Digicel provides discounted calling to Fiji to assist with communications post TC Winston
Thursday 25th of February 2016, Nauru: Today, Digicel announced that it has dropped rates for outbound calls to Fiji to allow people to communicate more with their family and friends. This is in a direct response to TC Winston, which hit the Fiji Islands late on Saturday.
Digicel Pacific’s Chief Executive Officer, Michael Murphy said, “Our thoughts and prayers are with all the communities affected in Fiji and the wider Digicel family stands ready to assist where possible. We had been tracking the progress of Cyclone Winston and are now activating the communications recovery plan that was in place. This includes working with our Pacific neighbor’s, and our valued partners to provide heavily discounted calling to and from Fiji”.
For those calling from Nauru to Fiji will pay a special rate of only 10 cents until this Sunday. For our Digicel family within Fiji, they can call sixteen overseas destinations from now until Sunday for only FJ$0.10 per minute. Participating countries include: Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, China, India, UK, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu and Nauru.
Communication services are of utmost importance as families and loved ones need to stay connected with those across the islands and abroad. With that, Digicel Fiji is working around the clock to restore connectivity. Additionally, Digicel provided all customers across the nation with $5 of free credit to call their family and friends all over Fiji and in core overseas territories.
“We understand the impact of natural disasters on island nations and also the importance of planning so that we can react quickly to help get recovery efforts underway. The Digicel Pacific family is standing #TogetherForFiji and doing all it can to help assist with recovery efforts”.
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About Digicel Group:
Digicel Group is a total communications and entertainment provider with operations in 33 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. After 15 years of operation, total investment to date stands at over US$5 billion worldwide. The company is renowned for delivering best value, best service and best network.
Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean, Central American and Pacific sports teams, including the Special Olympics teams throughout these regions. Digicel sponsors the West Indies cricket team and is also the presenting partner of the Caribbean Premier League. In the Pacific, Digicel is the proud sponsor of grassroots NRL programs, women’s business initiatives and the Amicale soccer team in Vanuatu.
Digicel also runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets and has set up Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad and Tobago which focus on educational, cultural and social development programmes.
For more information, visit www.digicelgroup.com