With this new set of lines, Safaricom now has the capacity to add an extra 4 million customers to its 35 million subscribers
Telecommunications giant Safaricom has today rolled out new phone number prefixes starting with 0112, 0113, 0114 and 0115. The new phone numbers are available free of charge.
To activate the line, one is required to top-up with Sh 50 airtime after choosing the phone number they desire.
The migration to these new prefixes was announced last year and is seen as Safaricom’s response to rising demand in its lines. At the moment, Safaricom has 35 million subscribers. And it comes at a time when the company is marking 20 years since it was launched.
The new numbers available at all Safaricom shops, dealer outlets and agents countrywide. In February 2020, Safaricom launched the 0110 and 0111 prefixes.
Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa says the new phone numbers being launched today will help meet a strong demand for their services, especially driven by new mobile data customers.
According to Kahawa Tungu website, growing demand for data has seen Safaricom introduce ‘4G for Home’ internet that consists of a 4G enabled SIM card and a 4G router that take advantage of Safaricom’s countrywide 4G+ network to provide high speed home internet in areas outside the company’s home fibre coverage.
With this new set of lines, Safaricom now has the capacity to add an extra 4 million customers to its network.
The previous Safaricom lines had the following prefixes: 070X, 071X, 072X, 0740-43, 0745-46, 0748, 0757-59, 0768-69 and 079X.