Safaricom continues to dominate the telecom market in Kenya as it commands the majority market share. However, the competition is also stepping up, offering decent offers and packages to customers and winning new subscribers.
Airtel Kenya has long been seen as a happy medium between Safaricom’s solid services and extensive coverage but exorbitant prices for tariffs and packages, and Telkom Kenya which offers so many free goodies but suffers when it comes to coverage and service reliability.
Today, we look at an offer from Airtel Kenya that will no doubt save you money if your situation allows for it.
What is Airtel Tubonge?
Tubonge is slang for ‘Let’s talk’. As such, Airtel Tubonge describes a voice package that allows subscribers to talk to their hearts’ content, all while not spending a small fortune for it.
This package allows Airtel subscribers to make ‘free’ Airtel to Airtel calls. I say ‘free’ because this is capped at 100 on-net minutes per day.
So how much does this offer cost? Well, the table below breaks down how much you will spend on this offer daily, weekly, or monthly.
|Subscription Fees||Validity||Free Airtel to Airtel Minutes||To other Networks|
|KSH 10||24 Hrs||50 Free Minutes||Ksh 2 + Tax|
|KSH 20||2 Days||100 Free Minutes Daily||Ksh 2 + Tax|
|KSH 60||7 Days||100 Free Minutes Daily||Ksh 2 + Tax|
|KSH 200||30 Days||100 Free Minutes Daily||Ksh 2 + Tax|
In addition to these on-net minutes, you also get discounted rates for off-net calls. With Tubonge, off-net calls are billed at Ksh 2.30 per minute.
How to Subscribe to Tubonge
You can use the My Airtel app to subscribe to any of these bundles but if you prefer the USSD code method, here’s how to subscribe to Tubonge.
- Dial *544#
- Select option 2 Tubonge Voice
- Select the offer you want, be it daily, weekly or monthly offers.
Now, if you just want to quickly grab this offer for a day, that is the Tubonge 10 offer, simply dial *544*10#.
Airtel Kenya’s business might be struggling a little bit but the offers that they’re putting forward to subscribers are really lucrative. In Kenya, most people own dual SIM phones and many of these people have Safaricom and Airtel lines. Why not save a little on your calling bill and call your family and friends using their Airtel line with this offer?