Towards the end of April, we reported that Telkom Kenya had introduced a 60GB data bundle for Kshs 1,000 but which could only be purchased (or subscribed to) on Friday before midnight (or Saturday morning).
Most mobile data subscribers already recognise and choose Telkom for it’s cheaper and reasonably priced data bundles in the market, even though the network’s internet speeds can at times be slow and connections unstable.
In terms of Monthly data packages, Telkom Kenya has the 30GB for Kshs 2,000 bundle; 10GB for Kshs 1,000 Combo Package (which comes bundled with 300SMS, 150 all net minutes with no expiry deadline); and the 50GB for Kshs 3,000 (with free WhatsApp access).
To further up the ante in the mobile data segment, Telkom Kenya took it a step higher in April this through the launch of the Furahia Friday bundle which enables subscribers to get 60GB of data valid for 30 days (counted from the time and date of purchase) for just Kshs 1,000. The only catch is that the bundle can only be purchased on Fridays from 0001hours to 2359hours the following day, that’s just before midnight (or Saturday morning).
To purchase the 60GB monthly bundle for Kshs 1,000, one needs to dial 5440# and follow the appropriate prompts from their Telkom Kenya line.
New Furahia Friday data bundles from Telkom Kenya are: 90GB for Kshs 1,250; 120GB offer for Kshs 1,500; and 180GB for Kshs 2,000, all with a validity of 30days.
What remains to be seen is whether this will become a permanent data bundle on the network or is just a brief promo to gauge the response from the market (and possibly, attract more data subscribers to Telkom).
In August last year, Airtel Kenya tried a similar promo, offering subscribers an unbeatable offer of 75GB of data for 30 days for Kshs 1,000. However, Airtel Kenya scrapped the offer after less than a month.