Everything You Need To Know About The Safaricom “Asante Data Sunday” Promotion

As part of its 18th-anniversary campaign, Safaricom has recently been throwing a number of goodies to its customers. The company recently announced a promotion where customers can call for KES. 1 per minute. Customers will similarly benefit from a free 1 GB data bundle and a special KES. 1 per minute call rate during their birthdays.

And now Safaricom also wants refund customers back all the data they use on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th November 2018. This means customers will receive the free data bonus on Sunday 25th November 2018 which Safaricom say they can use the entire day starting midnight to 11:59 PM. Safaricom is calling this promotion “Asante Data Sunday”

Here are a few things you need to know about the “Asante Data Sunday” promotion. This should help you understand how you can take advantage of the promotion this weekend.

When will the promotion run?

The promotion will run from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th November. You will however only be able to receive bonus data on Sunday, 25th November. The data will be equivalent to the volume of data used on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th November.

Safaricom already sent out SMS notifications to customers about the offer advising them to use as much data as possible.

How will you check your accumulated usage?

To check their accumulated usage for 23rd and 24th November customers will dial *444*2#  The same process can be followed to check there funded data balance. Remember the refunded data balance will only be valid for use on Sunday 25th November only from 00:00hrs to 23:59hrs.

Does it also apply for calls and who qualifies?

No, Safaricom will only refund those who use data. This data must, however, be purchased on 23rd and 24th November. Data purchased outside these dates will not be refunded.

The promotion is open to all Safaricom PrePay, Hybrid, PostPay and even Platinum customers with all eligible customers being automatically enrolled in the promotion and to receive the bonus.

How can you take advantage of this promotion?

The first thing you need to do is first ensure you purchase and utilize as much data as possible and Safaricom has already sent out an SMS informing you of the same.

It’s a weekend so meaning most of us will probably be out with friends or family with no WI-FI. Come Sunday, you will have all the data to share heavy files/videos from your trips, chat with friends without worrying out running out of data, uploading your best photos on social media and even watching your favourite videos on YouTube.

How do you plan to take advantage of ” Asante Data Sunday ” promotion?

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