Yes, that was yesterday. Today we woke up to that good news …mmmh. Let me come to my mmmh later. Safaricom has introduced unlimited data bundle priced at Ksh.3000 per month and weekly unlimited data bundle at Ksh.1000. Users have been calling for the unlimted data bundle like for years. Good for them now!
I like the unlimited, the only question is how unlimited is unlimited. Unlimited is only attractive with great speed. Once in a while my friends call me to ask where is the fastest cyber in Town, at that point they don’t mind the price. What they want is the fastest place to finish their work and get out. ( One of the fastest cybers is located in Norwich House 7th floor .The other one is at Baclays Plaza Ground and at Nakumatt Lifestyle just on the main entrace past BookFast.)
So where is the problem with the new data bundles by Safaricom? Speed my friends speed. Both the Ksh 1,000 and 3,000 bundles will be throttled at 128 Kbps. 128kps….oooooh forget about it, i will stick with Orange at Ksh.950 unlimted per week translating to Ksh.4000 per month. By the way orange does not return the 50 bob change but that will be a post for another day.
Fast access to the internet is the main reason why most people have stuck with Safaricom despite their cunning “Terms and Conditions”. If you remove that speed , then you remain with a very expensive crap and who in the whole www want that in the new world of fiber optic?
Here the details for the bundles according safaricom.co.ke:
a) Get a monthly bundle valid for thirty (30) days at 3,000/-
b) To activate, send an SMS with the price to code 450. In this case, send 3000 to 450.
c) You will be able to access mobile internet services for a period of thirty (30) days
a) Get a weekly bundle purchase valid for seven (7) days at KES 1,000/-
b) To activate, send an SMS with the price to code 450. In this case, send 1000 to 450
c) You will be able to access mobile internet services for a period of seven (7) days
Ok..the fight for unlimited data plan with great speed continues….Mr.Bob