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What is happening?

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MTN Uganda
To enable M-PESA registered subscribers in Kenya to send money to MTN Subscribers in Uganda

MTN Rwanda
To enable M-PESA registered subscribers in Kenya to send and receive money from MTN Subscribers in Rwanda

Vodacom
To enable M-PESA registered subscribers in Kenya to send and receive money from Vodacom subscribers in Tanzania.

What do I need to access the service?

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  • Sender must be a Safaricom subscriber and registered on M-PESA
  • Recipient must be a MTN – Uganda customer
  • Recipient must be a MTN – Rwanda customer
  • Recipient must be a Vodacom -  Tanzania customer

NB: M-PESA transaction limits apply.

What is the process of sending money:

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To a MTN Uganda Subscriber?

1. Dial *840#

2. Enter your preferred PIN

3. Select Send Money

4. Enter destination phone number in the international format e.g. 256xxxxxxxxxx

5. Enter amount and confirm

To a MTN Rwanda Subscriber?

1. Dial *840#

2. Enter your preferred PIN

3. Select Send Money

4. Enter destination phone number in the international format e.g. 250xxxxxxxxxx

5. Enter amount and confirm

To a Vodacom Tanzania subscriber?

1. Go to M-PESA menu and select Lipa na M-PESA.

2. Select paybill and enter business number 255255.

3. Enter recipients mobile number as account number in the format 2557XXXXXXXX.

4. Enter amount, M-PESA PIN and confirm the transaction.

NB: If you do not have Lipa Na M-PESA on your menu, go to M-PESA, select my account and update menu. A new menu will be sent to you at no cost.

How do I know the money has been received;

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You will receive a notification from M-PESA confirming the status of the transaction. You will also receive an additional message from M-PESA IMT

In what currency will the money be delivered to the recipient:

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In Uganda?
The funds will be delivered as Ugandan shillings
In Rwanda?
The funds will be delivered as Rwandan Francs
In Tanzania?
The funds will be delivered in Tanzanian Shillings

How do I know how much will be delivered:

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In Ugandan Shillings?

1. Dial *840#

2. Enter your service PIN

3. Enter amount in Kenya Shillings that you want to send

4. Enter destination phone number in international format e.g. 256xxxxxxxxx

You will receive a pop up message with
Total to send (UGS)
Total charges (KES)
Total M-PESA used

In Rwandan Francs?

1. Dial *840#

2. Enter your service PIN

3. Enter amount in Kenya Shillings that you want to send

4. Enter destination phone number in international format e.g. 250xxxxxxxxx

You will receive a pop up message with
Total to send (RWF)
Total charges (KES)
Total M-PESA used

In Tanzanian Shillings?

1. Dial *840#

2. Enter your service PIN

3. Enter amount in Kenya Shillings that you want to send

4. Enter destination phone number in international format e.g. 255xxxxxxxxx

You will receive a pop up message with
Total to send (TZS)
Total charges (KES)
Total M-PESA used

How often are conversion rates updated?

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Our conversion rates are revised daily at midnight

How much will I be charged to send M-PESA to?

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Tanzania
The charges range from Kshs. 3 to Kshs. 220 depending on amount to be sent.

Uganda


Transaction Bands

Total (Ksh)

Min (Ksh)

Max (Ksh)

Sender charges

100

999

22

1,000

2,499

33

2,500

4,999

55

5,000

9,999

83

10,000

34,999

110

35,000

49,999

198

50,000

70,000

220

Rwanda


Transaction Bands

Total (Ksh)

Min (Ksh)

Max (Ksh)

Sender charges

100

999

22

1,000

2,499

33

2,500

4,999

55

5,000

9,999

83

10,000

34,999

110

35,000

49,999

198

50,000

70,000

220

     

How much will I be charged for receiving M-PESA from:

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MTN Rwanda?

There are no charges for receiving M-PESA from MTN Rwanda.  However all other M-PESA charges apply when you use the funds e.g. withdraw, send money, pay bills or Lipa NA M-PESA.

Vodacom Tanzania?

There are no charges for receiving M-PESA from Vodacom Tanzania. However, all other M-PESA charges apply when you use the funds e.g. withdraw, send money, pay bills or Lipa Na M-PESA.