Safaricom launches low cost solar mobile phone.

This is certainly interesting! And at such an appropriate time! Safaricom has launched a low cost solar mobile phone this week that is retailing at only Kes. 2,999.00. Right now, Kenya is reeling from massive power rationing country-wide so isn’t it so prescient that they should launch a solar powered mobile phone at this moment in time? I am a little disappointed that Safaricom did not take this action many years ago as large parts of rural Kenya still do not have electricity. It makes me wonder how rural folk have been charging their phones up to this point in time! An interesting fact about the solar mobile phones is that one charge lasting eight hours gives them enough power to run for a several days or so. The solar mobile phone is good initiative that will certainly endear Safaricom to Kenyans for being market sensitive.

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