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Pacific Islanders Can Stay Connected With Digicel

Pacific Islanders Offered New Remittance Option To Stay Connected

New Zealand’s Pacific Island Community can now buy and send the gift of Digicel Prepaid Mobile Top Up back to the Islands

Wednesday, July 21st 2010 – Auckland, New Zealand:: New Zealand’s Pacific Island community now have a new remittance 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, the Pacific Island’s leading mobile provider operating in six Pacific Island countries, is now offering Digicel mobile Top Up credit in thousands of dairies and convenience stores throughout New Zealand. Customers can now simply buy Digicel mobile Top Up vouchers from their local prepaid outlet, available in $15, $20, $30 and $50 denominations, and can then send the Top Up credit to any Digicel prepaid phone in the Pacific via or via 0800 DIGICEL (0800 34 44 235 or 09 9652715).

Digicel Top Up can be applied to any of Digicel’s 1.6 million customers in Fiji, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu in the value of the local currently – and with no fees attached.

Speaking at the launch of “Digicel Top Up Friends & Family”, His Excellency, Mr Faolotoi Reupena Pogi, Consul General Samoa said; “Being in contact and sending money or gifts back to the islands to family, friends and the community is integral to the culture of New Zealand’s Pacific Islanders. The amount of money sent from New Zealand annually is phenomenal and has a hugely positive impact on the lives of the Islanders and the development of these nations. I therefore commend Digicel on this service, which allows people to send credit home, with no fees attached, meaning more of the value gets to those who need it. The gift of Top Up or essentially the ability to communicate, will mean families can stay connected even if they are divided by the Pacific Ocean.”

Pepe Christian Fruean, CEO, Digicel Samoa said; “Digicel Top Up in New Zealand 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 New Zealand are significantly better value than mobile calling rates available in New Zealand and we believe that this service will provide another way to help families, friends, church groups and communities stay connected.”

To celebrate the new service Digicel will add an additional 10% bonus credit on all Top Up sent from New Zealand in July.


After nine years of operation, Digicel Group Limited has 10.8 million customers across its 32 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and the Pacific. The company is renowned for delivering best value, best service and best network.

Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean, Central American and Pacific sports teams, including the Special Olympics teams throughout these regions. Digicel sponsors the West Indies cricket team and is also the title sponsor of the Digicel Caribbean Championships and the Copa de Naciones Digicel. In the Pacific, Digicel is the proud sponsor of several national rugby teams and also sponsors the Vanuatu cricket team.
Digicel also runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets and has set up Digicel Foundations in Jamaica, Haiti and Papua New Guinea which focus on educational, cultural and social development programmes.

It is incorporated in Bermuda and its markets comprise: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, El Salvador, Fiji, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Nauru, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, St Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos and Vanuatu. Digicel also has coverage in St. Martin and St. Barts in the Caribbean.

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