pata ziaaada – orange kenya’s free airtime offer
It looks that the mobile network tariff wars just won’t stop! In today’s paper, Orange Kenya has launched a free airtime service similar to YU Kenya’s. However, the striking difference is that Orange Kenya will reward you Kes. 3.00 free airtime per minute for any calls you receive from other mobile networks whereas YU Kenya is giving Kes. 0.75 free airtime per minute. This is bearing in mind that Orange Kenya still has one of the lowest standard rates for calls within its network, to other mobile networks and Telkom fixed of Kes. 3.50 per miinute.
However, there is a caveat – free airtime on Orange Kenya is rewarded for every incoming minute after 10 minutes weekly. At the same time, the offer is not extended to calls from the friends and family numbers which normally cost only Kes. 1.00 per minute, as well as Telkom Kenya fixed numbers and voicemail. Finally, the free airtime offer is only valid until the 15th January 2008 so its cleary geared towards the impending festive season. Now, what remains to be seen is if Safaricom and Zain Kenya will also respond with free airtime offer.