The Safaricom Lipa na Data service is now live. The new feature allows Safaricom customers to pay for goods and services using their Safaricom internet data balance.
Safaricom Customers can access the service by dialing *544*34#.
Notably, to access the service you must have a minimum of 5GB mobile data on your Safaricom line.
The service is accessible to Safaricom Postpay customers with a data balance of 5GB and above. Additionally, it is accessible to Prepaid customers with No Expiry bundles above 5GB.
If not, you will receive an error message.
The initial Menu gives you four options. One of the options is to view your data bundles.
Users with 5 GB and above will be able to pay for goods and services. One can pay via PayBill or via Till Number.
The Bundles Calculator gives your bill in Kenya Shillings in its data bundle equivalent. For example, Ksh 500 is equivalent to 7692.21MBs.
Use this option to check how much of your data will be used up. Alternatively, use it to check if you have enough data bundles to pay the bill.
Once you select your Payment Method, and fill in the details, the next prompt equates the amount you are paying to data bundles. You will then Accept or Decline to complete the transaction.
The Lipa na Data service will soon roll out to all elligible Safaricom customers.