Sim cards have become a common device in our daily lives. However, some years back, it was very expensive to get a network sim card let alone owning a mobile phone. The most commonly used sim cards are of GSM technology. Recent developments have led to the introduction of MicroSim cards mainly meant for data on GSM devices. Actually as the name suggests, microsim cards are smaller in size almost half the normal GSM sim cards.

Apple has announced the introduction of Ipad which operates on WiFi and 3G gsm networks that will use microsim cards. Microsim cards have not gained much popularity since their invention back in 2003 but it is anticipated that Ipads move to use them will have a major impact on their usage. Safaricom now has introduced microsim cards at their retail stores specifically meant for Kenyan Ipad users. The 3FF sim card measures 12mm x 15mm compared to the normal sim cards which measure 15mm x 25mm.

Safaricom which is the country’s largest telecommunications operator now retails microsim cards at their stores countrywide to be used on Ipad and other microsim cards compatible products.

How to get a Safaricom MicroSim card for Ipads and Iphones
  1. Visit any Safaricom retail shop countrywide and ask for a MicroSim card
  2. Prepaid customers can call Safaricom customer care line @100 and request for a MicroSim card
  3. Postpaid customers can call Safaricom customer care line @200 and request for a MicroSim card

  • After you get a Safaricom MicroSim card, enjoy faster 3G internet connectivity on your device
  • Surprisingly, you can also cut a regular Safaricom Sim card to the size of MicroSim card and use it on the Ipad or Iphone; however it requires a very careful procedure to achieve this.