Kenyan network operator Safaricom has today marked its 20th anniversary since it began operations in the country. The telco has seen exponential growth ever since, to become one of the biggest firms in an industry that has been dimmed fairly competitive with just a few firms.
To mark this anniversary, Safaricom PLC has chosen to involve its subscribers with the launch of a new voice and data bundle, at least for a limited period of time. Dubbed Tunukiwa [email protected], users can now get to purchase 20 minutes of talk time bundles with 20MB data at just KES 20.
All one has to do to access it is:
- Dial *444*20#
- Select Accept by keying in 1 and then press Send
- The KES 20 will be automatically deducted if you have sufficient airtime. Note that you will then have to choose to pay via either M-PESA, Oka Jahazi or Bonga Points.
“The focus is on Safaricom appreciating and celebrating its consumers who are family for the last 20 years. The [email protected] offer is available to everyone on the network at 20kshs, making it accessible to all regardless of their pocket-size,” partly reads a statement from Safaricom.
The 20th-anniversary celebrations will also see a number of Safaricom subscribers benefit from some offers. Starting tomorrow, 1 million customers will get free calls for up to 20 minutes on a daily basis for the next 30 days. These customers will also be chosen randomly and will receive an SMS notification if they are selected to get the offer.
Additionally, those who have been Safaricom subscribers for over 20 years will receive 20GB data that will be valid for 7 days. This will happen tomorrow as well.
Safaricom will also be giving 20GB data to all 20-year-old subscribers. All these lucky customers will be notified via an SMS starting tomorrow once they receive their goodies.
Pochi La Biashara
The telco has also now aggregated all M-PESA services under a new USSD. By simply dialling *334#, subscribers will be able to access the whole M-PESA menu without having to go to the SIM toolkit.
The menu also comes with a new service dubbed Pochi La Biashara where users can register to separate their business and personal transactions. The new option can be easily found listed as no. 8 on the bottom of the menu.
This new USSD comes in handy especially for those that need to access the mobile money service fast or those who use feature phones and cannot access the necessary apps.