If you already have a registered Airtel sim card with an active Airtel Money account, you can skip this step.
To create an Airtel account you will need an Airtel sim card. These can be bought all throughout Kenya in Airtel shops and resellers.
You will need your identification documents to register your new Airtel account. The Airtel agent will request for the original copy of your identity card.
Does it cost money to get an Airtel number?
No - Airtel sim cards are free, and so is the registration, but you will have to top up your line with an airtime voucher worth Ksh. 50 so that the agent can begin your sim card activation.
When your Airtel account is ready, you will receive an sms with confirmation. This is usually instant.
Next step is to sign up for Airtel Money, and this is the mobile money service that allows you to transfer funds or make payments from your sim card’s wallet.
Like the sim card registration, signing up for Airtel Money is free. As soon as your Airtel sim card is activated, you can request the Airtel agent to open up a mobile wallet for you.
When the agent is done, you can activate your Airtel Money account from the Airtel application on your phone. You do this by launching the Airtel app, click on activate, set your pin, and you are good to go!