As promised last month, Safaricom has already introduced a new tariff known as Saasa. Their MD also promised a new product which will change our lives.
While talking on the aircraft with Mental at Johannesburg awaiting takeoff to Nairobi, his Vodacom phone showed out location as Johannesburg Airport – and this was same thing that caused a mini scare on July 1 this year when Safaricom phones displayed users’ locations on the phone screens.
I’m going to go out on a limb and predict that the revolutionary Safaricom product will be similar to look4it from Vodacom SA, a product which enables phone users to, among other things; locate the nearest cinemas, ATM’s, petrol stations, find out the weather forecast, find your nearest hospital/emergency facility, hotel. Worryingly it may also identify the location of your cellphone, locate an employee’s or family member’s cellphone and communicate this by SMS or over the Internet.