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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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[28 Nov 2012 | 3 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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[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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[11 Sep 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
How to register to receive Safaricom Dividends via M-PESA

To receive Safaricom dividends in your M-PESA account, please register as follows:

Send an SMS to 534 with the following format: ID Number*CDS account Number.
You will receive an SMS confirming the registration

 
Registration opens on Thursday 11th August 2011 and closes on Friday 23rd September 2011. The The Safaricom dividend payment via M-PESA option is applicable to local Individual shareholders only; partnerships and companies are not eligible. This is an optional service. Dividends that qualify to be paid via M-PESA will be subject to prevailing m-PESA  charges and transaction limits.
NOTE: Shareholders must …

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[25 May 2011 | 12 Comments | ]
Safaricom: DSTV on your 3G phone.

From your 3G enabled mobile phone dial *544# or go to www.safaricom.com/DSTVApp from your mobile phone internet browser and select DSTV
How do I deactivate the service?
The service automatically deactivates once the duration you selected at the time of subscription elapses.
How much does the service cost?

Package
Price

Daily
60/=

Weekly
250/=

 
 
Do I get charged any extra costs while using this service?
You will not be charged any additional costs such as browsing charges for accessing DStv Mobile once you have bought either the daily or weekly package.
What is the fair usage policy?
The fair use policy applies as …

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[26 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

Do not be cought unawares. Safaricom will be upgrading their systems from Saturday 26th Feb 2011 at 8pm to Sunday 27th Feb 2011 at 10am.
During this period, the following services will be available to subscribers

Calls to Safaricom numbers
Sending and receiving money via M-PESA
SMS to Safaricom numbers
Balance check via *144#

The following services will be unavailable

Calls and SMS to other local and international networks
All top up methods – Scratch cards, M-PESA , Bamba Poa and ATM based top-ups
Sambaza
PrePay Roaming Services
Internet
MMS
Get it 411
Premium Rated SMS services
Skiza,
Okoa Jahazi
212 services i.e. newline activations, tariff migration and …

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[9 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
How to get M-PESA Prepay Safari Card.

The M-PESA Prepay Safari Card Kit can be purchased from any Safaricom outlets , I&M bank branches countrywide.
All you need to get this card is:

>a copy and original National Identity Card/Passport and
>a filled up application form.
>Ksh. 250 for the M-PESA Prepay Safari Card Kit
>Ksh. 500 to load the card and activate it.
>Ksh. 125 relaod fee

Read more on charges.
The M-PESA Prepay Safari Card Kit contains a ready to use Visa Card with a sealed Pin cover containing the Pin number for using the card at any Visa ATM machine as well …

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[8 Nov 2009 | One Comment | ]

You can now book a *bus from your mobile phone courtesy of  Safaricom Live (www.safaricom.com).
->From your phone’s browser, go to www.safaricom.com
->Click on Easy Travel
->Click on Bus
->Fill in the required details
->Click on Book; Once the available options have been displayed and you have made your selection
->Complete the booking form
->Follow instructions to complete payment by M-Pesa
*The Bus companies applicable at the moment are:
-Akamba Bus
-Crown Bus
-Busways
(Consider also reading: http://wp.me/pBcbh-4w for Book and Purchase a Bus Ticket on your phone or PC via emanamba.com )

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[10 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]

You can check the total number of points you have accumulated at any time.
SMS the word POINTS to 124 or dial124. (USSD Version)
Customers will be able to accurately check all the points earned after 1 hour of using airtime. I.e. if one used 10/- now they will need to wait a maximum of 10 minutes to see their total points including the last point earned.
Postpaid subscribers will get their points based on the time the call records are updated on the system.

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[5 Aug 2009 | 37 Comments | ]

You can now pay your electricity bill using Safaricom’s M-PESA. Here is the simple process:

Select “Pay Bill” form M-PESA menu
Enter KPLC Business No. 888 888
Enter Full KPLC A/c No. e.g. 123456-01
Enter the amount you wish to pay (Between KES100 & 35,000)
Enter M-PESA PIN
Confirm that all details are correct & Ok
You will Receive a confirmation of the transaction via SMS

Please note that it takes 48 hours for KPLC to update your account.
Please see how to check your account balance via sms in The Timpata’s other post.
Safaricom Customer Care: 234
KPLC Customer Care: …