safAirtel’s new package ‘UnlimiNET’ has been trending on Twitter for the whole week, perhaps proof of just how popular it is.

Kenya’s second largest mobile service provider came up with the package to counter Safaricom’s dominance. It is modelled like Safaricom’s postpaid bundles, but a lot cheaper.

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The honeymoon period for Airtel may very well be over, as Safaricom has this morning silently slashed the prices of its data bundles too.

The announcement has not been made officially, but from what we can gather, the new rates are as follows.

DAILY BUNDLES

OFF-PEAK (10pm-6am)

SMS

Price

5MB 5MB 5SMS 5
12MB 12MB 12SMS 10
25MB 25MB 25SMS 20
100MB 100MB 100SMS 30

 

WEEKLY BUNDLES

Price

5MB 5
10MB 10
20MB 20
50MB 40
100MB 75

 

MONTHLY BUNDLES

OFF-PEAK (10pm-6am)

Price

300MB 300MB 250
500MB 500MB 400
1GB 1GB 750
5GB 5GB 2000
10GB 10GB 3000
25GB 25GB 5750
50GB 50GB 6750

Night Bundle (10PM – 6AM)

1GB 300

The latest move by Safaricom has also tactically killed the ‘Bundles Mwitu’ business. While the 50 GB at Sh6750 would be Godsent for the bundles resellers, Safaricom has ensured it’s a step ahead by reducing significantly the amount you can Sambaza per day. We understand you can now only send 20MBs per day.

To the competition, Airtel still has the edge because its UnlimiNET package includes minutes, plus you still access the internet after your bundles are over, but this will be an interesting battle.

Your move Orange.