Orange Kenya’s Pricing and Packages for the Apple iPhone 4.

Late last week the Apple’s iPhone 4 finally found its way to Kenya via Orange. The launch of the iPhone 4 was made via a press conference as well as large full page ads in the major dailies. However, as far as I know, no pricing or packages we’re announced at the same time which led me to try to find out more.

The Apple iPhone 4 as seen at Orange Kenya's Sarit Centre Shop, Nairobi, Kenya

I called customer service at Orange Kenya’s on friday only to be told that I needed to go to one of the Orange shops to get this information (seriously?! well, yes, I actually did this morning at the Sarit Centre branch). As it turned out, they did actually have the iPhone 4 in stock although there was only one unit as per picture. There we’re no brochures yet but I did get the following pricing and package information from their very helpful customer service staff on-site:

  • Apple iPhone 4 16GB: Kes. 30,499.00
  • Apple iPhone 4 32GB: Kes. 39,999.00
  • 24 Month Package/Contract (Postpaid only): Kes. 5,000.00 one-time deposit and Kes, 5,000.00 monthly which includes with 9 hours of talk time, 300 SMS and 300MB of data (the cost of voice is Kes. 2.00 on-net and Kes. 4.00 off-net. SMS is billed at Kes. 1.00 on-net and Kes. 2.00 off-net. Data is billed at Kes. 7.00 per MB)
  • The contract duration for the iPhone 4 is 24 months, if a customer exits before the end of the contract, the customer will be required to pay the total cost of the device and the service fees for the remaining contract duration

So, there you have it. The prices look high on the monthly bundle rate (i.e Kes. 5,000.00 which is the same for the iPhone 3G and 3GS models with Orange Kenya) but the purchasing price of Kes. 30,499.00 for the 16GB model is not bad considering you will have the very latest and only several months old Apple iPhone 4! I recently started using an iPhone 3GS and lets just say its been a revelation for me so I am really really eager to get my hands on an upgrade in the form of an iPhone 4. For more detailed information and all the features of the iPhone 4, go to the web site here>

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37 thoughts on “Orange Kenya’s Pricing and Packages for the Apple iPhone 4.

  1. This is actually not that cheap because you eventually end up paying through the nose for a service that is not even optimized by orange.5000X24=120000+5000=125000 +ofcourse the price of the phone.A factory unlocked iphone 4 is 40000.Why would I buy from orange when I can buy it for less than half with the freedom to use it on whichever network I want(safaricom)?Orange are not even serious!They don’t even have 3G yet!
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  2. The pricing for the 16 GB is really amazing!
    About the network problem that alot of people complained about, did Steve Job’s team fix it or the problem still persists?

  3. hi am just eager to know about the prices of iphone 4,is it that at 39999 kshs i get an iphone4 without instalments or is it part of downpayment,am asking this because in the country where am residing,Denmark iphone4 without instalments and free to use on any network is going almost for close to 84000ksh,so in kenya it might be cheap.

    • wats the use… its like somebody living in mandera or moyale buying a ferari, where are you going to experience the speed thrill without the roads

      • ferrari in mandera??..well said,man…and like someone said, best buy the handset straight off Apple site,warranties and all then choose your network

  4. @Kipp~ No. Apple never fixed the problem. They just offered free cases to cover that bottom corner part. You can use it without having to cover it. Just don’t hold the iPhone4 using the death grip.

    Anyone using iPhone4 on Safcom, how did you hack it to use a regular Safcom SIM card rather than the microsim?

  5. i went and asked all the outlets and i was told that they are out of stock!!!!oh M G.I need that fone badly.sarit it better be there

  6. @kamangu: got an iPad and I use thee safari com simcard. I trimmed it to size using specifications that you can now find everywhere in the net and it works just fine.

  7. $199 for 16gb iPhone 4??? Liar! Cut the BS mate. Also don’t waste your money on an iPhone…get an android if you trully want a sick phone…nexus s for example

  8. I unlock all iDevices specifically the following:

    iPhones – 3/3G/3GS/4
    iPad – iPad 1 & 2
    iPods – From 2nd Generation onwards

    Cost Kes 2,000

    I come to your location for your convenience. I take 1 hr max and I am done provided all major tech aspects are mentioned beforehand in particular the Baseband and Firmware versions. 95% success.

    If you just need a MicroSIM, I will organize one for you for Kes 500.

    If you buy an iDevice or smartphone from me, I unlock, jailbreak and give you a micro SIM all for FREE.

    Services provided for far from Nairobi cost Kes 300 extra.

    Call 0720380150 or 0725743500. Ask for Eugene

  9. unfortunately not many people from the local apple guys to orange seem to know how to get the phone to tether so you can browse using your laptop via the iphone 4. i will dedicate the next two days to figuring this out.

    • So Fabian, what did you find out?

      To all:
      1. How does one use a factory unlocked iphone on AirTel and Safaricom?

      2. What limitations does one have when using an iphone on networks other than Orange?

      3. Where can one buy an Iphone 4 (or 5 soon) in Kenya and get a a real guarantee?

      4. Are all iPhones being sold in Kenya “grey” market?

      5. Elite Digital solutions (http://www.elitedigital.co.ke/apple/iphone-4) has these phone on their website, and they seem to be authorised Apple dealers, but they offer no prices, or real info. Looks shady.

  10. I think its better to buy from apple store direct in kenya for warranty purpose…in uk it’s £500.00 for 16gb and if you import to kenya then you have to pay good fortunes for it…

  11. I bought an iphone 4 second hand from europe and does not seem to accept any of the local SIM cards. It’s programmed for GSM networks but safcom and Airtel sim cards did’nt work. Orange wireless had the same results. What gives?

    • @rope your phone must be locked to a specific network operator. On this basis, its basically useless as a phone for you. There are ways around this scenario but that could be breaking the law.

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