Tag Archives: Digicel Jamaica

Digicel Zero is Here

Digicel Jamaica broke new ground in the local telecommunications market with the launch of Digicel Zero, a product that will see customers getting all Digicel calls for free with the purchase of a three-day data plan. Digicel Zero is the simplest and most attractive offer ever launched in the telecommunication giant’s 14-year history. “We’re in the business of keeping our ...

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Digicel Jamaica Has a New C.E.O

Digicel Jamaica welcomes David Butler as the new CEO of the business, David will be transitioning into the role in the coming weeks. Digicel’s former CEO Barry O’Brien is to be promoted to the role of Director of Business Development for Digicel Caribbean and Central America. Butler comes to Jamaica from his current position as CEO for Digicel Panama.

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Digicel To Eliminate Cheaper Prepaid Call Rates

Telecommunication company Digicel is to eliminate the cheaper off-peak and weekend rates for its prepaid customers starting on Tuesday. In a newspaper advertisement, Digicel said as of Tuesday, it will also eliminate its Brawta Plan, the Gimme 5 Extra Plan, the $2.49 plan and the double-bubble plan. Prepaid customers on the Brawta Plan will instead be transferred to the Gimme ...

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Digicel Foundation Unveils ‘Evolution’ Monument

The Digicel Foundation showcased its continued commitment to the redevelopment of Downtown Kingston with the unveiling of a new monument at the Breezy Castle Roundabout on Thursday, October 2, 2014. Digicel Jamaica relocated its headquarters to the downtown area in 2012 and since then, has partnered with the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) and the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) ...

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Digicel To Build Islandwide Cable TV Network

Digicel plans to build out an island-wide digital cable and home broadband network within three years, says Digicel’s CEO Barry O’Brien. The acquisition of Telstar and the island-wide expansion of its cable footprint is a strategic move to position the telecommunications firm to enter the subscriber TV market; push its broadband Internet business; and eventually offer fixed-line services, said the ...

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Digicel Business Rolls Out Underground Fibre

Digicel Business says the roll out of its underground fibre network in Kingston is now completed. Businesses across the city can access fast connectivity which should boost productivity. In June, Digicel Business implemented its 600 million dollar subterranean fibre network in key areas namely the Freeport in Montego Bay, the financial district in New Kingston and commercial areas in and ...

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22-Year-Old Student Wins j$1mil From Digicel

Telecoms giant Digicel today handed over $1 million to 22-year-old Kellyon Smith in the company’s celebration of its one-millionth data subscriber. The company commented on Facebook that Smith activated a two-day 4G data plan for $100 and won for herself the $1 million prize as well as a brand new Samsung Galaxy S5. An excited Smith who hails from the ...

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Digicel To Give $1m To It’s 1-Millionth Data Subscriber

Digicel Jamaica today announced that it will give $1 million to its one-millionth data subscriber. The telecommunications giant said in an advisory that the lucky customer would also be rewarded with a Samsung Galaxy S5 during a celebration at its head office in downtown Kingston at noon tomorrow, September 2. The Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining (MSTEM), Phillip ...

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Digicel Blocks Unlicensed VOIP Services

Effective immediately, Digicel has blocked unlicensed Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) services from its network. In an advisory, Digicel said unlicensed VOIP operators like Viber and Nimbuzz use telecom networks to deliver their services, but do not pay the requisite fee. The company has described the action as illegal bypass activity.

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Digicel Announces Big Jump in Subscribers

Digicel has announced a 150% growth in subscribers on its 4th generation (4G) network, using mobile data, in the last year. The growth is thanks to platforms such as Whatsapp, Skype and Facebook, which consumers are turning to for communications instead of traditional voice and texting. This disclosure was made Wednesday by Barry O’Brien, CEO of Digicel.

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