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K800,000 to boost ethnic clash operations


A total of K800,000 was put in to help police operation into the ethnic clash between Western Highlanders and Sepiks in Madang.

MV Rabaul Queen trial continues


Customers get free services due to technical issue

In a move to minimise the impact on our customers, Digicel reacted quickly and made a decision to provide free services. Charging for various services was restored over the course of the day and fully restored by mid-night.

Digicel’s speed to react in giving free services brought smiles to many customers’ faces. These free services meant that more of our valued customers were able to stay in touch with their family and friends all over Papua New Guinea.

Captains in town for Digicel Cup launch

Digicel Cup 2016 captains Nelson Daplen (Agmark Rabaul Gurias), John Gand (Bintangor Goroka Lahanis), Rex Yalon (Enga Mioks), David Lapua (Hela Wigmen), Roya Kela (Lae Snax Tigers), Issac Mel (Mendi Muruks) and Danny Aaron (Mt. Hagen Eagles) will arrive in Port Moresby on Sunday.

They will join Port Moresby based captains Samuel Koim (SNS Port Moresby Vipers), Jolam Jerry (TNA Simbu Lions) and Joda Wesley (Waghi Tumbe) to launch the season.

Digicel will host the official launch with the PNGNRL board and franchise members as well as Government dignitaries.

Digicel Play’s new satellite dishes, to boost TV viewing

Digicel Play has installed two new satellite dishes at its Gordons headquarters in Port Moresby, as well as a new television studio which will broadcast local content to PNG residents. 

The two dishes, which have taken 18-months to design and develop, will boost coverage of Digicel Play throughout PNG and the wider Pacific region including Fiji, Nauru and Tonga.

Digicel Play CEO, Nico Myer, said the installation of the two satellite dishes was a huge milestone for the broadcaster.

Digicel to giveaway 10 Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge mobile phones this Easter

The NAU FM and YUMI FM breakfast crews will each call one customer from 8am to 10am each morning over the five days, with winners announced on-air and on Digicel PNG’s Facebook page.

Digicel’s Head of Consumer, Khattar Fehmi, said he was excited to announce this year’s Easter Phone Giveaway campaign.

“As PNG’s leading telecommunications provider, Digicel is thrilled to giveaway these mobile phones to 10 lucky customers,” he said.

Digicel and Samsung keep PNG connected to smartphone technology

Unveiled today in Port Moresby, the new Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge smartphones feature state-of-the-art mobile technology including an enhanced design, with powerful performance presented to the high-end market of mobile phone consumers.

Digicel PNG CEO, Maurice McCarthy, said Samsung’s new smartphone technology is a leader in its field.

Digicel host memorial for late colleagues

They include the late Denis O’Brien Senior, P.J Mara, Grace Hamau and Albert Panjipa.

Catholic priest Father John Glynn will officiate at the ceremony.

Pictured are David Maligin and Ted Nongkas preparing for the Digicel morning service to remember all who have passed away in the past month.

The service commences a 9am at the Digicel HQ at Gordon.

Digicel doubles data for weekend of fun

From Saturday March 5 until midnight on Sunday March 6, data subscribers of Digicel’s 1 Day Regular and 1 Day Social Pass will have access to double the value of their data for the same price.

Subscribers of the 1 day regular pass who purchase 60MB of data for K3.00 will receive 120MB of data for K3.00.

As such, the 1 day Social Pass subscribers who purchase 60MB of data for K4.00 will double their data to 120MB for K4.00 this weekend. Social pass allows subscribers free access to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Digicel gives special rate for Madang-Lae highway

The rate will apply to all calls made only on Friday from Madang Province between Digicel account holders.

Digicel PNG CEO, Maurice McCarthy, said it was incredibly important for Madang locals traveling along the affected area to be able to keep communication with local authorities and with family and friends.

“We hope that by reducing the cost of calls in the area we can provide some relief to the region affected,” he said.

15 lucky winners get Digicel 1 year free TV

The special promotion, which ran from January 18 to February 18, saw customers who subscribed to any Digicel Play package go in to a draw to win a 365-day plan free of charge. 

Digicel PNG CEO Maurice McCarthy said the month-long promotion was a great success, awarding 15 winners in total from all over PNG.

“It has not only been an exciting promotion for all participants but has been a chance to thank Digicel Play’s loyal customers for subscribing,” he said.

“We are very pleased to give back to our customers who purchase the Digicel Play plans.”