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Airtel Africa: everything you need to know about the service in Africa

One of your relative in Madagascar needs money? You want to send money to your mother in Nigeria? Then, you’ll probably have to go through Airtel Africa! As one of the biggest network operator in the world, Airtel provides you many services to join African countries. Let’s see how it can help you!

Airtel service in Africa

Airtel Africa: mobile money
Airtel Africa

On June 2010, Bharti Airtel purchased all the network of the Kuwaiti operator Zain in 15 African countries. Airtel completed its already huge mobile empire with the acquisition of Orange’s activities in Sierra Leone and Burkina Faso. The presence of Airtel Africa is concentrated around Central and West Africa. Here is the list of African countries where you can find Airtel:

List of Airtel's available countries list

Complete table: countries

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MadagascarBurkina Faso Rwanda
Chad Congo BrazzavilleNigeria
Democratic Republic of CongoTanzaniaUganda
GabonGhanaNiger
KenyaSierra LeoneZambia

In all these countries, Airtel Africa is one of the market leaders and owns between 30% (Tanzania) to 72% (Malawi) market share. The operator provides and 3G network to these countries. Airtel offers a large scale of telecommunications solutions to its subscribers. The services are including mobile subscriptions, home broadbands as well as mobile money or prepaid SIMs.

All the rates of Airtel Africa

Airtel Africa Limited share price on the London Stock Exchange was 65 GBX on the 12th of October 2020, the equivalent in dollars is 0,84 USD. The company entered on the LSE in 2019, being the biggest valuation of the year. Now you’re reassured on the company’s financial wealth, you shall be interested by the rates of Airtel Africa, isn’t it?

For instance, the India to South Africa call rates for Airtel prepaid mobile number is 100,00 Rs. You’ll find all the rates from India to Africa in the board below:

List of Africa Airtel rates

Complete table: country and rates

CountryRate (Roupie / minute)
Madagascar60
Sierra Leone60
Gabon30
Congo25
Rwanda20
Niger20
Ghana17
Uganda17
Nigeria14
Congo DRC30
Malawi30
Tanzania30
Burkina Faso25
Zambia35
Kenya25

Airtel Africa: find out how to recharge your phone

Wherever you are in the 14 countries covered by Airtel Africa, the process to recharge your phone is the same! Whether you’ve got prepaid SIM or postpaid bundle, you have different ways to top up. The easiest and cheapest way is Monisnap (ex Allo).

To do so, you only need to access the Monisnap page here, enter your country and phone number and pick the voucher with the amount that fits you the best. No card-issue restrictions this time!

In order to benefit from the Airtel Top up in one minute with Monisnap, you’ll need to log into your Monisnap account before paying. If you don’t have an account yet, do not hesitate to create one right now! You can do so by going to the home page, it takes seconds.

As for the prepaid credit cards, you can also Top up a friend or a family member’s Airtel phone credit with Monisnap. In order to do so, you simply need to follow the steps we have just described using your friend’s number instead of your own. Yes, it really is that easy!

Once you’ve followed this guide, your phone should be recharged almost instantly.

Airtel Africa: which country can receive mobile money?

Airtel Africa: rates
Airtel Africa

Airtel money is a mobile service of money transfer via the phone that allows you to send and receive money across networks. You can receive Airtel money in 4 countries in Africa:

  • Tanzania
  • Malawi
  • Rwanda
  • Kenya

However, you can receive money from Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, South Africa, Zambia and Kenya, where people are able to make international Airtel money transfers. When you do Airtel money transfers from or to these countries, you’ll have to pay fees, so pay attention. Why won’t you use our solution, Monisnap, then ? With Monisnap, your money transfers will be fast, fair and easy. Never heard about us? Let’s discover together!

Send mobile money in Africa fast and free on an Airtel wallet with Monisnap

Monisnap is a solution for money transfers. What does that mean? Well, we just provide you a simpler way, through our app or our website, to transfer your money to African countries onto the Airtel money accounts of your recipients.

Monisnap will help you to avoid the banking procedures and heavy fees of money transfers. And it’s completely safe! To send mobile money on an Airtel wallet in Africa, just follow these steps:

  • Identify on Monisnap webpage or mobile app
  • Inform the payee and the amount
  • Confirm. The payee can immediately use the money available in his Airtel’s wallet

That’s it, your transfer is done, you didn’t spend too much time and your friend received is money!

🌍 In which countries Airtel Africa is based?

Airtel Africa Limited covers 15 African countries:

Burkina Faso, Chad Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo Brazzavil, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia

💥 Can I top up another phone?

Of course! Monisnap is global and allows you to top up your own phone or some friend or family member's phone! You just have to enter the right number!

❓ What are the call rates from India to Africa with Airtel?

The call rates generally starts at 14 Rs/min and can afford 100 Rs/min

👌 How can I send mobile money to Malawi?

Nothing more simple, just use Monisnap and follow the instructions!

Yannis Rahal


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