Tag: Safaricom

Safaricom 2G/3G/4G signal strength in Kenya

OpenSignal Maps Shows The Signal Strength Users Experience Between Different Carriers In Kenya

OpenSignal has maps showing the signal strength between different carriers in a country and in this case we featured Kenya
Safaricom House

Safaricom Opens Fourth Headquarter in Kisumu, Starts Rolling Out FTTH Solutions to Residents

Local telecommunications company Safaricom has opened another main office in Kisumu, which makes it the fourth regional headquarter after those in Mombasa, Nakuru and...
Safaricom Technology Lab

Safaricom Spent 200 Million Shillings to Set Up Kenya’s First Telecommunications Lab

Safaricom has just announced the completion of Kenya's first telecommunications lab at a cost of Ksh. 200 Million. The lab is located at Safaricom...

Nigerien National Claims He Triggered Safaricom Outage that Caused Public Outcry on April 24

Exactly one month ago, Safaricom experienced a countrywide system outage that affected its core services, including Voice, SMS, Data, M-Pesa and Enterprise services. The...
Android vs iOS

Data Saving Tips: Understanding How Your Smartphone Works

We all long for the day that we won’t be crying foul over our data mysteriously disappearing. Technically speaking, there’s no way that your...
Okoa Jahazi Legal

Safaricom’s Okoa Jahazi Users Term the 10% Interest Illegal, Demand for Compensation

Some Safaricom clients are unhappy about the telco's Okoa Jahazi service, which is why they have sued the company for breaching banking laws. Okoa Jahazi...
Safaricom House

South Africa’s Telco Vodacom to Hold 35 Percent Stake at Safaricom Limited

UK-based Vodafone Group PLC has proposed a transfer of 35 percent of its indirect shares in Safaricom to South Africa's Vodacom Group Ltd. Please note that...
mobile phone usage

Guide: How to Choose the Right Data Plan for Your Internet Needs

It is obvious that our dependence on smart devices is personal, and we strive to squeeze the most out of them through phone calls...
Communication Authority oof Kenya

Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) Awards JTL 4G Frequency Spectrum on Questionable Terms

The Communication Authority of Kenya (CA), which is in charge of regulatory policing for the ICT sector in the country is under scrutiny after...
phonecall

Safaricom FY2017: Incoming Voice and SMS Revenue Decline

To no one's surprise, voice and data aren't doing as good as they were a few years ago. 2017's Safaricom's financials have revealed that...
M-Pesa 1 Tap Card

Making Payments with M-Pesa 1 Tap Will Focus On Speed and Ease of Use

The announcement of Safaricom’s new MPESA-based solution, M-Pesa 1 Tap is aiming to be a game changer in payment services for M-Pesa users. Generally speaking, this is a bold...
smartphone use

Safaricom FY2017: Data and M-Pesa Were Safaricom’s Biggest Earners

According to the just released financials, Safaricom's gains have been attributed to Data services and M-Pesa. Gone are the days that telcos would make...
Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore

Diving Into Safaricom Limited’s 2017 Financials Report

Early this morning, Safaricom Limited made public their financials report for the year 2016/2017. The report included the announcement of M-Pesa 1 Tap, which...
mobile money

Cross-Network Mobile Money Transfer Could Reach Kenyans Sooner Than we Thought

Mobile money interoperability in Kenya is coming in the next three months. According to Business Daily, an agreement was reached on Thursday (4th May,...

Safaricom Set to Launch Lipa Na M-Pesa Card as Rumours of a Stand-alone Payments Service Resurface

We rely so much on M-Pesa that the government now sees the service as a liability in the unfortunate case that it goes offline. Since...
Roaming Charges

Check Out How Ridiculously Expensive Roaming Charges Can Get For Kenyans on Safaricom and Airtel

Whether you are travelling for business purposes or pleasure, the costs of maintaining communication ties with clients and friends are prohibitively expensive. In a...
Mpesa

How Much Do You Rely On Mpesa?

Just how much did the Safaricom outage that occurred the other day impact on your daily routine such as your interactions and businesses? Admittedly,...

Kenyans On Twitter Make Fun Of Safaricom’s Network Outage

Today has not been a good day for Safaricom subscribers. Since morning, Safaricom subscribers experienced an outage of service, ranging from making voice calls...
Safaricom House

Safaricom Set Back a Possible KES 40 Million Revenue Loss in Morning Network Outage

Safaricom's network outage impact on core services Mpesa, SMS, voice, data and enterprise services dealt a blow to their revenues.

Here Is A Way To Opt Out Of Safaricom Promotional Texts

It may not have the same prominence it had a while back, but SMS is still relevant today. Unlike the apps we have today...
Safaricom Tunukiwa

Safaricom is at it Again With Personalized Tunukiwa Daily Offers: Did They Get it Right This Time?

If you thought the price wars between Kenyan telcos was over, you thought wrong. After Airtel announced their "Tubonge Bundles" targetted at offering cheap...

Second Quarter Statistics Report for FY 2016/2017: Mobile Money Transfer and Number Portability

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) revealed the ICT statistics for the second quarter of the 2016/2017 Financial Year. You can find the analysis...

Telkom Kenya Outs Free Amkia MBundle For Early Risers

Telkom Kenya, which plans to drop the Orange Kenya name, has introduced a mobile data subscription called Amkia MBundle. Based on its name, the 50MB bundle package will...

Here are Five of the Best April Fools’ Tech Pranks of 2017

Saturday was April Fool's day, if you did not get the memo. As usual, tech companies did not let the opportunity pass them by. You...

Safaricom to Drop Lipa Na M-Pesa Charges, Increases Billable Transaction Limit to Ksh. 200

At the FT Africa Payments Innovation Summit being held in Nairobi today, Safaricom's CEO, Bob Collymore has announced that the company is increasing M-Pesa...

Everything Wrong With Safaricom Flex Bundle and Why “The Hustler” May Still Prefer Unliminet

March 22, 2017, Safaricom unveils a new bundle aimed at "the hustler". Dubbed Flex, this new bundle would let Safaricom customers buy Flex units...

My Safaricom App For Android Gets Revamp, Adds MPESA Services

MySafaricom app gets an update where it adds MPESA services

Safaricom Introduces FLEX, a New Bundle Aimed at “The Hustler”

Two weeks ago, we gave you an insider scoop that Safaricom was working on a new product dubbed "FLEX for hustlers". We got wind...

Kenya’s Competition Watchdog Wants Safaricom to Lower its USSD Charges for Mobile Banking Services

The Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK), has compelled Safaricom to lower and publicly disclose its third-party mobile banking service charges, in a move that...
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