We’re thrilled to announce our free data campaign in Ethiopia! Together with Kenyan telecommunications company Safaricom, we’re bringing you up to 1.5GB of data per month – for free!
Our free data campaigns are a big part of our Africa First strategy. That means that since 2017, our mobile products and services are developed first and foremost with you, the African consumer, in mind. We’ve invested significantly – over $100 million dollars to date – across Africa to bring more people online and provide the fastest and most reliable internet connection possible.
We regularly partner with local telcos like Safaricom, and have already facilitated for nearly 40 million people across five countries to benefit from up to 3 GB of free browsing each month. The campaigns have helped folks establish businesses, connect with loved ones, and embark on educational journeys, all with greater ease and affordability. In Kenya alone, we’ve has invested over $12 million in free data campaigns over the past three years.
The free data campaign* is accessible through Opera Mini and Opera for Android. Opera Mini is already used by nearly 100 million people across Africa because of its unique Data Compression technology, which can help you save up to 90% of data while browsing. Opera Mini also supports offline file sharing and has a built-in ad blocker, making it a secure, flexible, and speedy option if you’re looking to save as much data as possible. Opera Mini even features Live Scores, an in-depth football experience that helps you stay on top of all the action.
Opera for Android is Opera’s flagship mobile browser. The platform twins power with security, enabling users to explore the web with greater speed and safety. Opera for Android is additionally packed with user-friendly features, such as built-in free VPN and VPN Pro services, as well as a built-in ad blocker.
The campaign will enable Opera users to enjoy up to 50 MB of free browsing every day when using Opera Mini or Opera for Android on the Safaricom network. The deal excludes video streaming and file downloads, and is valid for the latest versions of Opera Mini and Opera for Android.
*Again, the campaign is limited to users of Opera Mini or Opera for Android on the Safaricom network. The deal allows users to enjoy up to 50 MB of free browsing every day, excluding video streaming and file downloads.