Tag: Post Pay

Safaricom withdraws decision to terminate post-pay tariff

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In Summary Rather than cancel the tariffs, Safaricom says it will either increase the cost of each bundle or decrease its size at the current rates to maintain its customers while ensuring profitability. The telecoms firm last year announced that the tariff would be shelved as it was loss-making. The Karibu post-paid tariff currently has two price plans; customers pay either Sh1,000 or Sh2,500 per month for a mix of talk time, text messages and data bundles. Safaricom has hinted that it will only revise terms of use for its Karibu post-paid tariff, offering reprieve to more than 100,000 subscribers who were braced for termination of the service. Reports Mugambi Mutegi  of nationmedia.com The telecoms firm last year stopped taking applications from new subscribers and annou

Safaricom set to terminate Post-Pay Tariffs despite 30pc growth

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Kenya’s largest mobile network, Safaricom, plans to shut down one of its postpaid services, saying the service’s tariff has shown non-performance three years after it was launched. reports itwebafrica.com Safaricom chief executive, Bob Collymore, has said his company has already sent a letter to the Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) notifying them of the intention to end the tariff. “The Karibu postpaid plan is not profitable; it is a rich tariff where you get talk time, data and texts which are all being sold at below cost,” Collymore said. “We have sent a letter to the regulator informing them of our intention to terminate it,” he added. Safaricom has two post-paid options, where subscribers pay Ksh 1,000 or Ksh 2,500 per month. The Kshs 1,000 option allows the subscriber