Telkom Kenya revamps combo Mzito bundle & adds data and talk time

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Telkom Kenya has revamped its voice and data bundle Mzito and added more data, minutes and free night data.

Customers will be able to buy another bundle before the existing bundle expires, which will see a cumulative increase to their data and minutes. This is in addition to the free data which still remains available for night use.

The new bundle with see customers getting 7 GB + 300 minutes for Ksh. 999 (valid of 30 days) and 3 GB + 100 minutes for Ksh. 499. Customers will also be able to access free data of 10 GB to be used  between 12am and 6am.

Upon exhaustion of a bundle, the customer will be charged at the prevailing Pay As You Go (PAYG) rate of Ksh. 3.30 per minute for voice and Ksh.. 4.30 per MB for data.

Customers can sign up for the bundle by dialing *544# from their Telkom line.

The new Mzito bundle prices and offering is as follows:  

Plan

Night Data

Price

7 GB and 300 all-net minutes

Valid for 30 days

Ksh. 999

3 GB and 100 all-net minutes

Valid for 7 days

Ksh. 499

Safaricom recently launched a similar product called All In One Monthly Bundle that combines calls and data. The bundles will last for 30 days and are available at five price points i.e. Ksh. 1,000, Ksh. 2,000, Ksh. 3,000, Ksh. 5,000 and Ksh. 10,000. Customers have the option of choosing a data only package, voice heavy or a data heavy one.

Telkom Kenya was etablished as a telecommunications operator in April 1999. Telkom is 60 per cent owned by Helios Investment Partners, with the remaining stake held by Kenyans through the Government of Kenya. It provides telecommunications solutions to individuals, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), Government and large corporates in Kenya providing services such as voice, data, mobile money as well as network services.

Telkom Kenya and Airtel Kenya recently announced plans to merge, which will see the two companies merge their operations. They intend to merge their Mobile, Enterprise and Carrier Services businesses in Kenya to operate under a joint venture company called Airtel-Telkom. The new company will be chaired by Telkom Kenya Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Mugo Kibati while Airtel Kenya Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Prasanta Sarma, will be appointed as the Chief Executive Officer.

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