PACIFIC ISLANDERS OFFERED NEW TOP UP OPTION TO STAY CONNECTED

April 23rd 2012 - PACIFIC ISLANDERS OFFERED NEW TOP UP OPTION TO STAY CONNECTED

PACIFIC ISLANDERS OFFERED NEW TOP UP OPTION TO STAY CONNECTED

 

Pacific Islanders in Australia can now buy and send Digicel

mobile Top Up back to the Islands


Monday, 14th November,
Brisbane:  Australia’s Pacific Island community now have a new option for sending value or a gift to friends and family back in the Islands with the launch of Digicel’s new ”Top Up Your Friends & Family” service. Digicel is the Pacific Island’s leading mobile provider with networks in six countries, and now offers Digicel mobile Top Up at thousands of convenience stores and service stations throughout Australia.

 

The selected Digicel mobile phone will receive the Top Up value in the local currency and with great exchange rates and no fees attached, the service is an excellent value remittance or gift option.  Digicel Pacific provides mobile communications to over 2 million Pacific Islanders in Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, Papa New Guinea and Nauru.  Customers simply buy Digicel mobile Top Up vouchers from their local store in denominations of $5, $10, $20, $30 and $50, and can send the Top Up to any Digicel prepaid phone in the Pacific via www.digicelmobilemoney.com or by calling 1800 067162.

Pepe Christian Fruean, CEO, Digicel Samoa said; “Digicel Top Up in Australia is an excellent remittance or gift option to send value back to loved ones to help them stay in touch. Digicel mobile international rates for calls from Samoa and Tonga to Australia are significantly cheaper than mobile calling rates available in Australia and we believe that this service will provide another way to help families, friends, church groups and communities stay connected”. 

 

The NSW Council for Pacific Island Affairs Chairperson Tia Radrekusa was delighted with the simplicity of the service. “It’s is easy to purchase top up over the counter in thousands of stores and it’s simple to use. It really is another great way to send money home with no added charges”.

 

Similarly Lord Fakafanua, Noble of the Realm, Member of the Royal Family and Member of Parliament for Tonga was pleased with the news of the new service.  “With the super competitive cost of calls from Tonga to Australia it means that Tongans living in Australia now have a real value alternative to stay in touch with their family back home” he said.

 

This news comes just weeks after Digicel launched www.digicelmobilemoney.com, a ground breaking new Money Transfer service in New Zealand and Australia.  Digicel Mobile Money enables families to send cash directly to Digicel mobile phones in Samoa, Tonga and Fiji.  

 

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