Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Telkom Kenya Mobile Services

At last some stiff competition is coming in the telecommunications sector with the unveiling of Telkom Mobile Services this week. Things can only get better for the end user since hopefully prices will come down and existing telecommunication companies will introduce more services and improve on existing ones.

Telkom for most people has been a complete nightmare with their landline service in the past. Their name reminds one of the bad days when it was synonymous with corruption and bad service. With their new management, re-branding and rolling out of new services, I’m optimistic that things will change.

12 Comments:

e said...

i await the opening with great anticipation. biased i might be, i want the iPhone. that is all.

Anonymous said...

I have a phobia for anything telkom. i've been through hell with those people even if they bring what i'm not interested.

Mountainous said...

its not gonna be launching in my town soon since they are starting in Nai and Msa first. but just like e I'm not interested in their services, I just want the iPhone!!!!

BP ONE said...

Shiko..Though it is good news I doubt telkom Kenya can beat Safaricom or Zaine. Been a latecomer in a market that is already crowded,let us wait and see what telkom has under it sleeves.

Shiko-Msa said...

E and Anon I think I also have some fear of Telkom. It's difficult to forget how their services were just a few years back.

Kirima don't worry they'll soon roll out to the rest of the country.

BP lets wait and see. At least I'm hoping the competition will make safaricom drop its prices further coz most likely I'm sticking with them.

Rafiki said...

Indeed, Telkom Kenya is not a strong brand at all, everyone of us has gone through a lot of problems with them. The Orange brand is a lot stronger of course, although in Kenya this has political implications...
I must admit I have been very happy with the Telkom Wireless service lately. I am even able to connect to the Internet through Telkom Wireless in very remote areas in Kenya. Keep it up, nice to see some competition!

Mike Foster said...

Sounds like mobile phone service, no matter where you live, is an issue. Good luck!

peace,
mike
livelife365

Maua said...

Gud luck guys.

Shiko-Msa said...

Rafiki I must say Telkom and Orange combined will be a formidable force. I'm re-thinking my stand on the whole issue now after learning of the coming together of the two. You're right the orange colour seems to have taken over some people’s thinking. But right thinking Kenyans will look beyond that.

Where is that very remote area? BPONE? Not this BPONE here. You know BPOne is a town right? Some very remote place………..

Mike thanks. I love your site. you also have issues? Here, some time back after numerous jams in the leading mobile network, it is we Kenyans who were accused by the Safaricom CEO of having peculiar calling habits. Like we all call at the same time and jam the network. But that has since been sorted.

Maua thanks. We need it.

BP ONE said...

Shiko...with the help of Telekom wireless, Bpone has internet connection nowadays

savvy said...

The Safaricom issue hasn't been sorted yet, sometimes you call someone and they are mteja, yet they aren't.

As long as Telkom brings prices down, especially to other networks, I could think about hooking up with them.

Shiko-Msa said...

This Telkom wireless then is better than I thought. Kumbe no place is that remote after all. Small world.

Savvy Safaricom by the way - just yesterday someone was flashing me and I was right next to them holding my phone and I was still Mteja. eish. I've also since started warming up to Telkom after learning of the hook up with Orange.