Safaricom has partnered with Google and Transsion, the company behind TECNO, Infinix, and itel brand of mobile phones, to enable more Kenyans to buy 4G devices under Lipa Mdogo Mdogo handset ownership plan.
In addition to the Neon Ray Pro, which was the first smartphone under Lipa Mdogo Mdogo, customers can now choose from three gadgets including itel A24, TECNO Spark 7, and TECNO CAMON 17.
The handsets are available at all Safaricom shops and dealer outlets across Kenya with a deposit of Kes500, Kes3,000, and Kes5,000 respectively.
Customers shall pay the balance payable through flexible daily, weekly, or monthly installments.
“Lipa Mdogo Mdogo has seen over 500,000 Kenyans upgrade from 2G devices to quality and affordable 4G smartphones. Through this partnership, we seek to meet the varying needs of our customers by increasing the selection of devices available under the world-first device-financing plan,” said Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa.
All the 4G devices on offer are loaded with a suite of Google Apps designed to give users a great smartphone experience and come with 1 GB free data at the point of purchase, and 50MB valid for 24 hours with every installment payment.
“Android’s goal has always been to democratize access by bringing the power of computing to everyone. The uptake of Lipa Mdogo Mdogo since its launch in 2020 is proof that affordability continues to be a key barrier to entry into the digital world. We are pleased to extend this partnership to enable more Safaricom users to take advantage of the opportunities that exist online,” said Mariam Abdullahi – Director, Platform Partnerships, Android and Play Africa.
The Nairobi Securities Exchange-listed telco provides connectivity through the wide range of technology, 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G across Kenya.