Safaricom lived up to its promise of introducing a media and internet solution for millions of technology consumers. The Safaricom Big Box is meant to cater for undeserved consumers who are looking forward to a new and enjoyable experience watching TV by selecting programs from the Safaricom Big Box channel list, and using the internet. Will Safaricom the big box live up to it stated mission of revolutionizing home entertainment?
The Telecommunications giant has cut mobile data charges for its Internet-enabled digital television decoders in a bid to beat off competition in the home Internet space.
“The new Easy Bundles have been designed with the needs of the modern Kenyan family in mind. In addition, the affordability of the Easy data bundles will supplement our nationwide 4G coverage ensuring that each home now has access to world-class, quality, high-speed broadband,” said Joseph Ogutu, Director – Strategy, Safaricom.
Besides the Easy30 and Easy50 packages, customers on the BIGBox or Safaricom Digital Internet and TV Box can also purchase a 15 GB bundle at a Ksh.3,199 and a 5 GB bundle at Ksh.1,199, both of which are valid for 30 days.
“In addition, the affordability of the Easy data bundles will supplement our nationwide 4G coverage, ensuring that each home now has access to world-class, quality, high speed broadband.”
Safaricom Digital TV and Internet Box, which sells for Sh9,999 and Sh5,999 offer price for active home fibre customers, has Wi-Fi and personal video recorder capabilities, 4K video resolution, More international channels preinstalled among other enhanced features.
The firm said the new bundles for its home internet customers were an alternative to fixed Safaricom home fibre service.
Two things to note, Safaricom Home data bundles is not the same as Safaricom Home Fibre. The Home data bundles are a mobile broadband offering that is exclusively available through the new Safaricom Digital Internet and TV Box and the Safaricom BIGBox.