Buy Airtel Kenya roaming bundles & check balance

Why would a subscriber want buy roaming bundles on their Airtel Kenya line?

When you travel outside the country you’ll want to call cheaply when out there.

You will also want to enjoy affordable calling rates when calling friends and family back home in Kenya.

The main reason for purchasing a roaming bundle? It is cheaper making phone calls that way.

How to buy roaming bundles on Airtel Kenya

To purchase Airtel roaming bundles:

  • Dial *544# on your phone, smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer (if using a modem or MiFi router)
  • Select option 7) Roaming
  • Select option 1 to buy Roam Like HOME Data bundles
  • Or 2 to buy One Airtel-PAN Africa bundles
  • Or 3 to buy Rwanda-Uganda bundles
  • Or 4 to buy Hajj bundles
  • Or 5 to buy Global bundles

I’ll go into detail about each bundle type below.

Roam Like HOME Data bundles

The bundles in this category include:

  • One Airtel 10GB, 30 days at KSh 1100/-
  • One Airtel 20GB, 30 days at KSh 2100/-
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How to purchase bundles under this category

  • Dial *544#
  • Select option 7) Roaming
  • Select option 1 to buy Roam Like HOME Data bundles
  • Select option 2 to purchase the One Airtel 10GB, 30 days at KSh 1100/-
    You’ll see the following next: For 1100/- get 10GB of data to be used while roaming the ONE AIRTEL
  • Select option 1 to Accept

How to check balance

  • Dial *544#
  • Select option 7) Roaming
  • Select option 1 to buy Roam Like HOME Data bundles
  • Select option 4) Check balance
    Wait for a text message with your bundle balance details

Covered nations under this category

The Roam Like HOME Data bundles above can only be used when in the following countries: Gabon, Congo, DRC, Ghana, Madagascar, Niger, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tanzania, Chad, Uganda, Zambia and India.

To check covered nations

  • Dial *544#
  • Select option 7) Roaming
  • Select option 1) Roam Like HOME Data bundles
  • Select option 1) Covered nations

One Airtel-PAN Africa bundle

The bundles in this category include:

  • 10 minutes + 50MB valid 7 days at KSh 450
  • 20 minutes + 200MB valid for 14 days at Kenya Shillings 1000
  • 50 minutes + 500MB valid for 30 days at KSh 2000

How to purchase

  • Dial *544#
  • Select option 7) Roaming
  • Select option 2 to buy One Airtel-PAN Africa bundle
  • Select option 4 to purchase 50 minutes + 500MB valid 30 days at KSh 2000/-
    You’ll see the following next: Bundle minutes are limited to making and receiving calls to Kenya and the visited country. Valid for 30 days.
    Select option 1 to Accept

How to check balance

  • Dial *544#
  • Select option 7) Roaming
  • Select option 2 One Airtel-PAN Africa bundle
  • Select option 5) Check balance
    Wait for a text message with your bundle balance details
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Covered nations under this category

The One Airtel-PAN Africa bundles above can only be used when in the following countries: Gabon, Congo, DRC, Ghana, Madagascar, Niger, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tanzania, TChad, Uganda, Zambia and India.

To check covered nations

  • Dial *544#
  • Select option 7) Roaming
  • Select option 2) One Airtel-PAN Africa bundle
  • Select option 1) Covered nations

Rwanda-Uganda bundle

The bundles in this category include:

  • 50 minutes valid for 5 days at Kenya Shillings 500
  • 100 minutes valid for 14 days at KSh 1000
  • 50 SMS valid for 5 days at KSh 500
  • 100 SMS valid for 15 days at KSh 1000

How to purchase

  • Dial *544#
  • Select option 7) Roaming
  • Select option 3 to buy Rwanda-Uganda bundles
  • Select option 2 to purchase the 100 minutes, 14 days @ 1000/- bundle
  • You’ll see the following next: Bundle mins are limited to making and receiving calls to Kenya and the visited country valid for 14 days.
    Select option 1 to Accept

How to check balance

  • Dial *544#
  • Select option 7) Roaming
  • Select option 3) Rwanda-Uganda bundle
  • Select option 5) To check bundle balance
    Wait for a text message with your bundle balance details

Covered nations

Rwanda and Uganda.

Hajj bundle

The bundles in this category include:

  • 10 minutes + 50MB valid for 7 days at KSh 450
  • 20 minutes + 200MB valid for 14 days at KSh 1000
  • 50 minutes + 500MB valid for 30 days at Kenya Shillings 2000

How to purchase

  • Dial *544#
  • Select option 7) Roaming
  • Select option 4 to buy Hajj bundles
  • Select option 4 to purchase the 50 minutes + 500MB, 30 days at KSh 2000/-
  • You’ll see the following next: Bundle mins are limited to making and receiving calls to Kenya and the visited country valid for 30 days.
    Select option 1 to Accept

How to check balance

  • Dial *544#
  • Select option 7) Roaming
  • Select option 4) Hajj bundle
  • Select option 5) Check balance
    Wait for a text message with your bundle balance details
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Covered nations under this category

The Hajj bundles above can only be used when in the following countries: Saudi Arabia, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Congo B, DRC, Ghana, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Niger, Malawi, Nigeria, Seychelles, Tanzania, Chad, Uganda and Zambia.

To check covered nations

  • Dial *544#
  • Select option 7) Roaming
  • Select option 4) Hajj bundle
  • Select option 1) Covered nations

Global bundle

The bundles in this category include:

  • 10 minutes + 10 SMS + 50MB valid for 7 days at Kenya Shillings 800
  • 50 minutes + 50 SMS + 500MB valid for 30 days at Kenya Shillings 6000

How to purchase

  • Dial *544#
  • Select option 7) Roaming
  • Select option 5 to buy Global bundle
  • Select option 2 to purchase the 50 mins+50SMS+500MB, 30 days @ 6000/- bundle
  • You’ll see the following next: Bundle mins are limited to making and receiving calls to Kenya and the visited country valid for 30 days.
    Select option 1 to Accept

How to check balance

  • Dial *544#
  • Select option 7) Roaming
  • Select option 5) Global bundle
  • Select option 4) Check balance
    Wait for a text message with your bundle balance details

Covered nations under this category

The Global bundles above can only be used when in the following countries:

  1. East & South Africa: South Africa, Zambia, Malawi, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Madagascar.
  2. West & Central Africa: Congo DR, Congo B, Chad, Gabon, Niger, Nigeria, Ghana and Zambia.
  3. America: USA.
  4. Asia: UAE, India, Saudi Arabia.
  5. Europe: UK, Germany, France, Netherlands, Italy, Turkey, Switzerland and Spain.

To check covered nations

  • Dial *544#
  • Select option 7) Roaming
  • Select option 5) Global bundle
  • Select option 3) Covered nations

Now, that you know how to purchase the various roaming bundles by Airtel, check your airtime balance, top up your account and follow the steps above to purchase a bundle.

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