Safaricom 5G Router Data Packages, Prices, and Installation in 2024

Experience seamless online browsing with Safaricom's 5G router data packages. Choose from a range of options and enjoy high-speed internet at affordable prices.

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Safaricom 5G Router Data Packages, Prices, and Installation in 2024
Safaricom 5G Router Data Packages, Prices, and Installation in 2024

In Kenya's digital world, connectivity is paramount, and Safaricom is at the forefront of ushering in the future with its 5G technology. In this article, I will tell you everything you need about Safaricom's 5G router data packages, their prices, and the seamless installation process. 

Before we dive into the specifics, let's understand what 5G is and why it's generating so much buzz. 5G, short for the 5th generation of mobile networks, represents a revolutionary shift in wireless technology. It follows in the footsteps of 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G networks, but with remarkable advancements.

5G is designed to connect not only people but also machines, objects, and devices. It promises higher multi-Gbps peak data speeds, ultra-low latency, enhanced reliability, massive network capacity, increased availability, and a more uniform user experience. In essence, it's a unified, more capable air interface that can provide up to 20 times faster data speeds than its predecessor, 4G.

How Does 5G Work?

To tap into the world of 5G, you'll need a 5G-enabled device. If you already own one, you're one step ahead. However, if your device is less than 5G capable, Safaricom has you covered with a wide range of 5G-enabled phones from top manufacturers like Apple, Samsung, Nokia, Huawei, and Oppo.

5G can be accessed through a 5G router and a SIM card, providing blazing-fast internet speeds. Safaricom offers a 30-day subscription package that can deliver speeds of up to 100Mbps, ensuring a seamless online experience for both residential and business users.

Safaricom's 5G Coverage

One of the crucial factors for enjoying the benefits of 5G is ensuring you're in an area with 5G coverage. Not all regions may have 5G availability yet, so it's essential to check Safaricom's coverage map to confirm whether your location is covered.

County Sub-County Places/Estate
Nairobi Kilimani Kilimani, Kasuku Road, Yaya Centre, Nyando Road, Kaputei Road, Marcus Garvey, Siaya Road, Caltex Plaza, Mandera Road, Denis Pritt, Lavington, Sunning hills, Rose Avenue, Daphton Court, St Austin Church, James Gichuru, Laikipia Road, Githunguri Road, Amboseli Road, Menelik Hospital, Crystal Springs, Amboseli lane, Riverside Lane, Woodlands road, Kenya High School, Gichugu Road, Ralph Bunche Road
Nairobi Westlands General Mathenge, Rhapta Road, Wambugu Road, New Rehema House, UNEP, Westgate, Spring valley, Kyuna, Village market, Highridge, Parklands 1st Avenue, Nyari, Muthangari, Kangemi, Lower Kabete, Church Road, Kitisuru, ISK, Safaricom House, Mountain View, Mpaka Road, Limuru Road
Nairobi Nairobi West/South C/Langata Rangers court, Solendo Estate, St Catherine Church, South C, Kirdi, KPA South C, Nakumatt Mega, Amana court, Uwity Court, Banda, Geomaps Centre, Nairobi Dam, Mai Mahiu Road, Moi Education, Woodley, Southlands, Muimara, Karen Bogani, NHC Madaraka, Mwitu, Karen Light Academy, Parkview, Hardy, Bomas, Family Health Plaza, Onyonka, Madaraka Estate, Bellevue, Langata, Nyayo Highrise, Farah Road, High View Estate, Multi media university, Karen Hub, Uhuru Gardens
Nairobi Ngong Road Riara, Junction, Paresia Centre, Dagoretti Corner, Wanyee Road, Jamhuri Estate, Public Service Club
Nairobi Eastleigh/Pangani Eastleigh First Avenue, Six Street, Tenth Street, Sun City, Gold City Palace, Ushirika, Kipande, Athumani, Sgt Kahande St, Kirongothi St, California, Mweni Road, Pangani, Juja Road, Racecourse, Kariokor, Bujumbura Road, Mtarakwa
Nairobi Embakasi JKIA, South B, Komarock, Donholm, Jacaranda Estate, Nasra Garden Estate, Tassia, Aviation School, Imara Daima, Balozi, Fedha, Jacaranda, Umoja, Utawala, Kamulu, Ruai
Nairobi Nairobi CBD Intercontinental Hotel, University of Nairobi, Luthuli Avenue, Laxcon House
Nairobi Kasarani Thome, Ridgeways, Roysambu, Windsor, Jacaranda Estate, Marurui, Safari Park, Roysambu, Amani Road, Kasarani, Ngumba Estate, Braeburn Garden, Queen of Apostles
Nairobi Makadara Kenya Polytechnic, Kapiti Crescent, Elmond Court, Golden Gate, Zanzibar Road, Katulo Road, BuruBuru
Mombasa Mombasa Mtwapa, Mariakani, Bombolulu, Kongowea, Old Town, Nyali, Mwembe Tayari, Tononoka, Mombasa CBD, Mtopanga, Shanzu, Mombasa Hospital
Kisumu Kisumu Kiboswa, Lower Riat Estate, Kisumu Airport, Mamboleo, Kisumu CBD, Kisumu Bus Station, Kisumu Old Town
Kisumu Maseno Maseno University, Busia Road, CDC Kisumu, St Aloys Ojola, Ayoti Distributors
Kiambu Kiambu Muthaiga, Runda, Runda Evergreen, Kiambu Town, Thindigwa, Barua Estate, Kirigiti, Ruaka, Kahawa Wendani, Wangige, Ndenderu, Two Rivers Mall
Kiambu Juja Juja Town, Kenyatta Road, Juja Farm, Gatundu, Juja South
Kiambu Kikuyu Lower Kabete, Kidfarmaco, Kinoo
Kiambu Thika Municipality
Kiambu Ruiru Ruiru Town, Tatu Industrial Park, Kimbo, Murera, Kahawa Sukari, Muigai Inn
Machakos Athi River Athi River, Transview, Mountain View, Greatwall
Machakos Syokimau Syokimau Katani Road, Kiungani
Machakos Mlolongo Mlolongo, Sabaki
Machakos Kitengela Kitengela
Machakos Machakos Ruai, Kamulu, Joska, Malaa, Kongoni
Kilifi Malindi Malindi, Bambini
Kilifi Kikambala Kikambala
Kilifi Watamu Watamu
Kwale Kwale Ukunda, Diani, Leisure Lodge, Galu, Nomad
Nakuru Naivasha Naivasha CBD, Naivasha Lakeview
Nakuru Nakuru Nakuru CBD Kenyatta Avenue, Kabarak University, Pipeline Barnabas, Section 58, Greensteds, Masai Avenue, Council Estate
Kajiado Kajiado Lower Oloitoktok, Upper Ngong, Lower Kitengela
Kajiado Ngong Ngong Town
Kajiado Rongai Rongai town
Laikipia Nanyuki Nanyuki CBD
Uasin Gishu Eldoret Kaspoya, Elgon, Kago Street, Racecourse, Nandi Road
Garissa Garissa Garissa CBD, Daadab, Jarajila
Kakamega Kakamega Kakamega CBD, Sichirai
Kericho Kericho Ainamoi
Kisii Kisii Kisii Town, Kisii Bus terminus, Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital, Kisii University, Nyachae Flats
Marsabit Moyale Moyale
Meru Meru Kiirua
Nyeri Nyeri Nyeri Town
Siaya Siaya Siaya, Maranda
Vihiga Vihiga Luanda
Narok Narok Narok CBD
Turkana Lodwar Lodwar
Transzoia Transzoia Transzoia

Choosing the Right 5G Router

Now that you're ready to embark on your 5G journey, you'll need a suitable router. Safaricom offers a variety of 5G routers to choose from, each catering to different needs:

  • Nokia 5G 24W - Gen 1: Priced at Kes 9,999.
  • Nokia 5G 13W – Gen 2: Available for Kes 10,999.
  • TCL 5G CPE: Priced at Kes 11,999.
  • Nokia 5G Receiver + Beacon 2 Wi-Fi Extender: Offering extended coverage at Kes 19,999.

Depending on your preferences and requirements, you can either make a one-time purchase or opt for an 18-month contract, where the router may be provided for free, subject to credit vetting and contract terms.

Safaricom 5G Data Packages

Now, let's explore the heart of Safaricom's 5G offering—the data packages. Safaricom has introduced 5G Wi-Fi packages that cater to various usage needs. These packages come at introductory prices and are valid for 30 days:

  • Introductory Price: Enjoy unlimited data with speeds of 400GB for Kes 3,499, 800GB for Kes 5,999, or 1500GB for Kes 9,999.

To renew your 5G Wi-Fi internet package, you can conveniently do so through the MySafaricom App or by dialing *400# and selecting 5G Wi-Fi. The flexibility of these packages ensures you have the internet connectivity you need without any hassle.

Validity and Usage Terms

It's crucial to note that the data bundles included in these packages are valid for thirty (30) days and will expire on the anniversary date of your last payment. Unused data bundles will not roll over, so make the most of your high-speed internet.

The priority of data bundle consumption follows this order:

  1. Lower validity bundles (e.g., hourly, daily, or weekly).
  2. Monthly validity bundles, including the 5G CVM monthly bundles.
  3. Out-of-bundle or time-based tariff.

How to Participate and Unlock Exciting Offers

Getting started with Safaricom's 5G couldn't be easier:

  1. Purchase a 5G-ready smartphone from Safaricom Shops, authorized Safaricom Dealers, Agents, or in the open market.
  2. Dial *544# or *444# and select Data Deals/Tunukiwa/Tunukiwa XTRA to explore segmented offers based on your monthly spending.

Here are some of the enticing offers available:

  • Monthly 5G Data Bundles:
    • 15GB for Kes 1,000, valid for 30 days.
    • 35GB for Kes 2,000, valid for 30 days.
    • 65GB for Kes 3,000, valid for 30 days.
    • 100GB for Kes 5,000, valid for 30 days.
    • 200GB for Kes 10,000, valid for 30 days.

These bundles open up a world of possibilities, allowing you to harness the power of 5G for your personal and professional needs.

Installation and Compatibility

Before you embark on your 5G journey, ensure you have a compatible 5G smartphone. Currently, iOS devices may need access to the network in Kenya. However, several Android devices, such as the Samsung Galaxy S22 series, OPPO Reno8 5G, and more, are ready to connect to Safaricom's 5G network. Watch for software updates from Apple and Samsung to enable 5G access on select devices.

READ ALSO: List of All Counties and Locations Covered by Safaricom 5G Coverage

Conclusion

In conclusion, Safaricom's 5G router data packages offer a gateway to high-speed, reliable internet connectivity that's set to transform the way we live and work. Whether you're streaming, gaming, or conducting business online, 5G is poised to deliver an unparalleled experience.

To get started, ensure you have a 5G-enabled device, check Safaricom's coverage in your area, select the correct 5G router, and choose the data package that suits your needs. With Safaricom's commitment to the future, the era of 5G connectivity is here, and it's time to embrace it. Stay tuned for more updates as the 5G journey continues to unfold.

Joseph Richard Richard is a distinguished contributor to sledge.co.ke, where he leverages his extensive background in finance, business, and technology to provide insightful guides and analyses. With over a decade of experience in Kenya's dynamic market, Joseph has become a trusted voice in helping individuals navigate complex topics with ease. His work, recognized for its clarity and reliability, spans critical reviews, educational content, and comprehensive guides on making informed decisions in finance and business. Joseph's commitment to empowering Kenyans through accessible information underscores his reputation as a dependable and authoritative figure in the industry