NEW SAFARICOM FEATURE ON DATA AND AIRTIME
Safaricom has tried to put data usage control by its subscribers in their control. The telecommunication giant has launched a service that will its subscribers set a limit to the amount of airtime and data they want to use over a given set of time.
The new feature, accessible through this link, is perfect for those who want to use a specific amount of airtime and data. Essential for planning purposes because there are many instances when subscribers spend more than they had planned for or less than they needed.
On the page linked above, you can see the following tabs:
They are further broken down into three:
- Daily limit. This is about how you can set how many MBs or GBs of data you want to use in a given day.
- Weekly limit. This is about how you can set how many MBs or GBs of data you want to use in a given week.
- Monthly limit. This is about how you can set how many MBs or GBs of data you want to use in a given month.
In the data segment, you can choose whether you set in terms of GB’s or MB’s.
So, say you set a daily limit of 5GB, you will only use that amount of data in a day (24 hours), over which you cannot access the internet until the same period has passed. The same can be applied to the weekly (7 days) or monthly (30 days) limit.
The same setup applies to airtime limits.
Note, you can only access the service via mobile data, so if you are on Wi-Fi, disconnect it to activate the limits.
Therefore, make sure you have set sufficient units so that you don’t exhaust them and get shut down while you have not concluded whatever you were doing.
We also understand the appeal of the service because it is just a stopper to subscribers that do not want to go above a certain budget in terms of how they use data and airtime.
It’s up to its customers to get the experience and have their opinions. It will work for the majority of them. The company is always trying to be innovative in order to be ahead and industry leader.