How To Make The Most Of The Safaricom Data Manager

What comes to your mind when you think about data?

The first most important thing for me is how much of it I use. I move around a lot during the day and I have to keep up with emails coming in, what’s happening on Twitter, posting content on Facebook and Instagram, all while staying hydrated. So I really don’t want to think of where my data is going.

Which brings me to the second thing I think about, if how this data I’m using is being used sustainably. (I just saw one of you go, huh?)

I like controlling and monitoring exactly where my bundles go. I used my hard earned money to purchase them and since I use a lot of it, I like knowing if what I bought is actually being used or if some of it is falling through the cracks.

This is where Safaricom’s Data Manager comes in.

How To Make The Most Of The Safaricom Data ManagerI used to use Faiba up until somewhere in March. So for me to keep up with the two, I used both the Data Manager and Datally but now I’m fully on Safaricom’s Data Manager and it’s worked like a charm so far.

My Data Manager gives customers control over their data bundles usage. Together with My Data Usage on the Safaricom App, I get to know, control and limit where my data is going.


It gives you the breakdown of how your data is used from the start of the month till the end of the month. Here’s what my usage looks like so far:

How To Make The Most Of The Safaricom Data Manager

How To Make The Most Of The Safaricom Data Manager

As you can see most of my data goes into social media apps that I constantly check when I’m on the go. I usually use the Daily Tunukiwa offers since they make more sense to me than the Daily Data bundle. For example, this is what I get for today’s offers:

How To Make The Most Of The Safaricom Data ManagerSince I’m already using so much data, it makes sense that I know exactly which apps are consuming all this data so using *544# and selecting option 11 for My Data Manager, you and I have the ability to:

– check for the current status of your data manager

– activate/deactivate data on another number

– save data by reducing speed

– activate full speeds for faster downloads

This option is also available for Blaze subscribers and is accessible through *555*11# or *555# and selecting option 11.

How To Make The Most Of The Safaricom Data ManagerThe service also gives you the guarantee of receiving proactive data usage notifications as your bundle gets closer to expiry so that you can keep using it till the very last MB. This way, you can keep track of your data usage and ensure your hard earned bundles don’t expire without you using them.

You also don’t need to worry about losing your airtime through bundles auto renewing even when I don’t need any. You now have the choice to decide whether your data bundle should keep renewing or whether you just want to buy the bundle as a one off. You can also choose to stop an auto renewing bundle at any time by selecting the, “Stop auto-renew” option. Dial *544# to choose your bundle and get started.

The power is now in your hands!

Remember, that when you activate the service, it will ensure that you are not billed on airtime whenever your data bundles run out.


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