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Telkom gives free WhatsApp daily to subscribers


Nairobi, June 6, 2017… – Telkom subscribers are set to enjoy free daily access to WhatsApp, as part of celebrations to mark the launch of its new brand.

With the free access to WhatsApp, subscribers can call, chat and share videos on the platform without any charges to their data consumption. This offer is valid throughout the launching period.

The offer underlines the firm’s commitment to delight its subscribers through unbeatable offers and rewards with the launch of the new consumer-facing brand – Telkom.

“We are committed to staying true to our mission of connecting the people that make Kenya move. WhatsApp is a popular platform for conversation, calling and sharing in Kenya today. By facilitating these conversations we are connecting Kenyans,” says company CEO, Aldo Mareuse.

To enjoy the offer, subscribers will need to dial *544# and select the ‘Free WhatsApp’ option.


About Telkom

Telkom connects the people that keep Kenya on the move. It does this by providing integrated telecommunications solutions to individuals, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), Government and large corporates in Kenya, drawing from a diverse solutions suite that includes voice, data, mobile money as well as network services. Powered by its vast fibre optic infrastructure, it is also a major provider of wholesale, carrier-to-carrier traffic within the country and the region.

Telkom is building on a strong, consumer-centric ethos that is committed to providing innovative, accessible and refreshingly simple communications solutions that suit customers’ everyday communication needs.

Established as a telecommunications operator in April 1999, Telkom is 60 per cent owned by Helios Investment Partners, with the remaining stake held by Kenyans through the Government of Kenya.


For more information, please contact:

George Mlaghui,

Chief Corporate Communications Officer or or

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