Safaricom PLC has cut prices of the of the 4th Generation (4G ) Wi-Fi routers by up to 40 per cent amounting to a Ksh4000 slash to accelerate the uptake of home internet.
Safaricom in a notice to its customers said, it’s time for customers to enjoy movies galore, gaming with friends and so much more on 4G Wi-Fi.
The Adrian router will now go for Sh5,999 down from Sh9,999 while the Huawei router will cost Sh6,999 from Sh10,999.On purchase, each of the two routers come with 30GB of free data valid for 30 days.
Customers are free to apply online on My Safaricom App for the router of their choice, pay for it remotely and have it delivered to their homes for set up or opt for a walk in purchase at the Safaricom Shops or dealer shops.
Safaricom announced the revamp of its 4G Wi-Fi proposition to reduce router prices and introduce new daily allocation packages for its home customers as an alternative to the fibre service. Under the revamped plan, new customers will enjoy KES 4,000 off 4G Wi-Fi routers and get a free 30GB welcome bundle. All customers will also enjoy new daily allocation packages that empower customers who opt-in to receive data daily, guaranteeing connection throughout the month.
The daily allocation bundles offer 105GB (3.5GB awarded daily) for KES 2,999; 150GB (5GB awarded daily) for KES 4,100; 240GB (8GB awarded daily) for KES 6,299 and 540GB (18GB awarded daily) for KES 12,499, all at a speed of 5Mbps and with a validity of 30 days.
“4G Wi-Fi represent a great choice for data users, giving them access to seamless, flexible, and reliable connectivity while at home. It leverages our extensive 4G coverage to supplement our nationwide fibre network as we continue to enable Kenyans to enjoy a digital lifestyle by making the service more affordable,” said Peter Ndegwa, CEO – Safaricom PLC.
With Safaricom’s 4G covering over 97% of Kenya’s population, customers can enjoy 4G Wi-Fi by simply acquiring a router and sim card at any Safaricom Shop or dealer outlet. Customers can also visit internet.safaricom.co.ke or dial *400*49# to get connected.
To purchase plans or manage their accounts, customers can visit MySafaricom App, Safaricom.com or dial *400#, select option 3 – “4G Wi-Fi” and follow the prompts. Payment options include M-PESA, Post-pay or Bonga points.
4G Wi-Fi was introduced in 2019 to enable Kenyans not in fibre-ready areas to enjoy seamless internet connectivity in their homes. It compliments Safaricom’s fibre network, which has passed more than 450,000 homes and businesses.