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Why Airtel Kenya is currently the cheapest Network in Kenya, the best in voice calls and data plans

Airtel Kenya the cheapest network
There are a number of registered Telecommunications providers in the country, but Safaricom, Airtel and Telkom are the three most prominent.
The industry has been largely dominated by Safaricom PLC, with Airtel coming a distant second and Telkom the third in terms of subscriber volume.
Airtel and Telkom have tried various means to tame Safaicom's growth, but have not had much success, though this has largely led to cheaper products and services which have greatly benefited the consumer.
We can all agree that if it was not for Telkom and Airtel, we would still be highly paying for calls and data.
Airtel and Telkom have been known to come up with great products most of which I have covered in this blog. The vast knowledge and information I have acquired concerning the telecommunications industry in the country has led me come up with a clear conclusion: That Airtel Kenya is the most affordable network in the country currently.
Any of the three top telcos provide 5 major services:
  1. Voice calls
  2. SMS
  3. Internet
  4. Mobile money transfer Services.
Let's compare the three as per this list, and find out how Airtel is ranking in each or these.
Who has the cheapest voice calls in Kenya?
Almost every Safaricom voice call costs you Ksh.4, be it on-net or off net. Telkom on the other hand gives you a slightly better rate of Ksh.3.30 per minute. Note that initially it used to be Ksh.3.0.
In a move that took many by surprise, Airtel Kenya announced in August last year a new tariff that would see Airtel customers make both on net and off net calls at a standard rate of Ksh.2 per minute. 
This means Airtel calls are now half the price of Safaricom, and way cheaper than Telkom. 
Airtel customers will also not have to worry as to which network they are calling. Just call and your airtime will last you twice the duration it would if it was the other network.
The youth are not left out either. For only Ksh.10 Bob daily, Ksh.50 weekly or 150 monthly, you can make on net calls for free up to 100 minutes daily for the subscribed period with Airtel Tubonge
We all know Safaricom will never attempt such a move, and the close Telkom can come close to this is.
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Safaricom, Airtel or Telkom, who has the cheapest data?
Each of the three have their main data plans, all of which can be purchased through *544#.
Telkom call their data Freedom bundles since to them these bundles will set you free to to do more with cheaper data and free WhatsApp.
Airtel on the other hand have renamed their data plans ' amazing data bundles' most probably because you will be amazed by how cheap they are and the unlimited free WhatsApp that comes with these amazing plans.
A closer comparison between the three telcos clearly shows that Airtel and Telkom are closely tying, with some of Telkom plans being the cheapest and Airtel leads in others.
What is even shocking is that Airtel's data are much cheaper than Safaricom Tunukiwa. For example, at Ksh.30, you get yourself a serious bargain of 100 Mb Tunukiwa data while Airtel gives you the same data for Ksh.20 without bargaining.
Due to serious data competitions that have been witnessed lately, all the three now have free WhatsApp.
But this makes Safaricom even look more ashamed when you get to know what is so amazing about Airtel free WhatsApp. 
I don't even want to talk about it here, but if you would like to find out which is the best free WhatsApp read this Article
As for the Mobile money transfer services, we will discuss them in detail another time, but let me just inform you that it is way cheaper to send money from Airtel money to M-pesa than it is to send the same from one M-pesa account to another.
If I was to be told one day that Airtel has bowed out of the Kenyan market due to losses or unfair competition or for any other reason, I would feel really bad. No,..I would blame my self, for letting down a friend who offered me a better life but decided to turn my back against them.
That even at these hard times Airtel is still giving us cheaper products shows their commitment towards giving us an amazing smart phone experience.
Let's not forget that the giga bundles that we are enjoying now are a result of Airtel's bold move to introduce the first ever daily 1 GB in the country.
As to why you don't have an Airtel line or as to why you have topped up for the last several months, is a reason we can't understand.
I only have one request for Airtel. Let's have your 3 G network across the entire country, in any town and village, and you will see the entire country painted red...the colour you love most.


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