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KENYA - mobile phones or internet

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KENYA - mobile phones or internet

Post Posted: Sat May 23, 2009 3:50 am

My niece (18) is coming to Kenya in a few days for 1 month and her mother has asked me (being the knowitall that I am) to recommend what SIM card to take with her.

I have recommended she waits til she gets there and gets a Safaricom SIM card and just takes an unlocked mobile phone with her. I'm assuming recharging the credit on the pay as you go works like in Egypt where you get a scratch card and dial a number and type in the scratched off number. I'm also assuming network coverage is fairly extensive as she is not going to be in a city area, seeing as they use mobile phones as ATM machines in Kenya!

Also, does anyone know what broadband wifi coverage is available as I have also suggested she take a wireless lappie and get skype.

Anyone got any views or experience to share?

 

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Re: KENYA - mobile phones or internet

Post Posted: Sat May 23, 2009 11:06 pm

Well I'm impressed by Safaricom customer service - I emailed them about it last night and got a nice detailed reply today - for anyone watching - a Safaricom SIM card is available at the International Arrivals (Safaricom retail shop) for 100KSh (about £0.85 / $1.3 / Euro 0.95) and recharge cards with different validity periods (anyone living in Africa will know what I am on about!!!) from 120 days available.

 

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