Safaricom targets home internet users with revamped 4G Wi-Fi service and reduced router prices

Safaricom has announced a 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 Kshs 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 Kshs 3,000; 150GB (5GB awarded daily) for Kshs 4,100; 240GB (8GB awarded daily) for Kshs 6,300 and 540GB (18GB awarded daily) for Kshs 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.

The reduced prices will see customers enjoy up to 40% off on routers, with Adrian routers now retailing for Kshs 6,000, down from Kshs 10,000, while Huawei routers will retail at Kshs 7,000 down from Kshs 11,000.

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 or dial *400*49# to get connected.

To purchase plans or manage their accounts, customers can visit MySafaricom App, or dial *400#, select option 3 – “4G Wi-Fi” and follow the prompts. Payment options include M-PESA, Post-pay or Bonga points.

The 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.


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