It would be remiss of you if you did not appreciate Telkom Kenya’s zeal to churn of mobile data plans for its growing customer base. The carrier, whose numbers put it at number 3 in the country behind market leader Safaricom and Airtel, has been growing its business by releasing a variety of plans (for voice, SMS and data – and sometimes bundles together) to appeal to as many people as possible, especially the youth whose phone-suing habits entail internet-based activities. At the moment, I have lost count of these products and their iterations, and while I have covered them in past stories, I have been forced to revert to its utility app (My Telkom) that lists them quite well for a seamless and informed subscription.
In the spirit of attracting more customers, and perhaps encourage existing ones to switch to 4G SIM cards (for those without one), the telco has announced a new product that will see subscribers enjoy a substantial amount of data for less, with additional perks such free ON-net minutes.
The product, which has no specific name for now, has two tiers: KES 49 and KES 99. For 49 bob, you get 500 MB of data, an extra 500 MB that can be used between 12 midnight to 6 AM, 50 MB of free WhatsApp and 60 free minutes (Telkom to Telkom). For an extra 50 shillings (KES 99), you get 2 GB of data, 2 GB of night data (midnight to 6 AM), 50 MB of free WhatsApp and 60 minutes of ON-net voice.
Both bundles have a 24-hour validity. You can subscribe at any time via USSD *544#, and the plan will be renewed after 24 hours. The auto-renew can be deactivated if need be. Lastly, you must have a 4G-enabled SIM card for the bundle to work.
“This is the reason we are innovatively delivering our propositions with offering such as these data bundles, while densifying our network across the country. This way, our customers can enjoy the most attractive bundles on our 4G network with fastest speeds, for unparalleled quality of service,” says Mr. Kibati, Telkom Kenya CEO.