Mobile Network Information: Safaricom Kenya

Modified on Wed, 31 Jan 2018 at 02:40 PM

SIMcontrol Functionality Offered

Automated scheduled recharges

Manual recharges

Bulk manual recharges (on request)

Sign up to SIMcontrol Kenya here


APN Settings

APN: safaricom
Username: saf
Password: data

SIM supply

Flickswitch does not supply Safaricom SIMs. These will need to be procured directly from the operator. 

SIMs do have PINs activated on supply. This needs to be removed manually. 

SIM Network Activation

Dial *XXXX# to activate a SIM


Required in Kenya. 

More information here:

SIM Expiry (number recycling)

SIM expiry (SIM deletion) can occur when your account has been inactive for one hundred and twenty (120) days after the end of the validity period of your last recharge.

Keep-alive options

To keep a SIM active on the network, there must be usage (a billable event) from the SIM (device) at least every 120 days. 

Data Bundle Pricing and Validity

Data bundle information:

Out-of-bundle Data Pricing (Billing data use against normal airtime)

Kshs. 4 per MB

Data roaming outside of Kenya

Not allowed.

Usefull USSD Codes:

USSD Code Action
*111# Econet Support. See below.
*121# Check balance
*121*recharge pin#   Airtime top-up using the Universal Buddie cards
*123*recharge pin#   Airtime top-up using the old cards (Buddie, Liberty, Business partna. Remember those?)
*125# Check balance
*140# Bundles menu (Data, Promotions, Calling bundles)
*141# Data balance menu
*143# Promotional Data menu
*151# Eco-cash menu
*179# Emergency Credit
*555*Number# Call me back

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