Jamii Telecommunications has this evening Tuesday 5th December launched its Faiba 4G mobile network in Nairobi, a move expected to fuel a data price war with competition Safaricom, Telkom Kenya, Airtel and Equitel.

Faiba 4G, which is expected to kill the firm’s own home fibre internet Faiba Home will be running on a 700MHz spectrum and will offer customer free on-net calls as long as they have a valid data bundle. Customers can get free SIM cards  or buy Mi-Fi at PhoneXpress.

Faiba 4G has installed over 300 base stations across the country but is targeting to have 1000 base stations in thirty six months. The firm says its 4G network coverage is live in Nairobi, Mombasa,Nakuru, Eldoret, Kisumu and Thika and all its customers can enjoy up to 72Mbps speeds.

In the meantime, the firm would do better with a working website, active customer care on phone and via its social media pages and also have a working public and media relations team otherwise its success will just be the launch.

See below some of Faiba 4G’s Data Prices:

Bundle size Bundle price (Kshs) Bundle validity (days)
1GB 50 ($0.5) 1
8GB 300($3) 7
15GB 500($5) 30
25GB 1000 ($10) 30
40GB 2000($20) 30
70GB 3000($30) 30
120GB 4000($40) 30
210GB 6000 ($60) 30

 

 

Mobile Plans Data/Day Minutes SMS Ksh  $
Kifaru 1GB 250 200 1500 15
Ndovu 2GB 350 500 2500 25
Simba 3GB 700 700 4000 40

 

SMS bundle Rate
On net SMS 1/SMS
Off net SMS 1/SMS
On net calls (Voice & Video) 2/MIN
Off-net calls 2/MIN
Data tariff 3/MB

 

Fisi Hour Benefit
Data Unlimited
Valid unti; 60 minutes
Charges Kshs 150