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.
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>ï»¿