100
5
N/A

101
500
25
60

501
1,000
30
60

1,001
1,500
30
60

1,501
2,500
30
60

2,501
3,500
30
80

3,501
5,000
30
95

5,001
7,500
50
130

7,501
10,000
50
155

10,001
15,001
50
200

15,001
20,000
50
215

20,001
25,000
75
250

25,001
30,000
75
250

30,001
35,000
75
250

35,001
40,000
75
N/A

40,001
45,000
75
N/A

45,001
50,000
100
N/A

50,001
70,000
100
N/A

 
Withdrawal Charges (From An M-PESA Agent)

Minimum     Ksh.
Max   Ksh.
Charges for withdrawal from M-PESA Agent Ksh.

10
49
N/A

50
100
10

101
500
25

501
1,000
25

1,001
1,500
25

1,501
2,500
25

2,501
3,500
45

3,501
5,000
60

5,001
7,500
75

7,501
10,000
100

10,001
15,001
145

15,001
20,000
160

20,001
25,000
170

25,001
30,000
170

30,001
35,000
170

35,001
40,000
250

40,001
45,000
250

45,001
50,000
250

50,001
70,000
300

 
Withdrawal Charges (From an ATM)

Minimum
Max
ATM Withdrawal fees:

200
2,500
30

2,501
5,000
60

5,001
10,000
100

10,001
20,000
175

(Learn how to withdraw money from an equity ATM on The Timpata here: http://www.thetimpata.com/2010/04/09/withdrawing-money-from-m-pesa-at-equity-bank-atms/ )
 
Charges for other transactions:

Other Transactions
Ksh.

All Deposits
Free

M-PESA Registration
Free

Buying Airtime though M-PESA
Free

M-PESA Balance enquiry
1

Change M-PESA PIN
20

 
NOTES:

Maximum account balance Ksh. 100,00
Maximum Daily Transaction value is Ksh. …

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[14 Jan 2012 | 41 Comments | ]
KCPE 2011; How to check the secondary school you have been admitted to via SMS; Form 1 2012 selection results via SMS

KCPE 2011 candidates and parents can now check the secondary school in which the candidate has been admitted to through SMS.
Simply send an SMS with your full Index number ONLY to 4042.
You will receive an SMS notifying you of the name and the code of the Secondary School you have been admitted to.
**When The Timpata tested this service, the sms reply took almost 20hrs to come through. We hope the speeds have improve over time.
We will update this post with new information as we get it.
<<UPDATE 001>> The Selection of …

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[22 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Daktari 1525; How to speak to a doctor for help from your Safaricom line at any time 24Hrs daily

Another first! Safaricom will be officially launching the Daktari 1525. This service, that was initially referred to as DIAL-A-DOC during test, will now be available for 24 hours effectively from tonight (22nd November 2011 at 8:00 pm.  The Daktari 1525 service will enable customers to speak to a doctor and quickly get information on various medical issues by dialing 1525 on their Safaricom lines
Here are a few FAQs in Daktari 1525:
What is Daktari 1525 Service?
This is a linkage service that enables customers to get information on various medical issues though the phone. The service …