If you habitually run your errands in the CBD, you have probably lost your smart phone in a ghastly manner. Within no time you come to realize that you surprisingly only have two genuine friends; your parents and Safaricom. No one else will bother to check on you, well not unless you owe them money.
Considering we heavily rely a lot on electronics for our day to day activities, it is nearly next to impossible to manage your business without a smartphone.
Safaricom, your beloved friend never stops thinking about you. In the third edition of their Maisha ni Digital campaign, Safaricom has introduced Neon Ray and Neon Nova, the most affordable 4G devices in Kenya. You now have the opportunity to own your state of the art phone without having to stretch your pockets.
In an aim to digitize 2 million Kenyans, Safaricom has partnered with Google thus allowing the entry-level smartphones to have optimized Google apps such as YouTube Go and Maps Go that use less data, memory and storage. How cool is that! This is made possible by the use of the Android Oreo(Go Edition), a stripped down version of Google’s mobile OS which is less demanding in terms of resources.
Transforming lives by providing solutions to their customers Safaricom’s main goal as Sylvia Mulinge, the Chief Customer Officer, Safaricom says that they want to deliver a superior digitized experience for Kenyans who are not on smartphones.
Bearing in mind that Kenyans are still grappling with poverty and basic commodities are still a hustle for most of them, the phones come at an extremely fair price with the Neon Ray priced at an introductory 3,999 (4G), Neon Nova at 5,999(4G) and Neon Storm at 3,499(3G). Due to the high-speed 4G broadband, speed, reliability and wide coverage will be in surplus.
With one year warranties and free 500 MB for every Neon purchase, the phones are available either at masoko.com or all Safaricom’s outlets.
Noting how fast technology is becoming a necessity, corporates working together are creating subsidized products that enable a wide population to access resources despite their economic class.