Safaricom is not finished with innovation and expansion. they have re-introduced and re-branded simu ya jamii where they are giving the vendors a really great deal. the handset costs only 6000 and you are also given free branding and 1000 airtime. on top of that Safaricom will give you a margin of 7 bob for each minute.
The problem with is that safaricom themselves long killed the simu ya jamii market with their bamba 50 as well as cheap mobile phones meaning that more pple are able to get phones and load airtime. However for the very creative people who can walk around and 'hawk' the SYJ as its called in the market and such like places. the deal is deadly!
By the way did you notice that Safaricom quietly re branded itself and acquired a new sweet logo?
still on safaricom, Mpesa agents are required countrywide. the money transfer thing has really hit the market hard but the problem where Akamba bus service still beats them pants down is the distribution. the margins are low for the agency business but with numbers, millionaires are going to be made by safcom just as it happened with the airtime dealers