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Bemobile distroting the truth

November 3 2009 at 10:02 AM
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Digicel unfazed by war

By Eric tapakau

MOBILE phone company Digicel is not moved at all by the announcement from bemobile that it is slashing its charges to 49 toea across the board on all its calls.
Chief executive officer John Mangos said yesterday the company has listened to the market and has offered products and services to suit the different segments of the market.
Mr Mangos said Digicel was not at war with anyone as it was already a bigger, better network with over K1 billion spent in rolling out its network across the country and connecting close to four million people.
How is this declaring war on mobile prices when in fact it has increased prices to its own customers by 60 per cent (off peak increased from 29t to 49t) and offers services sometimes 20 times more expensive than Digicel? Mr Mangos asked.
Who are bemobile at war against with their price increase? They simply seemed to have increased their price at the expense of their customers.
He said Digicel had listened to the market and has offered products and services to suit the different segments of the market.
Digicel offers calls from 11toea which is 20 per cent of the cost of the calls offered by bemobile and text messages from one toea which is 5 per cent of the cost of the SMS on bemobile, Mr Mangos said.
There is not one plan which is going to fit all customers and bemobile in trying to fit all its customers into one plan has actually increased the cost of calls to its own customers by over 60 per cent.
He said Digicel had provided plans which suits late night customers, postpaid customers, Blackberry customers and provides services to assist in daily life such as checking the price of produce, topping up your power, topping up your phone from K1 and SMS banking.
Digicel has invested over K1 billion rolling out its network across PNG.
A large number of these areas have previously never had any form of communications, Mr Mangos said.
In fact, Digicel covers 4 million people in PNG and is delivering on its promise to the Government to provide better coverage, better prices and better value, Mr Mangos said.

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Please keep Bmobile topic on the same thread, because it is making it difficult to censor if the same up to date topic is posted as a new topic.

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