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Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is remaining tight lipped on a major event planned by Digicel later this year.

Digicel, the fast growing Jamaica based mobile telephone provider began providing service in Dominica last Friday with a spectacular free concert at the Botanic Gardens featuring headline acts Morgan Heritage, Rupee, the WCK band and Michelle Henderson.

Digicel launched with an offer to customers that consisted of handsets as low as EC 59 dollars, calls billed at two cents after two minutes, five cents for texts messages and 50 cents per minute for calls to the U.S, U-K and Canada.

But the night was not over before Prime Minister Skerrit disclosed that there is more to come from the mobile company.

“There is an important event which I cannot make mention of which will happen in Dominica sometime later this year which all Dominicans will be excited about.

“This is part of Digicel’s committement,�? said Prime Minister Skerrit, minutes after he came off the main stage at the Botanic Gardens to officially welcome Digicel to Dominica.

The Prime Minister also confirmed Digicel’s committement to sponsor the World Creole Music Festival for the next three years.

“The terms and conditions have not been negotiated but by next weekend that will have been settled,”? Prime Minister Skerrit told reporters.

The government awarded Digicel an operational license after the provider bought out the service previously owned by Cingular Wireless.

Launched in 2001, Digicel has quickly amassed a telecommunications empire spanning 20 Caribbean territories

According to country Manager for Digicel Dominica Patricia Maher “At Digicel we say to our customers ‘Expect more, Get more and we deliver on that. Digicel delayed launch until the network had been upgraded to Digicel standard. These upgrades give us the confidence to promote a reliable network and customer care that never sleeps.�?

Digicel Founder and Chairman Denis O Brien signaled Digicel’s launch as a new era in mobile telecommunications for the people of the Dominica.

“Digicel looks forward to continually exceeding our customers expectations in Dominica as across our extensive network of Caribbean operations.

“At Digicel the customer is King and Queen and we are delighted to set new standards in telecommunications in Dominica with our industry leading service and reliability as well as an unmatched customer care�? he added.

Prime Minister Skerrit says Digicel’s presence in Dominica is good for the customer

“I believe that competition is healthy. We will see the rates of cellular telephones going down every day every month and every year. Already we have seen serious war going in Dominica with both companies seeking to out do each other and to today is an important day for Dominica.

“I am hearing now of 3 cents a minute and 5 cents a minute and entire weekend free and I believe this is important for the Dominica consumer and I believe that we can only see the industry growing,�? Prime Minister Skerrit said.

Posted by Times News on 2006/6/1 20:45:25

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