Orange Kenya Now Cap the Speed of its Unlimited Bundle at 256Kbps

Posted In Technology - By JosephineK On Friday, January 27th, 2012 With 10 Comments

Ding Dong! We have won the first round and it is a battle which we must keep pushing on. Orange has apparently adjusted its speed caps on unlimited bundles to 256kbps. The move has been prompted by this blog post. We still don’t find it encouraging or pleasing that Orange should cap its data speeds at 256kbps.

They are not even going to be that competitive considering that Safaricom caps at 512 kbps and Airtel does not cap there yet to be announced 3G services.

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  • Jaffarmoha26

    Are you an intern or what? The post is incomplete!

  • canons323

    capping at 256Kbps? does that mean that when i download a file, it would be upto 256Kbps? or does that mean i would be downloading at 32Kbps?
    and whether i am on the 7.2Mbps modem or 21.1 Mbps modem, it wont really make a difference right since they would both be capped?

    • Mango1

      dude! don’t waste your money on the 21.1mbps modem, you will get download speeds of 8KBps……a total waste of money. get safaricom you will get 50KBps to 120KBps. i am so pissed with Orange i think they are desperate for a comeback but safaricom beats them.

    • WatchTower7

      Yes to all your questions 256kbps = 32kBps (note b and B aren’t the same)

  • Anganga

    Hello Robert,

    When we launched the daily, weekly and monthly bundles we were clear in the communication that we would be closely monitoring the traffic patterns on our network and make  necessary adjustments.

    The current adjustment on FUP limits and speeds are made with this in mind and we will continue to monitor the trends.

    As you do know there are many dynamics that affect the bundling of voice and data services and these may not be as easy to define.

    We remain committed to delivery of reliable and a quality service to customers.


    Angela Mumo
    Chief Corporate Communications Officer

    • Spinnstah

       the speed limit shud be 1mbs or 1.5mbs

      • Mango1

        i bought the modem i feel cheated by orange back to safaricom,trusting the devil i know than than the Angel Orange claims to be. They capped and you can NOT download even 175MB file…REALLY?????

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  • Calvin

    People, I realized it is easy to accuse a service of being substandard or of conman-ship without getting down to the facts so I decided to run a test myself. I have

    been very keen to take note of the difference between mobile monthly unlimited and monthly modem unlimited. I have a smartphone, an Orange modem and two

    Orange lines that I used for this test.

    I first subscribed for the modem monthly unlimited and carefully watched whether their so called 20GB FUP holds. Much to my disappointment the good speeds

    enjoyed when you just subscribe for the service dip to 32kBps after exactly downloading 2GB of data and the service faithfully runs out after 30days but with the

    mentioned miserable speeds. Mark you, you have just been set back 2,990/= for the service. So the 20GB FUP is a blatant lie. This experience has happened


    Secondly I subscribed for the monthly mobile unlimited which you can access via your smartphone’s USSD menu service and USB tethered it to my PC. This

    service will set you back 990/=. The shocking thing about this is that after exactly 2GB the speeds dip to 32kBps which was my exact experience with my modem

    monthly unlimited service.

    With this experience I can undoubtedly state that Orange has devised a swindle strategy that has conned unaware consumers of their hard earned money. If you

    have any doubts that this is so I suggest you try it out practically and see for yourself. So Consumer BE AWARE!