Safaricom has announced the introduction of a new data bundle that will see subscribers get 80 megabytes of data for just Kshs 10.
The data will only be valid for use on YouTube, thanks to an initiative between the company and Google.
According to a press statement from Safaricom, the goal of the initiative is to “ensure that no one is left behind by the accelerated digital transformation brought about by social distancing amidst the ongoing pandemic.”
As such, the bundle is only available for 90 days that started last month – on May 15th – and which lapse on August 13th.
According to Safaricom, first-time subscribers of the new YouTube bundle won’t be charged on the first day.
As per Safaricom’s estimation, the 80 megabytes of data it is offering are enough for “up to 30 minutes of standard definition streaming and up to an hour of low definition streaming.”
The new YouTube data bundle can be accessed via *544#. For Kshs 10 more, subscribers can get 200 megabytes for using in the same manner – on YouTube only.
Safaricom has put in place several other measures since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic meant to easen the burden of working and schooling from home as well as staying entertainment in the wake of reduced movement as a result of measures put in place to contain the spread of the virus.
The partnership with Google for the YouTube data initiative comes in the wake of an announcement last month during the company’s financial year results announcement that the two had partnered for a Kshs 20 per day smartphone that is coming soon.