Safaricom’s Android TV Box is Back For a Whole Ksh.9,999

Safaricom DTIB

Remember Safaricom Big Box? Well, Safaricom has released a sequel to the same this time aptly named, Safaricom Digital TV and Internet Box. As the name suggests, this is a smart set-top box that is powered by Android. The new set-top box doesn’t just carry a new name but comes with new features and improvements as well.

The Safaricom Digital TV and Internet Box comes with the following features:

  • Chrome Cast support to mirror your phone or tablet to your TV
  • 32GB internal storage
  • Ability to create Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 8 users
  • USB port
  • ShowMax, YouTube, YouTube Kids and DW (Deutsche Welle) pre-installed
  • Google Play Store support
  • Gameloft App Store
  • Over 50 Free-to-Air Digital TV channels

Safaricom’s new set-top box comes bundled with 5GB data and 3 months of ShowMax for free when you buy it at Ksh.9,999. However, Safaricom Home Fibre customers enjoy a discount and can purchase the Digital TV and Internet Box for Ksh.5,999. The box is on sale at Safaricom Shops in Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Eldoret and Kisumu.

If you have no home internet connection of any kind, you can buy Safaricom monthly data bundles tailored for use on the box. The bundles can be purchased by dialing *400*3# from your Safaricom line. The data bundles are as follows:

  • 5GB – Ksh.1,199
  • 15GB – Ksh.3,199
  • 30GB – Ksh.5,999

The bundles all have a validity of 30 days and unused bundles will not roll over to the next month unless you purchase another bundle, the expiry date will also extend to 30 days from the last day of purchase.

What do you think, does this sound like a worthy sequel to the original Safaricom Big Box?

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  1. 5 GB Safaricom Bigbox bundle cost 1199/=
    25 GB Faiba 4G mobile bundle cost 1000/=
    30GB Safaricom Bigbox bundle cost 5199/=
    Safaricom is too expensive to serve home users. Watch one movie and your bundle is gone.
    To access online TV like Netflix you need to spend huge amount of money monthly on bundles.
    Faiba gives you better options upto 210 GB, adequate for a month.
    I think I should dump my Bigbox. Disappointed that Safaricom has not served early adopters of Bigbox well. They have the technology to even have something equivalent to home fibre through Bigbox.

  2. Does anyone remember when the first fiber optic cable landed in mombasa. We were promised dirt cheap Internet after 5 years ( when telcos have recouped their investments). Fast forward 10 years later safaricom bado wana tukalia chapati. It turns out this fiber optic marine cable companies have been selling cheap Internet to telcos but this telcos are not passing down the benefits to us.
    Fiba4G is what we have been all praying for.

  3. This is still damn expensive…kwani hii bigbox iko na nini…come on…..We expect cheaper digital settop boxes with cheaper internet data plans…Soon Safaricom is going to come crashing on data plans plus voice calls since FAIBA is really dedicated to make internet accessible to all and at better prices…Once Faiba is available everywhere,Safaricom will b doing one business,Mpesa and online shopping….The rest will b Faiba business from voice calls,data bundles,TV and home not forgeting business and office internet…And the world will b a better place.Safaricom have never learnt…Remember when Airtel,Yu and Orange slshed their calling rates!!!!Safaricom didnt hve a choice,they had just to drop down to their knees too….With Telekon and Faiba and Airtel….They are headed down town….Soon they will b revising their data plans……Nowadays pple dont make as many calls as before…..pple live,shop,read,learn and watch stuff online…Data bundle business is the next big catch and game changer…Safaricom hasnt seen it yet….

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