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Mobile & Wireless

Tecno Telecom launches 4-SIM handset in Kenya

Friday 23 September 2011 | 10:28 CET | News
Mobile phone manufacturer Techno Telecom said it plans to launch a four-SIM handset in the Kenyan market, The Daily Nation said online. This is expected to change the face of competition by making it possible for a subscriber to switch between the four mobile phone operators without replacing their SIM cards. The Chinese firm, which has been aggressive in the low-end market, said the move is meant to offer options to consumers who want to take advantage of the best deals. The new model, T-4, should start retailing from October in Nairobi, said Adam Jin, Tecno's marketing manager. Kenya's four mobile operators, Safaricom, Airtel, Orange and Yu, are currently engaged in a battle to gain and retain subscribers. Yu, for example, is currently offering a free all-day call tariff to its subscribers while Safaricom, which charges an average KES 3 per minute, has enjoyed a giant market share, well defended by its money transfer service, M-Pesa. Airtel has the best quality network (voice), going by Communication Commission of Kenya statistics, with Orange carrying a reputation of best data connectivity. A subscriber will now be able to access all this from one handset. It will also put pressure on the leading handset manufacturers, Nokia and Samsung, who in response to competition for the low-end market, had recently launched dual-SIM handsets. The T-4, which is internet-enabled, will retail for between KES 2,000 and KES 4,000.


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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Airtel Kenya / Orange Kenya / Safaricom / Tecno Telecom / Yu
Countries: Kenya
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A request; i have been in east africa doing marketing and sales,promotions for nokia africa.but now am in south Sudan doing marketing a and promotions and have done ma research on all hand sets kindly can we have a service center for tecno in here and am ready to be the distributor coz we leading the market with both batteries handsets. come join the market and we make easy and near by people.
mugamba arnold @ 22/3/2012 - 15:11

how can I gte my hands on this product. I ahve clients elsewhare in Africa who will be interest
GAry Holt @ 28/9/2011 - 09:49

Mze bana lets buy this phone to .............!
HILLARY KORIR @ 27/9/2011 - 16:44

How wonderfull to have such a brand new phone now in the kenyan market! CONGRAGTS TO YOUUUUUUUU MANUFACTURER.
HILLARY KORIR @ 27/9/2011 - 16:40


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