Comparison of Postpaid mobile Plans in Kenya

The three main telcos in Kenya; Airtel, Safaricom, and Telkom all offer Postpaid packages. A postpaid mobile plan is a mobile plan for which service is provided by a prior arrangement with a mobile network operator. The user in this situation is billed after the fact according to their use of mobile services at the end of each month. This service is better for people with a secure income. These packages are therefore mainly aimed at the corporates, people who use their phones a lot, be it data, calls, SMS.

All these carriers have their Postpay plans as triple-play bundles (minutes, SMS and bundles) that aims to serve their heavy users. Let us look at what users get with the respective plans from each of the three carriers.

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Airtel Smart Postpaid bundles

According to Airtel, the plans cater to the increasing demand for blended offerings that meet all the requirements of our customers. Airtel says that these smart postpaid bundle plans are aimed at offering value for money, convenience, and peace of mind to all Airtel customers.

Airtel Postpaid bundles are priced as follows:

Plan Price Data Airtel – Airtel Calls Airtel to other networks SMS
Smart 1499 Kes. 1499 6GB 1500 Minutes 500 Minutes 3000
Smart 2999 Kes. 2999 30GB 6000 Minutes 1500 Minutes 3000

Airtel customers will need to pay a deposit of an equivalent amount to one month’s cost of their preferred plan. Mobile data that remains after the validity period elapses is rolled over to the following month after the renewal of your bundle. However, voice minutes and SMS are not rolled over. The bundles are valid for 30 days from the day of purchase.

Safaricom Platinum

Safaricom Platinum is technically not a postpaid service. Any subscriber can purchase a plan of his/her liking via airtime or M-PESA. Platinum is meant to augment Safaricom’s services by focusing on the people on the go, as well as professionals who need peace of mind as they perform various functions on their devices.

Below are the Safaricom Platinum tariffs and their pricing.

Platinum 2K Platinum 2K Plus
Data 5 GB 6 GB
Voice Minutes 200 300
SMS Unlimited Unlimited
International Minutes 0 0
Discounts with EatOut, Shell and Ticketsasa YES YES
Access to business class lounges at major airports NO NO

 

Platinum 3K Platinum 3K Plus
Data 8 GB 12 GB
Voice Minutes 400 500
SMS Unlimited Unlimited
International Minutes 0 0
Discounts with EatOut, Shell and Ticketsasa YES YES
Access to business class lounges at major airports NO NO

 

Platinum 5K Platinum 5K Plus
Data 15 GB 25 GB
Voice Minutes 1000 1500
SMS Unlimited Unlimited
International Minutes 40 40
Discounts with EatOut, Shell and Ticketsasa YES YES
Access to business class lounges at major airports NO NO

 

Platinum 10K Platinum 10K Plus
Data 30 GB 40 GB
Voice Minutes 3000 4000
SMS Unlimited Unlimited
International Minutes 100 100
Discounts with EatOut, Shell and Ticketsasa YES YES
Access to business class lounges at major airports

Telkom Kenya Move

Telkom Move offers Telkom customers unlimited on-net calls, thousands of SMS and a considerable amount of data for the money. Telkom Move packs more bundles (data, minutes and SMS) at relatively more affordable price range (Ksh 1000 to Ksh 5000).

PriceDataTelkom- Telkom CallsTelkom to other networksSMS
Kes. 9995GBUnlimited300 Minutes3000
Kes. 1,49910GBUnlimited500 Minutes3000
Kes 2,49925GBUnlimited800 Minutes3000
Kes 4,99950GBUnlimited2000 Minutes3000

Depending on your preferences and specific needs, between all these tariffs, you are bound to find something that specifically works for you. Telkom Move offers users the most bang for your buck.