Free internet? This has always been a dream for many digital enthusiasts and Kenyan internet users. Ever since the we knew of how to use the internet, many of us have tried different tricks to hack our ISPs to get free internet but with no success. The prices have been very high only recently with the laying of the fiber optic cable have we seen a drop in internet charges.
Finally, Kenyans can at least afford a smile because they can now access the free unlimited internet on their mobile devices thanks to internet.org and Airtel Kenya.
Internet.org is an organization backed by Facebook with a goal of making Internet accessible to everyone around the world. They partnered with Airtel to bring the internet.org mobile app that enabled users access the internet for free in Kenya. The Android-only app delivers free access to ‘basic’ internet services, covering education, employment, finance, health and more.
According to a press release by Airtel Africa released last year,
Airtel customers will have free access to: AccuWeather; BBC News; BBC Swahili; BabyCenter & MAMA; BrighterMonday; Daily Nation; Ebola Information; Facebook; Facts for Life; Girl Effect; Jamii Forums; Messenger; OLX; Scholars4Dev; SuperSport; Toto Health; Wattpad; Wikipedia.
The offer will give Airtel customers the freedom to access these basic services by visiting www.internet.org or downloading the Internet.org app in the Google Play Store. Normal data charges will only apply when a user browses
This is great news and more is coming.