Safaricom has rolled out new prefixes 0112, 0113, 0114, and 0115 after the same were made available by the Communications Authority of Kenya.
According to Safaricom, the new prefixes will help meet the current demand for sim cards and that the SIM cards are available free. Customers will only be required to top up with Ksh. 50.00 upon choosing a phone number of their choice.
The new numbers will be available at Safaricom shops, dealer outlets, and at all agents countrywide. These new prefixes are coming in after the 0110 and 0111 prefixes were introduced early this year which the company says have already been sold off.
Safaricom now has the capacity to tap into a 4-million market into its network, an addition to the over 37 million currently in its network. The company continues to be the unrivaled leader in the telecommunications industry in Kenya.
Peter Ndegwa, Safaricom’s CEO said, “20 years ago, we began Safaricom with 17,000 customers and a commitment to our community to transform lives. Our customers have grown to more than 35 million today on the back of our commitment and on our constant investment in innovation. The new phone numbers we are launching today will help meet a strong demand for our services that is especially driven by new mobile data customers.”
The company also said that the growing demand for data has seen them introduce ‘4G for Home’ internet that consists of a 4G enabled SIM card and a 4G router that take advantage of Safaricom’s countrywide 4G+ network to provide high-speed home internet in areas outside the company’s home fiber coverage.
This new development comes at a time the company is celebrating 20 of business in the Kenyan market