There is a strong competition between Safaricom and Airtel Kenya in delivering the best bundle for Samsung Galaxy S4. Safaricom launched a Galaxy S4 pre-order link where the device would cost Ksh 57,999. To get Safaricom to preserved for you a piece, you need to part with Ksh 15,000 while ordering.
Now Airtel has announced that they will be stocking the Samsung Galaxy S4 in 140 stores in Africa with Airtel Kenya having them in selected stores nationally.
The phone does not impress much but since Kenyan market is young and it is all euphoria which determine the uptake, Samsung Galaxy S4 will have many lining up to buy a unit.
Through Airtel Kenya, you will need to pay only Ksh 52,999 when you pre-order through this link using Airtel Money as mode of payment or pay in other ways and buy it at Ksh 56,999.
According to multiple sources at Samsung East Africa, the recommended retail price at Samsung is Ksh 64,999 but with the operator subsidy, the device is cheaper. I guess Safaricom and Airtel will look for ways of making sure that they retain you on their respective networks if you will buy the device in their shops.
You can also pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S4 from Airtel Kenya by paying through Pesapal through this link . Customers opting to purchase their Samsung S4 handsets from Airtel Kenya will also receive 21GB data free to go with it while those purchasing it from Safaricom will get 4.5GB bundle of data.