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Me2U is an airtime-sharing service that enables you to top up  your friends' and family members' phones directly from your own  phone.


  1. 24-hour availability.
  2. Airtime can be sent anytime of the night or during the day.
  3. Airtime can be sent in any denomination between Ksh10/- to Ksh1,000/- per day.
  4. You can top up on behalf of family members or friends.

How to transfer airtime

There are two ways of sending airtime:

Method 1

Select SIM menu

Me2U feature. This will give you two options:

  1. Send airtime
  2. Change password

Select the send airtime option, write the required denomination, then the password and then Ok.

Method 2

Go to messages, select Write message, then type:

2u [space] <phone number> [space] <amount> [space] <password>
For example to send Ksh100 to 0733 456789

Simply type: 2u 0733456789 100 0000 and send the SMS to 5050. You can choose to transfer any amount. The default password is 0000. You should change the default password to a new 4-digit number, which only you know.

How to change your password

Method 1

This applies to SIM cards that have been updated and are 32K SIM cards. Select change password, enter your current password (Default, i.e. 0000) Then you will be required to enter a new password and you confirm it.

For example to change Pin to 5678

Type 0000
New password = 5678
Confirm new password = 5678
Then press Ok.

The password is for security purposes. It is advisable to change the default password to a password of your choice.

Method 2

Select 'messages' on your menu, opt for 'write messages'. Type in the message below:

Pin [space] <old password> [space] <new password> and send to 5050

For example for change your password from 0000 to 5678

Simply type: Pin 0000 5678 and send the SMS to 5050.

Please note this service will attract some transaction fee effective from 24th February 2017.

  1. The transaction fee charged will be  based on 3%  of the transferred value
  2. The minimum amount charged will be Ksh 1.20
  3. The transaction fee will be deducted from the sender’s airtime
  4. The charge will be applicable to prepaid subscribers


To enjoy sending airtime for FREE use Airtel Money by dialing *222#