Safaricom’s BAMBA (almost) Unlimited 3G Data Bundles.
In more Safaricom news this week, a fairly massive online and offline marketing campaign is running for what is being called “BAMBA Unlimited”. The promotion is basically a spin on Safaricom’s 3G bundles that are now a quasi-uncapped Internet service (depending on how you look at it).
The way that BAMBA Unlimited works is that you buy the usual Safaricom 3G bundles but you get unlimited Internet access for the rest of the month at different sub-3G speeds should you happen to finish the bundle before the end of the month. In addition, the higher the cost of the bundle you buy, the faster the out of bundle sub-3G speed you get for the month.
I can’t imagine anyone who has become accustomed to 3G Internet speeds being thrilled with BAMBA Unlimited when their bundle runs out before the end of the month but at least it does mean they can get online till their next top-up. In a nutshell, BAMBA Unlimited is really a half-way unlimited 3G offer from Safaricom and for those willing to accept sub-3G speeds (circa Kenya 2006), its better than nothing.
Safaricom’s BAMBA Unlimited bundles work as follows:
- Kes. 999.00 bundle: 300mb data per month, 32kbps out of bundle.
- Kes. 1,999.00 bundle: 700mb data per month, 64 kbps out of bundle
- Kes. 2,999.00 bundle: 1GB data per month, 128kbps out of bundle.
NOTE: BAMBA Unlimited bundles are also only available on prepaid basis and valid for for 30 days only.