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Enjoy a free browsing experience with Opera and Safaricom in Kenya!

Hello Kenya!

We are thrilled to share with you that we have partnered up with Safaricom to give you free browsing up to 50 MB every day when you use Opera Mini, Opera News and Opera News Lite on your smartphone on the Safaricom network.

This means that you can save more money on mobile data and browse for free as much as you want with Opera Mini, Opera News and Opera News Lite.

If you are using the Safaricom network in Kenya, and you have installed any of the three apps,  you are all set to start experiencing the web without spending on data bundles. By getting 50 MB every day for free in Opera Mini, it means that you have more data for liking more photos on Instagram, more data for checking the status of your friends on Facebook. All of these when you access your social media channels from your Opera Mini browser.

With 50 MB every day you can also read the latest news and local stories happening around you with Opera News and Opera News Lite.

Free Browsing with Opera and Safaricom

Experience browsing 4x faster

Opera Mini is a small but powerful mobile browser. It’s fully equipped with unique features such as the data compression, offline file sharing, and built-in ad blocker.

Early this year, we also announced the installation of the new Opera data centers in Mombasa, Kenya. By installing local data servers we reduce latency when you are browsing which significantly increase your browsing speed up to four times faster than before. This gives you an uninterrupted and quicker internet connection than using other browsers available in digital app stores or those preloaded on your smartphone.

Save more data

As you know, Opera Mini is capable of saving your mobile data thanks to its unique data compression, a.k.a. data savings. When you enable the data savings in Opera Mini the browser you can save an impressive average of 80% of your mobile data. This happens because the data compression in the browser is capable of preprocessing and reducing the amount of data from a website before it reaches your phone.

The Latest news about COVID-19 

With the rapid increases of coronavirus cases  across the African continent, Opera wants to keep you well-informed, therefore, we recently added in the Opera Mini speed dial that enables you with quicker access to official information from local government and the ministry of health about COVID-19.

The speed dial is located in the home page of the Opera Mini browser. Once you tap on it, you will be able to get official information about the actual increase of COVID-19 cases in Kenya, recommendations on how to reduce the risk of infection, and the latest governmental statements about lockdowns locally.

Free access to news articles 

As of May 2020, Opera News and Opera News Lite, are among the most downloaded news apps in Kenya according to AppAnnie.

Opera News provides an AI based personalized content stream that serves top news, trendy videos and other daily content from more than forty different categories.

Opera News Lite, is a smaller version of the popular Opera News application. It is designed for devices with limited data storage capabilities and has a download size of less than one megabyte. Opera News Lite is also a fast download for people on limited mobile networks. The app is highly responsive under all network conditions as it minimizes the use of data and resources to deliver content faster.

50MB of Free Data Every Day - Browse more everywhere

Do I qualify for free browsing and how do I use it?

The free browsing package of 50 MB is available in the three apps. In Opera Mini, free browsing is available on the latest version of the browser. Before you use free browsing in Opera Mini make sure that you upgrade to the latest version of the app following the steps below.

Go to Opera Mini > Settings > About Opera Mini > Check for Update

Now you have all the information to browse for free with Opera and Safaricom. Tell us which features you enjoy the most from Opera Mini? Which is your favorite news category? We are always happy to hear your comments 🙂

Have any questions for us? Contact us on our social media channels where we will also update on any new countries that will be added to the free browsing campaign. What are you waiting for? Make sure to browse inside Opera Mini and read news on Opera News or Opera News Lite everyday to unlock your 50MB of free browsing & News.

Happy browsing!


What exactly is the free daily data deal?

If you are a Safaricom user, you get free browsing and news on the Opera Mini, Opera News and Opera News Lite apps. The free browsing is capped daily at 50MB.

Am I eligible to use the 50MB of free data?

Free data is available for all Opera Mini, Opera News and Opera News Lite users on the Safaricom network.  If you are a new user you will automatically receive free browsing of 50MB per day.

How can I get the free daily data with Opera Mini, Opera News and Opera News Lite?

If you are an Opera Mini, Opera News or Opera News Lite user, you automatically receive the free daily data with a limit of 50MB/day. Just open the app and start browsing to make use of the free data. You will also receive a message in the app with all the information about free browsing. 

How can I use the 50MB of free data?

The free daily data covers browsing only. The data package does not include video streaming or downloading files from the internet. You will be charged out of your normal data bundle for this. However, the free browsing applies to browsing which means that you can browse many websites in the browser and also enjoy the newsfeed on Opera Mini, Opera News and Opera News Lite.

Does free browsing apply to other Opera applications?

The free browsing promotion applies exclusively to usage of Opera Mini, Opera News and Opera News Lite.

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