Faiba 4G Goes Live with Free On-Net Calls and Unlimited ‘Fisi Hour’ Data Bundles

Faiba eSIM

JTL Faiba 4G

Jamii Telecommunications Limited (JTL) has just announced the newest mobile network operator (MNO) in Kenya, Faiba 4G. The journey started earlier this year when JTL was awarded license to use the 700MHz spectrum to test their 4G network.

Faiba 4G joins the competitive MNO space in Kenya where we have seen brands come and go. With the hope of beating the competition, JTL’s Faiba 4G is taking the approach of offering only 4G services which includes mobile data, SMS and VoLTE.

At launch, JTL announced that it would be offering Free on-net calls for life, with the condition that one has a valid data bundle. Speaking of data bundles, the pricing is quite interesting:

Prepaid tariff

SMS bundle Rate
On net SMS1/SMS
Off net SMS1/SMS
On net calls (Voice & Video)2/MIN
Off-net calls2/MIN
Data tariff3/MB

Data Bundles

Bundle sizeBundle price (Kshs)Bundle validity (days)

Mobile Plans

Offer nameData/DayMinutesSMSPriceValidity
Kifaru1GB250200150030 days
Ndovu2GB350500250030 days
Simba3GB700700400030 days

Fisi Hour

Validity60 minutes
PriceKshs 150

Faiba 4G will be available in the following areas: Nairobi, Mombasa,Nakuru, Eldoret, Kisumu and Thika.

At launch, Faiba 4G boasts of 300 base stations with a target of achieving 1000 base stations in three years. JTL says that Faiba 4G customers can achieve up to 72Mbps speeds.

The SIM cards are available at PhoneXpress but you can get a free SIM card when you buy a data plan. You can also get Faiba’s Mi-Fi for Kshs 5,000.

This has been a long time coming for JTL as they have been testing their 4G network since late last year. “The entry into 4G space is customer driven. 4G is one of the main access methods that customers use to access broadband,” John Kama, MD, JTL said to us when they disclosed their intention to enter the 4G space to us few months ago.

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    • If their 4G is a ‘unique one’ that most devices available in Kenya may not be able to access it,I think they(JTL) need to scour all the major phone selling portals in Kenya (Avechi,Kilimall,Jumia,Safaricom e.t.c) for phones which support their 4G and post it on their website and keep updating it daily.Otherwise,many Kenyans who know 4g is 4g will just think it’s a scam when they can’t browse after buying the Faiba 4G SIM card.

  1. We’re finally getting something amazing after all these years.
    I don’t think home fibers can beat this if the signal would be average or better.

    Mr. Kiruti, please collect info of mini routers that support this 700mhz

  2. Great, will try it out on Friday. See how it goes… If it is OK then It will be my primary SIM. Still keep Safcom though, since they have us locked on M-PESA

  3. […] Faiba waya. On Tuesday, Jamii Telecom introduced “Faiba” (an obvious play on fibre internet), a new 4G-only mobile network, into the already competitive Kenyan market with the promise of free on-net calls for life and ridiculously cheap data bundles. Needless to say, the Kenyan consumer space was agog with the news. Read more on Techweez. […]

  4. kindly let me know if that sim-card can work in modems , coz i run my cyber with Tip-link via modem and if i can get one

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