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[28 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
How to pay for parking in Nairobi via M-PESA; step by step guide from phone and online

Below is a step by step guide on how to pay for your parking fees in Nairobi county via your mobile phone.

Step1 Register
Step2 Load your e-wallet with cash from M-PESA, Airtel Money, Visa e.t.c.
Step 3 Pay for parking from your ewallet

First time users will follow from step 1 to step 3 below. If you have already registered for the service, you shall follow step2 and step3 only.
Step 1 Registration:
From Mobile phone: Dial *217# and enter your Name, ID Number and select a PIN number (when we tried to register via …

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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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[9 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]
Bon Voyage; Total Kenya; M-PESA; How to top up your Bon Voyage card via M-PESA

Running low on fuel? You can now conveniently top up your Total Bon Voyage fuel card via M-Pesa from wherever your are. It’s easy;

Go to M-PESA menu and select Payment services
Select Paybill
Enter the paybill number 983200
Enter the BV card number (as the account number when prompted)
Enter the amount you wish to top up
Enter your PIN to confirm

Bon Voyage! - MaryVille_IBCJapan

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[16 Jul 2013 | One Comment | ]
How to receive Payments via M-PESA for your Shop; How to get your Lipa na M-PESA Till; Transaction charges for Lipa na M-PESA

Lipa na M-PESA is available for use by all enterprises that accepts payments for goods and services by their customers through M-PESA. These include small and medium enterprises like salons, bars, restaurants, butcheries, spare part shops, kiosks etc
How to I sign up for a LIPA NA M-PESA Account
Contact Safaricom authorized dealers, M-PESA agents, Safaricom Retail Shop, call Safaricom Customer Care or Kopo Kopo Inc

Safaricom Customer Care contacts:
Dial 100 (prepay customers), 234 ( M-PESA) and 200 (post pay customers)
Email: m-pesabusiness@safaricom.co.ke
Kopo Kopo contacts:
Tel: 0702397062 or 0717245703
Email: info@kopokopo.com

 
Requirements for LIPA NA M-PESA
You will need to …

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[17 May 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
KASNEB May/June 2013 Examination timetables online; How to access your timetable Online; CPA, CPS, CICT

The timetables for KASNEB examinations for May/June 2013 sitting are now available online. Please log in to your student account and then
1. Access the “Course choice” tab.
2. Select the examination from the dropdown box and provide the registration number without the prefix (e.g. if your registration number is NAC/123456, provide 123456 as the registration number).
3.   Select the examination timetable tab.
4.   Click on “print” to print the pdf version or “Send to email” to send to your registered account email address.
The authority letter must be presented to the invigilators at each …

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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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[19 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
New M-PESA Charges effective February 2013

Money transfer service- M-PESA: Effective February 9th 2013 , Safaricom revised M-PESA transactions charges as follows. This is after the government imposed a 10% tax on all money transfer services.
Sending Charges

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
27
66

501
1,000
33
66

1,001
1,500
33
66

1,501
2,500
33
66

2,501
3,500
33
88

3,501
5,000
33
105

5,001
7,500
55
143

7,501
10,000
55
171

10,001
15,001
55
220

15,001
20,000
55
237

20,001
25,000
82
275

25,001
30,000
82
275

30,001
35,000
82
275

35,001
40,000
82
N/A

40,001
45,000
75
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 Airtime though M-PESA
Free

M-PESA Balance enquiry
1

Change M-PESA …

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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″ …