Safaricom’s utility app mySafaricom has received a minor update today. The tool, which has been around for some time now, continues to receive iterative updates that have made it an important inclusion in our application list.
A couple of months ago, Kenyan telcos were piloting mobile money interoperability. The service, which has since gone live, was mostly publicised by Airtel that has struggled to make a name for itself in the mobile money game. Now, the ability by Safaricom subscribers to send money to other carriers (Tuma Pesa Popote) has been integrated into the app. This can be accessed by going to the M-PESA option and taping on the ‘Send to one’ button. Below it is the ‘send to other networks’ option.
The next addition targets owners of the operator’s widely popular fiber-to-the-home internet service. The product, which is now commonplace in significant parts of Nairobi and Central Kenya, has amassed more than 100,000 users. Now, this demographic will be able to save their account details, pay and get reminders (expiry dates and so forth) under the Bill Manager option. It is an update some of us have been waiting for, and we are glad it will ease the unnecessary and tedious steps of typing a USSD code.
Lastly, Blaze home and bundle page has been refreshed. I can’t tell how the refresh looks like because I’m not a Blaze user.
We hope future updates will add the re-introduced Giga Bundles, as well as the ability to choose if the intended plan should be purchased once or auto-renewed.