Airtel Kenya Managing Director Ashish Malhotra during the announcement of reduced ‘Tubonge’ rates at Airtel Kenya’s headquaters, Parkside Towers, Mombasa Road. PHOTO/COURTESY

Airtel Kenya Revises “Tubonge” On-Net, Off-Net Plans

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Airtel Kenya has revised its Tubonge call plans following the decision by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) to further reduce Mobile Termination Rates (MTR) from KES 0.58 per minute to KES 0.41 per minute, effective March 1, 2024.


This proactive move taken by the CA in exercising its statutory mandate under the Kenya Information and Communications Act reflects a commitment to fostering affordable communication and seamless connectivity for the benefit of all Kenyan consumers.


Mr. Ashish Malhotra, Managing Director of Airtel Kenya, commented,

We welcome and endorse the reduction of the Mobile Termination Rates, and as a result I am happy to announce reduction in the price points of Weekly and monthly Voice bundles. With this reduction, the bundles not only become more affordable but also brings in the convenience of having to buy one bundle for a longer duration where customers can Talk/Text bila worries to any Network”

He further added,

“In line with our commitment to enhancing communication accessibility, Airtel is actively expanding its network to enhance capacity, coverage, and quality. From Dec 2023 till now, we have deployed over 300 new sites, bringing our total tally of sites across the country to over 3700. This expansion underscores our dedication to providing superior services to our customers.”


Historically, high termination rates have presented challenges for service providers in delivering flexible and affordable call rates across networks. Therefore, we hope that MTRs will continue to decrease for the utmost benefit of consumers,”

Mr. Malhotra said.


With the revised MTR and network expansion, Airtel has revamped its Tubonge AllNet and Tubonge On Net plans. The pricing of their Weekly and Monthly Tubonge plans has been reduced, and SMS has been introduced as part of the packages to enable customers to talk and text more for less.


Commenting on the new plans, Prisca Murigu, Marketing Director of Airtel Kenya, said

“We are delighted to introduce Airtel’s revamped Tubonge AllNet and Tubonge On Net plans, designed to deliver more affordability, flexibility and value to our customers in light of the reduced MTRs. Our weekly Tubonge AllNet bundle is now KES 80 for 100 minutes and 100 SMS across networks, while the monthly bundle is KES 250 for 300 minutes and 300 SMS. For Tubonge On Net, the weekly bundle is KES 50 for 100 daily minutes and SMS, and the monthly is KES 150 for 100 daily minutes and SMS”.

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