Safaricom, Kenya’s leading telco by market share, has turned 19, with new products that defy age limit.
The Nairobi Securities Exchange-listed mobile operator on Wednesday marked its last teen year by rolling out data, voice and SMS packages without expiry dates.
The roll-out comes amid a case filed by lawyer and ICT practitioner Adrian Kamotho, who wants the Communications and Multimedia Appeals Tribunal to stop Safaricom and Airtel from irregularly depriving consumers of their unused data bundles.
Under the new plans, which took effect immediately, Safaricom’s 33 million subscribers can buy airtime and data for any amount, starting as low as a bob.
“As a permanent proposition, customers purchasing the new Call and SMS plans on *544# will get 50 percent extra talktime with every purchase enabling them to talk more for less,” acting CEO Michael Joseph said.
But the telecom retained data packages with expiry dates, meaning you have the freedom to choose.