Orange Introduces Post-Paid Offer to Take Advantage of Safaricom’s Dithering

You remember Safaricom wanted to do away with the PostPay tariff. Well they later changed their minds  but promised to revise it. Most likely they will increase the amount people will be paying per month. Orange for the good of the humanity has just introduced a post-paid plan to provide the market with alternative option. The Orange Ongea plan is a bundle offering, giving subscribers the option of KSh1,000 or KSh3,000 monthly bundles to access Orange Mobile voice and data services.

The Orange Ongea Plan 1,000 will require a subscriber to place a deposit of KSh2,000 upon registration, while the Orange Ongea Plan 3,000 will see the subscriber place a KSh6,000 deposit. On-net and off-net calls will be charged at KSh2 and KSh3 respectively, while on-net and off-net SMS will be charged at KSh0.5 and KSh1 respectively. Data per MB will cost KSh 3 on the 1,000 Plan and KSh2 on the 3,000 Plan. Calls and SMS to international destinations are also included in the bundle.  A customer will automatically be converted to the pre-paid offer once they exhaust their bundle and will be required to top-up to continue enjoying Orange Services.

Orange Kenya CEO Vincent Lobry says the launch of Orange Ongea is in response to the market need of a stronger value proposition for the post-paid bundle offering. …or in other words he should have said that they are taking advantage of Safaricom’s impending price hike

At it stands Safaricom still has the better offer on the post Paid tariff as seen below

For the Safaricom Advantage 1000, you receive:

  • 900 on-net minutes
  • 100 off-net minutes
  • 100mb data bundles
  • 100 on-net SMS
  • 100 bonga Points

For the Safaricom Advantage 2500:

  • 2200 on-net minutes for Safaricom to Safaricom calls
  • 300 off-net minutes for calls to other networks
  • 250 On-net SMS
  • 250MB of Data bundles
  • 250 Bonga Points

Safaricom tariff Source


Kennedy Kachwanya1080 Posts

--- Kennedy Kachwanya is a technology blogger interested in mobile phones both smart and dumb, mobile apps, mobile money, social media, startups ecosystem and digital Savannah. New media must not forget the strength of old tech.


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