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Best Unlimited Internet in Kenya

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Nakuru, Kenya
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Best Unlimited Internet in Kenya

Hi, we are relocating from Australia to Nakuru next week. Have been looking at Internet providers on the web and wonder if anyone can help on suggesting the best unlimited service.

Cheers,

Darren

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Nairobi, Kenya
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1. Re: Best Unlimited Internet in Kenya

Hi - i use Orange 3G Unlimited on my SmartPhone & pick up the signals from it to my laptop. They also have modems with unlimited packages.

There's another provider, Safaricom, but i feel Orange is better.

Mombasa, Kenya
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2. Re: Best Unlimited Internet in Kenya

Airtel - another mobile phone service provider - also have unlimited package as well as Orange mentioned by Stefani. Mobile connectivity in Kenya is cheap for both phone calls and Internet.

Stefani, Safaricom do not offer unlimited package anymore although they used to.

Larissa

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Mtwapa, Kenya
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3. Re: Best Unlimited Internet in Kenya

It depends on whether you want flexibility or speed and which provider has the strongest signal in the areas you will be using it.

I personally use Orange's Internet Everywhere 3G High Speed which uses HSPA + and gives speeds up to 21 mbps. But I have a 5 bar 3G signal here, at my previous address right on the edge of Orange's 3G coverage it was painfully slow and at times unusable as it was reverting to EDGE. I believe that Orange 3G has recently gone live in Nakuru.It costs 2.999/- for a month's 'unlimited' bundle.

Safaricom generally has the most standardly consistent network coverage, if I'm using my netbook away from home I use my Safaricom up to 7 mbps dongle (it's high speed 21 mbps service is not available here, don't know about Nakuru) as I can get a decent service in most places. However Safaricom stopped its unlimited bundles last year.

Airtel has launched its 3.75G service which it is marketing as the fastest available but I know nothing about it and I don't know anyone who uses Airtel Internet (they are relatively recent players in the internet market)

Both Safaricom and Orange have recently launched 41mbps services but they are limited to a few select areas of Nairobi

BTW you should be aware that 'unlimited' here may not the same as you may be used to, for example my old UK service was truly unlimited or had a fair usage limit that was so high I never hit it, but here there there is a data limit after which you can still access the net but at severely capped speeds

Nakuru, Kenya
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4. Re: Best Unlimited Internet in Kenya

Thanks for the replies, I will take it all on board.

Darren

Nairobi, Kenya
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5. Re: Best Unlimited Internet in Kenya

I can also vouch for Orange, 1,999/- for the modem and 2,990/- for a monthly unlimited subscription. There is a fair use policy though and if you surpass 20GB you may be capped at 256kbps.

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8. Re: Best Unlimited Internet in Kenya

chose safaricom with hight speed 3g modem

the modem its 10.000 ksh

and 3000 per month for unlimited service

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9. Re: Best Unlimited Internet in Kenya

Have Safaricom restarted their unlimited service? It had been withdrawn when I tried to get it.

Nairobi, Kenya
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10. Re: Best Unlimited Internet in Kenya

Safaricom no longer have their unlimited internet service, try Orange Telecom for unlimited wireless internet

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