Boost ⚡ Review
Your phone is your business? 10,000 KES buys you 40 GB of data, unlimited SMS and 1500 minutes to be used over a month, of which 100 minutes on international calls. Continue using WhatsApp when you run out of data. On a daily average basis this is 1365 MB, as many SMS as you like and 50 minutes calling for an average of 333 KES per day. That quite a bit of cash that you're spending here.
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.
Safaricom defines international calls as calls to China, USA, India and Canada. A strange view of the world indeed...
You also have access "once a year to business class lounges in major airports worldwide". But how on earth do you match "once a year" with "lounges" in one and the same sentence? This perk is clear as mud...
Safaricom has greatly improved the value of all of their Platinum bundles. Except for the most expensive one. In all other Platinum bundles they doubled the data. But not on this one. So stick to Safaricom Platinum 5K and 5000 KES will buy you 35 GB, unlimited SMS and 1000 minutes, 40 of which international.
Buying 5 times Airtel UnlimiNET Monthly 2000 will cost you the same 10000 KES. But you will get 60 GB of data plus some free access to WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook, 50000 SMS and 6000 minutes over a month. Definitely better value for money!
Need more minutes and less data? Go for Safaricom Advantage Plus VIP with 18 GB of data, 9000 SMS and 9000 minutes, making this—in our view—Safaricom's best bundle for calling. Safaricom Advantage Plus Premium is another good option for you with 6 GB data, 3000 SMS and 3000 minutes over a month for 4999 KES. At the same price, you have Safaricom Flex Monthly 7500 in a monthly Flex bundle with 22 GB data, 22500 SMS and 2500 minutes giving you 750 GB data, 750 SMS and 83 minutes on average per day.
Our review conclusions: We don't think that Safaricom did their homework on this one. Spend half the price and get roughly the same.