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Safaricom to scrap Karibu post-paid tariff

21 May 2014, 11:41

Nairobi - Kenya’s biggest telecoms firm, Safaricom has announced plans to scrap the Karibu post-paid tariff which it says has been unsustainable since its inception in 2011.

This comes a week after the firm got a go-ahead from the Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) authorizing the cancellation of the service.

Subscribers on the post-paid tariffs spend less than KES 1 on calls, compared to the KES 4 that is normally charged on the pre-paid tariff.

The Safaricom CEO, Bob Collymore has said that the company is considering revision of the Karibu tariff which already has approximately 140 000 subscribers.

The company will then inform users who will have the choice to opt out of the tariff or renew their contract, Business Daily reports.

However, Kenyans on social media are already reacting to the report and threatening to move completely to rival companies where calling rates are lower.

Crystal Simeoni posted on Facebook, “mass migration anyone? this is ridiculous!!!”

Essie Adhiambo Ogol expressed similar sentiments by posting, “Am so moving to Airtel!!!”

- For more details visit Business Daily

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