1. They can be charged wirelessly - It's a challenge to find ways to differentiate phones -- especially as once top-tier features become common even in lower-end phones -- but Samsung has built one into the S6 line. Both phones will be able to be charged wirelessly.  "With fully embedded WPC and PMA certified wireless charging technology, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are setting a new industry standard for universal wireless charging," the company said in its press release. "The devices work with any wireless pad available in the market that supports WPC and PMA standards." While that could be seen as a gimmick, it's actually a practical innovation that solves a problem for customers. Samsung also said that the S6 phone will offer fast wired charging, "1.5 times faster than the Galaxy S5, providing about 4 hours of usage after only 10 minutes of charging." "It's built right in," Shin said. "No more fumbling for power cords in the dark. That's design with a purpose. That's the future."

Safaricom has announced new ‘all in one monthly bundles’ that will see customers enjoy discounted data and calling rates in one package.

The bundles offer customers a choice of five price options including Sh1,000, Sh2,000, Sh3,000, Sh5,000 and Sh10,000 for a 30-day bundle.

Based on their needs, customers have the choice of a data only package, a data-heavy package or a voice heavy package.

In a statement on Friday, chief customer officer Sylvia Mulinge said the packages are immediately available on *544#.

“This has been tailored to fit the connectivity needs that our customers face today and allow them to plan based on their budget,” Mulinge said.

Customers who prefer data-only packages can choose from a 5 GB bundle for Sh1,000, 15 GB for Sh2,000 and 25 GB for Sh 3,000.

Heavy data users who would also like to discount calls can now choose from 4 GB and 200 minutes for Sh 1,000, 12 GB and 600 minutes for Sh 2,000, 20 GB and 900 minutes for Sh3,000.

Safaricom also introduced two new packages offering 35 GB and 1,500 minutes for Sh 5,000 a month and 50 GB and 3,500 minutes for Sh 10,000.

“This is to meet the growing demand for data as smartphone users transition to heavier app usage,” Mulinge said.

Customers who call more will have the choice of voice heavy bundles, starting at 1 GB and 400 minutes for Sh 1,000.
Other bundles on this option include 3 GB and 1,000 minutes for Sh2,000; 5 GB and 1,500 minutes for Sh 3,000; 10 GB and 2,500 minutes for Sh5,000 and 20 GB and 7,500 minutes for Sh10,000.

All the packages allow customers to enjoy free WhatsApp messages should they exhaust their data before the 30-day period is over.

“By offering the choice of both discounted data and calls in one package, we are empowering our customers with even more convenience and freedom in managing their communication needs,” she said.

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