Juin 2021 —

Airtel mobile money charges Uganda: send mobile money abroad

Are you looking for a mobile operator in Uganda that supports mobile money transfers? Do you feel like some providers charge too much for this service? You should give Airtel a try! In this article you will learn everything you need to know about the Airtel mobile money charges in Uganda. 

Mobile money is a service meant to simplify the lives of those who live in countries where the banking system is underdeveloped and not made available to every citizen. Transferring mobile funds should therefore be an easy process, both for the sender and receiver. 

We’ve created this small guide to help you understand the services provided by Airtel with focus on Uganda. We’ll describe the service, present you with all the rates and even guide you through the steps of sending mobile money. You will also learn about the mobile money solution provided by Monisnap for fast and easy transfers. Enjoy!

Airtel service in Uganda

Airtel (or Bharti Airtel Limited) is a telecommunications provider based in India. The company was founded in 1995 in New Delhi and offers services such as fixed line and mobile telephone, broadband, television, bank payment and mobile money. 

Nowadays Airtel has over 450 million subscribers and operates in 19 different countries. Uganda is one of those countries. As a matter of fact, Airtel is the second largest operator in Uganda, with a market share of 38% (10.2 million users), after MTN (10.7 million customers).

Airtel mobile money charges Uganda: rates
Airtel mobile money charges Uganda

All the rates of Airtel Uganda

Every mobile money transfer solution makes money from transaction fees. In the table below you will see the Airtel mobile money fees in Uganda. 

Airtel mobile money rates in Uganda

Rates in Ugandan Shillings (UGX)

AmountCharges on AirtelCharges on other operators
500 - 2,500100980
15,001 - 30,0005002,165
45,001 - 60,000 5002,595
125,001 - 250,000 1,0005,495
500,001 - 1,000,000 1,00015,150
4,000,001 - 7,000,000 1,00060,700

Airtel money Uganda: how does it work?

Airtel simplifies the process of sending and receiving mobile money. In order to use their services, follow these easy steps and you’ll be able to send money faster than snapping your fingers. 

Before starting to use the Airtel money Uganda service, you first need to register your Airtel Sim card. Once you have done that, you will also automatically be registered to the money transfer service. 

After registration, activate your Airtel Uganda Mobile money account by dialling *185#. Select the 1st option, then choose a PIN code, and confirm it. Take note that you will need the code for all mobile money transactions so make sure you don’t forget it. 

Once activated, if you want to send or receive money, dial *185#, then: 

  • select the “Send Money” option
  • input the receiver’s phone number
  • enter the amount you wish to send
  • input the pin number you selected when you activated the Mobile Money option
  • Send

After each transfer, you will receive an SMS that confirms your transaction!

Airtel mobile money charges Uganda: mobile wallet
Airtel mobile money charges Uganda

Airtel mobile money charges Uganda

Mobile money can be used directly using your phone, as it was specially designed for that purpose. However, there are establishments that do not have this service, so you might need cash. You can always withdraw cash from an Airtel partner, however, there you will be charged. 

See in the table below the Airtel mobile money charges Uganda perceived for withdrawals:

Airtel mobile money charges Uganda

Withdrawal charges in UGX

AmountWithdrawal charge
0 - 2,500 330
2,501 - 5,000 440
15,001 - 30,000 880
45,001 - 60,000 1,500
250,001 - 500,000 7,000
+ 1,000,00112,500

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

If you often need to send mobile money in Uganda on an Airtel wallet, choose the easy to use, fast and reliable solution provided by Monisnap! 

Send money into a mobile wallet in less than a minute. Follow the steps below and you will be able to transfer money faster than sending a text: 

  • choose the mobile and the amount you wish to transfer 
  • pay securely on our platform using your Visa or Mastercard 
  • your recipient will get the money transferred directly into their mobile wallet

Use the Monisnap solution and your first transfer will always be free. We also promise that for the following transfers we will only charge you 0,99£, no matter the sum!

Try Monisnap: fast, easy and secure!

📞 How can I reach the Airtel Uganda customer care service?

If you have any trouble with your Airtel mobile or just want to ask a few questions, you can dial 111 from your Airtel mobile. You can also call +234 802 150 0111 if you are abroad or using an operator other than Airtel.

🚩 What is mobile money ?

Mobile money is a solution to transfer money using your phone to a mobile wallet. The transfer won’t be processed by a bank but by a mobile operator.

❓ How can mobile money be used?

You can use mobile money to pay for bills, groceries and other necessities directly from your mobile wallet. You can also withdraw the cash from a partner although a fee will be perceived for this operation.

🤔 Where can I send mobile money using Monisnap?

You can send mobile money in over 80 countries using Monisnap. We have partners all over the world. Check our website for more details.

Yannis Rahal


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