Telkom Kenya revamps Mzito Bundles but you are still better off using Faiba 4G

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  • Posted: March 18, 2021 at 11:28 pm

Telkom has reviewed its flagship Combo bundle Mzito, giving its subscribers data and minutes at competitive pricing as below:

Mzito 500Mzito 1000Mzito 2000
Current NEWCurrent NEW Current NEW
Voice 10050300150600400
Data 3GB3GB8GB10GB17GB25GB
Validity30 daysNo Expiry30 days No Expiry30 days 30 days
Call ratePAYGPAYGPAYGPAYGPAYGPAYG
Price Ksh. 500Ksh. 500Ksh. 1000Ksh. 1000Ksh. 2000Ksh. 2000

The revamped bundle offers increased data allocation and non-expiry bundles to Telkom customers. The move is advised by a marked increase in Mobile Data consumption, largely by millennials.

Announcing the reviewed bundle, Eric ACHOLA, Telkom’s Director for Marketing, says: “The new combo bundle is built with the evolving data and experience needs of our customers in mind. While they continue to demand for affordability, they are also keen on holistic and comprehensive offerings that address their dynamic needs: browsing, downloading, streaming and updating their apps, actions that are now integral in everyday life.” 

Under the new plan, purchases of Mzito 500 and 1000 bundles will not expire, allowing customers to fully utilise the available resources. The Mzito 2000 bundle will continue to expire after a 30 day validity period. Customers with active Mzito subscriptions will continue to enjoy their benefits until their expiry.  Upon expiry, subscribers will be allowed to buy another bundle before the existing bundle expires, which will see a cumulative increase to their data and minutes. 

Subscribers can sign up for the updated Mzito under the Combo bundles by dialing *544*1# or via the My Telkom App and My Account portal. T-Kash users can access the New Mzito bundles under the Data Bundles menu option, via *160#.

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Despite the seeming lucrative data sizes by the company, they still cannot beat what Fabia 4G is offering for the same price points. For example, while the new offer by Telkom Kenya for Shs 1000 is 10GB, Faiba 4G will give you a whooping 25GB for the same amount of money. Also, for the 500 shillings option that has been revamped from 3GB to 5GB on Telkom Kenya, a user is given 15 GB (three times as much data) with the Faiba 4G.

Strictly speaking, you have no reason to use Telkom (or Safaricom/Airtel) when Faiba 4G acts like dishing out free data – of course when compared with the competition.

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