Safaricom has upgraded its mobile payment solution, M-Pesa, to allow for users to be able to look for recipients directly from their phonebooks. The service which has been a great demand users will reduce cases where users wrongly type the recipients numbers hence reducing fraud instances. M-Pesa users will have to acquire new SIM cards at Ksh 50 which I believe is exploitative since all Safaricom SIM cards can only be used on Safaricom network and there is no reason for selling a SIM card at Ksh 50 in this day and age. SIM cards should go for around Ksh 20 at the maximum.

What do you think of the new M-Pesa upgrade?

  • @martingicheru

    Still doesnt make sense. This is limited to sim memory numbers, with someone on an android phone, most contacts(thousands) are on google, as opposed to the few hundreds on your sim card. Doesnt help much.

  • christiano kwena

    I got this service months ago, when did u get the press release? sims have been going for 50bob as replacement charges

  • I have been using the feature for quite some time now, I wonder why it is being advertised now. I thought maybe they have upgraded it to be able to¬†look up¬†contacts saved in phone memory