Safaricom introduces sim cards with 0110 and 0111 prefixes

Sylvia Mulinge, Chief Customer Officer at Safaricom

Safaricom has today introduced sim cards with 0110 and 0111 prefixes. The 07xx prefix is on the verge of being phased out and will now no longer be as widely common.

The new prefix sim cards will be available free of charge at all Safaricom shops and dealer outlets countrywide. Customers will only be required to activate their lines with a top up of KES50 airtime.

Apart from new number prefix’s, Safaricom has released a new numbering system that provides customers with the freedom, and dynamism to choose their own number rather than the pre-assigned mobile phone numbers.

“The new 0110 and 0111 prefixes alongside our new numbering system are part of our “For You” commitment to be Simple, Transparent and Honest. We continue to invest in additional enhancements and services to better meet the needs of our customers as they evolve and to also provide them with even more freedom and flexibility,” said Sylvia Mulinge, Chief Customer Officer, Safaricom.

After the complete exhaustion of 07xx prefixes, the decision was made to introduce the new ones. With the decision being allocated by the Communications Authority of Kenya in 2019.

With the unraveling of the new prefixes, Safaricom now has the capacity to add 2 million additional customers to its network. Currently, the service provider has over 34.5 million customers.


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