Airtel Rwanda partners with and efashe to expand its alternative Airtime Recharge channels for customers

By The Inspirer writer.

In a bid to enhance customer experience, Airtel  Rwanda has partnered with two additional platforms to make Airtel airtime easily accessible to its users. Airtel customers can now conveniently buy airtime on by dialing *508# and *662# on efashe.

By using these two platforms, customers can now purchase Airtel Airtime for their own number or a secondary and enjoy a 5.5% discount for each transaction. These two App’s are alternative airtime recharge channels on top of the already existing Airtel self-recharge channels; Airtel Money, My Airtel App and through partner banks.

Due to the Covid-19 global Pandemic, Airtel has emerged at the forefront of enabling digital distribution channels to its customers in the Rwandan Market.

Speaking at the launch of this service, Amit Chawla, Airtel Rwanda Managing Director, said, “For us at Airtel, a connected and engaged customer base offers the exciting prospect of rapid and sustainable growth. We are always eager to put in efforts towards delivering the best customer experience in the digital space and empowering customers with a convenient, non-intrusive and 24×7 available way of managing their mobile accounts especially during this times.

To top up your Airtime simply dial:

*508# for or *662# for efashe

  • select Airtime
  • Select self or other number and input the other number
  • Select the recharge amount e.g. RWF 2,000
  • Select the paying number
  • You will then get a request to approve a payment of RWF 1890 and that’s your 5.5% discount
  • Upon approval the amount is deducted and the recipient gets the airtime on their account via a message notification

To ensure excellent customer experience during the lockdown, Airtel Rwanda recently announced the rollout of My Airtel App, self-service portal with access a whole host of functionalities including checking balance airtime, data, sms, Airtel Money, topup: Recharge with a bundle, Airtime and Data packs– View and Purchase bundles, buy goods and services.

About Airtel Africa Limited:

Airtel Africa Limited is a Pan-African telecommunications company with operations in 14 countries across Africa. Airtel Africa is driven by the vision of providing affordable and innovative mobile services to all and is supported in pursuing this vision by its largest shareholder, Bharti Airtel. Its product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless voice and data services and mobile commerce through ‘Airtel Money’. Airtel Africa had over 100 million customers across its operations at the end of December 2019.






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Elias Hakizimana

Elias Hakizimana, CEO&Founder of The Inspirer Ltd,( is a professional Rwandan Journalist with Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communication, received from University of Rwanda’s College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) in 2014. He served various media houses in Rwanda including Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA) in 2013 and became passionate with English Online and Print Media Publications where he exercised his talent as a Freelance News Reporter for The New Times, The Independent, The Rwanda Focus, Panorama and more before he became a Self-Entrepreneur as the CEO and Founder of The Inspirer Limited in early 2017.

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