Saturday, March 28, 2015

How to Buy Orange Airtime Using Mpesa Paybill

Life is easy with Mpesa. I remember when I wanted to buy an Orange line for my data bundles needs and I walked from one communications stall to another in the rain to no avail. I finally got one where I registered and bought an airtime card worth 1000, just enough for the monthly unlimited bundle.

The stall was however very far from my house and whenever I needed to top up, I found it hard to find an airtime card worth more than 100 Kenyan shillings. This can be frustrating. How do you scratch and load 10 cards?

Not anymore. Paying bills via Mpesa has made work so much easier for Kenyans.

Using the Orange paybill number, you can now top up your Orange airtime with whatever amount you wish. This is great for emergencies and when you just need the convenience it brings to the table.

Here's how you do it...

  1. Go to your SIM Toolkit and select 'Safaricom'
  2. Choose 'Mpesa'
  3. Select 'Lipa na Mpesa'
  4. select 'Pay Bill'
  5. Enter Business Number 220220
  6. Enter Account number ORNG(Your orange number) For instance, - ORNG077******
  7. Key in the amount of airtime you wish to purchase
  8. Enter your PIN
  9. Select ok and check to confrirm that you have entered the right information
  10. Click OK and wait for a confirmation message from Mpesa


  1. Saved me a lot of time. Thank you

    1. Am glad, h2o. Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment.

    2. Thanks for's working perfectly thank you.

  2. Hi. I have bought credit via mpesa today at 8 but i have not yet received the credit. My number is 0770031862

  3. It works perfectly.

  4. Hi my orange number is landline. will it work? also i have to put ORNG before the number?

  5. 0774 935405 bought airtime for this number and has not come through. Alt line 0722393297.

  6. This Thing is not working i bought airtime too and no airtime has been recharged are you guys serious..

    1. I always use it you must have done something wrong Put ORNG Then you mobile number or landline and it will work

  7. have bought credit for our office line and haven't received it yet pesa pal claims it was processed. Kindly assit

  8. Thank you, it has saved me a long walk and inconvinience very early in the morning.

    Thank you and keep up the invocation.

  9. The losing works very well used it on my Orange landline and I was created immediately.
    Thanks to this


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