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Safaricom succumbs to pressure, abolishes night-only bundles

Safaricom has bowed to public pressure and unveiled a new array of data products that will see subscribers use data bonuses during the day.

Customers will be able to extend the validities of their unused data bundles on renewing bundles.

A customer who has bought 7mb daily bundle and uses 5mbs can buy another say one week bundle and carry over the 2mb to join the new validity of seven days.

The new package is an about-turn from the firm’s current unpopular policy, where it restricts use of data bonuses to between 10 p.m to 6 a.m.

“We listened to our subscribers and made the necessary changes to the customer journey to allow them to continue to enjoy the unparalleled data experience that only Safaricom can provide,” said Sylvia Mulinge in a statement.

Under the new data package, subscribers will have 18 options – starting with 5MB of data for Sh5 to packages for 50GBs for under Sh7,000.

The packages have been categorized in daily, weekly, monthly and 90-days data bundles.

Here is the detailed pricing plan:

  1. Daily Data Bundles
Daily Data Bundles Data (MBs) SMS Price (Kshs) Validity Period
Daily 5MB 7MB 7 5 24 Hours
Daily 15MB 15MB 15 10 24 Hours
Daily 25MB 35MB 35 20 24 Hours
Daily 50MB 60MB 60 30 24 Hours
Daily 150MB 150MB 150 50 24 Hours


  1. Weekly Data Bundles
Weekly Bundles Data (MBs) Price (Kshs) Validity Period
5MB 5MB 5 7 Days
10MB 10MB 10 7 Days
30MB 30MB 30 7 Days
65MB 65MB 50 7 Days
130MB 130MB 100 7 Days


  1. Monthly Data Bundles
Monthly Bundles Data (MBs) Price (Kshs) Validity Period
350MB 350MB 250 30 Days
1GB 1GB 500 30 Days
3GB 3GB 1000 30 Days
7.5GB 7.5GB 2000 30 Days
12GB 12GB 3000 30 Days


  1. 90 Day Data Bundles
90 Day Bundles Data (MBs) Price (Kshs) Validity Period
6GB 6GB 3000 90 Days
16GB 16GB 6000 90 Days
30GB 30GB 9000 90 Days