Citing a rise in demand, Safaricom PL has introduced four new prefix numbers.
The new phone number prefixes beginning with 0112, 0113, 0114, and 0115 will be available free of charge with customers only required to top-up the new sim cards with Sh50 airtime to activate.
“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 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,” said Peter Ndegwa, CEO, Safaricom.
The move comes just after Safaricom marked 20 years since the telco was launched in Kenya, the simcards with the new prefixes are now available at all Safaricom shops, dealer outlets and agents countrywide.
Kenyans have now got accustomed to the new prefix numbers launched by the Communications Authority (CA) in May 2019 that break away from the traditional 07 prefix.
“The introduction of the new mobile numbering prefix 01 is in line with National Numbering Plan developed in 2002 by the Authority, in consultation with ICT industry operators and other stakeholders,” the authority said then in a statement then.
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