Safaricom announces free calls and data for customers as it marks 20 years

Safaricom CEO, Peter Ndegwa (right) on a panel discussion with Moderator Yvonne Okwara (left) as he address the congregation during Safaricom @20 launch at Serena hotel.

Safaricom has announced free calls and data for customers as part of its 20 years celebration.

Making the announcement, Safaricom CEO, Peter Ndegwa said, “In the past two decades, Safaricom has grown from a telecommunication service provider to a technology company and our customers have been a key part of this journey. We are cognizant that technology and a data-driven economy can further support Kenya’s economic growth, and these will be our launchpad for the next 20 years.”

The anniversary celebrations will see Safaricom renew its commitment to its customers as it ushers in its third decade of growth. Through a brand campaign dubbed ‘Twende Tukiuke’, a callout to go beyond what is thought possible, the service provider will also showcase the power of mobile technology in transfoming lives.

As part of the celebrations, all Safaricom customers will enjoy one free call of up to 20 minutes within the next 30 days. To ensure all customers benefit, each customer will receive a notification a day before to alert them of their free call. Customers who have been on the Safaricom network for 20 years as well as customers turning 20 this year will also receive a free 20GB data bundle valid for 7 days.

For the next 30 days, a promotion dubbed 20@20 will enable customers to purchase 20 minutes of call time and 20MBs at KES 20, while for the next 90 days, customers purchasing personalized Tunukiwa voice offers will receive free 20 minutes to call across all networks. Both offers are available on USSD *444# under the ‘Buy Minutes’ option.

Safaricom has also reiterated its efforts in continuing to support the growth of SMEs and Micro-SMEs, which are the engines of economic growth in our country, by offering enhanced financial services and connectivity solutions.

“We plan to go beyond to new frontiers, be more present, more world-class, and enable new platforms to launch our SMEs into greater possibilities,” added Peter.