Safaricon loves to announce mediocrity. They offer the bare minimum and act like they’ve done consumers such a big favour.
In the CBD, the fastest 4G ive consistently experienced was 20Mbps up & down, MAX on an S7 Edge. During the S8 Launch a month ago, we (@sarunibm and I) tested 4G on an S8+, 15Mbps average speeds as you can see below
The user also told us the fastest speed her ever seen on his S8+ was 40Mbps in westlands. S8 has LTE C.16 antennae = 1024Mbps. If 4G+ is 50% faster, then we should see a max speed of 60Mbps going by their statement.
Now, Verizon in the US has had LTE-A (also marketed as 4G+) since August 2016, with a video demonstrating the speeds here -> https://youtu.be/0KKul9vw9U0
These aren’t just typical marketing videos. I asked a friend to test out the speeds their area - using an iPhone 7, whose antennae is LTE C.9 = 450Mbps, half the speeds of what the S8 has - and this is what they sent me:
This is the $80 Unlimited plan that we covered earlier - 22GB a month on phone, 10GB tethering limit, unlimited calls to Mexico & Canada (we’d have unlimited calling throughout EAC here) all for the equivalent of KES 2500. Other carriers have better offers for $10 more or less but you get the point.
With all this, I find it laughable that some are excited about their 30GB for KES 3500 data only plan at a speed that’s half of what should be offered & no additional perks/bundled offers. Competitors should come and save us from this robbery.