Poa! Internet, the low-cost community Internet provider, has launched unlimited Internet bundles targeting to help youth in Kibera and Kawangware and other low-income communities to get online.
The firm says the launch of its unlimited mini-packages cuts the cost of using apps such as WhatsApp, Twitter among others to reduce their daily data costs and save it for other activities. The firm’s first unlimited data package is for Sh10 per hour, Sh 50 for 24 hours or daily, Sh 350 for weekly, and Sh 1500 for monthly unlimited bundles.
“We believe the move to such cheap unlimited data will transform the way our customers use the Internet,” said Andy Halsall, Poa!’s Chief Executive Officer. “We genuinely believe that in our mission to give every Kenyan Internet access, moving to ultra-low cost unlimited bundles is a game changer.”
Poa! Internet, which was launched a year ago competes with Surf Express WiFi, which is covering several towns in Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa. Poa! Internet was focused mostly on Kibera and recently launched its services in Kawangware as part of its mission to provide Internet to the country’s low-income communities.
“Our aim is that this move to Internet ‘time’ instead of data counting – right down to the smallest unit of one hour -will put our users onto a completely different plane of communication and Internet use,” continued Andy.
Poa! Internet is also expanding its community Internet programme for schools, clinics and community buildings, giving free Internet to these community groups.