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Thursday, 14 January, 2016

Voluntary contribution by mobile in PNG – A world first

Nasfund today announced Eda Supa- voluntary savings can be done by a member using their mobile phone. This capability is being offered for the first time in the region and we think in the world.

Group Chief Executive Officer, bmobile-vodafone, Mr Sundar Ramamurthy said that

"We are again showcasing our innovation in PNG by partnering with Nasfund to offer this world- first capability using our network.”

 Nasfund Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Ian Tarutia said that

“Nasfund is committed to their members and Eda Supa savings account is one of the ways that Nasfund wants to make voluntary savings accessible via mobile in a customer friendly way throughout the country so that consumers can save through their bmobile-vodafone mobile phone any time & anywhere.”

Members can contribute between K15 to K500 with the transaction fees ranging from as low as K1. 

To contribute a member needs to ensure they have adequate balance and then dial *630# where they will be prompted to enter their membership number and Date of Birth. Transaction fees can be obtained by sending EDA to 630 via SMS.

Members can find more details about the above promotion on Nasfund website (www.nasfund.com.pg) or the bmobile-vodafone website (www.bmobile.com.pg).

  • Eda Supa members can save anytime & from anywhere using their mobile phones
  • For contributing to Eda Supa account dial *630#
  • Amounts will be credited to Eda Supa account within 7 days


Wednesday, 23 December, 2015

bmobile-vodafone gives free calls this Christmas

Wednesday, 23 December, 2015 bmobile-vodafone gives free calls this Christmas

bmobile-vodafone announced that all calls between bmobilevodafone numbers will not be charged on Christmas day ie 25 December 2015. This means if you have a bmobile-vodafone number, you can use that number to call any other bmobilevodafone number in PNG for free this Christmas.

Apart from this special promotion, bmobile-vodafone also has a range of affordable voice and data plans to help you communicate with your loved ones in PNG and outside at the most affordable rates.

Apart from this special promotion, bmobile-vodafone also has a range of affordable voice and data plans to help you communicate with your loved ones in PNG and outside at the most affordable rates.

Chief Marketing Officer – bmobile-vodafone, Parag Panjwani said “What is the point of Christmas if you have to think twice about calling your family and friends and talking for as long as you like? We at bmobile-vodafone would like to give the people of PNG the freedom to talk as long as they like with family and friends without thinking about charges and account balance. It’s our way of saying thank you.”

Customers can find more details about the above promotion on the bmobile-vodafone website www.bmobile.com.pg or call 1555 for existing customer or 76003555 from another network or send an email to support@bmobile.com.pg

  • bmobile-vodafone special Christmas day promotion
  • Calls between any bmobile-vodafone number in PNG will be free
  • Affordable voice, SMS and data plans also available to call all other networks
  • Free calls valid from 12AM to 11:59PM on 25 Dec 2015

Bmobile-Vodafone PNG and SI
Bmobile-Vodafone is the fastest growing telecom operator in PNG and the Solomon Islands. The rollout of the high
speed data capacity in PNG has seen coverage across the Highlands from Madang to Chimbu along the Highlands Hwy
as well as all the regional centres in PNG. Their retail footprint is continually expanding via strategic partnerships
established across the country.


Vodafone Group
Vodafone is world's largest mobile communications companies by subscriber base with over 650 million customers as
on December 31, 2014. Vodafone is currently present in more than 50 countries worldwide. For more information,
please visit www.vodafone.com.


For further information, contact:
Deepak Khanna
Group Marketing Manager
bmobile- vodafone
Mob: +675 7600 1207
Email: deepak@bmobile.com.pg



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CUSTOMER NOTICE

For the new number series (75000000).

All PABX vendors/companies are advised to program their PABX systems with the new number series (75000000).

Bmobile-Vodafone has been the fastest growing network in the country over the last 2 years. Our rapid expansion, upgrade and construction of new network sites and great products have resulted in a large increase in our customer base.

In supporting our growth the National Information and Communication Technology Authority (NICTA) had approved and issued another one million number range to Bmobile-Vodafone. 

The new range (75000000) has been in operation for the last 10 months.

All PABX vendors can email their queries to pabx@bmobile.com.pg.

Companies can email their queries to support@bmobile.com.pg.

Press Releases

Wednesday 2 December, 2015

bmobile-vodafone announces K50 discount for NCSL members

bmobile-vodafone will offer Nasfund Contributors Savings & Loan Society Ltd (NCSL) members an Avvio 750 dual-SIM Avio750smartphone at a discount of K50. The market price for this handset is K149 but with an NCSL membership, the same phone can be purchased for K99 only at NCSL centres. The discounted phones will be available at the NCSL centers in POM starting Wednesday, 2 Dec 2015 until stocks last.

As part of the promotion, NCSL will have its smart phone Application (NCSL Apps) pre-loaded on the smartphones which would be sold to the members. This would enable members to immediately access services offered by NCSL via the mobile phone at their convenience.

bmobile-vodafone has completed upgrading its network across all major towns and most minor towns in PNG. This upgrade makes the experience of using smartphone better than before. Also, with best value-for-money pricing of voice and data bundle, bmobile-vodafone subscribers can now enjoy best in class service at affordable prices.

NCSL continues to explore opportunities that would improve its service delivery to its 76,000+ member’s right throughout the country, utilizing the ever changing technology.

The NCSL Smartphone App features the following;

  • Savings & loan information;
  • Loan eligibility
  • 12 months transaction history, and
  • Other member details

For those that already have a smart phone, the NCSL Apps can be downloaded from the NCSL website www.ncsl.com.pg, enabling smarter access to their savings and loan account information.

NCSL is pleased to enter into this partnership with bmobile-vodafone and is confident that this partnership will grow and provide more opportunities for the mutual benefit of both organizations. 

NCSL

NCSL is the largest savings and loan society in terms of membership and continues to financially empower its members to make well-informed financial decisions on their short to medium term financial situations towards improving their living standards. The NCSL was incorporated under the Savings & Loan Act on 31st October 2003 to provide NASFUND members and private sector workers a complementary savings vehicle besides superannuation benefits.

 

Bmobile-Vodafone PNG and SI

Bmobile-Vodafone is the fastest growing telecom operator in PNG and the Solomon Islands. The rollout of the high speed data capacity in PNG has seen coverage across the Highlands from Madang to Chimbu along the Highlands Hwy as well as all the regional centres in PNG. Their retail footprint is continually expanding via strategic partnerships established across the country.

Vodafone Group 

Vodafone is world's largest mobile communications companies by subscriber base with over 650 million customers as on December 31, 2014. Vodafone is currently present in more than 50 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit www.vodafone.com.

For further information, contact:

Deepak Khanna                                                       Evelove Farapo

Group Marketing Manager                                        Team Leader-Marketing & Client Relations

bmobile-vodafone                                                   NCSL

Mob: +6751207                                                      Tel: +675-3132019

Email: deepak@bmobile.com.pg                               Email: efarapo@ncsl.com.pg

Tuesday 1st December, 2015

bmobile-vodafone launches ‘BESTIE PACK’ - Two SIMs for K5 emtasol


bmobile-vodafone launched the special limited edition, Bestie pack this festive season. The Bestie pack includes two unique frontbmobile-vodafone SIM cards that can be used like any other SIMs in the market with adequate credits.  The retail price of the Bestie two-SIM pack is K5 at all our stores. It’s a limited period offer till stocks last.

Chief Marketing Manager, Mr Parag Panjwani said “December has always been about family and celebration, the ‘Bestie’ pack is our way of bringing this spirit alive through our products and services. This December, anyone can buy one SIM and get the other for FREE. People  can choose to give the second SIM to their friends or wantoks. This gift could help them save money by making the most of the affordable call rates and the unlimited voice bundles.

 

We have consistently been working on delivering the best value for money to the people of PNG and will continue to do so going forward.

 

Group CEO, Mr. Sundar Ramamurthy  said “With our growing presence in PNG, both in network reach as well as retail availability, we are confident that more and more people will be able to make the most of this offer. You can now walk into any shop to buy bmobile-vodafone products.

 

bestie back

Customers can find more details about the Bestie pack on the bmobile-vodafone website www.bmobile.com.pg/bestie or call us on 1555 if you are an existing customer or 76003555 if you are calling from another network or send an email to support@bmobile.com.pg

Bmobile-Vodafone PNG and SI

Bmobile-Vodafone is the fastest growing telecom operator in PNG and the Solomon Islands. The rollout of the high speed data capacity in PNG has seen coverage across the Highlands from Madang to Chimbu along the Highlands Hwy as well as all the regional centres in PNG. Their retail footprint is continually expanding via strategic partnerships established across the country.

Vodafone Group 

Vodafone is world's largest mobile communications companies by subscriber base with over 650 million customers as on December 31, 2014. Vodafone is currently present in more than 50 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit www.vodafone.com.

For further information, contact:

Deepak Khanna    

Group Marketing Manager                                                                                                           

bmobile- vodafone                                     

Mob: +675 7600 1207

Email:  deepak@bmobile.com.pg 


 Mobile Communications Provider for the 2015 Pacific Games

Mobile Communications Provider for the 2015 Pacific Games

The year 2015 started on a positive note for all of us. New customer’s adding up on a daily basis and our focus continues to stay on Quality network & Amazing customer service.
Customers have great expectations from us & we need to deliver them in a very agile manner.

This is also the year of the Pacific Games, year of PNG to shine. Bmobile-Vodafone has extended their support to the Pacific Games Committee to make the games a success.

Great news for us…Bmobile-Vodafone has now been appointed as the Mobile Communications Provider for the 2015 Pacific Games

MEDIA RELEASE

bmobile-Vodafone opens doors to

world-class retail experience at the Jackson International Airport

Vodafone’s global learning of store design implemented in PNG for the first time.

Port Moresby, June 4, 2015: bmobile-Vodafone, PNG’s fastest growing telecommunication service provider, today launched their world-class retail experience at Jackson’s International Airport. It is world-class because this is the first store for the State-owned-enterprise to be designed on the global retail practices defined by Vodafone. Hon. Ben Micah Minister of State Owned Enterprises, Papua New Guinea, Andrew Johnson, Chairman, bmobile-Vodafone and Sundar Ramamurthy, Group CEO, bmobile-Vodafone were present at the launch.

Having created the best telecom retail experience around the world, Vodafone’s global team worked closely with the PNG team to replicate a similar experience in this store just in time to greet the visitors of the Pacific Games. The store provides a warm welcoming ambience reinforcing bmobile-Vodafone’s consumer focussed approach to the market. The design principles with which the store is constructed, allows people to walk into the store from one end, seamlessly browse through products, get the information from the staff, make their purchase and walk out from the other side. The staff at the store have gone through rigorous training to cater to the audience visiting the store so that they get the same world-class experience that they would have found at any other Vodafone store in their country.

Andrew Johnson - Chairman, bmobile-Vodafone, said “Our partnership with Vodafone brings global standards in best business practices and customer service into our market. We have the best support from experts in Vodafone whose experience in the telecommunications industry stretches from Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific”

Sundar Ramamurthy, Group CEO, bmobile-Vodafone commented, “Our network expansion has seen 3G+ coverage in all of Port Moresby, Lae to Mt. Hagen, Wewak, Madang, Manus, Simberi, Alotau with more expected. Since the opening of our two kiosks last year in Vision City and Waterfront Foodworld, we will be opening our new flagship store in Lae and we’ve partnered with major retail chains such as CPL, Seeto Kui and Papindo to increase availability of our products to customers nationwide. We can truly say that we are a viable option for mobile communications.”

bmobile-Vodafone store at the Jacksons’s International airport is now open for its customers. More stores with similar design principles will be created in Port Moresby, Lae, Mt. Hagen and other provinces.

Bmobile-Vodafone PNG and SI

bmobile-Vodafone was acquired by the Government of Papua New Guinea through an 85% shareholding in October 2013 and has been operating in PNG since 1997. It is Papua New Guinea’s first-ever mobile carrier and also operates in the Solomon Islands (since 2009). The partnership with Vodafone, a globally recognized telecoms provider, will make Bmobile PNG and Solomon Islands one of the world’s most progressive mobile service providers.

Vodafone Group

Vodafone is world's largest mobile communications companies by subscriber base with over 450 million customers as on December 31, 2014. Vodafone currently has equity interests in over 20 countries across 5 continents and more than 55 partner networks worldwide. For more information, please visit www.vodafone.com

For more information, contact:

Tidman Ikosi
Bmobile- Vodafone.
Mob: +675 7600 1026
Email:tidman.ikosi@bmobile.com.pg

Deepak Khanna
Bmobile- Vodafone
Mob: +675 7600 1207
Email: deepak@bmobile.com.pg

PRESS RELEASE
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Bmobile-Vodafone supports Team PNG communication

A vital tool for success in any industry is communication – this is also important in sports and especially in the organizing and running of a large sports team consisting of over 700 people such as Team PNG.

Team PNG has realized the importance of this for their success in the 2015 Pacific Games in Port Moresby and have acquired the support of bmobile-Vodafone.

bmobile-Vodafone is assisting Team PNG with over 200 SIM cards, 50 mobile phone handsets and six Media Pads for their operations during the Pacific Games.

Team PNG Chef de Mission, Richard Kassman said a large team like his would need good communication between the General Team Management as well as respective team managers and coaches to be well organized and coordinated.

A successful team is usually one that is well organized and has good and effective communication within its operations.

“Being a leading organization in the communications industry, bmobile-Vodafone is familiar with such a need and we appreciate their support for Team PNG very much,” Kassman said.

He said things will be very busy and hectic during the Games and equipment like these will assist them keep in contact with team members and also in disseminating information about the team to the public using bmobile-Vodafone’s large network.

Sundar Ramamurthy, Group CEO bmobile-Vodafone added, “As the official mobile services provider to the Pacific Games, we have already delivered connectivity to the Games Organizing Committee and other teams working on making the Games a success. The Games will be a bigger success if Team PNG comes out on top during the Games. We have provided several hundred connections to allow Team PNG to stay connected. These mobile connections are equipped with voice and data connectivity so the team can communicate their wins to the world and also share with the team whenever they want to.

We are committed to providing high-quality mobile connectivity during the Games. In order to do this, we have ramped up our capacities in Port Moresby to support the influx of athletes and visitors. We are also launching products celebrating the spirt of the Pacific Nations and we will announce details soon.

“Also, to make it convenient for visitors to avail of our services, we have opened our flagship store at the Jacksons International Airport which will cater to the needs of all visitors of Port Moresby,” Mr. Ramamurthy said.

The equipment will be used by Team PNG management during the Games for team communication, media updates, awareness and team operations.

BMOBILE -VODAFONE ANNOUNCE APPOINTMENT OF Mr. JOSEPH KINTAU,OBE AS HEAD- GOVERNMENT RELATIONS & EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

Bmobile-Vodafone today announced appointment of Mr. Joseph Kintau,OBE as the Head of Government relations & External affairs.

Group Chief Executive Officer of Bmobile-Vodafone, Mr Sundar Ramamurthy said that

“The Board and management of Bmobile -Vodafone are committed in building a strong PNG owned mobile communication company, providing excellent customer service, with an innovative and quality network of choice for the people of PNG. Mr. Kintau’s appointment to Bmobile-Vodafone management team brings in seasoned senior management experience and high level interaction with industry leaders in utilities, mining and petroleum, aviation, telecommunication industries.”

Mr. Joseph Kintau has held a number of senior management positions within the State-owned enterprises and departments. He was the Deputy Secretary for Mining, CEO & Director- Civil Aviation and until recently Managing Director- National Airports Corporation of Papua New Guinea (NAC)

BMOBILE VODAFONE & PNG POWER LTD ANNOUNCE ‘GET PAWA’, BUY EASIPAY FOR ANY VALUE FROM K15 TO K500

BMOBILE AND VODAFONE ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

Vodafone Group Plc (“Vodafone”) and Bemobile Limited (trading as “Bmobile”) today jointly announced the formation of a new Partner Market Agreement in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

Under the non-equity partnership agreement, bmobile becomes Vodafone’s exclusive partner in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands and the two companies will jointly offer business and consumer customers a range of products and services.

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·       Eda Supa members can save anytime & from anywhere using their mobile phones

·       For contributing to the Eda Supa account Dial*630#

·       Amount will be credited to the Eda Supa account within 7 days