Airtel vs Telkom internet data bundles


#1

I plan on purchasing either of the two exclusively for the monthly data plan. The prices are pretty much the same but i would like to know which one is more reliable I live in South B if that helps. I also have safaricom home internet so i pretty much be turning on my mobile data when i am out of the house. Kindly advise.


#2

Also have home internet na pia kazi kona wifi. I use Airtel but I think Telkom will be better (used to use it kitambo when they were still Orange). Airtel when it works is fine and I don’t use 4g (don’t really see a point for me). Quite a number of times the net has issues and I have to switch aeroplane mode on and off for the net to come back vizuri (even in CBD). But if it’s just for WhatsApp and things like Instagram I think it’s fine.


#3

I want 4G connections


#4

I have been using Telkom for a while since Faiba4G screwed up reliability and I can’t complain. I get the 10GB for 1k and it works for me. I have Office and home fiber (Faiba and Zuku respectively).

Sometimes I tether mobile data when I can’t access Zuku/Faiba, and It’s been okay mostly.

One reason I stopped using Faiba4G was the indoor reception, Telkom 4G does it well for me.


#5

I was interested in that 10gb for 1k


#6

Safaricom has a similar offer. The good thing with Safaricom( apart from good speeds) is that they reserve any unused data.


#7

But i only get 6gb for 1k from safaricom as opposed to 10gb from the other two


#8

There is a weekly 10gb for 1k…


#9

How can a weekly 10GB for 1k get compared with monthly 10GB for 1k?


#10

Thought you guys were talking about the weekly one.


#11

No, Telkom has a monthly 10GB for 1k, or alternative of 7GB +300 mins for the same 1k.


#12

That is too expensive for me considering i have safaricom home internet and also impractical


#13

You mean the bundle does not expire?


#14

Buying another subscription unlocks the bundle balance from a previous subscription…


#15

But this will force you to top up every week right?


#16

So where is faiba 4g working because since I came back to Mombasa it has not worked for me, I am planning to look for my Airtel and Telkom lines, but meanwhile I bought the safcom 10gb for a week, it’s not slot for me since I don’t have FTTH, and I know saf will not screw me up on reliability.


#17

Faiba4G has turned out to be a disappointment… there’s no connection ukiingia kwa nyumba pap


#18

It’s good if you don’t have a fibre connection and safaricom is your only option.


#19

I’m on Airtel’s 10gb for 1k monthly, most of the time it serves me right except occassions when the net just disappears as @Makongo_Kiugu described


#20

I just saw a telkom advert today. 7GB plus 300 minutes of call time to all networks for 999. That sounds like a great deal to me