Faiba 4G is the best thing that has ever happened in Kenya’s Internet space, at least after Airtel downgraded their Airtel Unliminet. If you didn’t get the 411 then head over to Kachwanya.com and read how Faiba 4G is set to change lives. If you had already read that and your question has been, “how do I get this?”, then here is your answer – head over to Upper Hill. The specific location is Jamii Towers, Hospital Rd, Upper Hill, Nairobi, Kenya.
Sadly, it is only at Jamii Towers in Upper Hill Nairobi that one can get the incredible Faiba 4G SIM cards. I asked them if someone can walk over to some agent stalls in Nairobi’s CBD but they were very categorical, Kenyans will have to wait until next week to get the sim cards at other places. Those outside Nairobi but have had the Faiba 4G reach their towns also have until next week to get the Faiba 4G SIM cards reach the JTL offices in their respective towns. The towns in question are Nairobi, Thika, Machakos, Nakuru, Eldoret, Mombasa and Athi River & Syokimau.
If you live in one of those towns and you can’t wait for the Faiba 4G SIM cards to come to JTL office near you, don’t be excited just yet. There is a very likely possibility because the number of base transmission stations JTL currently operate are only a handful (300 or so) with majority of them covering Nairobi. For example I am one those who is most likely living slightly outside Faiba’s network as my house is 6Kms away from the nearest base station. Typically, base stations cover a radius of 5Kms.
The next question concerns buying Faiba 4G airtime and bundles. According to their frequently asked questions, you will be able to buy Faiba 4G airtime at a Faiba Shops or partner shops or Via MPESA through M-pesa paybill number 776611 with the account number being your Faiba phone number.
Lastly, if you don’t know why you should be excited about JTL’s newest Internet offer, then look at this: For Kshs 1,000, you will get a whooping 25GB of data on Faiba 4G. For the same amount of money, Safaricom will give you a meagre 3GB of data, Telkom will give you some 4GB whereas Airtel Kenya will give you 6GB. By the way, 25GB of monthly data is sufficient for you to browse as many pictures as you want, watch as many hours of 360p videos as you would like to, and even attend online classes without worrying that your data will run out in the middle of a lesson.
By next week Kachwanya.com team (and Chetenet.com) will get their hands in the Faiba 4G and run tests in Nairobi and Nakuru and report back on how amazing the speeds are. After one month we will be able to tell you how much you need to set aside for particular Internet needs.