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Safaricom Introduces A Data Plan With No Expiry Date After Lawsuit

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Safaricom Limited has introduced a data plan with no expiry dates hours after a lawyer Moved to court to sue the Telcos over the expiry of data and loss of unused internet bundles.

Lawyer and ICT practitioner Adrian Kamotho had sued all the major telcos and the industry regulator at the Communications and Multimedia Appeals Tribunal.

In an update released  in the Google Playstore the new My Safaricom app offers data plans that do not have expiry dates. Customers can choose any amount they wish to spend and the app will calculate the data bundle it is worth.

According to calculations the data value is not constant with data getting cheaper the more you spend 2.00MBs on this new data plan will cost Sh1 while for Sh1000 you get 5GB.

A user can buy upto Ksh70,000 worth of data without an expiry date with the option to buy data directly from M-Pesa wallet.

While Safaricom has not done away completely with data bundles that expire, it is the only telco that has reacted after the suit.

Mr. Kamotho had filed the suit in hopes of getting orders issued to stop the loss of unused data bundles after the expiry date. “That an order directing the respondents to enable active subscribers to roll over used data at all times,” the court petition read.

He also asked the tribunal to issue orders barring the application of differing prices for in-bundle and out-of-bundle costs.

 

 


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