Safaricom launches ‘no expiry’ data bundles, calls and SMSs

Safaricom has today announced a new type of data bundle that do not expire which is a feature users have been waiting for so long. This comes after Kenyan telcos Safaricom, Airtel and Telkom Kenya were sued over expiry of data and loss of unused Internet bundles.

Most recently, the Ghanaian Ministry of Communication in a letter dated October 9, directed all Telecommunication operators in the country to stop the expiry of voice and data bundles purchased by consumers.

“All unused data and voice bundles purchased by subscribers that has not been used must not expire and must be rolled over with the next recharge,” read the letter by Ghanaian Ministry of Communications.

You can buy these ‘no expiry’ bundles from mySafaricom app or by dialling the usual *544#. You need to update the mySafaricom app to get the new feature.

Safaricom that is celebrating its 19th anniversary also unveiled the new system dubbed ‘Simple. Transparent. Honest.’

A statement from Safaricom CEO Michael Joseph said:

”We have reviewed all of our products and services, looked at the many customer touch points, and examined the customer feedback surveys, good and bad, about how we serve you. Today we are making a commitment to being simple, transparent and honest.”

On the mySafaricom app under the data and calling plans, you will see the new option to buy the no expiry bundles.

The company has also increased its data bundle sizes under the new plan by more than 45 percent especially for the more affordable price points of between Sh 1 and Sh 20.

A customer purchasing Sh 5 worth of bundles will now get 10 MB with no expiry up from 7 MB that would expire in 24 hours.

“We have reviewed all of our products and services, looked at the many customer touch points, and examined the customer feedback surveys, good and bad, about how we serve you,” Joseph said.

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