Facebook with internet.org affiliates has launched Free and paid Wifi in Nairobi, Kenya termed Express Wifi. The Wifi is currently not available in the whole country but in some specific regions that have been listed below. Facebook intends to expand Express wifi across Kenya after completion of testing.
Why Express Wifi in Nairobi
Nairobi is growing to become one of the most Tech Survey towns in Africa. A Report released by Itweb Africa indicates that Kenya has 12 million internet users coming number four among the top ten in Africa in Internet access statistics..
About Express Wifi By Facebook in Kenya
Express Wifi is a project run by Facebook working with Kenya Internet Service providers, mobile operators, Carriers and local business owners to help expand internet connectivity in Nairobi.
How to get and renew Free and paid Express Wifi by Facebook in Nairobi, Kenya
To get Express Wifi data plans follow the steps below;
- Visit: https://surf.expresswifi.com/ and enter your mobile number and click next
- Express Wi-Fi will send an SMS with your new PIN. Enter then Pin and click next
- Fill in your details (official names) and clikc next
- You should be able to receive some data if you are in the regions in Nairobi named below
- NOTE 1: The project is in its initial stages and is currently available in the following regions only (Kiambu, Kitengela, Limuru, Mlolongo, Ongata rongai and Thika). Facebook promises to expand in the near future.
- NOTE 2: Express Wifi has a one time free offer and then a premium internet subscription that is cheap compared to the local providers (Safaricom, Airtel, Orange e.t.c)
- NOTE 3: Express Wifi works in partnership with surf.co.ke (surf has no relation with safaricom)
You might be interested to read the Express Wifi terms and conditions here
For help finding an Express Wi-Fi retailer near you, contact: Call 0790 669919
UPDATE: We have got an article on the data price comparison between ExpressWifi, Safaricom, Airtel, and Orange Data plans. In that article, you will get to learn that ExpressWifi is way more cheaper but there is some doubt about its internet reliability.
Do not miss our next update as where will share reviews of customers in Nairobi who have used Express Wifi for internet connection and the price value of its data plan!