In Kenya, mobile service providers are engaged in fierce competition, offering highly competitive international voice call charges that vary based on geographical locations and call types. Airtel, for instance, has recently reduced its voice call tariff charges for both local and international calls. It is quite surprising to note that the tariff charges for international voice calls today are comparable to what local voice calls cost five years ago.

To make an international call using direct access on Airtel's network, follow these simple steps:

  1. Dial "+," followed by the destination country code. For example, to call Kenya, dial "+254."
  2. Next, enter the area code, followed by the phone number. For instance, if you are calling Los Angeles in the USA, dial "+1" for the USA country code, then the Los Angeles area code "213," and finally, the phone number "456789" as follows: "+1 213 456789."

If you prefer to make international voice calls using Airtel Voip, follow the steps below:

  1. Dial "*111#" to activate new areas for international calling.
  2. This activation process is free, and you will not be charged for it.
  3. After activation, you will receive a confirmation text message regarding your subscription.
  4. Carefully follow the provided instructions to make an international voice call using Airtel Voip.

Now let's take a look at the international calling charges/rates for Bharti Airtel Kenya:

Band 1:

  • Destination: India, USA, Canada, China, UK
  • Call Type: Fixed
  • Charges: Kshs. 3 per minute

Band 2:

  • Destination: East Africa, South Africa, UAE, UK
  • Call Type: Mobile
  • Charges: Kshs. 20 per minute

Band 3:

  • Destination: Other regions
  • Call Type: Non-satellite destination
  • Charges: Kshs. 30 per minute

With these competitive international calling charges/rates, Airtel enables its customers to stay connected with their loved ones around the world without breaking the bank. So, whether you need to make calls to neighboring countries or far-off regions, Airtel offers cost-effective options to suit your needs.