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Young mom wins Digicel promo

Wani, a cashier who works at Eriku in Lae, is the lucky winner of K1,000 on November 27th with Digicel’s Christmas daily cash and prize giveaways.

The excited mother of one said: “Displa mani em blo pikinini blo mi (this money will be for my son). Mi bai kisim go lo kisim wanem kain presen em laikim lo em.” (I will get him whatever present he wants.)

Digicel PNG announces lucky winners

The campaign was launched in the market last month and gives everyone a chance to win K1,000 and 200 product prizes daily.

The daily winners so far are McMou Kelepi of Mt Hagen, Bogan Wally and Evelyn Bart from Madang, Melanie Suii of East Sepik, Alois Gaglu from Port Moresby, and Frank Samson and John Thomas from Lae.

Digicel PNG welcomes new COO

Stone joins Digicel PNG with deep experience in the telecom industry and a reputation for driving innovation and growth throughout his career.

“We are thrilled to welcome Colin on board, a seasoned telecom industry executive, bringing extensive knowledge, experience and operational skills to Digicel PNG,” said Oliver Coughlan, Digicel Pacific CEO. “His strong wide ranging skillset with a focus on staff engagement growth and development of new business opportunities will help Digicel PNG reach the next stage of growth and innovation.”

Digicel PNG opens new-look phone shop

The telecommunication firm believes customers deserve to be in control of their experience with reliable technology, the best range of devices and a superior network.

The new store, located inside the Down Town Plaza, has available a range of mobile phones and mobile phone accessories, Digicel TV Play boxes, top up and much more.

Digicel PNG Senior Vice President & Chief Sales Officer, Lorna McPherson, said the new-look shop is all about customer experience.

New TV plans for Digicel

Customers should expect a 60-channel bundle on the Digicel TV terrestrial service in and around Port Moresby, and 60 & 80 channel bundles plus two special add-on packs on the Digicel TV Satellite service which covers the whole of Papua New Guinea. 

The new channel line-up includes FOX, HBO, Cartoon Network, Fox Sports, MTV, Discovery as well as Digicel TV’s exclusive coverage of the Hunters, NRL, English Premier League soccer, Super Rugby and more.

Digicel PNG acknowledges women

A small part significant event was held within Digicel PNG’s head office in Port Moresby on March 8 to acknowledge the efforts of its female employees on International Women’s Day.

Amongst those present was CEO Valde Ferradaz, who acknowledged that women play an important role in influencing and shaping society.

“Male ego is dangerous for the planet, making men self-centred.

“The empowering of women is a necessity for balance,” explained Valde Ferradaz.

​P10 officially launched today

Huawei Technologies, in collaboration with Digicel PNG, officially launched the latest entry to the ‘P’ series during a breakfast event.

The P10 smartphone is the latest Huawei ‘P’ series model to hit the market, boasting technological improvements rivaling that of other brands.

What gives the P10 an edge over its rival brands is its camera which has been co-engineered with Leica, a German company that manufactures optics and high end cameras.

Digicel's first Valentine’s promotion winner!

The 56-year-old won K1,000 from Digicel by simply buying a data plan through short code *777#.

The promotion began on February 1, and will see K14,000 in prize money given away to 14 lucky winners until Tuesday, February 14.

Parker said he was shocked when he received the call from Digicel notifying him of his win.

“Thank you Digicel for the prize money. And keep up the good work,” he said.

Firm aims to increase data penetration

Digicel PNG is on the path now to increase data penetration throughout the country through the use of its recently launched service, free Facebook.

Acknowledging Facebook as the largest social media platform globally with 1.6 billion customers, Digicel PNG partnered with Facebook to provide free browsing to its PNG customers.

Digicel managing director mobile, Shivan Bhargava, said Facebook may possibly be a starting point to get more Papua New Guineans onto social media.

Free Facebook takes off quickly

Digicel head of products, Paul Byrne, said the company has seen positive response following the soft launch in July 22.

Not stating specific numbers, he says Digicel has seen a massive uplift from a numbers perspective.

He also noted that this remarkable result has been achieved prior to any advertising campaigns being rolled out.

“We just started our advertisement campaign on Monday so we’re expecting really big uptake and increase in people using Facebook on our network.”