Safaricom supercharges data bundle offerings with “more for the same amount”: Everything you need to know

If you have been at odds with the amount of data that you got from Safaricom every other time you dialled the *544# short code and subscribed to a bundle then there’s some good news for you.

Starting today, Safaricom has revamped its data bundle offering with more megabytes/gigabytes of data at the same prices, increasing them by 100%.

“The move to offer customers increased value is in recognition of the prevailing economic landscape that has seen the cost of living go up,” the company says, in a statement.

Here is the breakdown:

Price/BundleWhat you have been getting currentlyWhat you are getting going forward
Kshs 20 - Daily50 MB100 MB
Kshs 50 - Daily150 MB300 MB
Kshs 99 - Weekly350 MB500 MB
Kshs 1,000 - Monthly5 GB7 GB

Daily data bundles

PriceWhat you have been getting currentlyWhat you are getting going forward
Kshs 5 7 MB + 7 SMS10 MB + 7 SMS
Kshs 1015 MB + 15 SMS35 MB + 15 SMS
Kshs 2050 MB + 50 SMS (with free WhatsApp)100 MB + 50 SMS (with free WhatsApp)
Kshs 50150 MB + 150 SMS (with free WhatsApp)300 MB + 150 SMS (with free WhatsApp)
Kshs 99500 MB + 500 SMS (with free WhatsApp)750 MB + 500 SMS (with free WhatsApp)

Weekly data bundles

PriceWhat you have been getting currentlyWhat you are getting going forward
Kshs 50 100 MB200 MB
Kshs 99350 MB (with free WhatsApp)500 MB (with free WhatsApp)
Kshs 2501 GB (with free WhatsApp)1.5 GB (with free WhatsApp)
Kshs 5003 GB (with free WhatsApp)3.5 GB (with free WhatsApp)
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Monthly data bundles

PriceWhat you have been getting currentlyWhat you are getting going forward
Kshs 250 350 MB1 GB
Kshs 5002 GB (with free WhatsApp)2.5 GB (with free WhatsApp)
Kshs 1,0005 GB (with free WhatsApp)7 GB (with free WhatsApp)
Kshs 2,00015 GB (with free WhatsApp)20 GB (with free WhatsApp)
Kshs 3,00025 GB (with free WhatsApp)40 GB (with free WhatsApp)

All-in-One data bundles

PriceWhat you have been getting currentlyWhat you are getting going forward
Kshs 550 1.5 GB + 100 minutes + 500 SMS (with free WhatsApp)2 GB + 100 minutes + 500 SMS (with free WhatsApp)
Kshs 5,20035 GB + 2 GB YouTube + 2,500 minutes + 5000 SMS (with free WhatsApp)45 GB + 2 GB YouTube + 2,500 minutes + 5000 SMS (with free WhatsApp)
Kshs 10,43050 GB + 2 GB YouTube + 7,500 minutes + 10,000 SMS (with free WhatsApp)100 GB + 2 GB YouTube + 7,500 minutes + 10,000 SMS (with free WhatsApp)

Other important information

  • The new data bundle offerings are accessible not only through the *544# shortcode but also through other touchpoints such as the *555# short code (for Blaze users – Blaze is Safaricom’s youth-centred product for those aged 26 and below), apps (M-Pesa app and the mySafaricom app) and on the web.
  • The new data bundle offerings are available to all Safaricom subscribers – whether prepaid, postpaid or on hybrid plans.

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