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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Moses Kemibaro until October 2012 was Sales Director for InMobi, the world’s largest independent mobile advertising network that reaches over half a billion users a month and is visible on over 26,000 mobile sites and mobile apps as of this writing. He was responsible for driving InMobi mobile advertising sales in key African markets such as Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana and Egypt. Prior to InMobi, he was the founding Regional Manager at Dealfish East Africa (Now OLX Kenya) where he succeeded in making Dealfish the market leader for online classifieds in Kenya and Uganda as well as one of the most popular local web sites on both desktop and mobile. Before Dealfish, he co-founded and led Dotsavvy as one of Kenya’s first full-service digital agencies for almost a decade. On the side, he is an award-winning TechBlogger at MosesKemibaro.com where he rants and raves about all things digital in Africa.

37 Responses to “Orange Kenya’s Pricing and Packages for the Apple iPhone 4.”

  1. October 17, 2010

    Jigsawman Reply

    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!
    .-= Jigsawman´s last blog ..Send free SMSs to your friends from Gmail =-.

    • October 18, 2010

      KALINA Titian Reply

      Tell me Jigsawmn,where do I buy this phone at that price with freedom to use any network? I live in Kigali Rwanda

      • October 19, 2010

        Jigsawman Reply

        Ebay.you can get 16 gb factory unlocked for 400-600 dollars
        .-= Jigsawman´s last blog ..Send free SMSs to your friends from Gmail =-.

        • October 29, 2010

          yvonne makassi Reply

          not really, just directly from the apple store,,,

          $199 for 16GB and $299 for the 32GB iPhone 44
          free shipping…

          • January 14, 2011

            Anony

            Uh that is not the price of the iPhone that is how much it
            will cost before you proceed to the page where it asks you to pick
            an At & T plan. Factory unlocked 40 000? Please share where
            exactly, eBay doesn’t deliver to Kenya does it? remember seeing ads
            for jailbroken iphone4 going for 116 000 shs? As for Orange, they
            are great but before they start getting droolworthy products they
            need to work on the network issues, nothing compared to Airtel or
            Safaricom. so i say, Fail!

          • May 4, 2011

            Heya Iphone

            Hey, how do i get it to Kenya? Free shipping means inside the USA right?

          • June 1, 2011

            Savan

            Thts with a contract. Without a contract is $600

      • October 29, 2010

        yvonne makassi Reply

        you can try to buy it directly from the apple store which is rather much cheaper and free shipping…

        it’s $199 for the 16GB and $299 for the 32GB iPhone 4, there you have it, you can make this link useful…
        http:/www.apple.com/

    • November 23, 2010

      Anil Reply

      Hey its Unlocked Iphone 4 for 40K KSH ?/ where i can find tht.

    • September 28, 2011

      joseph sang Reply

      i dont blem you……u dont know what your saying..”They don`t even have 3G yet.” Tölk of the phone but not the network!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. October 17, 2010

    Kipp Reply

    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. October 17, 2010

    henry Reply

    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.

  4. October 18, 2010

    Gilbert Reply

    Check out the online brochure by Orange for the iPhone 4 here: http://www.orange.co.ke/iphone/

  5. October 19, 2010

    DanGithua Reply

    boss. These phones are locked to the orange network. thats ridiculous. an outdated pracice

  6. October 20, 2010

    Kaz Reply

    The finest handset in the world and you’ll be stuck on EDGE haha

    • November 30, 2010

      jairo oyuko Reply

      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

      • May 12, 2011

        lebo bure Reply

        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

  7. October 25, 2010

    Kamangu Reply

    @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?

  8. October 25, 2010

    John Reply

    This is nearly daylight robbery at such rates. Kshs. 5,000 per month?

  9. November 2, 2010

    kevins Reply

    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

  10. November 26, 2010

    cedrick Reply

    @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.

  11. November 28, 2010

    feisal ahmed Reply

    guys i can get u a factory unlocked iphone 4 16gig for 72k and
    ipad 16gig for 65k. holla at feisalahmed64@yahoo.com

  12. February 21, 2011

    sheila Reply

    Some guys were just created to hate!

  13. March 11, 2011

    Mike Reply

    Stop buying folks. Wait for the iPhone 5

  14. March 24, 2011

    getwithit Reply

    $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

  15. March 25, 2011

    George Reply

    Anyone interested in purchasing a 32GB Ipad2 w wifi only or w wifi and 3G?
    Email me @ jojmungai@gmail.com

  16. May 5, 2011

    Eugene Reply

    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

    • October 16, 2011

      GUS Reply

      can u unlock baseband 4.10.01

  17. August 2, 2011

    Fabian Owuor Reply

    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.

    • September 29, 2011

      Chip Reply

      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.

  18. October 26, 2011

    Njeri Reply

    Eugene, can the iphone 4 that is used in the USA be used in Kenya?

  19. December 24, 2011

    raj Reply

    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…

  20. January 10, 2012

    Rope Reply

    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?

    • January 13, 2012

      Moses Kemibaro Reply

      @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.

  21. January 24, 2012

    Subeesh Chandran Reply

    i would like to buy one iphone 4s please let me know the price serious. please i ready to buy on tomorrow also

    Subeesh
    2nd Parkland
    Nairobi kenya

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