Ladies and gentlemen it is the festive season. To blend in the mood, leading telecommunication company in Kenya by consumer base, Safaricom Limited, is rewarding its faithful customers. Safaricom is offering free data to its customers today, 14th December.
Safaricom Limited is offering you, the loyal customer, 100MBs worth of data for every year you have been with the company. Essentially this translates to when you subscribed to the Telco network. The only catch, and all free things have a catch, is that you will have to download My Safaricom App. After the download you will need to click on the anniversary banner and follow the onscreen instructions.
For Android users, the app is readily available in the Play Store. But this app is not available for Windows Phone users. There was also a sentiment from an iPhone user that the app is not present in the store. Safaricom has not given a way forward as to how these group of users can participate in the offer. The only alternative is to use your friend’s Android phone to initiate the redeeming process to your Safaricom Line. The other option is to download a trusted Android emulator to your PC.
Free data is redeemable only on Wednesday 14th December. You miss today, you miss out. Unfortunately, the redeemable data is valid till the following day, Thursday 15th December midnight.
For the guys who will receive a big chunk of the portion you will have to consume it solely. According to the Terms and Conditions the free data is not transferable. “Hewuzi sambaza.” For the folks outside our beloved country Kenya, do not even think twice about redeeming the free data. Safaricom has literally locked you out of the celebrations as the so called free data is not applicable to roaming.
From the look of things, the company is only interested in increasing the number of downloads of its app. It’s not quite generous to offer someone an overwhelming amount of data bundles and expect them to consume all of it in a span of two days. Most consumers use their smartphones to access the internet. The best they can do apart from logging into their social accounts is to stream videos from platforms such as YouTube. Why not let the data bundles last for the rest of this festive season? How will you consume your 1GB+ data bundles by tomorrow midnight?