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How to Cut down you Safaricom Mobile Line Expenses

Safaricom is the leading telecommunication company in Kenya with a market share of about 70% of the total mobile users. This means that most of the Kenyans with a mobile phone either use or own a Safaricom line.

Despite the service provider having the most expensive rates it’s still the most reliable network. And Safaricom’s M-Pesa money transfer service has largely contributed to maintaining the large market share.

Safaricom offers an Advantage Plus service where you purchase talk time minutes, SMS and data bundles in advance for a whole month. Most of the people think this is a very expensive option but let me break down the figures for you;

  1. The cheapest advantage plus goes for sh. 1249 and you get 400 minutes, 200MB and 200 SMS.

1249/30= sh. 41.6

This means if you spend than sh. 42 per day on calls, data and sms then you can afford this package.

1249/400= sh. 3.1

In this plan you are paying 3.1 shillings per minute across all local networks as opposed to the sh. 3 Safaricom to Safaricom and sh. 4 Safaricom to other Networks.

  1. The second plan goes for sh. 1499 and you get 600 minutes, 300MB and 300 SMS.

1499/30= sh. 49.97

This means if you spend the sh. 50 daily on calls, data and SMS then you can afford this package.

1499/600= sh. 2.4

In this plan you are paying 2.4 shillings per minute across all local networks as opposed to the sh. 3 Safaricom to Safaricom and sh. 4 Safaricom to other Networks.

  1. The third plan goes for sh. 1999 and you get 900 minutes, 500MB and 500 SMS.

1999/30= sh. 66.6

This means if you spend sh. 67 daily on calls, data and SMS then you can afford this package.

1999/900= sh. 2.2

In this plan you are paying 2.2 shillings per minute across all local networks as opposed to the sh. 3 Safaricom to Safaricom and sh. 4 Safaricom to other Networks.

  1. Advantage Plus Superior goes for sh. 2999 and you get 1500 minutes, 3GB and 1500 SMS.

2999/30= 99.97

This means if you spend sh. 100 daily on calls, data and SMS then you can afford this package.

2999/1500= 1.999

In this plan you are paying 2 shillings per minute across all local networks as opposed to the sh. 3 Safaricom to Safaricom and sh. 4 Safaricom to other Networks.

  1. Advantage Plus Premium goes for sh. 4999 and you get 3000 minutes, 6GB and 3000 SMS.

4999/30= sh. 166.63

This means if you spend sh. 167 daily on calls, data and SMS then you can afford this package.

4999/3000= sh. 1.667

In this plan you are paying 1.67 shillings per minute across all local networks as opposed to the sh. 3 Safaricom to Safaricom and sh. 4 Safaricom to other Networks.

  1. Advantage Plus VIP goes for sh. 9999 and you get 9000 minutes, 18GB and 9000 SMS.

9999/30= sh. 333.3

This means if you spend sh. 167 daily on calls, data and SMS then you can afford this package.

9999/9000= sh. 1.111

In this plan you are paying 1.11 shillings per minute across all local networks as opposed to the sh. 3 Safaricom to Safaricom and sh. 4 Safaricom to other Networks.

N.B: To subscribe to the Advantage plus dial *100#, then select option 6 ‘Advantage Plus’ and then choose the most suitable plan for you.

 

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