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Safaricom | You Can Now Own A 4G Smartphone Just at Ksh.20 a day

  • Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa says the initiative is aimed at growing internet penetration as part of the operators plan to democratize mobile data.
  • In a nut shell one will have to pay the Sh.1000 initial price and then pay Ksh.20 daily for the next  90 months. In Total one will have spend approximately Ksh.6400 to have full paid for the smartphone.
  • To qualify, you need to be above 18 years of age, you must have used your Safaricom line for at least 1 year, & you must be a regular user of Safaricom products such as SMS, calling or M-PESA. You must also currently be using a 2G feature phone.

Safaricom is now making it possible for every Kenyan to own their desired 4G enabled smartphones.

Dubbed lipa mdogo mdogo, the solution is targeted at bridging the gap to smartphone ownership by upgrading level entry users to the 4G platform.

The new plan will allow Safaricom customers to pay an initial fee of Ksh.1000 before one is given the phone. One will then have to pay Ksh.20 until the whole amount is paid. One of the smartphones on the offer is Neon Ray pro that comes with a wider screen and more improved features that the predecessor Neon Ray.

In a nut shell one will have to pay the Sh.1000 initial price and then pay Ksh.20 daily for the next  90 months. In Total one will have spend approximately Ksh.6400 to have full paid for the smartphone.

Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa says the initiative is aimed at growing internet penetration as part of the operators plan to democratize mobile data.

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Safaricom has also partnered Google’s Android which too seeks to leverage the development of 4G infrastructure in the country to scale up internet usage.

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Unveiling of the New Lipa Mdogo Mdogo Safaricom Smartphones

“This collaboration is going to bring more and more people online to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the internet. We have looked at ways to make smartphones as affordable as sukumawiki,” Android Platforms Partnerships Director for Africa Mariam Abdulahi said.

Currently only 17 percent of Kenyans have access to 4G network. To be able to use the Safaricom 4G network one needs a 4G enebled devise as well as a 4G enabled SIM card.

To qualify, you need to be above 18 years of age, you must have used your Safaricom line for at least 1 year, & you must be a regular user of Safaricom products such as SMS, calling or M-PESA. You must also currently be using a 2G feature phone.

 


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