How to buy Safaricom Tunukiwa offers (minutes, SMS & data bundles)

In this post I am going to show you how to buy Safaricom Tunukiwa offers. When you use the *444# USSD short code, you’ll find bundles you can use to make calls, send text messages (SMS)and browse the internet at really cheap rates.

I am going to show you how to purchase Tunukiwa minutes, SMS and data bundles for your Safaricom line.

One thing you should know is that Tunukiwa Offers differ from line to line. They are tailor made and personalized for each Safaricom user.

That is why you might find another Safaricom line has voice, text and data offers different from the ones on your own Safaricom line.

Ways to access the Tunukiwa Offers menu on Safaricom

I am going to show you how to use the *444#, *456#, *100# and *544# USSD shortcodes to purchase various items on your line.

Let’s start with the quickest method.

  • Dial *444# on your feature phone, smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer (if using your Safaricom SIM card in a modem or router)

OR

  • Dial *456#
  • Select option 1: Buy
  • Select option 10: Get Deals
  • Select option 1: Tunukiwa

OR

  • Dial *544#
  • Select option 7: Data Offers
  • Select option 1: Tunukiwa

OR

  • Dial *100#
  • Select option 2: Buy Data Bundles
  • Select option 7: Data Offers
  • Select option 1: Tunukiwa

What does the Safaricom Tunukiwa offers menu look like (what will I find)?

Here is a list of the items you’ll find on the Tunukiwa menu:

  • Tunukiwa Kredo DaboDabo (use this to get double the amount of airtime)
  • Tunukiwa Internet
  • Tunukiwa Minutes
  • Tunukiwa Bonga
  • Tunukiwa Gifts
  • Hot Deals
  • Tunukiwa Balance
  • Unsubscribe
  • FAQs
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How to buy Tunukiwa Kredo DaboDabo

  • Dial *444#
  • Select option 0: Chagua Kredo DaboDabo
  • To buy the KSh 70 (140 bob airtime for 24 hours) bundle for example, reply with 2
  • Press Send
  • Reply with 1 to buy using Airtime or 2 to pay via M-PESA
  • Press Send
  • Reply with 1 (Buy Once) or 2 (Auto Renew)

Here’s a list of other items on the DaboDabo menu:

  • KSh 10 (20 bob airtime for 24 hours)
  • KSh 70 (140 bob airtime for 24 hours)
  • KSh 100 (200 bob airtime for 24 hours)
  • KSh 120 (240 bob airtime for 24 hours)

How to buy Tunukiwa minutes

  • Dial *444#
  • Select option 2: Tunukiwa Minutes
  • To buy the KSh 100 (200 bob airtime for 24 hours) bundle for example, reply with 4
  • Press Send
  • Reply with 1 to buy using Airtime or 2 to pay via M-PESA
  • Press Send

Here’s a list of other items on the Minutes menu:

  • KSh 10 (20 bob airtime for 24 hours)
  • 1 Minute at Sh 2 valid 24 hours
  • 4 Minutes at Sh 10 valid 7 days
  • KSh 100 (200 bob airtime for 24 hours)

How to buy Tunukiwa Hot Deals

  • Dial *444#
  • Select option 5: Hot Deals
  • Enter 98 to go to the next page on the menu
  • To buy the KSh 1000 (400 Minutes + 1 GB + 1000 SMS valid 30 days) bundle for example, reply with 8
  • Press Send
  • Reply with 1 to buy using Airtime or 2 to pay via M-PESA
  • Press Send

Here’s a list of other items on the Hot Deals menu:

  • KSh 20 (40 bob airtime for 24 hours)
  • KSh 50 (100 bob airtime for 24 hours)
  • KSh 50 (75 Minutes valid till 6:00 pm)
  • KSh 20 (70 MB valid 24 hours)
  • KSh 50 (2 GB valid 1 hour)
  • KSh 100 (200 bob airtime for 24 hours)
  • KSh 500 (1.5 GB + 100 Minutes + 500 SMS valid 30 days)
  • KSh 1000 (400 Minutes + 1GB + 1000 SMS valid 30 days)
  • KSh 2000 (600 Min + 12GB + 2000 SMS valid 30 days)
  • KSh 2000 (1000 Min + 3GB + 2000 SMS valid 30 days)

How to buy SMS / Tunukiwa bundles with SMS

  • Dial *444#
  • Look in the various options for great deals / bundles with SMS.
  • You can select option 5 for Hot Deals for example and buy the Kenya Shillings 500 bundle (which gets you 500 SMS, 100 Minutes and 1.5 GB of data valid for one month).
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How to buy Tunukiwa internet / data bundles

  • Dial *444#
  • Select option 1: Tunukiwa Internet
  • To buy the KSh 50 (2 GB valid 1 hour) data bundle for example, reply with 4
  • Press Send
  • Reply with 1 to buy using Airtime or 2 to pay via M-PESA
  • Press Send

Here’s a list of other items on the Internet menu:

  • KSh 10 (30MB valid 24 hours)
  • KSh 10 (20MB valid 7 days)
  • KSh 15 (200MB valid 1 hour)
  • 1GB at Ksh 50 valid till Midnight
  • KSh 50 (2GB valid 1 hour)
  • KSh 99 (350MB valid 7 days)
  • KSh 150 (520MB valid 2 days)

How to buy Tunukiwa Bonga

  • Dial *444#
  • Select option 3: Tunukiwa Bonga
  • To buy Data, select option 1: Bonga Data and press Send
  • To purchase the 80MB @100 Bonga points valid 1 day bundle, reply with 1 and press Send
  • To buy airtime, select option 2: Bonga Airtime
  • To buy the Ksh 15 airtime @50 Bonga points valid 7 days, reply with 3

Here’s a list of other items on the Bonga menu:

Data

  • 80MB at 100 Bonga points valid 1 day
  • 250MB at 250 Bonga points valid 7 days
  • 500MB at 500 Bonga points valid 7 days
  • 1GB at 1000 Bonga points valid 7 days

Airtime

  • Ksh 3 airtime at 10 Bonga points valid 7 days
  • Ksh 8 airtime at 25 Bonga points valid 7 days
  • Ksh 15 airtime at 50 Bonga points valid 7 days
  • Ksh 30 airtime at 100 Bonga points valid 7 days

How to buy Tunukiwa Gift for your line or another Safaricom number

  • Dial *444#
  • Select option 4: Tunukiwa Gifts
  • Select option 2: Unlock your Gift (to buy a gift for yourself)

OR

  • Dial *444#
  • Select option 4: Tunukiwa Gifts
  • Select option 1: Buy Gift for a Friend (to buy for another number)
  • Then enter the mobile number to receive the Gift in the following format: 7********
  • Then continue to make your purchase for the other number when you see ‘Select Special Gift for 704123456’

Here are some of the items on both menus on my line right now.

Buy Gift for a Friend

  • 20 Minutes at Sh 40 valid 24 hours
  • KSh 99 (350MB valid 7 days)

Unlock your Gift

  • Get 200 bob airtime for only KSh 100 valid 24 hours
  • KSh 250 (1 GB valid 7 days)

How to check Tunukiwa balance (for SMS, data or minutes)

  • Dial *444#
  • Select option 6: Tunukiwa Balance
  • You will receive SMS Shortly
  • If your balance is zero, you’ll receive this SMS: ‘Dear Customer, Your current balance is 0.’
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This option works for any of the times you might purchase on the *444# Tunukiwa menu.

To unsubscribe from a Tunukiwa offer

  • Dial *444#
  • And select option 7: Unsubscribe

If you don’t have an active bundle / offer, you’ll see the following: ‘You do not have any active Tunukiwa auto-renewal Subscription. Dial *444# for more exciting offers.’

Messages / SMS you’ll receive when you use Tunukiwa

  1. When you buy the 1 GB data bundle for example, you’ll receive this SMS: ‘You have successfully purchased 1024 MB data valid till Midnight. For more exciting offers dial *444# every day!’
  2. When you check your Tunukiwa data bundle balance, you’ll receive an SMS that looks like this: ‘Tunukiwa Hourly Data: 32MB, Expiry: 14-09-2019 23:59.’
  3. Again, here is another text you might receive if you check your Tunukiwa balance: ‘Dear customer, Your Tunukiwa Hourly Data balance is 500MB. Dial *544# or click safaricom.com/bundles to purchase All In one monthly bundles. Your remaining Daily Internet Bundle: 7 MB, Expiry: 25/04/2019 04:02:46.’
  4. And if you are a Safaricom user you’ve probably received this SMS: ‘DOUBLE your airtime now!! Dial *444*0# to select your special offer. Airtime valid for calls across all networks.’

If you have any questions about Tunukiwa offers

  • Dial *444#
  • And select option 8: FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

You’ll then find the following:

  1. About the Service? (This Service gives you the opportunity to choose personalized offers of either Voice, SMS or Data customized just for you.)
  2. How to purchase the offer (You can purchase the available personalized offer every day of the year and at any time of the day by dialing *444#.)
  3. How Frequent can I purchase? (The offers can be purchased multiple times in a day. )
  4. Offers validity (The validity of the offer is specified at the time of purchase.)
  5. Offer Balance (The offer balance cannot be transferred. To check your offer balance, dial *444# then select Offer Balance)
  6. More Information (For more information please visit www.safaricom.com)

What has your experience using Safaricom Tunukiwa been like? Let me know in the comments section.

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