Zuku announces half price broadband offer.

This past week, Zuku, the broadband service from Wananchi Online announced a half price offer for new subscribers. This is a time-bound promotion that runs from the 22nd May 2009 to the 7th of June 2009.

The half price offer works  so that new subscribers pay the half the regular price for a period of 6 months from the month that they sign-up. The half price rates are impressively low as follows:

  • Prosurf (256 kbps): Kes. 1,499.00
  • Supersurf (512 kbps): Kes. 2,999.00
  • Megasurf (1 mbps): Kes. 4,999.00

Its possible to sign-up for the service online by visiting this page on the Zuku web site

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  1. May 24, 2009 at 6:30 am — Reply

    Does the offer apply to people who are already subscribed?

  2. May 25, 2009 at 2:03 pm — Reply

    Hi Mehul. From what I can tell, the Zuku offer is only for new customers. It would make sense if they offered old customers the same offer on prepaid basis?

  3. Kennedy Omollo
    May 29, 2009 at 4:57 am — Reply

    ZUKU is fooling and cheating Kenyans by this half price thing they are offering. They know that in about 3 weeks Kenya will
    be connected to 2 undersea fiber optic cables, Seacom&Teams. This will reduce costs by upto 10 times. Currently ISPs in Kenya pay
    6000$ duplex for capacity because they use satellite but now they will be paying 600$ duplex for even better capacity. So by
    ZUKU charging 5000/= for the 1Mbps megasurf product is very expensive, I bet some ISPs will charge 2500/= for the same
    in 3 weeks time. They just want to hook Kenyans paying 5000/= for 6 months for a service which will be 2500/=, do not be
    fooled and rush to pay and sign stuff, wait, that is still too expensive. KDN manager Kai Wulff said in the May 15 Business Daily
    that their Butterfly wireless service will be free when they start using the undersea cables. Butterfly wifi was charging 2800/= monthly
    for unlimited use but it will now be free, it tells you how cheap stuff should be. Safaricom are also cheating and fooling people claiming they have an offer for their 3G
    service. It is not a limited offer, it is a forever price reduction. Even that 3G modem will be much cheaper than 4000/= very soon.
    There will be too much competition and cheap and free internet. So do not buy any service, modems and shit for now. Things are
    even going to get cheaper and free in 3 weeks time. Buy nothing for now.

  4. Nadeem Kassam
    June 23, 2009 at 3:45 pm — Reply

    Well iv been using zuku since it started, the service was good when they started but now it sucks! Anyways its better than africa online which was worse. I used to pay 4000sh per month for africa online iburst. The fact is that all the internet providers suck and they have slow and unstable internet to offer kenyans. This will all change dramatically once the under sea fibre optic cables start working, though i think the charges for few months will fall a little due to expenses incured by ISPs to lay down fibre optic cables in the country. It all will take a little time for the price to drop down by 80% . Well thats what i think. Im hoping for the best and cnt wait for the under sea fibre optic cables to start working. Have patience and dnt rush for internet connection for now. Its only a matter of 3 to 4 weeks as mentioned by Kennedy Omollo.

  5. Alex
    July 30, 2009 at 4:00 pm — Reply

    Does anyone know of a way to unlock the Huawei e160 modem? Why should i have to buy a new one for another network,am currently on sfaricom using edge and its simply not worth the money anymore and is any network planning countrywide 3G rollout?

  6. bwagz
    August 28, 2009 at 5:32 pm — Reply

    since the adoption of the cable. ive been getting some awesome speeds from africa online. am actually watching youtube videos on high quality without buffering. its realy good. the only down side is they are now trying to introduce data limits and will considerably raise the cost.

  7. geofreyg
    September 29, 2009 at 7:11 am — Reply

    its possible to unlock the Huawei e160 modem just hit me on this email address: intechsolskenya@yahoo.com

  8. David
    March 11, 2010 at 5:23 am — Reply


    I own one kind of modem brought it inn from the uk, it was checked by saf com but says not theirs, would like it to be multipurpose.

    Thanks and good day.

  9. BlueBoy
    April 1, 2010 at 1:41 am — Reply

    Yes true Zuku has lowered prices by half and so has the quality of service been lowered by three quarters if not half. Lets be practical i feel it better to shift to Access Kenya where i will pay a bit higher but at least it will save me the cost of having to call customer care on a daily basis. All i know that in one year i have called Access Kenya only thrice but with Wananchi calling has become a daily affair. Seriously Wananchi Group is hoodwinking all customers through their lower prices and extremely horrible service.

  10. sangeet
    April 10, 2010 at 8:22 am — Reply

    As Nadeem Kassam has put it, all ISP’s suck! I earlier on signed up with Africa Online and believe it or not, I went through a nightmare and eventually terminated my contract with them. I then joined Access Kenya. Their services intially were above “A” grade but lately it’s become a nightmare too. I have been calling them every day at least 2-3 times since easter regarding slower speeds then my package actually qualifies but no one seems to be interested. The seniors are even more ignorant! They are all the same, reaping wananchi’s hard earned money.

  11. Kanye
    April 13, 2010 at 12:39 pm — Reply

    Hi people…my isp is zuku, and they suck to say the list. Mostly, am forced to use a local mobile cmpany lyk safcom, with their blood draining prices, or yu, cheap but excruciatingly slow speeds, or zain, just ur kawa isp, occasionally slow, or orange. I can help those who want to unlock their modems so as to surf on any network…hit me up on njoroge7@gmail.com for more

  12. September 1, 2010 at 6:26 am — Reply

    so you guyz are not convinced that there is a good and cost effective ISP for home use?

  13. January 6, 2011 at 9:18 am — Reply

    hi,iam zuku client and i enjoy the service and have
    recommended more than 5 friend of mine and some have already
    cnnected,and told me that the internet is good.goodwork guys and
    keep it up. .-= sarah´s last blog ..Talking Windows Phone 7 and Cloud Services with
    Microsoft’s Vincent Mugambi

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