Mobile operator Safaricom is on the run to terminate two of its post paid tariffs due to the its unsustainable financial status over the past three years despite a 30 per cent increase in the subscribers.
The mobile firm has already sent a letter to the Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) informing the body of the intended discontinuation currently serving 140,000 subscribers.
Both products in the post paid service will be affected on this with one where gets a subscriber 900 minutes talk time for on-net calls, 100 minutes for off-net calls, 100 megabytes of data and 100 on-net SMSes for only ksh1000 and the other 2,200 minutes for safaricom to safaricom calls, 300 minutes to rival networks, 250 megabytes of data and lastly 250 on-net text messages for ksh2500.
Safaricom is expected to terminate the service once it receives approval from the regulator meanwhile, the current subscribers will be notified on how long they will continue enjoying the service as priced then they will have the option of remaining on the tariff under revised terms or cancel their contracts.
Subscribers get to enjoy calls for less than one shilling per minute which is lower than post-paid tariff given to corporate but also to prepaid consumers. Safaricom has over the years had a big number of post paid subscribers as compared to rival mobile service providers.