According to Samsung, this initiative will enable carriers and dealers to sell Samsung’s latest smartphones to Kenyans by allowing customers to pay and use their device on a daily or weekly basis. This offers customers the opportunity to access a unique prepaid financing plan and premium Samsung devices at ‘’affordable prices’’
Well, this is a financing plan and the phone can be purchased at selected Safaricom and M-Kopa shops. You will need your national identity card and pay a downpayment of Ksh.3,499 by M-Pesa. You will then be required to pay a daily rate of Ksh. 60 for a period of 365 days bringing the total cost of the phone to Ksh. 25,399. Well!!
For context, the A10s is an entry-level phone from Samsung that succeeds the A10. It is one of the cheapest smartphones that you can get from Samsung in Kenya.
If you decide to pick it without the plan, it will run you KES 13000, making the financing plan KES 12400 more expensive.
The three partners are kicking off this initiative with the Samsung Galaxy A10s that was launched in the country in April last year. The recommended retail price for the Galaxy A10s is Ksh. 12,889 in some outlets. With this new deal between Samsung, Safaricom and M-Kopa, you will, however, be able to get it for Ksh.60 bob a day. Sounds like a good deal but is it really? There’s a catch.
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