Bharti Airtel Kenya offers a convenient airtime sharing service called Me2U, allowing Airtel subscribers to share their airtime balance with other subscribers within the Airtel network. Similar to Safaricom's Sambaza service, Me2U enables the transfer of airtime to another subscriber's phone. This service proves particularly useful in remote areas where purchasing airtime vouchers may not be feasible.

Me2U has gained popularity among Airtel mobile phone owners as it allows them to directly share their airtime balance with friends and family members from their mobile phones.

Benefits of Airtel's Me2U Airtime sharing service:

  1. Me2U service is available to Airtel subscribers 24/7, ensuring accessibility at any time.
  2. Users can send any amount between Kshs. 20 and Kshs. 9,999, offering flexibility in airtime transfers.
  3. The service allows topping up airtime for others, especially in situations where access to top-up vouchers is limited or inconvenient.

To share or transfer airtime using Airtel's Me2U service, you can follow either of the two techniques outlined below:

Technique 1:

  1. Access the SMS menu on your phone.
  2. Select the Me2U option.
  3. Choose the option to send airtime.
  4. Enter the desired amount you wish to send.
  5. Input your password and select OK.

Technique 2:

  1. Open your phone's messages and create a new text message.
  2. Type "2U [space] [recipient's phone number] [space] [amount]." For example, to send Kshs. 50 to 0733333333, type "2U 0733333333 50 1234."
  3. Send the text message to 5050.

Please note:

  • The default password for Me2U is 124.
  • Me2U Airtel airtime sharing service is free of charge.

By offering the Me2U service, Airtel empowers its subscribers with the flexibility to share their airtime conveniently, ensuring seamless communication and connectivity among friends, family, and colleagues within the Airtel network.