SAFARICOM ANNOUNCES NEW DATA BUNDLE COMBINING CALLS AND DATA
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SAFARICOM ANNOUNCES NEW DATA BUNDLE COMBINING CALLS AND DATA

Feb 08, 2019 | Jimmie Kariuki

Telecommunications Giant Safaricom on Friday announced the introduction of a new Data Bundle plan for its customers.

The Mobile giant announced that their customers can now buy both mobile data and calls in one bundle at discounted prices.

With this new data package, the customer can choose between data-only data bundles, data-heavy package or a voice –heavy package depending on their usage.

The bundles will come in 5 price variations including the 1,000, 2,000, 3,000, 5,000 and 10,000 Shillings option valid for thirty days according to their needs.

Data-only packages will be available with 5GB going for Sh. 1,000, 15 GB for Sh. 2,000 and 25 GB for Sh. 3,000.

For the heavy data users, the customers can now get 4GB Data and 200 minutes for Sh. 1,000, 12GB and 600 minutes for Sh. 2,000 and 20GB and 900 minutes for Sh. 3,000.

For customers on Voice Heavy Bundles (who prefer making phone calls), there will be 1GB and 400 minutes for Sh. 1,000, 3GB and 1,000 minutes for Sh. 2,000, 5GB and 1,500 minutes for Sh. 3,000, 10GB and 2,500 minutes for Sh. 5,000 and 20GB and 7,500 minutes for Sh. 10,000.

According to Safaricom’s Chief Customer Officer Sylvia Mulinge, the all in one data package has been designed so as to meet the needs of their broad customer base within the country.

“The all in one monthly bundles has been tailored to fit the connectivity needs that our customers face today and allow them to plan based on their budget.” Sylvia was quoted by Capital FM. You can get the new data bumndle by dialing *544# on your mobile phone.

Safaricom continues to lead in the data delivery service with their 4g Networks reaching an approximated 53% of the population and 3G reaching 93% of the population.

The company has also invested into the mobile money industry with their latest invention being Fuliza; A technology that allows M Pesa users to receive overdrafts based on the amount of money they transact on their mobile phones.

The money is then automatically recovered after the user deposits money on their M Pesa or when somebody sends them money into their phone.

Within one month, since Fuliza’s inception, Safaricom had given out loans amounting to Shillings 6.2 Billion.

Safaricom yesterday also launched a Mobile money parking system through a partnership with the Kenya Airports Parking Services.

The initiative is expected to help motorists pay for Parking services in malls and Hospitals using Safaricom One Tap, an NFC Card that triangulates the customer data to pay for something via M Pesa.

The service can be accessed by dialing *486# on your mobile device.

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