Safaricom Adds TECNO SPARK 7, CAMON 17 to Lipa Mdogo Mdogo, Launches 1 GB Bundle for KES 20

The two new bundles give customers more value for their purchases, enabling them to enjoy their moments online, and will be complemented by other exciting data offers including a KES 10 YouTube plan.

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Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa
Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa

Safaricom has launched a campaign that seeks to get more of their customers online through affordable data plans, and access to 4G-capable devices under the Lipa Mdogo Mdogo plan.

Lipa Mdogo Mdogo was started back in 2020.

Through the financing plan, customers can pick a device from Safaricom. First, they pay a deposit, and the rest of the fees are completed through daily payments that start from as low as KES 20.


To note, customers have to pay for the phone on a daily basis, else the device purchased under the plan is locked.

READ MORE: How Safaricom Locks Your Device if You Don’t Pay Lipa Mdogo Mdogo Bill

To note, only a couple of phones are available for the plan.

However, through the campaign, which Safaricom calls Mwelekeo Ni Internet, users will also be able to purchase the Tecno Camon 17 and Tecno Spark 7. This will be done in the coming months.

TECNO CAMON 17 SPECS

Specs TECNO Camon 17
Screen6.5 HD - Camon 17P
6.6 FHD+ - Camon 17 Pro
Operating systemAndroid 11
HiOS 7
RAM6GB - Camon 17P
8GB - Camon 17 Pro
Internal memory128 GB - Camon 17P
256GB - Camon 17 Pro
Main cameras48MP triple camera setup, QVGA and 2MP bokeh camera - Camon 17P
64MP quad camera setup - Camon 17 Pro
Front camera16MP punch-hole camera -Camon 17P
48MP punch-hole camera - Camon 17 Pro
CPUHelio G85 - Camon 17P
Helio G95 - Camon 17 Pro
GPU-
Battery5000 mAh with support for 18W fast charging
FingerprintRear fingerprint sensor - Camon 17P

Sidemounted fingerprint sensor - Camon 17 Pro
PriceKES 22,799 - Camon 17P

Remember, units sold by Safaricom are single-SIM only.

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So far, more than 400K Kenyans have acquired 4G-powered smartphones through the plan.

Now, on the data side, customers will also access the following packages:

  1. 1 GB of data for KES 20, valid for one hour
  2. 1.5 GB of data for KES 50, valid for three hours

The two new bundles give customers more value for their purchases, enabling them to enjoy their moments online, and will be complemented by other exciting data offers including a KES 10 YouTube plan.


Safaricom promised that it will hit the 100 percent 4G coverage milestone by the end of 2020. That has not been achieved to date, but the carrier says that it has upgraded more than 100 sites to 4G, bringing coverage to 94 percent.

“With more Kenyans going online for everything, from studying to business to social networking, we see an opportunity to narrow the access gap and connect even more people to the internet. As a digital lifestyle enabler, we continue availing integrated data bundles that offer more value, delivering affordable internet-enabled devices and investing in our network to provide our customers with a worry-free experience,” said Peter Ndegwa, Safaricom CEO.


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