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Telecommunications Company orange has rolled out new permanent SMS bundles that will allow pre-paid mobile subscribers to purchase daily, weekly and monthly short message service bundles.

The firm’s competitor Safaricom has however made the permanent bundles known to subscribers for the longest time since it has been running the bundle/SMS package.

“These SMS bundles are a confirmation to our customers of affordable service, whether they need to communicate on our network or to another local network,” said Chief Executive Officer Mickael Ghossein who also emphasized on the customer’s value for their money being the reason behind offering quality service at competitive rates.

Orange mobile subscribers will have three bundles to choose from; a ksh 10 bundle that comes with 150 on-net SMSs; the weekly bundle at ksh 30 that allows a subscriber to send 300 on-net SMSs and 200 off-net SMSs while the monthly bundle goes for ksh75 enabling a subscriber to send 1,000 on-net SMSs and 500 off-net SMSs.

Text messages have in the recent past turned out the main mode of communication among a vast number of subscribers according to the latest Communication Authority of Kenya report covering the first quarter of 2013/2014 financial year which showed increase by 19.5 percent.

The permanent bundles come with free access to Facebook Zero and Wikipedia, the World’s largest online encyclopedia not forgetting the recently launched Tujuane permanent tariff at ksh 3 for off-net voice calls.

To subscribe customers need to top up from ksh. 10 dial #123# select option 3 for offers and select option 4 for SMS bundles with a 24 hour validity period from the time of purchase.

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