Orange Kenya Airtime Now Available On Safaricom's M-Pesa
Orange Kenya users can now buy airtime via rival Safaricom's M-Pesa. The functionality, offered by PesaPal, will be of help to users who might have challenges getting outlets stocking Orange airtime or stocking airtime amounts beyond KSh. 500 or KSh. 3,000. Unlimited Internet on Orange costs KSh. 1,000 a month or KSh. 3,000 a month, yet few outlets beyond Orange distributors stock such amounts of airtime.
Orange Money, offered as a partnership with Equity Bank is targeting 10,000 agents against M-Pesa's 65,000 agents.
Orange airtime on M-Pesa can be bought through Paybill number 220220 and using an account number consisting of the letters ORNG prefixed to your Orange mobile number (eg ORNG077XXXXXXX). Amounts can be purchased from KSh. 10 airtime, with KSh. 10 airtime costing KSh. 6 to purchase on M-Pesa.
Alternatively, airtime can be bought on PesaPal at http://orangetopup.pesapal.com/ using Visa or MasterCard. The process costs the buyer nothing as compared to M-Pesa however needs the buyer to attach an image of their cards as an anti-fraud measure.