- 1 Categories on the main Beat yangu menu *811#
- 2 Navigating the beat yangu menu
- 3 How to search for a beat yangu using song/artist name or your own name
- 4 How much does a Telkom Kenya beat yangu cost?
- 5 How to set up a Telkom beat yangu tune
- 6 What happens after you buy a Telkom beat
- 7 How to unsubscribe from Telkom beat yangu (delete a tune)
Telkom Kenya beat yangu is a service similar to Safaricom Skiza Tune. You can use it to set up tunes to entertain people whenever they call your Telkom number – at a cost of just Kenya Shillings 1.30 per day.
This post will show you how to buy a beat, search for beats in the different categories on the menu, search for beats by song or artist name, create name tunes, and in the end show you how to unsubscribe / delete a beat.
When you dial *811# on your feature phone, smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer, you’ll find all the available beats categorized under the following:
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- Ramadhan Azaan. Songs under this category include: istighfar, Sayidul istighfar, kalimah Shahada etc.
- Kenya Top 10. Beats under this category, at the time of writing this post, include: nipende vs 1, sawa, rock of my life etc.
- Nametunes. Use this to create a beat using your own name.
- Gospel. Beats under this category include: Bless The Lord, I Would Rather Have Jesus, I Know Who I Am etc.
- International Top 10. Beats under this category include: heal the world interlude, so different, all over etc.
- Search. Use this option to search for a song / beat using your name, artist’s name or song title.
- Islam. Beats under this category include: quran aayat 5, azaan 3, azaan 4 etc.
- Old Skool. Beats under this category include: Secret Lovers, Best Friend, We Are Young etc.
When looking at songs / beats under any of the categories listed above:
- use the number 0 to see more songs (navigate to the next page)
- use the number 4 to search by song title or artist name
- use # (hash) to go Back one step
- use * (asterix) to go to Telkom Beat Yangu Main Menu
On the main beat yangu menu:
- use numbers 1 to 10 to check the various options listed on the menu
- use option 3:Nametunes to set a beat using your own name
- use option 6:Search to find songs using song title / artist name
- use option 9:Manage My Beats to add / delete beats. This option will only be added in the menu after you purchase a beat
- use option 10:Unsubscribe to delete a beat you bought. This option is only added to the menu after you buy a beat
How to search for a beat yangu using song/artist name or your own name
There are several ways to search for a beat on the Beat Yangu menu
- You can go the main menu, select one of the categories (Ramadhan Azaan, Kenya Top 10, Gospel, International Top 10, Islam or Old Skool), then use option 4:to search for a beat by song/artist name.
- You can go to the main menu, select option 6:Search and then type in a song title / artist’s name or your own name. When I type the name of the musician Jua Cali, here are some of the beats I’m shown: Sikupenda Kwangu (Jua Cali) Niimbie (Jua Cali and En). Wyre’s name brings up the following beats: Njoo nami, Everyday, Drift Apart, Nakupenda Pia verse 2, Sina Makosa intro, Chuki outro, Mimi na Ye outro, Chuki, Uprising, Run Dem, Make a Choice, Forgive Me, Hadija, She Say Dat, Good Man & Nafasi.
- You can go to the main menu, select option 3:Nametunes, enter your first name and press send. For example when I type the name John, I see options for beats such as 00john, JohnPaul & John_Fre_Name. Of course, if your nametune is missing, you’ll be prompted to ‘Reply with CREATE NT for missing name.’
How much does a Telkom Kenya beat yangu cost?
A beat costs Kenya Shillings 1.30 per day. In a month that comes to a total of 39 Shillings. So before you buy a beat, check your account balance – see if you have enough airtime. If you don’t there are several way to top up your Telkom line. I’ve listed most of them here.
How to set up a Telkom beat yangu tune
To buy a Telkom beat, use the following USSD codes: *811# OR *100#. With the latter, select option 5 (Products and Services) and then press 4 to access the Beat Yangu menu.
To set up a beat, follow the steps below
- Dial *811#
- Select option 2:Kenya Top 10 (this is just an example. You can look for a beat in any of the categories above).
- Select 1.nipende vs 1 (again this is just an example. You can choose any beat you like)
- Select Buy Now and wait for the confirmation message.
- Here’s what the message looks like: You have chosen “nipende vs 1” as your BEAT. You have been charged KSh 1.3 for 1 day. To unsubscribe send DEL 8066318 to 1351. For more songs Dial *811#
What happens after you buy a Telkom beat
- you’ll receive a text confirmation. In the SMS you’ll find the following details: name of the beat you’ve purchased, the beat code/number, cost of the beat, details on how to unsubscribe & the shortcode to dial if you want to buy another beat.
- when you dial *811#, you’ll notice something new on the Beat Yangu menu. There’ll be an option to ‘Manage My Beats‘ and another option to ‘Unsubscribe‘.
- people who call your Telkom phone number will be entertained with the new beat.
How to unsubscribe from Telkom beat yangu (delete a tune)
Look for the message you were sent after buying a beat. In it you will find the code for the beat you are currently subscribed to. In our example, with the Nipende verse 1 beat above, the code is: 8066318.
- To unsubscribe, create a new message. Type DEL 8066318
- Send the message to 1351
Once you send the message, you’ll receive an SMS that looks like this: Your song nipende vs 1 will be deleted shortly. For more songs Dial *811#.
Shortly after, you’ll get another one that reads: Your song nipende vs 1 has been deleted successfully. For more songs dial *811#.
Why would you want to unsubscribe:
- You no longer want to entertain your callers with the current beat.
- You want to go back to the default ring-back tone – which costs nothing.
- You want to keep using the beat yangu service by buying a new beat under one of the categories listed above.
- You’re strapped for cash and you’d rather spend the KSh 39 per month (KSh 1.30 X 30 days) on Telkom voice, text or data bundles.
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