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Nigerians And Kenyans – See Who Pays More For Data Services



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Data Subscription in different countries is usually different due to the economic conditions and operating costs of the Telecom Companies in each country. Airtel for example ,offers cheaper data services in its home country – India , than it does in Nigeria. In this post I collaborated with Dickson Otieno of, a Kenyan Tech Blog. We’ll be comparing the data plans in both countries and at the end we’ll be calculating who spends more on data.

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I believe this will let us know how much it costs citizens of both countries to access the internet and of course those who have enough data to waste on Twitter wars. If you are an active twitter user , you must have come across the #NigeriaVsKenya hashtag sometime. Well just in case you haven’t brace yourself, it’s about to get messy – Check out a couple of tweets with that hashtag –

That’s just 3 tweets out of thousands of tweets on Twitter. So back to the ultimate question –

Who spends more on data ?

Have a look at the tables below –

Ksh. 100  = US $1 , NGN 365 -US $1 / 1 KSH -N3.55 , N1 – KSH 0.28

Daily Plans
Weekly Plans
Monthly Plans
Night / Weekend
30MB – N100
100MB – N200
150MB – N300
750MB – N500
1.5GB – N1200  
3.5GB – N2500
10GB – N5000
22GB – N10,000
50GB – N20,000
85GB – N50,000
500MB – N25
27.5MB -N50
12.5MB – N25
100MB – N100
262MB -N200
1GB – N500
2GB -N1000
4.5GB -N2000
7.2GB -N2500
8.7GB -N3000
12.5GB – N4000
15.6GB – N5000
25GB – N8000
32.5GB -N10k
1GB – N200
3GB – N500
25MB – N50
40MB – N100
150MB – N200
500MB -N500
1.5GB – N1,200
2.5GB – N2000
4GB   –  N3000
5.5GB – N4000
11.5GB – N8000
1GB – N500
1GB – N200
2GB – N1000
50MB -N100
200MB -N200
350MB -N300
750MB – N500
250MB – N300
1.5GB – N1000
3.5GB – N2000
5GB –  N2500
7GB – N3500
9GB – N4000
10GB – N5000
16GB – N8000
200MB – N200
500MB – N500

Table Consolidated by, @NaijaTechGuy
Ksh. 100  = US $1

Ksh. 50 – 150MB + 150 SMS
Ksh. 30 – 60MB + 60SMS
Ksh. 20 – 35MB + 35SMS
Ksh. 10 – 15MB + 15SMS
Ksh. 99 – 200MB
Ksh. 50 – 65MB
Ksh. 30 – 30MB
Ksh. 10 – 10MB
Ksh. 5 – 5MB
Ksh. 249 – 350MB
Ksh 499 – 1GB
Ksh. 999 – 3GB
Ksh. 1499 – 5GB
Ksh. 1999 – 7.5GB
Ksh. 2999 – 12GB
Ksh. 49 – 1GB for 3hrs
Ksh. 99 – 2GB for 3hrs
Ksh 100 – Unlimited 4G for 3hrs
Faiba 4G
Ksh. 50 – 1GB
Ksh. 300 – 8GB
Ksh. 500 – 15GB
Ksh. 1000 – 25GB
Ksh. 2000 – 40GB
Ksh. 3000 – 70GB
Ksh. 4000 – 120GB
Ksh. 6000 – 210GB
Ksh. 150 – Unlimited 4G for 1hr
Airtel Kenya
Ksh. 99 – 1GB
Ksh. 5 – 8MB
Ksh. 10 – 25MB
Ksh. 20 – 70MB
Ksh. 50 – 200MB
Ksh. 20 – 250MB (Night)
Ksh. 5 – 6MB
Ksh. 10 – 15MB
Ksh. 50 – 150MB
Ksh. 100 – 350MB
Ksh. 250 – 2GB
Ksh. 300 – 1GB
Ksh. 500 – 3GB
Ksh. 1000 – 10GB
Ksh. 1500 – 15GB
Ksh. 2000 – 20GB
Ksh. 3000 – 36GB
3 Months:
Ksh. 3000 – 12GB
Ksh. 6000 – 40GB
Ksh. 9000 – 70GB
UnlimiNET for Mobile Offers with Data, SMS and Minutes to all networks
Unliminet for Modem with data only.
Telkom Kenya
Ksh. 9 – 25MB
Ksh. 19 – 80MB
Ksh. 49 – 400MB
Ksh. 99 – 1GB
Ksh. 19 – 40MB
Ksh. 49 – 150MB
Ksh. 99 – 400MB
Ksh. 249 – 2GB
Ksh. 249 – 1GB
Ksh. 499 – 3GB
Ksh. 999 – 6GB
Ksh. 1499 – 10GB
Ksh. 1999 – 15GB
Ksh. 2999 – 30GB
4G Freedom Double data with free calls, texts and free Whatsapp
XL Weekly 12GB – Ksh. 990
Table Consolidated by, @TechishKenya

For 1GB , Kenyans spend an average of 240-499 KES that’s between N850- N1600 (for normal data plans)

Nigerians spend between  N1000 – N1200 (KES 280 – KES 336 ) for 1GB and 1.5GB data plans

For 3GB – Kenyans spend between KES 499 – KES 999  that’s between N1700 – N3400

Nigerians spend between N2000-N2500 .( KES- 560 – KES 700)

So It seems Kenyans actually spend more on data services. Nigerian Telcos are less expensive than their Kenyan counterparts. Of course , If there’s an error in this post, feel free to let me know. Don’t forget to tweet this and share as well.

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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Infinix Smart 3 Plus Launched In Nigeria – Full Specifications



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The Infinix Smart 3 Plus is a new device launched by Infinix Mobile and it comes with decent specifications. It’s a device I would say is a mid-range budget device so don’t expect much power from this phone.


I still feel with Xiaomi around in Nigeria now Infinix would have stepped up their game but it seems they’re just recycling designs ever since they released the first device with a tear drop notch.

Infinix Smart 3 Plus Features

The triple rear camera is quite interesting as well.  In terms of design you get a plastic unibody with glass-finish at the back. The glass-finish adds a premium finish to the phone but unfortunately makes it a fingerprint magnet.

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There’s also a microUSB port, the 3.5mm headphone jack and a microphone just right below the device. The front of the phone shows the teardrop notch, the selfie camera and the earpiece. Sound quality is not that bad however, The Smart 3 Plus has a downward firing mono speaker which isn’t too loud and you’ll actually prefer using your headphones. I still wonder why Infinix didn’t use the Dirac Speakers in this device.

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It has a HD+ resolution display with a 2.5D glass for a premium feel. But I’m a bit disappointed with the 720p resolution and the large display doesn’t actually show what we all expected. It’s a bit low but I’m guessing it’s a sacrifice to put the phone in the budget range.

The back of the phone houses the triple-camera setup .The primary sensor is a 13-megapixel camera with a 2-megapixel depth sensor and a low-light QVGA sensor.

Let’s take a look at the quick specifications of the device

Infinix Smart 3 Plus Quick Specifications

  • Display: 6.2 inches
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio A22
  • RAM+ROM: 32GB / 3GB
  • Operating System: Android 9. (Pie) + XOS 5.0 Cheetah;
  • SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Camera: Triple 13MP +2MP Depth sensor+ low light sensor
  • Sensor: Fingerprint , accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass ,
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Battery : 3500 mAh battery

See the Full Specifications here –Infinix Smart 3 Plus

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Huawei Phones Not Allowed To Use Android Officially Anymore



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I woke up to a very disappointing news yesterday,Huawei Phones Not Allowed To Use Android Officially Anymore and believe me I was very upset about this move. This is coming at a time where Huawei is making changes to the Android market as we know it and Google revoked their licence based on mere accusations,

huawei phones not allowed to use android officially

Accusations that haven’t been even proved to be true. This decision would probably worsen the trade war between China and the United States.

The consequences of this may end up affecting all technological markets and the world economy in general. Don’t forget that Huawei is the world’s second-largest seller of smartphones

Huawei Phones Not Allowed To Use Android Officially

Newer devices from Huawei will not be able to install Android updates, or any Google apps, including Google Play Store and Gmail. However, you can simply access those Android updates through AOSP and GAPPs but without any support from Google.

Donald Trump had accused Huawei of working for the Chinese government, installing back doors in their networks and devices to facilitate surveillance, without any evidence at all.

This made the senior manager of Huawei get arrested a few months ago. Since then, both China and the United States have imposed tariffs on their respective products. Recently, the Trump Administration added the Chinese brand Huawei to the blacklist of the Department of Commerce, hence, forcing American companies to stop having commercial relations with Huawei.

However, according to Reuters, Google is the first to comply with the recently approved law, but other US companies that have commercial relations with Huawei, like Qualcomm, Intel, NVIDIA, will have to make a similar decision.

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