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Safaricom sambaza Petition

Safaricom Petitioned To Reconsider Data Bundle Sharing “Sambaza” Cap

Consumers are up in arms against the recent move by Mobile service Provider Safaricom to cap the data bundle transfer service known as "Sambaza...

With new data rates from Safaricom and Airtel, what next for ‘bundles mwitu’?

Bundles mwitu is the term we use on social media and the streets to describe data bundles you buy from third parties that are not...

Safaricom slashes data bundle rates in swift counter to Airtel’s Unliminet tariff

Safaricom has moved swiftly to counter the recent onslaught on its turf by Airtel Kenya and the highly entrepreneurial minds who saw the rise in...
Twitter Bots

Safaricom Acknowledges That Bots “Had Won Prizes” On Online Promotions

This is not strange, it's quite normal considering what's at stake and something that was bound to happen anyway. Individuals using bots on several...
Bundles mwitu

Safaricom Says Bundles Mwitu Business Not Illegal But Discourages Their Purchase

Safaricom has come out clear that it's not illegal to buy or sell bundles mwitu. "Bundles Mwitu" is a term coined by Kenyans on...
roaming in uganda

Safaricom Subscribers To Roam In Uganda At Kshs 10 As Roaming Spikes By 101% In Rwanda

The recent One Network Agreement Initiative for East Africa Telcos that Safaricom is part of is bound to reap more fruits for subscribers...

Why Mobile Is Still King In Kenya And Africa

Mobile innovations are the future of technology in Kenya. Since the entry of mobile in the late 1990s, a lot of vibrancy, growth and...
Lipa Na Mpesa shinda a home

Safaricom’s “Lipa Na Mpesa Shinda A Home” Drives Mobile Payments Growth, First Winners Awarded

Safaricom has an ongoing promotion that seeks to drive growth of mobile money payments usage. The campaign dubbed "Lipa Na M-Pesa Shinda A Home"...
Elani Kookoo

Elani, Sauti Sol Have 2 Of Youtube’s Most Watched Music Videos 2014 In Kenya

Google on Tuesday released 2014 Youtube Rewind, a report showing which videos were the most watched, for Kenya. In the report there are two...
Safaricom 4G LTE-A

Safaricom Launches 4G LTE-A In Kenya

Safaricom on Thursday launched 4G LTE in Kenya for the consumer. This comes after some many months of testing in several 4G sites in...
Safaricom Spark Fund

Safaricom Launches USD 1 Million Safaricom Spark Venture Fund To Nurture Kenyan Startups

Safaricom on Wednesday announced the launch of Safaricom Spark Venture Fund, a USD 1 Million fund with an objective of getting techpreneurs in Kenya...
Safaricom Open Day November 2014

Safaricom Open Day Deals And More Details You Should Know

Safaricom will from Thursday November 27th hold it's Safaricom Open day event. The telco holds several of these, partly to clear stock or create...

Safaricom Officially Contracted By Government To Roll Out Surveillance System In Kenya

Mobile carrier Safaricom on Tuesday signed a contract with the Kenyan government that will see the telco provide infrastructure for national surveillance, communication and...
Safariccom M-ledger app

Safaricom’s New Acquisition M-Ledger App Covers Large Gap In Personal Payments Reconciliation

Safaricom on Wednesday launched an app that will assist in tracking mobile money transactions on an easy to use user interface for Mpesa. The...
Safaricom House

Safaricom To Roll Out 4G LTE In Mid 2016 in Kenya As Ghana Already 2 Months In

Safaricom has been testing 4G LTE in Kenya for quite some time now. Many countries in the developed world have already rolled out 4G...
Bob Collymore

Safaricom Not Rattled By Equitel Entry, Collymore Says The Market Still Big

Safaricom Tuesday announced the half year results with an impressive 79.3 Billion in revenues for the Half year 2015. Mpesa revenues were reported...
Voice calling

Safaricom On It’s Way To Hacking Cheap Roaming In East Africa With One Network Area Agreement

Safaricom last week made an announcement that the Kenyan telco had lowered the costs of roaming for it's subscribers in Rwanda by 60% starting...

KEeping It Local: Windows Phone News Apps – Kenya And Beyond

As mobile landscape in Kenya transitions from “dumb” feature phones to smartphones, the importance of apps with local content grows every day.  Apps enable...
Biashar@Smart

1 Million SMEs On Target As Safaricom, KCB Partner To Launch [email protected]

Safaricom and KCB on Wednesday announced a partnership and a launch of the [email protected] product that is targeted towards Kenyan Small and Medium Enterprises....
Mobile Operator Billing Kenya

Mobile Operator Billing In Kenya By Microsoft, What You Need To Know

Microsoft today announced the going live of mobile operator billing for Windows Phone devices in Kenya. Something that many have been looking forward to...
Samsung Galaxy Trend

Deal Alert! Samsung Galaxy Trend Now Selling at Kshs 12,999 At Safaricom Open Day

Samsung galaxy Trend is quite a popular device in the lower mid range segment and has quite enough going for it. Top among it...
Safaricom API

Safaricom to Open Up MPesa API In March 2015

This conversation has been ongoing and developers, with the knowledge of how Safaricom's Mpesa access for Kenyan developers would boost scale for local developers....
orange

Of Orange Kenya And Marketing Aimed Solely at Safaricom Subscribers

It's tough out here, particularly when you are competing with a company that came while you were the sole service provider and watched them...
Smart Home

Safaricom To Venture Into Fiber To The Home As Cable Content Provider

Safaricom has already laid out 770 kilometers of fiber cable within Kenya with 640 ongoing, Nairobi takes the bulk of this. The 640 km...
Safaricom Full year 14

Safaricom to provide free broadband to schools with free laptop program enrolled

Safaricom has today announced that they will provide free broadband connectivity to all the schools where the Kenya government will roll out the primary...
Huawei Ascend P7

Huawei Ascend P7 To Hit Kenya Shelves in Early June

Huawei Ascend P7 is this sleek looking device launched by Huawei in Paris on the 7th of May. This is the quite promising flagship...
Samsung S Carpet

Samsung Galaxy S5 to hit 125 Countries on April 11th in Relay Tagged S Carpet

Samsung Galaxy S5 hits the market starting tomorrow, 11th of April in 125 countries concurrently. Each of the 150 countries get the device within...
Samsung Galaxy S5

67% Of Mobile Phones Sold in Kenya are Smartphones

100,000 smartphones are sold each month in Kenya, making it a leading market for smartphones in Sub-Saharan Africa. This can be attributed to the...

Safaricom Refreshes Corporate Portal, Can Now Be Accessed by the Visually Impaired

WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) places the amount of published works available to the visually impaired at 5%. This data includes published works in...

Safaricom opens pre-orders for Galaxy S5; to go for just Ksh 74,999

The long awaited Galaxy S5 pre-orders through Safaricom are now open. Coming hours after rivals Airtel announced their pre-order, Safaricom's deal involves the network operator...
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