Browsing All Posts published on »February, 2010«

Scratch Cards Heap

February 25, 2010


Like some Kenyans I possess different SIM cards for different reasons. So I wanted to find out how much I  did allocate to each network. I did an experiment by not discarding scratch cards I used in the months of December 2009 and January 2010. Here’s a snapshot of my collection. There’s a proportionately larger […]

Zain Up for Sale? Again?

February 15, 2010


Bharti Airtel has began exclusive $10.7 Bn talks to buy most of Kuwait’s Telecom Zain’s African Cellular assets, the Indian firm’s third try to gain a foothold in a continent that offers the last opportunity for major subscriber growth. This move follows two failed attempts to agree a $24 bn deal with South Africa’s MTN […]

Yu Starts a Price War?

February 15, 2010


Conveniently dubbed “Amua – raha mustarehe”. Yu is positioning itself as the mobile operator of choice of the masses by using Swahili in its adverts – arguably the most widely spoken language in Kenya. The latest offers from Yu: Make yu-yu calls at 1/= from midnight to 8am; 2/= from 8am to 4pm and 3/= […]

Providers have gone sms crazy!

February 12, 2010


Seems like Safaricom still has the meanest packages. Yu: Enjoy 750 yu-yu sms a tjust 75/= for 75 days. To subscribe dial *155*4# Make yu-yu calls at 1/= from midnight to 8am; 2/= from 8am to 4pm and 3/= from 4pm to midnight. To subscribe at 30/= per month dial *155*3# Orange: Hello, to enjoy […]