[kictanet] [Skunkworks] 3G prepaid service and tariff - fyi - but get the info confirmed for yourself
aki275 at googlemail.com
Fri May 30 17:03:35 EAT 2008
Bwana Alex, this is my opinion :
I think a correction is due on the 3G tariffs. The pricing does not work out
as you have mentioned below. The calculations on the post paid service :
Kshs 2.85/- to 3/- per Mbyte therefore 250MB = Khs 750/- ( inclusive of the
taxes ? ).
Their tariffs are as follows for postpaid ( from the print media )
Upto 700MB = 1,999/-
Upto 2000MB = 3,999/-
Upto 5000MB = 6,999/-
Upto 8000MB = 10,000/-
Upto 30,000MB = 30,000/-
If one were to use it on pre-paid, it makes no sense at 12.60/- per Mbyte.
Any corrections are welcome.
On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 4:19 PM, Gakuru , Alex <alexgakuru.lists at gmail.com>
> 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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