PEWA Emergency Airtime

PEWA is an advanced airtime service that offers airtime when you run out.


PEWA is available to eligible Telkom prepaid subscribers by dialing *133#

PEWA service fee is 10% immediate interest of PEWA borrow

PEWA 20 & 50
  • Month on Network - 2 months
  • Main account Balance - KSh 10
  • Previous Month Accumulated usage - KSh 50


PEWA provides airtime on loan

PEWA facilitates airtime access when there is no shop nearby

PEWA is convenient and easy to use


  • How do I access PEWA service?

    Simply dial *133#

  • How do I know my PEWA balance?

    Simply dial*131#

  • What happens when I don’t exhaust my PEWA within the validity period?

    The PEWA credit rolls over like normal airtime

  • How much can I borrow?

    You can borrow PEWA 20, PEWA 50 and PEWA 100

  • Are there service charges for PEWA?

    Yes, you will be charged an advance fee of 10% on each request. This means that you will receive the requested Credit Advance less 10%. E.g. subscriber PEWA 50 and will receive KSH 45 credited to your main account. 10% is immediately deducted (KSH 5). Subscriber will now top up and only pay KSh 50

  • Can I request for PEWA in the middle of a call?

    Yes, when you are making a call and realise you are running out of credit, you can hold the hold and request for PEWA then continue your call

  • Is it possible to Pasha (transfer Credit) PEWA (emergency credit) balance to a friend?


  • What is my eligibility for Pewa?

    2 months active with previous months spend of at least KSh 50.

  • Can one check their PEWA balance via SMS?

    Yes, by sending ‘131’ to ‘131’

  • When I’m on call and I realise my credit is running low, will I be able to hold and request for Pewa?

    Yes, you can hold and request for Pewa


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