Safaricom

Shared USSD code on Post paid (Available on Safaricom only)

Type Cost Total including 16% VAT
USSD TestBed (For One Month) KES 10,000 KES 11,600
Set up Cost KES 25,000 KES 29,000
Post-Paid Mode Monthly maintenance Fee KES 10,000 KES 11,600

Shared USSD code on Pre paid ( Available on Safaricom and Airtel Kenya)

Type Total cost VAT Inclusive
Set up Cost KES 34,800
Maintainance Cost KES 17,400

Dedicated USSD Code Set Up & Maintenance Costs:

Type Cost Total including 16% VAT
USSD TestBed KES 35,000 KES 40,600
Set up Cost KES 125,000 KES 145,000
Pre-Paid Mode Monthly maintenance Fee KES 125,000 KES 145,000
Post-Paid Mode Monthly maintenance Fee KES 35,000 KES 40,600
Transaction Pricing

Pre Paid USSD Transaction Pricing:

In this mode, the mobile phone user pays Kshs. 10 per USSD session. Note that our shared USSD code (*384) is NOT available in Pre-Paid mode.

Post Paid USSD Transaction Pricing:

In this mode, the USSD owner/operator pays for the Cost of USSD Transactions – i.e. transactions are free for the mobile phone user.
The charges per hop are assessed based on the total number of transactions per month according to the following table. (For Dedicated USSD codes)
No of Transactions per month 0 to 50k 50k to 100k 100k to 250k 250k to 500k 500k to 1m 1m+
Cost of Hops in Kshs KES 1.8 KES 1.5 KES 1.4 KES 1.2 KES 1 KES 0.7
For shared USSD code, cost per hop is KES 1.8 for any number of hops

Airtel Kenya

Type Total cost excluding 16% VAT
Set up Cost KES 100,000
Maintainance Cost KES 40,000

Pre Paid USSD Transaction Pricing:

In this mode, the mobile phone user pays Kshs. 4.00 per USSD session.

* Post paid mode is not available

Orange Kenya

Type Total cost excluding 16% VAT
Set up Cost KES 50,000
Maintainance Cost KES 10,000

Pre Paid USSD Transaction Pricing:

In this mode, the mobile phone user pays Kshs. 4.00 per USSD session.

* Post paid mode is not available