Boost ⚡ Review
5000 KES buys you 25 GB data, unlimited SMS and 1500 minutes for an month, including 40 minutes of international calls. That's 167 KES a day for a daily average usage of 853 MB, unlimited SMS in Kenya and 50 minutes calling. Safaricom promises you incentives from business partners like Shell and Eat Out. The "Bill Manager" promises to take the hassle out of paying bills and should remember till numbers.
The "Plus" means that the plan will auto-renew, but unused balances expire at the end of the month. Before you can upgrade to "Plus" for this plan, you need to make a deposit of 5000 KES. Which means that you are actually prepaying 2 months when you get started.
The unlimited amount of SMS is subject to the Safaricom "Fair Use" policy, which we haven't found explained. However, we expect your thumbs to cramp up before they kick you of the plan... Safaricom defines international calls as calls to China, USA, India and Canada. A strange view of the world indeed...
For 4000 KES, Faiba's monthly SIMBA 3GB / Day gives you 90 GB data + 700 SMS + 700 minutes. Far more data but not as much calling. Check that you can connect and that your phone is compatible with their network. Airtel UnlimiNET Monthly 2000 gives you 12 GB of data + some free access to WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook + 10000 SMS + 1200 minutes per month at only 2000 KES. At 40% of the the cost, this may be a workable alternative. Safaricom's Advantage Plus Premium, Platinum 5K and Flex Monthly 7500 come at the same price but offer different services, mainly in data and minutes. Find out what you really need before you buy.
Our review conclusions: Excellent value bundle for the hard hitters.