As the telecommunications industry evolves, so do the preferences and needs of its consumers. Safaricom, a prominent player in Kenya’s telecom sector, recently introduced changes to its Postpaid service that have led some customers, like myself, to consider transitioning to alternative options. If you find yourself in a similar position and wish to terminate or opt-out of Safaricom’s Postpaid service, this article will guide you through the process step by step.
Understanding the Shift
Safaricom’s Postpaid service, once a beacon of convenience and flexibility, underwent significant modifications that impacted the way users approach their communication needs. The alterations, including the expiry of unused data and the limited validity of accumulated minutes, prompted many to reevaluate their subscription choices. If you, too, are looking to reclaim control over your communication experience, here’s how you can seamlessly transition away from Postpaid.
Step 1: Access the USSD Menu
To initiate the process of opting out of Safaricom’s Postpaid service, grab your Safaricom line and dial *200#. This USSD code serves as the gateway to various service options that allow you to manage your subscription.
Step 2: Navigate to Postpay Termination
Upon dialing *200#, a menu with multiple options will appear on your screen. Your next move is to identify Option 14, which is typically labeled as “Postpay Termination.” This option is designed specifically for users who are considering transitioning away from the Postpaid service.
Step 3: Accept the Transition
After selecting Option 14, the system will prompt you with a notification. This message will inform you that by proceeding, you are agreeing to move from Postpaid to an alternative service. To confirm your decision, press the “Accept” button. This step signifies your intent to opt-out of the Postpaid service.
Step 4: Wait for Confirmation
Once you’ve accepted the transition, the system will initiate the process of moving your line from Postpaid to an alternative service. This may take some time, so be patient. The system needs to ensure a smooth transfer of your subscription status.
Step 5: Receive Confirmation Messages
Within a span of up to 48 hours, Safaricom will send you confirmation messages to your line. These messages will indicate the successful termination of your Postpaid service and your successful transition to the chosen alternative. These messages will serve as official documentation of your change in subscription status.
Step 6: Deposit Reimbursement
If you had made any deposits or payments in advance for your Postpaid service, rest assured that Safaricom will reimburse you accordingly. You can expect to receive your deposit within the same 48-hour timeframe as the confirmation messages.