In the media this past week, Zain Kenya has launched “Jikonnect”, a range of low-cost (and apparently permanent) tariffs for voice calls on and off their network. The way Jikonnect works is that on-network calls between the hours of 6.00 pm and 6.00 am are only Kes. 3.00 per minute
YU, one of Kenya’s newest mobile networks has launched a major offensive this week by lowering its cross network rates from an already low Kes. 7.50 per minute to now Kes. 6.00 per minute. This is really really low since the much larger Safaricom and Zain charge closer to Kes.
In an earlier post, I talked about the coming telecoms storm in Kenya. As I write this email, the first signs of an all out mobile network tariff war is underway. To start with, Safaricom launched its Ongea tariff with a flat rate of Kes. 10.00 per minute for Safaricom