Safaricom has rolled out new prefixes 0112, 0113, 0114, and 0115 after the same were made available by the Communications Authority of Kenya.
The new phone numbers are available free of charge with customers only required to activate their lines with a top-up of KES 50 airtime after choosing the phone number they wish.
According to Safaricom, the new prefixes will help meet the current demand for sim cards and that the SIM cards are available free.
The new numbers will be available at Safaricom shops, dealer outlets, and at all agents countrywide. These new prefixes are coming in after the 0110 and 0111 prefixes were introduced early this year which the company says have already been sold off.
Peter Ndegwa, Safaricom’s CEO said that 20 years ago, they began Safaricom with 17,000 customers and a commitment to our community to transform lives.
“Our customers have grown to more than 35 million today on the back of our commitment and on our constant investment in innovation. The new phone numbers we are launching today will help meet a strong demand for our services that is especially driven by new mobile data customers.”
The company also said that the growing demand for data has seen them 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 fiber coverage.
Other Safaricom prefixes include 070X, 071X, 072X, 0740-43, 0745-46, 0748, 0757-59, 0768-69 and 079X.