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From WordPress for Android!

June 4, 2012


So I decided to download this nifty app on Android play. A WordPress app no less. And wanted to give it a go. Maybe blogging now will be such a breeze. Oh, and here’s my coffee mug. Running late on a cold Monday afternoon. Advertisements

Compulsary Subscriber Registrstion – CCK

June 26, 2010


The Communications Commission of Kenya started a public awareness campaign to get mobile phone subscribers to register their SIM cards with their mobile subscribers. This, they say, will help reduce mobile related extortions and crimes. Users will take more responsibility of their SIM cards and be answerable for texts or calls originating from them. This […]

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 […]

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 […]

Safaricom’s SupaOngea

January 10, 2010


This started off as well intentioned tariff with massive cost-cutting to the mobile customer on the Safaricom netwotk. With promises of changing tariffs every moment of the day depending on how busy the network was. Prices range from 8/= to 0.80/=. There was an outcry that this was a con, and popular opinion remains so. […]

Mobile commerce vs banking

January 8, 2010


The money market landscape has since changed considerably.This is as mobile phone companies enter the credit space with electronic accounts, to challenge the dominance of commercial banks. Gone are days when local subsidiaries of multinational banks could suddenly raise minimum deposit requirements, effectively closing down thousands of accounts belonging to small depositors. Even those who […]