Please Call Me

How to Send Please Call Me on Safaricom, Airtel & Telkom

Please call me is a service that allows customers to send a message to another user without using airtime. The service gives you 5 free SMS for every day.

Please call me service was invented by Kenneth Makate. He was an employee of Vodacom in South Africa where he shared the idea with his superior bosses. The company implemented the tech but he never received any compensation.

Kenneth Makate is set to receive a compensation of R29 billion (Ksh 241 Billion)

If you want to learn more about how the “please call me” service works. Read the article. We have laid out every step in an easy and understandable way.

How to Send A Please Call Me on Safaricom

Safaricom please call me service allows you to send 5 free messages every 24 hours. Instead of flashing or initiating reverse calls that are not so welcomed by the other party, try please call me.

The service can be used by people in remote places since there are not many tech-savvy skills required. The message has a predefined message set by Safaricom and users don’t need to compose any message.

Follow the following steps to send a please call me message:

  1. Take your phone (any phone that’s working)
  2. Dial *130* followed by the contact number of the recipient and then end with an # (eg *13*0722199199#) this service will only work with Safaricom to Safaricom line only
  3. Press the call button
  4. The other person will receive a message
  5. The message reads “Please call me thank you”

How to Send Please Call Me on Telkom

Telkom has not been left out of the call-me-back service. Like the other network operators (Safaricom and Airtel) Telkom introduced the service so that its consumers can get to request for a call back when they run out of credit.

Here is how to request for a call back on Telkom

  1. Dial *123#
  2. Choose products and services (option 5)
  3. Select please call me (option 2)
  4. Enter the phone number of the recipient
  5. You will get a confirmation that the message has been sent to the other Telkom number

How to Send Please Call Me on Airtel

Safaricom please call me

Airtel please call me service is different from the Safaricom one. Rather than using a direct and straightforward USSD code, you will have to navigate through the menu when sending the message on the Airtel network.

Most people don’t think the service exists on Airtel. On the good side, Airtel gives you up to 10 free call-me-back messages.

Here is how to send the Airtel please call me message.

  1. Dial *100#
  2. Select option 6 (Kopa services)
  3. Chose option 2 (call me back)
  4. Enter the recipient’s phone number
  5. Click send request
  6. The other recipient will receive your call-me-back message


Safaricom please call me service allows you to send a short message to your family and friends. It’s more of an “I’m in an emergency, call me” service.

Now that we have shown you the steps on how to send a please call me on Safaricom and how to send please call me on Telkom and Airtel, we hope you will use the service wisely.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who made please call me Safaricom?

Kenneth Makate is the prodigy behind “Please call me” He is set to earn R29 billion from Vodacom as a payment for his invention.

How do you send a please call me Safaricom?

To send “Please Call me” to a Safaricom user dial *130* and enter the recipient’s Safaricom number press # and the call button. For example *130*0722199199#

How do I request a reverse call on Safaricom?

To initiate a reverse call to another Safaricom registered number, dial #and then the recipient number (e.g. #0722199199). The recipient on the other side will have to press 1 to accept the call. The call won’t go through if the person being reverse-called doesn’t have airtime on their phone.

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