How to buy Safaricom data bundles for other number

In this post I am going to show you how to buy Safaricom data bundles for another number.

If you’ve ever wanted to buy All in One Bundles, daily bundles, Giga bundles, 7 day bundles, 30 day bundles and 90 day bundles for another Safaricom phone number / user, this post will show you how to do it all.

What you need before purchasing bundles for another number

  • Know the bundle you want to buy the other Safaricom user first. See the full list of bundles you can buy another number below.
  • Have enough airtime. If you are short on credit, top up using the methods listed here.
  • Know the other person’s number. You don’t want your gift ending up on the wrong hands.
  • Decide how you want to buy the bundle. I am going to show you how to use various USSD codes to access the Data Bundles > Buy for Other Number menu on your Safaricom line.

List of bundles you can buy for other Safaricom phone numbers

First here’s how the menu looks like:

  1. All In One Monthly Bundle
  2. Buy Daily Bundle
  3. Buy Giga Bundle
  4. Buy 7 Day Bundle
  5. Buy 30 Day Bundle
  6. Buy 90 Day Bundle
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And below are the bundles you can purchase from the different options on the menu:

Daily Bundles

  • Sh 99 (500MB+500SMS+ WhatsApp)
  • Sh 50 (150MB+150SMS+ WhatsApp)
  • Sh 20 (50MB+50SMS+ WhatsApp)
  • Sh 10 (15MB+15SMS)
  • Kenya Shillings 5 (7MB+7SMS)

Giga Bundle

  • Sh 99 (Daily Giga 1GB)
  • Sh 999 (Weekly Giga 10GB)

7 Day Bundle

  • Sh 500 (3GB + WhatsApp)
  • Sh 250 (1GB + WhatsApp)
  • Sh 99 (350MB + WhatsApp)
  • Sh 50 (100MB)

30 Day Bundle

  • Sh 3000 (25GB + WhatsApp)
  • Sh 2000 (15GB + WhatsApp)
  • Sh 1000 (5GB + WhatsApp)
  • Sh 500 (2GB + WhatsApp)
  • Sh 250 (350MB)

90 Day Bundles

  • Sh 9000 (30GB)
  • Sh 6000 (16GB)
  • Sh 3000 (6GB)

All In One Monthly Bundles

Buy the other user Kenya Shillings 1000, KSh 2000, KSh 3000, KSh 5000, KSh 10000 or KSh 500 All in One Bundles. You can see the full list in either of these posts I wrote awhile ago:

  1. Safaricom Online Portal + How to Buy Bundles Online
  2. Safaricom All in One Bundles (Buy, Check Balance, Recommend & Earn)

How to buy data bundles for another Safaricom number (dial *544#, *100# or *456#)

If using the *544# USSD shortcode, follow the steps below:

  • Dial *544#
  • Select option 3: Normal Data Bundle WITH EXPIRY
  • Enter 7 or 98 to view more items on the menu
  • Select option 10: Buy for Other Number
  • Enter the other number e.g. 0704123456 and press Send
  • Select the bundle category. Reply with 4 to buy the other number a 7 Day Bundle
  • Reply with 2 for the Sh 250 (1GB + WhatsApp) bundle
  • ‘Buy 1GB + 1.5GB WhatsApp @Sh250 using:’ or
  • Reply with 1 to pay using Airtime or 2 to pay with M-PESA
    ‘Please confirm that you want to purchase 1GB + 1.5GB WhatsApp data bundle at 250/- for 254704123456’
  • Reply with 1 (Accept) or 2 (Decline)
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If using the *456# USSD short code, follow the steps below:

  • Dial *456#
  • Select option 1: Buy
  • Select option 3: Data Bundles (*456*1*3#)
  • Enter 98 to view more items on the menu
  • Select option 13: Buy for Other Number
  • Enter the other number e.g. 0704123456
  • Select option 3: Buy Giga Bundle – to buy them the Sh 999 (Weekly Giga 10GB) bundle for example
  • Reply with 2 to continue with the purchase
    ‘Please confirm that you want to purchase data bundle at 999/- for 254704123456’
  • Reply with 1 (Accept) or 2 (Decline)
  • Then reply with 1 to pay for the bundle using Airtime or 2 to use money in your M-PESA mobile money wallet

If using the *100# USSD shortcode, follow the steps below:

  • Dial *100#
  • Select option 7: Buy
  • Select option 3: Normal Data Bundle WITH EXPIRY
  • Enter 7 or 98 to go to the next page on the menu
  • Select option 10: Buy for Other Number
  • Enter the other user’s phone number e.g. 0704123456
  • If you want to buy them a daily bundle, say the Sh50 (150MB+150SMS+ WhatsApp), proceed as follows
  • Select option 2: Buy Daily Bundle
  • Reply with 2 for the Sh50 (150MB+150SMS+ WhatsApp)
  • ‘Buy Daily 150MB + 150SMS + 200MB WhatsApp@ Sh50 using:’
  • Reply with 1: Airtime or 2: M-PESA
    If you select the M-PESA option, you’ll see the following: ‘Total amount to be Deducted from MPESA will be: Data Bundle: 50’
  • Reply with 1: Accept or 2: Cancel
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These are some of the methods you can use to buy data bundles for another Safaricom number / user from your line.

Any time you want to buy someone bundles, just follow the steps above.

If you want to buy bundles for yourself, I’ve written some posts that might interest you.

  1. How to Buy Data Bundles on Safaricom Online Portal
  2. Safaricom Platinum Plans / Bundles
  3. Safaricom Advantage Plus Bundles
  4. Buy Safaricom Data Bundles for Your Line
  5. Safaricom Tunukiwa Internet Bundles.

Have something you’d like to add – an experience you’d like to share? Let me know in the comments section below.

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