Written by Joe Mtrue

Facebook has launched its internet data business in Kenya through a partnership with a local Internet Service Provider firms Surf and Access Kenya. Dubbed Express Wi-Fi, the service is set to disrupt the Kenyan telecommunication market significantly by offering the most affordable data bundle plans in the country. It has chosen to roll out its operations from Nairobi satellite towns such as Ongata Rongai, Thika, Mlolongo, Kitengela, Limuru and Kiambu. Their aim of providing affordable low-cost internet is to ensure that a larger population gets access to many online opportunities such as jobs, new skills and technological know-how, entertainment, news and much more.Customers connected to the hotspot will have access to Facebook Flex and Free Basics that allows persons to navigate free select web content globally.

Express Wi-Fi will only be accessible to customers near its many hotspots provided by their agents across major towns in the country by next year. To subscribe, you only need to log on to their website, add your phone number and get a verification text on your phone number that you will use to purchase new data packs. After signing up, Express Wi-Fi is providing 100MB free daily promotional data bundles daily for the first 10 days.Their payment options are tailored to the local market by using platforms such as M-pesa or through their agents. Probably in the next 2-3 years you will not need to buy the popular “Bundles Mwitu” again since their mobile rates are quite cheap compared to other ISP’s in the Kenyan market. Have a look.
            Monthly Data Plan

1.25GB – Ksh.200
3GB – Ksh.500

          Weekly Data Plan
300 MB – Ksh.50
500 MB – Ksh.100

            Daily Data Plan

40 MB – Ksh.10
100 MB– Ksh.20



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