Safaricom has introduced two new neon smartphones to Lipa Mdogo Mdogo.
According to a statement to newsrooms on Thursday, September 7, Kenyans can pay as they use on a daily or weekly basis.
The new smartphones include the Neon Smarta and the more advanced Neon Ultra, which offers a larger screen and enhanced camera performance.
Both devices are available from as low as KES 50 daily at any Safaricom Shop or dealer outlet, or via *544# under option 8 – Lipa Mdogo Mdogo.
Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa while making the announcement said, “We are keen to enable more Kenyans enjoy the transformative power of the internet by availing affordable 4G devices through Lipa Mdogo Mdogo, which has already empowered over 1 million Kenyans to upgrade from 2G feature phones. We also continue to invest in our network to provide our customers with the best connectivity across the country."
Customers purchasing the two smartphones via Lipa Mdogo Mdogo will enjoy bundled data and minutes throughout the repayment period.
The Neon Ultra will be bundled with 120MB and 5 minutes daily, while the Neon Smarta will be bundled with 100MB and 5 minutes daily.
Lipa Mdogo Mdogo is delivered in partnership with Android, Google's operating system for internet enabled devices. All smartphones on offer are loaded with a suite of Google Apps including search, maps, Gmail, and YouTube.
Lipa Mdogo Mdogo was introduced in 2020 to spur 4G uptake in the country by upgrading customers on 2G feature phones to affordable 4G smartphones.
Since then, Safaricom has partnered with manufacturers such as Transsion, Samsung, and Nokia to include more smartphones on the Lipa Mdogo Mdogo.
Safaricom remains keen on bridging the digital divide, and through its Mwelekeo ni internet campaign, it provides affordable data bundles and 4G devices, while showcasing the transformative power of the internet.