Send an airtime top-up to Yu

Instant airtime top-up to Kenya

Mobile airtime top-up is added to Yu phones instantly.


  • Always zero fees on airtime top-up.
  • You will need the recipient's phone number.

What is yuMobile?

yuMobile is a Kenyan mobile phone network that was bought out by the much larger Airtel in 2015. After the buyout, yuMobile continues to operate as a brand and still offers the same services and products its customers previously enjoyed.

In fact, the buyout has been good news for yuMobile customers as they are now connected to Airtel’s faster network. That means they can now enjoy Airtel’s data and network connection across the country.

How to top-up a yuMobile phone

In Kenya, yuMobile is one of a relatively small number of mobile networks in operation. Many of the phones on the yuMobile network are prepaid mobiles, which means ‘airtime’ or ‘credit’ has to be bought so users can make calls, send texts and use their data.

These prepaid phones can be topped up by buying a scratch card or a pin number from a shop, but this process is not always convenient, particularly in remote locations or when the local shops are closed.

At WorldRemit, we make it easy for friends and family to top-up yuMobile phones in Kenya from over 140 countries around the world. All you have to do is:

  • Select the ‘Airtime’ service
  • Enter the recipient’s phone number
  • Choose how much airtime you want to send
  • Pay online

The top-up will be made in minutes, and both you and the recipient will receive SMS confirmation once the transfer is complete.

Airtime top-ups can be made on any device, so even if you’re on the move, you’re never more than just a couple of minutes away from a conversation with your loved ones in Kenya.

Can you send money to a yuMobile phone?

Yes. As well as sending airtime to a yuMobile phone (which can be used for calls, texts and data but can’t be converted into cash), we also offer a Mobile Money Transfer service. As long as the recipient has an M-PESA account and you know their mobile money number then you can send money directly to yu phones.

Rather than walking around with large amounts of cash or having to travel to a bank or pickup location, the money is transferred directly to the recipient’s phone where it can be used to pay for goods and services in retail stores.

Your safety and security is assured

At WorldRemit, your information is protected at every stage of the process. Whether you’re performing a yuMobile airtime top-up or a mobile money transfer, we use industry-leading technology to make sure your transaction is completely secure.


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