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Telkom Kenya Customers Can Now Buy Nation Media Group E-papers Using Airtime


After partnering with Standard Group to enable customers to buy digital versions of The Standard and The Nairobian newspapers on their smartphones, Telkom Kenya has now added Nation Media Group on board.

The telco has today announced that customers will now be able to purchase Daily Nation, Business Daily and Taifa Leo e-papers for Ksh.20.

All uses will need to do is dial *550# and select their preferred publication. 

The partnership Telkom says seeks to make content more conveniently and instantly accessible to news consumers, regardless of their physical location. The e-paper data rate has also been zero-rated.

When Telkom first announced this partnership with Telkom Kenya, CEO Mugo Kibati said simplifying people’s news consumption, and at favourable price points, resonates with Telkom’s mission to provide the best value for a simpler life, efficient business and stronger communities.

“This partnership strengthens our proposition as a technology company of the future, one that is integrating technology to simplify content accessibility during this period, and as the country and the world continue to progressively digitise more aspects of every day life. This is the new normal and we are excited to be part of this universal journey, working with the media industry to help power their digitised content to consumers. Moreover, with customer trends shifting to contactless engagement, this initiative is timely.”

To register for the service, customers will simply need to dial *550#, via their Telkom lines, buy their select e-paper and proceed to make the purchase. A link to the e-paper will then be sent to their phone.

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Nixon Kanali

Tech journalist based in Nairobi. I write about tech, business and African startups. Founder and Editor For TechTrendsKE. Nixon is also the East African tech editor for Africa Business Communities. Send tips to nkanali@techtrendske.co.ke.

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