Poa (uko poa) internet is one of the cheapest internet providers in Kenya. The internet was launched in Kenya in 2017, thus, it is among the youngest internets in the country. As a start-up company, Poa internet is competing with the likes of Safaricom home fibre, JTL faiba, and Zuku internet. To fit in this market, Poa internet came with a different business model focussing on low-income earners. This explains why the company began its operations in places like Kibera and Kawangware. Compared to giant internet providers like Zuku and Safaricom, Poa internet is affordable to many. Here are some details about Poa internet.
Poa Internet Packages
Poa internet provides the poa home package which is unlimited home internet for only KSh. 1,500 per month. With this package, you get an internet speed of up to 4 Mbps. Therefore, a comparison between Poa internet and other internet providers indicates that Poa Internet is affordable. For instance, the cheapest internet on Safaricom home fibre is Ksh. 2,900 which is at 5 Mbps. On the other hand, the cheapest package on Zuku is at Ksh. 2,499 at 10 Mbps.
However, you should know that you will be charged a one-off installation fee of Ksh. 7,000 for Poa internet. This is only for the first month. After the installation, you will only be required to make monthly payments of Ksh. 1,500.
Finally, one advantage with Poa internet is that once you are connected, you gain access to more than 13,000 uko Poa public Wi-Fi Hotspots.
Poa Internet Network Coverage
Poa internet is ranked fourth by the Fourth Quarter Sector Statistics Report for the years 2019/2020. The report was based on the number of people subscribed to a given internet provider. The rankings were as follows:
- Safaricom with 207,398 subscribers
- Zuku with 201,605 subcribers
- JTL with 118,493 subscribers
- Poa internet with 54,831 subscribers (8.8% market share)
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Poa internet is among the few internet providers with street Wi-Fi in its network area. Moreover, the company has a large Wi-Fi network area concentrated in the counties of Nairobi and Kiambu. Poa internet covers the areas listed below:
- Kiambu town
- Lucky Summer
- Baba dogo
- Githurai 44
- Githurai 45
- Mathare North
Getting Connected to Poa Internet
Poa internet has agents who stroll in their areas. You can easily spot these agents in their purple reflectors labeled ‘Poa Internet’. You can talk to these agents to get you connected.
Alternatively, you can visit their website https://poa.co.ke and decide on the best option to get you connected.
How to pay for Poa Internet
You should know that poa internet doe snot accept cash payments. All their payments are made via M-PESA till number. Here is how to go about paying for the internet:
- Go to M-PESA on your SIM toolkit.
- Select Lipa na M-PESA.
- Select Buy Goods and Services.
- Enter the till number 311554.
- Your account will refelect immediately.
After completing all the payments, Poa internet agents will connect an outdoor signal receiver on your house then you will be set to start using the internet.
How to Test Internet Speed
Follow these steps to check poa internet speed:
- Make sure your device, either phone or computer is connected to Poa internet.
- Type ‘speed test’ on your browser then run the tests.
- Both the download and upload speeds should be 4 Mbps.
This is how you can contact poa internet:
- Call: +254 730 762 762
- WhatsApp: +254 734 762 762
- Website: https://poa.co.ke
- Email: Support@poainternet.net
Some customers have complained about poor customer services from poa internet customer care. This is especially when there is poor connections or low internet speeds. Prolatest.com followed up on this matter by talking to poa internet providers and they promised to work on it. We hope all is well now.