Telkom and the Standard Group have partnered to enable customers access the Group’s digital versions of their print content, the Standard newspaper and the Nairobian, conveniently via their smartphones.
Telkom customers can now read The Standard and The Nairobian e-papers at the tap of a button. Each e-paper will cost Ksh. 20, payable via Airtime. Also available are the daily newspaper pull-outs that one may opt for at Ksh. 5 each. The partnership seeks to make content more conveniently and instantly accessible to news consumers, regardless of their physical location. The e-paper data rate has also been zero-rated.
Telkom’s CEO Mugo KIBATI said, “This partnership strengthens our proposition as a technology company of the future, one that is integrating technology to simplify content accessibility during this period, and as the country and the world continue to progressively digitize more aspects of every day life. This is the new normal and we are excited to be part of this universal journey, working with the media industry to help power their digitized content to consumers. Moreover, with customer trends shifting to contactless engagement, this initiative is timely.”
On his part, Standard Group CEO Orlando LYOMU said, “We are excited to partner with Telkom to make our e-paper available to readers everywhere. Readers can now access an array of high quality journalism products from the Standard Group at the click of a button, at an affordable price.”
To register for the service, users just need to dial *550#, via their Telkom lines, buy their select e-paper by picking a Daily or Weekly option, or the pull-out of their choice, proceed to make the purchase and read via a link.