By Christine Muchira
Airtel Kenya on Monday launched a new, exciting consumer offer targeting mobile subscribers seeking to get more value from newly purchased mobile telephone lines in the Kenyan market.
The new proposition dubbed “Karibu Airtel”, meaning “Welcome to Airtel” targets first time customers joining the network with the purchase of a new SIM card. It is bundled with every top up of Ksh. 20 or Ksh. 50 and above on a new sim card purchased from any of its shops and dealers anywhere in Kenya. ?The Karibu Airtel offer is valid for the first month of use of the new sim card.
Karibu Airtel will welcome customers topping up airtime worth Ksh.50 and above on their new sim card with Ksh.30 for calls & SMS ?to any network in Kenya and 30MB of data all valid for 7 days. Customers also get FREE access to WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter during the same period. A customer can dial the short code *131*209# to check their balance for Karibu Airtel 50.
Customers who choose to top up airtime worth Ksh.20 on their new sim card get Ksh.10 for calls & SMS ?to any network in Kenya and 10MB of data all valid for 3 days. Customers also get FREE access to WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter during the same period. One can dial the short code *131*207# to check their balance for Karibu Airtel 20.
Customers will get an SMS indicating the allocation of the bonus and the USSD code to check the bonus and its validity.
Airtel Kenya CEO Adil El Youssefi said in a statement that Karibu Airtel aims to provide more value to mobile subscribers in Kenya who choose Airtel as their preferred telecommunications service provider.?” Adil added that “This is our way of welcoming you home to our superior quality network with a great range of value propositions including Airtel UnlimiNet voice and data packages and Airtel Money for sending and receiving money and paying for bills in a convenient and affordable way.”
Karibu Airtel is only available for new pre-paid customers joining the Airtel network. The offer does not apply to airtime top ups below Ksh.20 or two vouchers of Kshs.10 each. Any recharge of value greater than Ksh. 50 on a new SIM Card will automatically qualify for the Karibu Airtel 50 bonus.
Airtel Karibu package table for ease of reference:
|TOP UP VALUE||Benefits||Validity period|
|Below Kshs.10/-||Not applicable||Not applicable|
|Kshs.20/-||· Ksh.10 for calls & SMS ?to any network in Kenya and 10MB of data.
· FREE access to WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter.
|Kshs.50/- and above||· Ksh.30 for calls & SMS to any network in Kenya and 30MB of data.
· FREE WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter