[kictanet] [Skunkworks] 3G prepaid service and tariff - fyi - but get the info confirmed for yourself

Gakuru , Alex alexgakuru.lists at gmail.com
Fri May 30 16:19:08 EAT 2008

3G over-enthusiasm wont last long? if were an excited user and lets say
downloaded these videos  <
http://www.elon.edu/e-web/predictions/igf_interviews_2007.xhtml> Assuming
each one is 250 MB, then
Safaricom would make about kshs 65,772/= poorer (than I already am). Is it
worth it? No! not at shs 12.60/MB.

Maths (shs 12.60/MB *18*250  + 16% VAT)

Note: Before telcom hiked 128/64 ADSL card to 9,200/= per month,  it used to
cost 5,600/=. It is possible
to download 18 videos in 1 month;) >> at 56,700/= Safaricom internet price
is like 1,000% of early last year's ADSL price. Not costs worth celebrating
much over.  Internet costs keep rising instead of falling "with competition"
and the companies cause more poverty than prosperity for Africa. prove me


On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 2:23 AM, aki <aki275 at googlemail.com> wrote:

> OK, I called Safaricom corporate sales and talked to a person called Mr
> Peter Oyamo on 427 4099 seeking some clarifications. This guys know
> everthing... :)
> - For existing pre-paid users of the bambanet modem who migrate to 3G (
> like me ) , I shall continue to pay the 12.60/- per Mbyte with the option to
> move to post paid.
> - For postpaid users of 3G, if you chose any package and exceed the volume,
> the extra mbytes are charged at 12.60/- per mybte.
> So now you know.
> ( btw, I really dislike my current OS... not open source. Without my
> knowlegde, it has already done some silly updates upto 50 MB. So those
> using 3G on this OS should be wary of hidden demons that could end up
> costing you a lot, incase you wondered where all those Mbytes went... )
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