Rohie Ryddim spices up new numbering plan’s introduction on StatiaPOSTED: 07/27/12 12:20 PM
ORANJESTAD/GREAT BAY – Telem Group of Companies will be launching a new numbering plan for St. Eustatius in grand carnival style today. The event was preceded by a special pre-introduction and items give away by yesterday’s musical performance by Rohie Ryddim at the Carnival Village.
Converting to the new numbering plan has its benefits. Subscribers who convert get a new TelCell SIM free and get to make TC Statia to TC Statia calls at 22 cents (US) instead of 24 cents (US) per minute. In addition, those who convert now could be the lucky winner of a brand new Bold 5 BlackBerry phone.
“The new numbering plan comes as a result of the break up of the Netherlands Antilles and is part of the on-going efforts to modernize our operations and bring effective, efficient and low cost telephony to all our subscribers,” Eutel director Edward Benjamin explained.
“There could be no better time to introduce the new numbering plan as St. Eustatius is gripped by the feverish excitement of the carnival celebrations,” he added.
According to Mr. Benjamin, a swap for the new TelCell SIM not only qualifies the subscriber for an opportunity to win the BlackBerry Bold 5 and other raffles in the coming months, but also will allow the customer to “double top up…until Sunday, July 29, 2012 at all vendors.”
Telem’s sponsorship of the show is “for awareness of what’s to happen on July 27, 2012 with the changing of the range to 318-6XXX.”
“Promotional items will be available at the village and during the swap,” he said.
Subscribers who wish to convert to the new 318-6 number range are encouraged to visit the Eutel office throughout the day today to ensure they have preference to obtain the number of their choice. For more information, call Eutel at 318-2320 or 318-2210.