With the rising consumption of the internet for numerous reasons such as working online, social media updates, and studying, internet reliability has proven to be an important necessity.
According to research, Kenyans spend on average, 6 hours online during the day.
That being said, affordability should not be the reason for not being able to access the Internet hence low and middle-class income earners need packages they can afford.
Famous telecommunication companies such as Safaricom, Airtel Kenya & Telkom have come up with data plans that are both pocket friendly and quite fast.
In this article, I will outline some of the best data plans offered by various service providers in Kenya that are pocket friendly.
Jamii Telecommunication Limited (JTL) is a communication service provider offering broadband and mobile network services under the Faiba brand.
They have Broad offers from direct volt and data bundle plans and are currently available in Nairobi and other major cities in Kenya including Kisumu, Nakuru & Kakamega.
They have a Faiba 4G SIM card that can be purchased from any Faiba shop across Kenya.
To purchase Faiba 4G’s data, dial *544#, and follow the prompt instructions.
Alternatively, you can visit their self-service website for more information.
Below are some of the internet packages and their prices as of 2020.
Telkom is a major service provider for wholesale carrier-to-carrier Traffic within Kenya.
In 2017, they reported an increase in their customer base by a million in less than 7 months.
After rebranding from Orange Kenya and investing more than Ksh.5 billion on infrastructure upgrades such as 4G network, they reported an increase in their customer base by a million in less than 7 months during the year of 2017.
Telkom improved it’s internet services to target youth who regularly use social media and study online.
A study shows Telecom users spend more on data than calls and text messages and this prompted the provider to improve its network services to provide consumers with reliable connectivity.
You can also buy a Telkom 4G router accompanied with free 10 GB Valid for 30 days.
Airtel Kenya is the second largest network provider in the country after Safaricom.
This communication service provider allows their users to purchase packages at affordable rates and they also offer 4G talk time.
Airtel has a broad range of internet packages.
This network provider may not be the fastest or easily accessible across Kenya but it sure is cheap and one can buy internet bundles using their USSD code* 544 #.
|100MB (50MB + 50MB Night)||Ksh10||24hrs|
|300MB (150MB + 150MB Night + Free WhatsApp)||Ksh20||24hrs|
|500MB + WhatsApp||Ksh50||24hrs|
|3GB (1.5GB + 1.5GB Night + WhatsApp)||Ksh99||24hrs|
Safaricom is one of the leading network providers in Kenya popularly known for its mobile Money Transfer product, Mpesa.
They offer various data bundles from home Faiba to mobile data.
They propose incredible home wifi packages that offer the lowest prices at 5 Mbps, 10 Mbps, 20 Mbps, and 40 Mbps respectively.
The bronze, silver, gold, & diamond packages go for ksh2900, ksh3 999, ksh5699 & ksh11499 respectively valid for 30 days.
|250MB Power hour||Ksh19||1hr|
For the best experience, make sure the service provider you choose extensively covers your region with little to no downtime when it comes to network reliability.