Kenyas leading mobile service provider, Safaricom has announced the availability of its “Reverse Call” feature enabling its more than 31 million customers to pay for calls for loved ones. The service enables a caller to transfer the cost of a call to the receiver by adding ‘#’ before the number they are calling. For instance, to transfer the cost of the call to 0722000000, a customer will dial #0722000000.
Safaricom’s Chief Customer Officer, Sylvia Mulinge, said that Safaricom is always committed to provide relevant products in line with their customers’ needs. Mulinge further stated that that innovation has been tailored to mirror the relationships between their customers alongside empowering them to remain connected to their loved ones.
A customer receiving a reverse call request will see the caller’s details appear on the screen as normal, but once they pick the call, they will receive a voice prompt asking them to key in “1” to accept the reverse call. The cost of the call will be equivalent to the receiver’s normal call cost. However, the service is only available for on-net calls and will not be applicable for off-net, roaming and international calls.
The Reverse Call feature complements Safaricom’s existing “Please Call Me” service which enables a customer to send five free messages to other customers requesting for a call back. Customers Can Request to Transfer Cost of a Call to a Receiver by Prefixing ‘#’ To the Number They Are Dialing.