How to buy Airtel Kenya SMS bundles: Tutext, daily bundle, weekly & monthly bundle, check balance, Club10

In this post I am going to show you how to buy Airtel Kenya SMS bundles on your line – so you can enjoy texting others (friends and family) at friendly rates.

The Airtel SMS bundles I am going to be covering include the Tutext bundle, the daily bundle, the weekly bundle, the monthly bundle and Club10 bundles.

At the bottom of the post, I’ll also show you how to check your SMS bundle balance using the USSD shortcode *544#.

SMS bundles you can purchase from Airtel Kenya

Below is a list of all the different SMS bundles available to Airtel Kenya subscribers via the 544 menu.

Airtel Tutext SMS bundle

  • Tutext (1200 SMS @ KSh 10) : Get 1200 SMS (Airtel to Airtel) at Kenya Shillings 10 and send texts to other networks at a cost of KSh 0.6 per SMS. This bundle is valid for 24 hours

Airtel Daily SMS bundles

  • 500 daily SMS bundle at KSh 20: Get 250 SMS to send to Airtel lines and another 250 to send to any network. Validity: 24 hours
  • 250 daily SMS bundle at KSh 10: Get 125 SMS to send to other Airtel Kenya phone numbers and another 125 text messages to send from Airtel to any network. Validity: 24 hours
  • 40 daily SMS bundle at KSh 5: Get 20 Airtel to Airtel text messages and 20 Airtel to any network. Validity: 24 hours
  • 6 daily SMS bundle at KSh 3: Get 3 text messages to send to Airtel lines and another 3 to send to any network. Validity: 24 hours
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How to buy daily SMS bundles

  • Dial *544# on your phone, smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer
  • Select option 8. SMS
  • Select option 2. Daily bundle
  • Select a bundle you want to buy. Enter the number 2. for the 250 SMS bundle at 10 Shillings
  • Select option 1 to Buy Once or option 2. Buy Autorenew (with autorenew, you’ll get 250 new SMS every 24 hours and KSh 10 will be deducted from your account balance)
    If you’ve already subscribed to a daily SMS bundle and want to unsubscribe, I’ll show you how below.

Airtel Weekly SMS bundles

The only bundle on the menu currently is the 500 SMS weekly bundle. It costs Kenya Shillings 30.

How to purchase weekly SMS bundles

  • Dial *544#
  • Select option 8. SMS
  • Select option 3. Weekly bundle
  • Next, you’ll see this: ‘You have selected the 500 SMS bundle. You can send 500 SMS weekly at KSh 30. Reply with 1 if you accept.
  • If you already have at least KSh 30 airtime balance, just enter 1 to buy the bundle.

Airtel Monthly SMS bundles

The only bundle on the menu currently is the 1000 SMS monthly bundle. It costs Kenya Shillings 75.

How to purchase monthly SMS bundles

  • Dial *544#
  • Select option 8. SMS
  • Select option 4. Monthly bundle
  • Next, you’ll see this: ‘You have selected the 1000 SMS bundle. You can send 1500 SMS monthly at KSh 75. Reply with 1 if you accept.
  • If you already have at least KSh 75 airtime balance, just enter 1 to buy the monthly bundle.
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Airtel Club 10 SMS bundles

With Club 10 bundles, you get 60 Minutes + 100 SMS.

The bundles under the Club10 menu include the following:

  • Day pack pack @ KSh 10
  • Weekly pack @ KSh 50
  • Monthly pack @ KSh 200

How to buy Club10 bundles on your Airtel line

  • Dial *544#
  • Select option 8. SMS
  • Select option 5. Club10 (60Min+100SMS)
  • To buy the KSh 50 Club10 bundle, enter the number 2 for the Weekly pack @ KSh 50
  • You’ll be asked to confirm your purchase. Enter the number 1 to Accept

How to check Airtel Kenya Club10 bundle balance

  • Dial *544#
  • Select option 8. SMS
  • Select option 5. Club10 (60Min+100SMS)
  • Select option 4. Check balance

How to Stop Autorenew for Airtel Club10 bundles

  • Dial *544#
  • Select option 8. SMS
  • Select option 5. Club10 (60Min+100SMS)
  • Select option 5. Stop Autorenew

How to buy Airtel Kenya SMS bundles (step-by-step)

To buy any of the Airtel Kenya SMS bundles (Tutext, Club10, daily, weekly and monthly bundles):

  • Access the 544 bundles menu on your Airtel Kenya line by dialing *544#
  • Select option 8. SMS
  • Then follow the steps shown above.
  • If you want to purchase the daily 500 SMS bundle (250 SMS Airtel to Airtel and 250 SMS Airtel to any network) for example, do the following.
  • Select option 2. Daily bundle
  • Select option 1. for KShs 20 get 500 SMS
  • Select option 1. Buy Once OR option 2. Buy Autorenew
  • If you select Buy Once, you’ll only be billed once and KSh 20 deducted from your airtime balance. If you select Buy Autorenew, you’ll be billed every 24 hours. Airtel will deduct KSh 20 from your account balance daily.

Note that you can also access the SMS bundles menu by:

  • dialing *100#
  • selecting option 4. Buy Bundles & Services
  • selecting option 7. SMS
  • and then just following the examples I’ve shown you above.
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How to check Airtel Kenya SMS bundle balance

To check how many text messages you still have left (Airtel-to-Airtel and Airtel-to-Any Network):

  • Dial *544#
  • Select option 8. SMS
  • Select option 6. Check Balance
  • Wait for SMS with your bundle balance details.

OR

  • dial *100#
  • select option 4. Buy Bundles & Services
  • select option 7. SMS
  • select option 6. Check Balance
  • then wait for SMS with your bundle balance details.

How to unsubscribe from Airtel Kenya SMS bundles

To unsubscribe from Airtel Kenya Tutext, Club10, daily, weekly or monthly SMS bundles, do the following:

  • Dial *544#
  • Select option 8. SMS
  • Go to the next page on the menu by entering *
  • Select option 7. Unsubscribe

Why purchase SMS bundles from Airtel Kenya as opposed to sending text messages without having subscribed to a bundle

I think the main reason purchasing text bundles might be appealing to a lot of Airtel Kenya subscribers is cost.

It is cheaper.

Cheaper to send text messages to other Airtel Kenya subscribers. And cheaper to send messages from your Airtel line to other subscribers using other networks such as Safaricom.

Using the Tutext bundle for example, allows you send text messages to other networks at a cost of just KSh 0.6 per SMS. The bundle itself costs just Kenya Shillings 10 and comes with 1200 Airtel to Airtel SMS.

With the daily 500 SMS bundle, you only spend 20 Shillings per day and for that amount Airtel gives you 250 texts to send within the Airtel network and another 250 text messages to send to other networks. That’s a good deal to me – even though you’ll hear people arguing against telcos charging (a lot) for sending text messages.

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