Lipa na Data: A Revolutionary Way to Pay for Goods and Services using Safaricom Data Balance


Have you ever run out of cash or mobile money when you need to pay for something urgently? Have you ever wished you could use your unused data bundles to buy goods and services instead of letting them expire? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you will love the new service from Safaricom: Lipa na Data.

Lipa na Data is a service that allows you to use your data balance to pay for goods and services at selected merchants. You can use it to pay for groceries, fuel, bills, airtime, and much more. All you need is a Safaricom SIM card with an active data bundle and a smartphone.

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How to Lipa na Data

Before we get into how it works, it is important to note that this service has a few caveats. First, you must have at least 5GB of mobile data on your Safaricom line. This service is also limited to PostPaid subscribers or Prepaid subscribers who have a minimum of the said 5GB, without an expiry date.

Now, How does it work? It’s simple. Just dial *544*34# and select Lipa na Data. Then enter the merchant’s till number and the amount you want to pay. You will receive a confirmation message with the amount of data deducted from your balance and the transaction details.

You can also check your data balance by dialing *544#.


Lipa na Data is a convenient and innovative way to make payments using your data. It is similar to Lipa na M-PESA and Lipa na Bonga Points, which allow you to pay using your mobile money and loyalty points respectively. However, Lipa na Data has some unique advantages over these services.

First, Lipa na Data gives you more value for your data. You can use your data at a rate of Ksh 500 is equivalent to 7692.21 MBs which is much higher than Kenya’s average data cost.

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Second, Lipa na Data helps you avoid wastage of data. If you have data bundles that are about to expire or that you don’t need anymore, you can use them to pay for something useful instead of letting them go to waste.

Third, Lipa na Data is secure and convenient. You don’t need to carry cash or cards with you when you have data on your phone. You also don’t need to worry about losing your data or having it stolen. Your data is protected by a PIN that only you know.


Lipa na Data is a revolutionary way to pay for goods and services using your data. It is a service that gives you more value, convenience, and security. Try it today and enjoy the benefits of using your data to pay.


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