Safaricom has through a full page newspaper advert on the dailies advertised its new reduced pricing for data. This is broken into four data plans, these being modem light users, modem heavy users, modem and phone users and lastly the daily bundles for phone users.
The first bundle is geared to modem users and it seems like an (unlimited?) plan where you either pay Kshs 1000 for a week or 3k a month, a drop from 4k a month in the weekly plan. If this is truly unlimited we will see a shift to more safaricom modem users. More and more users are going for modems due to flexibilities, techies and writers who love working from anywhere dont miss modems. The unlimited plan, if its consistent is a huge bonus to this group.
The second bundle, is more flexible from a small package user(50mb) to a huge (8gb) bundle purchaser is also reduced.
The 2 bob per minute remains the same, and Bob the saturday night free data on the 2/= tarriff was a good way to chill out late at night, please get it back. I dont see much change on the daily mobile phone bundles save for the fact that the out of bundles price is 4 bob per mb.
To Activate the bundles;
Send an SMS from your Safaricom mobile number with the price of the bundle to code 450. For example, to purchase a bundle of 400MB, send 499 to 450
You will receive an SMS informing you of the status of activation of the bundle. You will be able to use the service once you receive an SMS informing you that the bundle has been activated
a) Get a weekly bundle purchase valid for seven (7) days at KES 1,000/-
b) To activate, send an SMS with the price to code 450. In this case, send 1000 to 450
c) You will be able to access mobile internet services for a period of seven (7) days
a) Get a monthly bundle valid for thirty (30) days at 3,000/-
b) To activate, send an SMS with the price to code 450. In this case, send 3000 to 450.
c) You will be able to access mobile internet services for a period of thirty (30) days
Get more info on the same here.